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March 2, 2013, 12:45 AM

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Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Judge strikes $450 million from $1 billion damages award in Apple v. Samsung: second trial needed  —  Judge Lucy Koh, the federal judge presiding over two Apple v. Samsung cases in the Northern District of California, has just entered an order striking (or, more precisely, vacating) $450,514,650 …
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Is Now Officially Calling Itself A ‘Technology Company’, Ditching The ‘Digital Media’ Tagline  —  Yahoo today issued its annual 10-K report to the Securities And Exchange Commission.  These kinds of forms have a lot of boilerplate language that is reused again and again — often …
Ben Lovejoy / MacRumors:
Apple Offers Refund After British Boy Spends $2500 on In-App Purchases in 15 Minutes  —  A five-year-old boy in the UK accidentally made £1700 ($2550) of in-app purchases in a freemium game in just 15 minutes after asking his father to type in the password for a free download, reports the BBC (via Gizmodo).
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Releases Interactive Infographic: “How Search Works”  —  Every wondered how Google Search works, finds pages from across the web and decides how to list them in response to a search?  If so, Google's got a new resource designed to answer questions.  Called “How Search Works,” …
Zach Epstein / BGR:
BlackBerry coup confirmed: iPhone, Android users make up half of Z10 sales in Canada, one-third in UK  —  BlackBerry (BBRY) is at the start of a very long haul as the struggling smartphone maker attempts to stage a comeback for the ages.  Early sales of the company's first next-generation …
Jamie Rigg / Engadget:
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Einhorn's Greenlight Drops “Silly” Apple Suit  —  Hedge fund magnate and famous Apple bull David Einhorn has dropped his lawsuit against the company in which he holds some 1.3 million shares.  Einhorn's Greenlight Capital on Friday withdrew the suit it brought against Apple over a proxy proposal …
Elizabeth Spiers / Fast Company:
Exclusive: Andrew Mason's Last Interview As Groupon CEO  —  One month ago, I interviewed then-Groupon CEO Andrew Mason for a forthcoming Fast Company feature on the future of Groupon.  His performance—at turns, defensive, weary, combative, and naïve—foreshadowed his firing on Thursday.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
The Raspberry Pi: One year since launch, one million sold  —  The Pi super-charged DIY projects and offers a perfect teaching tool.  —  The folks who built the Raspberry Pi knew they had a great idea, but they probably didn't anticipate just how successful it would be.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Facebook holding an event to show off a ‘new look for News Feed’ on March 7th  —  Facebook has just sent out an invite to press with the text ‘come see a new look for News Feed’.  The event will be held at Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters on Thursday March 7th, 2013 at 10am PST and we'll be on site.
Melissa Eddy / New York Times:
German Copyright Law Targets Google Links  —  BERLIN — German lawmakers approved legislation on Friday that grants publishers the right to charge search engines and other online aggregators for reproducing their content but continues to allow the free use of text in links and brief summaries.

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