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2:35 PM ET, August 9, 2011

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Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Preliminary injunction granted by German court: Apple blocks Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the entire European Union except for the Netherlands  —  The leading German news agency, dpa, just reported that Apple has been granted a preliminary injunction against Samsung's Android-based Galaxy Tab 10.1 …
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Shane Richmond / Telegraph:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 blocked in Europe  —  The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will have to be removed from sale across Europe following a judgment in a German court.  —  The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1  —  The tablet, which launched in Britain last week, must now be removed from shelves and Samsung must stop marketing it.
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
RIM's BlackBerry blog hacked after it cooperates with police over London riots  —  RIM's Inside BlackBerry blog was hacked on Tuesday afternoon, after the company declared it would cooperate with UK Police to help bring individuals involved in the London riots to justice.
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Group Members to Use Facial Recognition to Identify London Rioters  —  A new Google Group called “London Riots Facial Recognition” has appeared online, in the wake of the riots that rocked the U.K. capital over the weekend.  The group's goal is to use facial recognition technologies …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
London riots: BlackBerry to help police probe Messenger looting ‘role’
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Nokia: the N9 isn't coming to America  —  If you've been eagerly awaiting September 23rd so you can grab your very own Nokia N9 in America, the company's first (and last) MeeGo smartphone may not be shipping in your region after all.  We've been reaching out to Espoo in recent weeks in an attempt …
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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Nokia to Exit Symbian, Low-End Phone Businesses in North America  —  Nokia plans to stop selling both feature phones and Symbian-based smartphones in the United States and Canada as it tries to put all of its muscle behind the company's huge bet on Windows Phone.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Windows Phone ‘Tango’ to be Microsoft's lower price-point operating system?  —  Summary: Information about Microsoft's successor to Windows Phone OS Mango (codenamed Tango) is slowly starting to leak.  —  Until today, I've said nothing on my blog about Tango — the Windows Phone operating …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Get Ready For A Photo App Explosion With iOS 5  —  At this point, it's already clear that the iPhone has become the camera many people use on a daily basis.  The iPhone 4 is now by far the most popular camera on Flickr (and that's true even though it's being undercounted — likely drastically).
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Apple Briefly Ranked as Most Valuable Company in the World  —  Apple, Inc. was, for a moment, the most valuable public company in the world as measured by market capitalization.  Apple's market cap briefly passed ExxonMobil today, reaching $341.55 billion in valuation.  ExxonMobil was valued at $341.42 billion.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Armed With $7M In New Funding, Movieclips Lands Deal With YouTube To Be The Vevo Of Film Clips  —  We're big fans of online movie clips site Movieclips.com, which launched in 2009 as a search engine with over 20,000 different clips from thousands of titles from the libraries of 20th Century Fox …
Eric Jackson / Tech and China:
Why Did Tim Armstrong Want the AOL Job Again?  —  Image by Getty Images North America via @daylife  —  AOL (AOL) is down 50% year-to-date.  Its stock is off 20% today alone after disappointing earnings.  —  Is this what Tim Armstrong envisioned when he took this top job?  —  What's the strategy been?
Discussion: The Business Insider
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
AOL's Q2: Global Advertising Revenue Finally Up Again, Net Loss Narrows
Ian Bogost:
Gamification is Bulls**t  —  My position statement at the Wharton Gamification Symposium  —  In his short treatise On Bulls**t, the moral philosopher Harry Frankfurt gives us a useful theory of bulls**t.  We normally think of bulls**t as a synonym—albeit a somewhat vulgar one—for lies or deceit.
Discussion: GigaOM
bitly blog:
bitly Acquires Twitterfeed  —  For years now, we've worked closely with our friends at Twitterfeed to enhance their social media publishing tools with branded short links and realtime data.  Today, we are excited to announce that we have acquired Twitterfeed, and to welcome both Twitterfeed and its users to the bitly family.
Mark Milian / CNN:
Newspaper giant Tribune Co. developing tablet device  —  (CNN) — Hoping to take a small slice from Apple's big pie, newspaper publishers are developing tablet computers of their own.  —  The Tribune Co., one of the largest U.S. news enterprises, is working on a touchscreen tablet that it plans …
Matt Rosoff / The Business Insider:
Why Did Microsoft Cut Dolby Out Of Windows 8?  —  On its earnings call last Friday, audio technology company Dolby announced that the next version of Microsoft Windows might not included its technology.  —  Its stock dropped about 18% on the news.  —  Microsoft has shipped Dolby technology …
Jackie Dove / Macworld:
Quark sold to merger and acquisition company  —  Platinum Equity replaces the Ebrahimi family as QuarkXPress developers  —  Quark, developer of the desktop publishing software QuarkXPress, has been acquired by Platinum Equity, a Los Angeles merger and acquisition company, for an undisclosed sum.
Discussion: The Register, Computerworld and Pulse2
Horace Dediu / asymco:
The fate of mobile phone brands  —  The violence with which new platforms have displaced incumbent mobile vendor fortunes continues to surprise.  — Nokia's Symbian platform has gone from 47% share to 16% in three years  — Microsoft's phone platforms have gone from 12% to 1%
Discussion: Tech Europe
Sal Rodriguez / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
AntiSec stole thousands of personal records, analysis shows  —  A massive data cache posted on the Internet by hacker group AntiSec over the weekend contained thousands of Social Security numbers, dates of birth, passwords and telephone numbers, among other personal information …
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
AOL iPad Mag “Editions” Missed The Memo About The AOL Way  —  The iPad magazine looks gorgeous and works about as well as Zite, Flipboard, et. al.  It even understands if you're not into AOL content.  And it's cool with that.  Why?  Its creators, David Temkin and Sol Lipman explain.
Discussion: everythingiCafe and digiday:DAILY
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
DJ Patil Lands At Greylock Partners As “Data Scientist in Residence”  —  DJ Patil, the former LinkedIn Chief scientist who recently left Color Labs, now has a new job.  He's the “Data Scientist in Residence” at Greylock Partners, working alongside his old colleague, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman.
Discussion: Greylock VC
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Visa uses carrots, sticks to boost mobile payment adoption  —  Summary: Visa launches three initiatives to prod merchants to get on the mobile payment bandwagon.  —  Visa is planning to roll out dual mode chips in it infrastructure in an effort to step up mobile payment adoption.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Crowdsourcing Platform ChallengePost Raises $4 Million  —  Start-ups that rely on the Internet as a source of free labor are nothing new.  But the idea keeps coming back, in different forms, because it seems to work.  —  Latest example: ChallengePost, a two-year-old start-up that helps companies …
Discussion: Betabeat
Barbara E. Hernandez / NBC Bay Area:
California: No Facebook for Inmates  —  Thousands of inmates in California's state prisons have access to contraband mobile phones and are updating their Facebook accounts, and now the state is asking the social network to close them down.  —  The California Department of Corrections …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
NYT Labs: Can a newspaper think like a startup?  —  After delaying the project while it launched a paywall, the New York Times has finally rolled out its version of Google Labs, the now-shuttered project that provided a home for the search company's various web experiments.
 
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Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Boxee launches iPad app, new Box update, media server and bookmarklet today
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YC-Funded Snapjoy Will Organize Your Photos For You (And Make Sure You Don't Lose Them)
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