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September 2, 2012, 6:00 PM

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Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Video Shows Completely Redesigned Headphones for iPhone 5  —  Vietnamese site Tinhte.vn has posted a video of what it claims to be redesigned headphones for the new iPhone which is expected in September.  —  Update: Video was replaced.  This one has no audio.
Choe Sang-Hun / New York Times:
South Korea Reassesses Its Great Imitator  —  SEOUL, South Korea — When a jury in San Jose, Calif., ordered Samsung Electronics to pay $1.05 billion in damages for violating Apple's patents for the iPhone and iPad, it did more than decide who had infringed upon whose intellectual property.
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
The first dedicated App.net client for iOS hits the App Store  —  The milestones in the quickly developing story of App.net keep coming.  Today has seen the first dedicated client for iOS hit Apple's App Store.  —  AppNet Rhino is a collaboration between two Croatian companies - Planet 1107 …
More: PC World
Matt McGee / Marketing Land:
App.net's Baby Steps: 250,000 Posts, 17,500 Users  —  App.net, the pay-based Twitter alternative that just opened a few weeks ago, has hit its first couple activity milestones.  —  Founder Dalton Caldwell posted today that the service has surpassed 250,000 posts, and he estimates that about half …
More: GadgeTell
AFP:
Russia Unveils Secure “Almost Android” Tablet To Keep Data Away From Google  —  It seems that Russia's defense ministry has little faith in Google's operating systems: it has just unveiled its own encrypted version that has the remarkably familiar feel of an Android.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
What the ebook settlement means for publishers, Apple and you  —  The states unveiled a deal this week that, if approved, would see consumers collect a refund of $0.25 to $1.32 for each ebook they bought from big publishers.  It's splashy news, but the reality is more complicated.
Jamie Doward / Guardian:
How online reviews are crucial to a restaurant's takings  —  US economists find that when a restaurant rating improved by just half a star it was very much more likely to be full at peak dining times  —  It is something every restaurateur and hotel owner knows: good reviews boost takings while terrible ones can close you down.
More: TechCrunch
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Here's how Samsung flew bloggers halfway around the world, then threatened to leave them there  —  Let's pretend that you're a blogger.  You're given the chance to review new, hot hardware from a major company.  All that's required is that you participate in some tasks, but these tasks would fit into your coverage so you agree.
Tweets: @bradmccarty and @clintonjeffThanks:@markguim
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
It's Becoming Clear That No One Actually Read Facebook's IPO Prospectus Or Mark Zuckerberg's Letter To Shareholders  —  As Facebook's stock continues to collapse, the volume of whining is increasing.  —  Four months ago, you will recall, Facebook was viewed as “the next Google.”
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Oops: After Seizing & Censoring Rojadirecta For 18 Months, Feds Give Up & Drop Case  —  Looks like we've got something of a repeat of the Dajaz1 insanity, in which the US government seized and censored a website for over a year before giving up and handing the domain back — though this time it's with Rojadirecta.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows RT and Office 2013 RT video demo  —  Now that Microsoft's Windows 8 and Windows RT operating systems have been finalized, we're starting to see more and more ARM-based Windows RT tablets from OEMs.  At IFA 2012 this week, Dell, Samsung, and Asus all had their Windows RT-powered tablets on display.

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