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Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Dutch court orders formally Europe-wide preliminary injunction against Samsung Galaxy smartphones  —  [DEVELOPING STORY — still adding detail]  —  The Rechtbank 's-Gravenhage (a Dutch court in the city of The Hague) today issued a formally Europe-wide preliminary injunction against Samsung's Galaxy S …
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Andreas Udo de Haes / Computerworld:
Dutch court bans Samsung Galaxy S, SII and Ace in Europe starting Oct. 15  —  But judge says issue can be resolved if Samsung updates its phones with Android 3.x software used on tablets  —  Computerworld - A court in The Hague on Wednesday banned the shipping of three Samsung Galaxy smartphones …
The United States Department of Justice:
Google Forfeits $500 Million Generated by Online Ads & Prescription Drug Sales by Canadian Online Pharmacies … PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Online search engine Google Inc. has agreed to forfeit $500 million for allowing online Canadian pharmacies to place advertisements through its AdWords program targeting consumers …
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Thomas Catan / Wall Street Journal:
Google Settles Pharmacy Ad Probe for $500 Million  —  WASHINGTON—Google Inc. has reached a $500 million legal settlement with the U.S. Justice Department to avoid prosecution over allegations that it knowingly accepted hundreds of millions in ads from rogue online pharmacies.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
First Details About Lift, the Next Social Network From the Founders of Twitter  —  The recently-departed co-founders of Twitter now working together again under the old Obvious Corp. name (Ev Williams, Biz Stone and Jason Goldman) announced their first official partnership today, with a stealth alpha app called Lift.
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Biz Stone / The Obvious Corporation:
Unlocking Potential  —  It's important never to delude ourselves into thinking that technology changes the world.  People are responsible for change—technology just helps out.  At Obvious, our goal is to foster systems that help people work together to improve the world.
Parmy Olson / Forbes:
Why Apple Went To Dusseldorf  —  Earlier this month lawyers for Apple celebrated a small, but important victory in court.  On Aug. 4 they filed a 44-page complaint with the Civil Chamber of the lower court of Dusseldorf, a wealthy city in western Germany.  The document claimed Samsung …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Exclusive: HTC Puccini in the wild, AT&T LTE support confirmed!  —  Have a gander.  Take as long as you need.  That, friends, is the AT&T-bound HTC Puccini, and it'll be the first tablet to hit Ma Bell with inbuilt LTE support.  According to our sources, the Android-based slate is currently in testing …
Reuters:
China says Google has not sought approval on Motorola bid  —  (Reuters) - China's Commerce Ministry said it had not received an application for regulatory approval from Google Inc on its planned $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility Holdings.  —  Under Chinese laws …
Discussion: TechCrunch and PhoneArena
Zachary Lutz / Engadget:
Samsung debuts new Galaxy lineup, refines naming strategy along the way  —  Good news everyone, we've got a new batch of Sammy smartphones to feast your eyes upon.  Now for the downside: today's announcement is meant only to whet your appetite for their official unveiling at IFA in Berlin.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Time Warner to Subsidize Subscribers' TV Device  —  Time Warner Cable, one of the nation's top cable and Internet providers, said on Tuesday that it would subsidize some purchases of a set-top box called Slingbox that allows users to watch their home television programming from anywhere, like a vacation home or a mobile phone.
Robert Scoble / Google+:
A new respect for entrepreneurs  —  The story is out that I turned down $500,000 of +Bill Gross money thanks to +Loic Le Meur . https://plus.google.com/108082478497335 384404/ posts/58saxADBQxy  —  First, hear it in my own words as I discuss this with +Dave McClure who has seen his own startup roles …
Discussion: Loic Le Meur and @scobleizer
Amit / Digital Inspiration Technology Blog:
A Trillion Pageviews for Facebook  —  Google today released an updated list of the most-visited sites on the web and it should not come as any surprise that Facebook takes the top spot with 870 million uniques.  YouTube and Yahoo are next with 790 M and 590 M uniques respectively.
Discussion: SiliconFilter, Thanks:labnol
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
‘What Idiot Wrote The Patent That Might Invalidate Software Patents?  Oh, Wait, That Was Me’  —  We recently wrote about a surprising Federal Circuit (CAFC) ruling that might open the door to invalidating a lot of software patents.  We received an an interesting comment on the post a few days later from John Pettitt:
Discussion: Slashdot
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
First Windows Phone 7.5 ‘Mango’ phone, Fujitsu IS12T, released on KDDI au in Japan  —  Microsoft has just dropped us a line to note that Fujitsu and KDDI au have released the IS12T in Japan, becoming the first Windows Phone 7.5 (codenamed “Mango") handset to hit retail anywhere in the world.
New York Times:
Technology Devices Either Sell Big or Die Fast  —  Seven weeks after it was put on sale, Hewlett-Packard killed its TouchPad tablet, the company's competitor to Apple's iPad.  —  Last year, Microsoft pulled the plug on its Kin mobile phones only 48 days after they went on sale.
