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May 6, 2014, 11:50 AM

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Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
Samsung to Fight Apple Smartphone Trial Verdict: Lawyer  —  Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) will challenge a jury's $120 million award to Apple Inc. in a patent-infringement verdict that was “unsupported by evidence,” a lawyer for the Suwon, South Korea-based company said.
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 …
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Microsoft will hold a ‘small’ Surface event on May 20th  —  Microsoft has reportedly been working on a miniature version of its Surface tablet for nearly two years, but the wait may be over.  The company has just sent out invitations to a Microsoft Surface event on May 20th, with the tagline “Join us for a small gathering.”
Brad Sams / Neowin:
Surface Mini: 8in, ARM, pen support and coming in June  —  Microsoft's Surface mini has been a bit of an elusive tablet; having been rumored for over a year and then not arriving in the fall when many expected it to show up on retail shelves, we finally have a press event for the new device.
More: ZDNet, PC World, WindowsITPro and PC ProTweets: @maryjofoley
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.”
Brian Fagioli / BetaNews:
Lenovo announces two new 11.6-inch Chromebooks: the N20 for $279 and the N20p starting at $329  —  Lenovo announces N20 and N20p Chromebooks  —  I think it safe to say that the Chromebook movement has exceeded all expectations.  What first seemed like a silly Google experiment has blossomed into a legit Windows threat.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Infecting DVRs with Bitcoin-mining malware even easier than you suspected  —  The dialog that appears when users want to manually change the default password on their EPCOM Hikvision S04 DVR.  —  Sans Institute  —  It took just one day for a low-end, Internet-connected digital video recorder …
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Reuters:
Twitter shares fall over 10% to all-time low as lock-up period for 470M shares expires  —  Twitter shares fall as stock lock-up expires  —  (Reuters) - Shares of Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) fell more than 10 percent in early trading on Tuesday after the expiration of a six-month “lock-up” …
Joshua Ho / AnandTech:
Pros and cons of three key materials used to make smartphones: plastic, glass, and metal  —  A Discussion on Material Choices in Mobile  —  Within the past four years, the smartphone market has changed drastically.  Displays have dramatically increased in quality.  Battery life has increased.
More: Gizmodo
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Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Tumblr rolls out in-app themes, finally becomes a mobile company  —  What's next in mobile?  Find out at MobileBeat, VentureBeat's 7th annual event on the future of mobile, on July 8-9 in San Francisco.  Register now and save $400!  —  “It's not just our mobile app any more.  It is Tumblr.”
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
EMC acquires Flash startup DSSD  —  Summary: EMC takes out stealth startup DSSD and plans to operate the Flash systems company as a standalone unit.  —  EMC said Monday that it has acquired DSSD, a stealth Flash storage system provider.  —  DSSD has developed a rack scale storage tier …

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