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August 29, 2012, 7:40 AM

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Matt Warman / Telegraph:
Apple ‘AirPlay Direct’ planned for September launch  —  Hifi manufacturers are preparing for Apple to launch ‘AirPlay Direct’ technology that allows wireless music playback without the need for a WiFi network.  —  Apple's Steve Jobs launched AirPlay in 2010
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Judge Koh Sets Dec. 6 Hearing on Apple's Request to Ban Several Samsung Phones  —  Though the verdict is in, the paperwork continues in the patent dispute between Apple and Samsung.  —  Aiming to put some limits on things, Judge Lucy Koh on Tuesday established a schedule for post-trial filings …
Quentin Fottrell / MarketWatch:
Apple win whacks Android resale prices … While many experts predict Apple Inc.'s court victory over Samsung could shake up the wireless industry over the long term, it's already having an impact on one key area: the resale market.  —  Since the $1.05 billion verdict Friday …
Sam Biddle / Gizmodo:
How To Be a Genius: This Is Apple's Secret Employee Training Manual  —  We recently showed you just how badly some of Apple's retail elite behave when no one's watching, but surely they were taught better, right?  You bet they were: Apple tells its new recruits exactly what what to think and say.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
The Talented Ms. Hornstein: How @Shirls Fooled The Valley  —  Silicon Valley is full of hustlers, and that's often a good thing.  But there's a difference between hustling and flat-out lying, and when people deceive company after company, it's time to call them out.
Ethan Smith / Digits:
Google Reinstates Controversial Music-Streaming App Grooveshark  —  More than a year after Google Inc. removed the controversial Grooveshark music-streaming service from its app store for Android smartphones, the app was quietly reinstated Tuesday afternoon, despite ongoing copyright infringement lawsuits against the company.
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 …
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Zynga's Chief Creative Officer Mike Verdu Exits to Start a New Company  —  Mike Verdu confirmed to AllThingsD that he is leaving Zynga to start his own game company in which Zynga will be an investor.  —  As Chief Creative Officer at Zynga, Verdu oversaw a number of the company's game studios …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Google lands patent for automatic object recognition in videos, leaves no stone untagged  —  Google has already been working on patents that could pick out faces and song melodies in our YouTube clips.  Now, it might just have the ultimate tool: the technique in a just-granted patent could pick …
Katherine Boehret / AllThingsD:
TiVo Stream Gets Viewers Off the Couch  —  With my time limited, I'm continuously working to chip away at the ever-growing list of programs and movies on my TiVo.  —  For the past week, I've been testing a device that solves a lot of my problems: TiVo Stream.
Bloomberg:
Isis Mobile-Payment System To Debut In September After Delays  —  Isis, the mobile-payment joint venture backed by AT&T Inc. (T), Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA Inc., is on track for a debut in September, following months of delays and a change in strategy last year.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
How I cracked my neighbor's WiFi password without breaking a sweat  —  The four-way handshake, in which a wireless device (STA) validates itself to a WiFi access point and vice versa.  —  Last week's feature explaining why passwords are under assault like never before touched a nerve with many Ars readers, and with good reason.
Owen Thomas / Business Insider:
Uh Oh!  Amazon Researchers Say Pinterest Doesn't Generate A Lot Of Sales  —  Zappos Labs, the research arm of the Zappos online apparel site, has been experimenting with Pinterest—and the results are not encouraging.  —  Will Young, director of Zappos Labs, told Bloomberg that Pinterest users …
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Mike Torres / The Windows Blog:
SkyDrive for Android phones now available  —  A few weeks ago we announced our intention to release an official SkyDrive app for Android phones.  Today we're excited to announce that the app is now available for download.  We want to ensure that you're able to have your files accessible across …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
New quad-core Intel Atom SoCs target PCs, servers, and tablets  —  Enlarge / The Bay Trail platform will be available for just about any application you can think of.  —  Intel via Baidu  —  Leaked Intel documents have revealed details of the company's next-generation Atom platform.
Elinor Mills / CNET:
Hackers vow ‘hellfire’ in latest major data leak  —  Team GhostShell says it published one million records, allegedly from banks, government agencies, consulting firms and others — and claims there's more to come.  —  A group of hackers has released a vast quantity of data from banks …
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
Apple Geniuses: Now help you online in UK  —  Apple has announced a new feature to its Online store in the UK.  Apple Geniuses to help you pick the right iPhone.  —  “Now there's a whole new way to shop for an iPad or iPhone at the Apple Online Store,” says Apple.
Ki Mae Heussner / GigaOM:
Wajam infiltrates Google Maps, Safari on iPhone to show friend recs  —  Montreal-based Wajam is bringing its social search smarts to mobile.  —  Launched last year, the startup has historically used a browser plug-in to let users see relevant activity from friends on Facebook …

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