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August 29, 2012, 4:25 PM

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Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy Note II official with 5.5-inch screen and Android Jelly Bean (video preview)  —  After dominating IFA 2011 with its Galaxy Note introduction, Samsung is hoping to repeat the feat today with the Galaxy Note II.  Now thinner and lighter, the new Note device comes with a redesigned S Pen stylus …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Samsung Ativ S officially announced: 4.8-inch 720p display, Windows Phone 8  —  It's official: Samsung is first out of the gate to announce a Windows Phone 8 device: The Ativ S. As we revealed just a short time ago, it has a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor …
Zach Honig / Engadget:
Samsung announces EK-GC100 Galaxy Camera with Android Jelly Bean, massive 4.8-inch display, 21x zoom, WiFi and 4G connectivity (hands-on)  —  During a visit to Samsung's headquarters in Korea earlier this year, we had a chance to talk shop with company execs.
Louis Goddard / The Verge:
Samsung ATIV Tab official, 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet  —  As we predicted earlier, Samsung has announced a 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet live on stage at IFA 2012.  Dubbed ATIV Tab.  In terms of specs, we've learned that the device will be powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM …
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Sony Xperia Tablet S official: slimmed-down design, Tegra 3, IR remote and Android 4.0, starts at $400  —  Looks like those leaked slides showing Sony's Xperia-branded tablet were right about pretty much everything.  (Well, everything except the price, anyway).
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.
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Yelp Surges After Lockup Expires  —  While early investors in Yelp got their first chance to sell shares in the online reviews site on Wednesday, it appears they are holding on to their stakes for now.  —  When a so-called lockup period expires, a stock typically falls, as investors sell their shares.
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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 …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
John Letzing / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Wins Approval to Issue Stock for Instagram Deal  —  Facebook Inc. won approval from the state of California to issue stock for its purchase of Instagram Inc. that has lost a significant amount of value since the deal was reached earlier this year.  —  At a hearing before California's …
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Vimeo integrates with Dropbox for easier video uploads and shares  —  Video sharing service Vimeo has finally integrated with cloud storage service Dropbox after many requests from the vocal Vimeo community, the company announced today.  —  With the integration, Vimeo users can now add …
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
ClearSlide nets $28M to give sales teams better presentation tools  —  Sales communications startup Clearslide has raised $28 million in its second round of funding aimed at opening a New York City office, developing new products, and increasing marketing efforts, the company announced today.
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.
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Big Brother on a budget: How Internet surveillance got so cheap  —  The surveillance powers of CCTV are coming to a network near you, thanks to deep packet inspection and big data analytics.  —  ogglog  —  When Libyan rebels finally wrested control of the country last year away …
More: Gizmodo
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 …
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
Google just made it easier for developers to monetize their maps  —  Even with competition from OpenStreetMap, Google's Maps service continues to be the clear favorite for developers when it comes to integrating mapping into their sites and apps.  Now, after years of offering nothing …
Associated Press:
New York Times leading group defense in patent suit over mobile texts containing Web links  —  The New York Times Co. is girding for a legal battle that many larger organizations have avoided.  —  The Times is leading the defense of a diverse group of companies that use technology they assumed was free …
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.
David Fisher / New Zealand Herald:
Dotcom secures $6m for lawyers, living costs  —  Kim Dotcom has secured the use of $6 million from seized funds to pay for his lawyers and cover living costs.  —  A decision from the High Court at Auckland has cleared the way for Dotcom to pay current and future legal bills of $3.6m …
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Kobo to Replace Google E-Books for Independent Booksellers  —  Kobo has struck a deal to sell e-books and its line of e-readers through independent U.S. booksellers, giving the Toronto firm a new chance to establish a foothold in the American digital books market.

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