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May 3, 2014, 3:35 PM

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Ina Fried / Re/code:
Jury Finds Samsung Phones Infringe on Several Apple Patents, Awards $119.6 Million  —  A federal jury ruled Friday that Samsung infringed on at least one of the patents that Apple had sued over in its latest patent case.  —  The jury found all accused Samsung phones infringed on the first patent at issue …
Lynn La / CNET News:
Apple v. Samsung 2014 infringed devices scorecard  —  Now that the jury's verdict is in for Apple v. Samsung, check out what devices were named violating specific patents.  —  Both the iPhone 5 (left) and the Galaxy S3 have been accused of violating patents in the latest dispute.
Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
SanDisk announces 4TB SSD, hopes for 8TB next year  —  SanDisk's new drive family has up to 4TB capacity for data center use  —  SanDisk this week announced the industry's first 4TB enterprise-class SAS solid-state drive (SSD) in its Optimus MAX product based on 19-nanometer process technology.
More: Neowin
Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
White House seeks legal immunity for telecom firms complying with court orders for customer data  —  White House seeks legal immunity for firms that hand over customer data  —  Obama administration asks legislators drafting NSA reforms to protect telecoms firms for complying with court orders, Guardian learns
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Showtime Near Deal to Partner with Xbox Studios on ‘Halo’ Series  —  Xbox Entertainment Studios is deep in negotiations with Showtime to develop a live-action “Halo” drama series that is a high priority for the Microsoft production unit headed by Nancy Tellem.
Wall Street Journal:
Turkey's Erdogan: One of the World's Most Determined Internet Censors  —  Some Worry Prime Minister's Tactics Could Become a Template for Other Countries  —  ISTANBUL—Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan rode around Google Inc. headquarters last spring in the company's self-driving car …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Google Now for Android updated to keep cards loaded when you lose service  —  Google today updated Google Search for Android with a very useful Google Now improvement: cards will now stay loaded even when you lose service.  You can download the new version now directly from Google Play.
Marvin Ammori / Slate:
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's lame excuses for his net neutrality proposal  —  Tom Wheeler tries, and fails, to justify his execution of net neutrality.  —  A few years ago, Internet users, democracy activists, and entrepreneurs got wind of a proposed law, SOPA, that would have changed …
More: Vox and DSLreports
Reuters:
Comcast nears deal to stream EA games to TVs via its X1 platform  —  Exclusive - Comcast nears deal to stream EA games to TVs: sources  —  (Reuters) - Comcast Corp may soon allow customers using its cloud-connected X1 cable box system to buy games from Electronic Arts Inc through their televisions …

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