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October 22, 2012, 11:20 AM

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The Korea Times:
Samsung Display to terminate Apple deal  —  Samsung Display said Monday that it will terminate its contract with Apple and no longer supply liquid crystal display (LCD) panels to its long time partner.  —  The news comes as speculation is mounting over a rift between the two firms …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Skype for Windows 8 launches on October 26th (hands-on preview)  —  Backend changes prepare Microsoft's communications service for the future  —  After months of teasing a Windows 8 style version of Skype, Microsoft is finally delivering it on October 26th.
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Apple, ARM, and Intel  —  Apple and Samsung are engaged in a knives-out smartphone war, most infamously in the courts but, more importantly, in the marketplace.  In its latest ad campaign, Samsung has cleverly “borrowed” a page from Apple's own marketing playbook, posturing the iPhone …
More: ForbesTweets: @asymco
Guardian:
Amazon ebooks: publishers pay 20% VAT  —  Luxembourg-based company profits from European tax anomaly, itself paying only 3% VAT on digital books sold to UK readers  —  Amazon is forcing British publishers to cover the cost of a 20% VAT charge on ebook sales - even though the true VAT cost …
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Tweets Spawn Ad Campaigns  —  Chatter on Social-Media Sites Gives Marketers Direction for Commercials  —  The newest member of Samsung Mobile's Mad Men team: Twitter.  —  Samsung's latest television ad, which mocks Apple Inc.'s new iPhone, is striking a chord with consumers …
More: Betabeat and BuzzFeedTweets: @sebprovencher and @timoreilly
Faultline / The Register:
TiVo: Cisco and pals could owe us BILLIONS over DVR patents  —  Check this, Apple - A patent battle over actual technology  —  Since 2004, Faultline has been championing the idea that someone must have invented the DVR, and that it is a genuine invention, not a set of software patents …
Ryo Takano / AJW by The Asahi Shimbun:
Tokyo court rejects Samsung's request for iPhone injunction  —  Asahi Asia Antenna -  —  Samsung Electronics Co. has suffered a setback in its worldwide legal battle with Apple Inc. over alleged patent violations after a Tokyo court rejected its request for injunction to stop iPhone sales in Japan.

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