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August 28, 2012, 2:25 PM

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Evan Ramstad / Wall Street Journal:
Samsung Vows to Fight Ban  —  SEOUL—Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it would fight Apple Inc.'s attempt to ban the sale of some of its smartphones in the U.S. with “all necessary measures.”  —  After winning a jury verdict for patent infringement against Samsung in a U.S. court last week …
AnandTech:
Preparing for the iPhone Next: Rumors Analyzed  —  While we typically don't comment on rumors we don't know to be true at AnandTech, we often get requests to help set rational expectations ahead of major iDevice launches.  The shroud of secrecy around major Apple launches can pave the way for both sensible and unrealistic conclusions.
More: The Verge
David Beren / TmoNews:
T-Mobile Adding microSIM Kits For iPhone 4/4S, Training Employees For “Selling Against The iPhone”  —  Based on both pieces of information that just came into our inbox, we're trying to draw two conclusions, one that T-Mobile isn't getting the iPhone 5, which shouldn't surprise anyone.
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Google's Nexus 7 tablet pops up in rare home page ad  —  In a first, Google is actually touting a product on its home page, which is typically free of advertisements.  —  Google really wants people to take a look at its Nexus 7 tablet.  —  The $199 tablet started popping up on Google's home page today …
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Motorola RAZR M 4G LTE pics and specs revealed: 4.3-inch qHD display, ICS, 1.5GHz dual-core  —  We've been hearing about the Motorola XT907 — an LTE device bound for Verizon — for quite some time now, but we just got our hands on a full set of specs and even a few pics to go along with it.
Andrew Kameka / MobileBurn.com:
Google Wallet to challenge iPhone Passbook by storing ID, boarding passes, and more  —  News by Andrew Kameka on Monday August 27, 2012.  —  Aside from the payment and loyalty card information that Google Wallet already stores, Google hopes to include boarding passes, identification cards, and everything you'd find in a normal wallet.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
It appears Google has quietly killed its weather API  —  Last month, Google announced plans to shutter iGoogle, among a bunch of other services.  Many developers and users were (and still are) outraged, but at least they have some time to breathe: iGoogle isn't going away until November 1, 2013.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET:
Time Warner Cable invests $25M to build 1Gbps fiber network  —  Time Warner Cable is following Google's lead with a 1Gbps fiber network in New York City, except Time Warner will focus on business customers and it hasn't yet announced pricing.  —  Time Warner Cable announced Tuesday …
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
IBM Envisions Watson As Supercharged Siri For Businesses  —  International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) researchers spent four years developing Watson, the computer smart enough to beat the champions of the quiz show “Jeopardy!”  Now they're trying to figure out how to get those capabilities into the phone in your pocket.
More: Fortune, ZDNet and GMSVThanks:@sarahfrier
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Death To The Restaurant Buzzer: NoWait Raises $2 Million For iOS-Based Waitlisting System  —  NoWait, a mobile waitlisting management service based in Pittsburgh, is announcing today it has closed on a $2 million Series A round of funding led by Birchmere Ventures.
Alex Williams / TechCrunch:
Rackspace Acquires Mailgun, A Y Combinator Startup That Gives App Developers An API For Creating And Managing Online Mailboxes  —  Rackspace has acquired Mailgun, a San Francisco-based Y Combinator startup that has developed an API for creating and managing online email inboxes for apps and websites.
Quentin Hardy / New York Times:
Active in Cloud, Amazon Reshapes Computing  —  SEATTLE — Within a few years, Amazon.com's creative destruction of both traditional book publishing and retailing may be footnotes to the company's larger and more secretive goal: giving anyone on the planet access to an almost unimaginable amount of computing power.
More: The Verge
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
LinkedIn Ads are now available in 17 new languages, including Japanese and Czech  —  Recruiting great employees and connecting with smart colleagues is a global affair.  It's no mistake that LinkedIn has become the place for professionals to reach one another on the web …

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