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May 5, 2014, 7:45 PM

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Ina Fried / Re/code:
Apple-Samsung Jury Recalculates Verdict, but Leaves Intact Original $119 Million Award  —  A federal jury in San Jose on Monday recalculated its damage award, but left essentially intact its decision that Samsung owes Apple nearly $120 million in damages.  —  The move follows …
Kurt Eichenwald / Vanity Fair:
The Great Smartphone War: Apple vs. Samsung  —  For three years, Apple and Samsung have clashed on a scale almost unprecedented in business history, their legal war costing more than a billion dollars and spanning four continents.  Beginning with the super-secret project that created the iPhone …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
VC Fred Wilson: By 2020 Apple Won't Be A Top-3 Tech Company, Google And Facebook Will  —  Fred Wilson of New York's Union Square Ventures, one of the top tech investors around, believes that by 2020, the biggest tech company in the world — Apple — will cease to be the most important, and won't even be in the top three.
FaryaabS / SamMobile:
Exclusive: Samsung GALAXY Tab S - 2560×1600 AMOLED Display, Exynos 5 Octa, Fingerprint sensor and more  —  We are now in 2nd quarter of 2014 and Samsung has released 7 tablets, already.  However, the Korean giant isn't stopping just yet.  Samsung has a brand new tablet lineup in the pipeline and its calling it the GALAXY Tab S.
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Amazon launches #AmazonCart, a new way to shop without leaving Twitter  —  Amazon is today rolling out an interesting new feature called #AmazonCart, which lets you add Amazon products to your shopping basket without leaving Twitter.  —  To use the feature, you first have to connect …
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
Apple is aware of iOS 7 mail attachment bug, working on a fix  —  A bug has been discovered in iOS 7 that causes email attachments to not be encrypted.  Before anyone panics, however, in order for an attacker to exploit the bug they'd need to a) steal your device and, b) …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Christina Farr / Reuters:
Insight: Apple on medical tech hiring spree, a possible hint of iWatch plans  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc is building a team of senior medical technology executives, raising hackles in the biotechnology community and offering a hint of what the iPhone maker may be planning for its widely expected iWatch and other wearable technology.
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
No Regrets for the Founder of Tumblr After Yahoo Sale  —  When Yahoo bought Tumblr for $1.1 billion a year ago, it sent a ripple of excitement — and anxiety — through the tech industry.  Would Yahoo and its recently arrived chief executive, Marissa Mayer, breathe new life into Tumblr?
Jenna Owens / Google Commerce:
Google Shopping Express expands same-day delivery to Manhattan and West Los Angeles  —  Suddenly realize that you're designated snack mom tomorrow and don't have time to run to the store?  Or need to bring a new board game to this week's game night but would rather avoid traffic altogether?
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Wallet Is Coming To Glass  —  Google Wallet is coming to Glass soon.  According to a source close to the company, Google is currently testing a way for Glass users to send money to their friends through Wallet by simply using their voices to ask Glass to “send money.”
Paul Ziobro / Wall Street Journal:
Target Replaces CEO Steinhafel Following Massive Holiday Breach  —  Chief Financial Officer John Mulligan to Replace Steinhafel on an Interim Basis  —  Target Corp. replaced Chief Executive Gregg Steinhafel on Monday, removing a 35-year “lifer” who won plaudits for his merchandising ability …
Stacey Higginbotham / Gigaom:
Mozilla's crazy plan to fix net neutrality and turn broadband into a utility - and why it could work  —  Well here's an interesting twist on the net neutrality debate.  Mozilla, the open source foundation behind the Firefox browser, thinks that it has found a legal way to get the Federal …
Ben Gilbert / Engadget:
Oculus denies John Carmack stole VR tech from his former employer  —  When word came out last week that Oculus VR chief technology officer John Carmack was being accused by his former employer of stealing intellectual property for use in his new gig, the nascent Facebook subsidiary only issue …
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Google Search competitor DuckDuckGo teases major revamp, beautiful new design  —  DuckDuckGo, a privacy-focused search engine that skyrocketed in size following mass-surveillance leaks, will soon be completely redesigned.  —  According to a blog post from DuckDuckGo chief executive Gabriel Weinberg …
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
John McAfee launches Chadder, a new encrypted private messaging app  —  Antivirus software pioneer John McAfee has launched a new messaging app called Chadder, with a focus on encryption and security.  —  The app is produced by Future Tense Private Systems (FTC), a company founded by McAfee …

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