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August 27, 2012, 3:45 PM

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Matt Macari / The Verge:
Apple identifies which Samsung products it will try to ban in US  —  With the trial stage just completed Friday afternoon, Apple wasted no time identifying which Samsung products it will now seek to have banned in the US.  Despite having received a finding of infringement from the jury …
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Google responds to Apple v. Samsung verdict: most claims 'don't relate' to ‘core Android’  —  In the wake of Friday's $1.049 billion jury verdict, Apple and Samsung quickly released statements to the press — but one company that remained conspicuously silent was Google.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Samsung: We are the ones prioritizing innovation over litigation  —  Samsung has released details of an internal memo sent to employees following Friday's crushing US legal defeat to Apple.  Though the verdict hit the Korean company hard — to the tune of more than $1 billion — it still believes …
Peter Farago / Flurry Blog:
iOS and Android Adoption Explodes Internationally  —  The rate of iOS and Android device adoption has surpassed that of any consumer technology in history.  Compared to recent technologies, smart device adoption is being adopted 10X faster than that of the 80s PC revolution …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
No more VRAM: VMware abandons controversial pricing model  —  SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA—Just over a year ago, VMware shocked many of its longtime customers with a new pricing model that charged customers based on the amount of virtual infrastructure they used instead of the amount of physical infrastructure.
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Diaspora Founders To Move On, Handing Over Decentralized Social Network ‘To The Community’  —  It was a good run, but it looks like the founders of Diaspora have reached the end of the road — at least for their full-time leadership of the project.  —  Diaspora, the Kickstarter-backed initiative launched …
Brad Molen / Engadget:
RadioShack No Contract Wireless rate plans leak, $60 will get you everything  —  We're just about a week out from the rumored launch of RadioShack's Cricket-based No Contract Wireless plans, and more details are beginning to trickle out about the prepaid service.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Samsung unveils Galaxy Player 5.8, pockets everywhere brace for impact  —  We hope you wear baggy pants, because you're going to want big pockets to carry Samsung's giant new jukebox.  The Galaxy Player 5.8 is dominated by its namesake 5.8-inch, 960 x 540 LCD — a screen that makes …
Paul Haddad / Tapbots:
Where did the Tweetbot for Mac Alpha go?  —  As some of you may have already noticed the download link for the Tweetbot for Mac alpha no longer works.  Twitter's latest API Changes means now we have a large but finite limit on the number of user tokens we can get for Tweetbot for Mac.
AppleInsider:
Rumor: NFC chip spotted in photos of purported next-gen iPhone front assembly  —  New images thought to be of the front assembly for Apple's next-generation iPhone show a component never seen before in the company's handsets, prompting some to speculate the mystery part is a near field communication device.
Takashi Kamiguri / The Asahi Shimbun:
Sony to leave disc drive market, nears end of restructuring  —  Asahi Asia Antenna -  —  Sony Corp. will abandon the optical disc drive business, nearly completing a restructuring of money-losing divisions it initiated after suffering huge losses in fiscal 2011.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
IBM Buys Social HR And Talent Management Software Company Kenexa For $1.3B In Cash  —  IBM has scooped up talent management and HR software maker Kenexa.  The price?  A hefty $1.3 billion, or $46.00 per share in cash.  —  The NASDAQ-listed Kenexa offers an HR, talent acquisition and talent management software.
Quentin Fottrell / MarketWatch:
Who inherits your iTunes library?  —  Why your digital books and music may go to the grave  —  Many of us will accumulate vast libraries of digital books and music over the course of our lifetimes.  But when we die, our collections of words and music may expire with us.
The Modern Ink:
Hooha for App.net released on Google Play  —  Hooha (formally Jive), a new App.net client built for the community from the ground up is now available for download from Google Play.  Hooha is a beautiful yet simple, minimalistic app designed for readability, while making posting and sharing …
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Twitter files an appeal in the New York case of Occupy Wall Street protester Malcolm Harris  —  You might remember, back in July, when a New York judge ruled that Twitter had to turn over three months' worth of tweets that were written by user Malcolm Harris, known by his Twitter handle of @destructuremal.
More: ACLU and AllThingsD

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