Discussion: broadstuff
Electronista:
McAfee: Android malware surges 76%, iPhone untouched  —  McAfee shows Android facing huge spike in malware  —  Malware on Android is growing rapidly enough that it's now by far the most targeted platform, McAfee said in a new study (below).  The number of viruses, trojans …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Facebook and Twitter to oppose calls for social media blocks during riots  —  Ministers expected to row back from David Cameron's demand that suspected rioters be barred from websites  —  Facebook and Twitter are preparing to face down government ministers over calls to ban people …
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Acer suffers first-ever quarterly loss, predicts iPad ‘fever’ will recede  —  Acer reported the first quarterly loss in company history on Wednesday, but the netbook maker's chairman attempted to convince investors that consumer “fever” for tablets like the iPad will not last.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Online Video Platform Company Brightcove Files For $50 Million IPO  —  Online video platform company Brightcove this morning announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the SEC in connection with a proposed IPO of its common stock.  The company is looking to raise up to $50 million through the offering.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Millennial: Android Tops iOS For The Eighth Month With 61 Percent Of Mobile Ad Impressions In July  —  It's no secret that Android is growing at a fast clip, especially over the past year.  As Millennial Media, one of the largest mobile ad networks in the U.S., reported recently Android's …
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
SK Telecom Expected To Join The Bidding For Hulu  —  South Korea's SK Telecom is one of the companies expected to submit a preliminary bid for Hulu this week, two sources involved in the process tell us.  —  SK Telecom is the dominant telecommunications provider in its home market …
Discussion: Electronista
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Next year's BlackBerries will run Android apps... but not the way you think  —  Future BlackBerry phones running on RIM's QNX platform will be able to run apps built for Google Android, Bloomberg's Hugo Miller and Olga Kharif report.  This makes sense, but it's probably not as good as it sounds.
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
The +1 Button Just Got Useful: Now Lets You Share Content on Google+  —  When Google first began rolling out its +1 button, it wasn't very useful.  Even after Google+ launched, it still wasn't fully integrated with Google's new social network.  Starting today, though, the +1 button will finally become useful.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
The Newest Version Of Yahoo Mail Now Has 100 Million Monthly Active Users  —  The latest version of Yahoo Mail opened up to users a few months ago and the company is announcing a new milestone today—100 million monthly active users.  —  Additional features in the new version …
Evan Blass / pocketnow.com:
AT&T Roadmap: Samsung, HTC, BlackBerry, & More  —  Obviously the most anticipated addition to AT&T's lineup this fall will be the next iPhone (iPhone-s plural?), but that doesn't mean the carrier has forsaken other popular platforms.  In fact, the company's second-half lineup — or most of it …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Samsung says it has “no intention” of buying HP's PC business  —  Rumours that Korean electronics giant Samsung was to outsource its notebook orders ahead of a potential move to buy HP's PC business have been quashed after the company issued a statement noting it had “no intention” …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
StackMob integrates with Heroku as mobile backend battle heats up  —  StackMob, a mobile backend provider for developers, is integrating with cloud platform Heroku to extend its services to Heroku's Ruby developers.  The partnership allows StackMob to expand the languages it supports beyond Java …
Discussion: TechCrunch and ReadWriteWeb
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
YouTube and comScore Deal Has Potential to Make Online Video Blow Up  —  I've long been bullish on YouTube, viewing it as the best advertising platform ever known to mankind (despite the giddiness that some have for Facebook and Twitter).  —  A Walled Garden?
Chuck Salter / Fast Company:
Ticketmaster Teams With Facebook So You Can Sit Next To Your Friends  —  Live events are inherently social, says CEO Nathan Hubbard.  Buying tickets should be, too.  —  When Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard and his new executive team hit the road earlier this year touting a more innovative …
 
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Zack Whittaker / Between the Lines Blog:
Epson, HSBC Korea, domain registrar hacked: 100,000 domains affected
Brian Proffitt / ITworld:
The impact of Oracle's defense of API copyrights
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
OpenFeint And CrowdStar Incubator YouWeb Raises $2 Million
Discussion: VentureBeat and Inside Mobile Apps
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Video: Former CEO Carly Fiorina Gives Tentative Thumbs-Up to HP Shake-Up
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Slovenia Launches Supervizor, An Official Public Web App For Monitoring Public Spending
Discussion: Funky.Karaoke
Erik Martin / reddit:
reddit acquires redditgifts.com to support Secret Santa '11 …
Discussion: VentureBeat and TechCrunch
 Earlier Items: 
Nicholas Carlson / The Business Insider:
Six Months After The AOL Deal, HuffPo Employee Equity Is Down 40%
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Greplin Releases Must Have iPhone App To Organize Your Life And Avoid Rabid Googlers
Discussion: SocialTimes.com
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
iPad, what is it good for? News and games for starters
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple's struggles to meet 13-inch MacBook Air demand trigger price gouging
Discussion: DisplayBlog, MacNN, Ubergizmo, TUAW and BetaNews
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com:
Google Fiber shows its potential with 151Mbps download speeds
Discussion: Computerworld and Telecompetitor
Bloomberg:
Torture in Bahrain Aided by Nokia Siemens
Discussion: Threat Level and Boing Boing
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Failbook Phone: AT&T Already Looking To Ditch The HTC Status, Says Source