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May 6, 2014, 4:40 AM

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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:
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 …
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.
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) …
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.
Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal:
After Facebook Deal, Moves App Changes Privacy Policy  —  Moves, the fitness-tracking app recently acquired by Facebook, has changed its privacy policy to allow broader sharing of user data, including with Facebook.  —  As recently as Friday, Moves's privacy policy said the company did not …
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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
@WalmartLabs Buys Adtech Startup Adchemy, Its Biggest Talent Deal Yet  —  @WalmartLabs, the retailer's Silicon Valley-based innovation lab and R&D center, has now made its twelfth acquisition with the purchase of e-commerce technology company Adchemy, its biggest deal yet in terms of people.
Steven Loeb / VatorNews:
Zendesk sets IPO price range between $8 and $10 a share  —  Zendesk does not seem to be spooked by the same market conditions that caused Box to delay  —  The market has not been too kind fo cloud companies in the last few months.  Just ask Box about that.
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.
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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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 …
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 …

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