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August 28, 2012, 10:55 AM

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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 …
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 …
Andrea Chang / Los Angeles Times:
Apple-Samsung jury foreman says evidence ‘spoke overwhelmingly’  —  Velvin Hogan, foreman of the jury in the Apple-Samsung trial, gives an interview on Bloomberg TV.  —  Velvin Hogan, the jury foreman in the Apple-Samsung patent infringement case, has been making the media rounds following the jury's stunning verdict last week.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Twitter no longer displays what client tweet was posted with on web, emphasizing first-party apps  —  Twitter has removed the ability for users to determine exactly what client was used to post a message to its service from the web client.  This was previously removed from its official iPhone client …
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.
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.
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.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
I.B.M. Mainframe Evolves to Serve the Digital World  —  I.B.M. is introducing on Tuesday a new line of mainframe computers, adding yet another chapter to a remarkable story of technological longevity and business strategy.  —  The new model, the zEnterprise EC12, has strengthened …
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
Apple strikes licensing deal with Motorola in Germany, heralds more peaceful times?  —  Motorola's war with Apple has certainly been overshadowed by the showdown with Samsung.  But, with the latter melodrama shifting into quiet mode, focus is coming back to the battle with Moto.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why I think Evernote CEO Phil Libin is underrated  —  Evernote, the digital locker software, is an unlikely success story in Silicon Valley.  Last week at the Evernote Trunk Conference, its annual developer lovefest in San Francisco, the company announced that it has around 40 million users.
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.
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John Herrman / BuzzFeed:
Your Twitter Followers Aren't Fake, They're Just Shy  —  A handful of recent reports have shined light on Twitter's “fake follower” problem.  But Twitter claims they're not really fake — and more importantly, not a problem.  —  For the first time in its short history …
Lex Friedman / Macworld:
When using Apple Store's EasyPay isn't so easy  —  Student blames arrest on EasyPay mistake—how safe is Apple's checkout system?  —  Apple's EasyPay service promises Apple Store shoppers a fast way to conduct business at the company's retail outlets, letting them buy items without even talking to a store employee.
Matt Rosoff / CITEworld:
Michael Dell is not worried about the post-PC era  —  Michael Dell defied predictions of the PC's doom, noting that PC sales have more than tripled since the term “post-PC” was first coined in 1999.  —  Dell was speaking at a CEO roundtable today in San Francisco at VMworld 2012, VMware's annual convention for customers and partners.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
No NFC in Next-Generation iPhone  —  With Apple having announced its new Passbook digital wallet for iOS 6, speculation regarding the potential for the incorporation of near field communications (NFC) in the next-generation iPhone has ramped up.  The technology would allow for contactless payments …

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