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May 5, 2014, 11:55 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.
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.
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.
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:
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 …
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 …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
With Alibaba IPO Filing Set to Arrive Tomorrow, Here's Why It Does Matter to Silicon Valley  —  As Re/code has reported several times, the sure-to-be-blockbuster IPO filing for China's mega-Internet giant Alibaba Group is now set to drop this week.  Sources said that the documents …
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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 …
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 …
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 …
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Apple welcomes new Senior VP Angela Ahrendts with 113,334 AAPL shares worth $68M  —  An SEC filing has revealed that Apple granted its incoming retail Angela Ahrendts 113,334 shares in the company.  At today's price (which hit $600 for the first time since the end of 2012), that comes out to about $68 million.
Joshua Fellman / Bloomberg:
Tencent spends $187M for 11.3% stake in digital mapping provider NavInfo  —  Tencent to Buy Stake in Chinese Mobile Mapper NavInfo  —  Tencent Holdings Ltd. (700), Asia's biggest Internet company by market value, will buy a stake in digital mapping provider NavInfo Co. for 1.17 billion yuan …

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