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August 28, 2012, 9:00 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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Jaime Rivera / Pocketnow:
Exclusive: Meet The Future Sony VAIO Duo 11  —  Say hello to our future little friend.  With all the Windows 8 fever that's about to begin, we just came upon some details on a future Sony VAIO convertible tablet that'll definitely win some hearts for its beauty.
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.
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.
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 …
Carl Franzen / TPM IdeaLab:
Craigslist Quietly Begins Testing Maps  —  Craigslist has just gotten a major cartographic upgrade.  The popular classified advertising website has quietly begun testing embedded maps on ads for housing in the San Francisco Bay and Portland, Oregon areas.  —  Craigslist's new housing ad maps use data …
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 …
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.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Bluetooth gets physical with new fitness certifications  —  The Blutooth Special Internet Group has seen the coming quantified-self revolution and has released two new certifications aimed at devices that track running and cycling.  The group, which certifies Bluetooth accessories …
More: The Verge and Engadget
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Inside Huawei, the Chinese tech giant that's rattling nerves in DC  —  A Congressional committee wants to know if this telecommunications powerhouse is a national security threat.  Why?  CNET went to China to find out.  —  Huawei has a workforce with an average age of 27.

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