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May 3, 2014, 4:55 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
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 …
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Updated Google Drive app now requires separate Docs and Sheets apps to edit files  —  Google Drive App Updated To v1.3 - Now Requires New Docs And Sheets Apps For Editing Capability [APK Download]  —  Google is sneaking one more update in this week, and it's an odd one.
More: The Verge and Gizmodo
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:
New PayPal director of strategy Rakesh Agrawal insults coworkers in late-night tweets  —  New PayPal Exec Blasts Fellow Employees In Late-Night Tweets  —  Less than two months after getting hired to be PayPal's new director of strategy, Rakesh “Rocky” Agrawal has taken to Twitter to insult some of his new fellow employees.
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.
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.
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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