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August 14, 2012, 12:35 PM

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Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Collaborating to deliver Windows RT PCs … Windows 8 and Windows RT each reached the RTM milestone, and we are hard at work in collaboration with ecosystem partners, including PC manufacturers, Silicon partners, and other component suppliers, to complete high quality Windows RT and Windows 8 PCs that we think you'll love.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Judge Refuses to Toss Most of Apple's Suit Against Samsung  —  With Apple having finished its primary case, the court took time on Monday to hear Samsung's arguments that the Cupertino-based company failed to meet its legal burden and that the case should be dropped.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Salesforce.com confirms it has completed the acquisition of Buddy Media  —  Salesforce.com has confirmed that it has completed the acquisition of Buddy Media more than two months after the enterprise software giant first revealed that a $689 million deal to buy the social media-focused site had been reached.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Pixel Perfect  —  I've spent my whole life thinking about dots, largely in the form of on-screen pixels.  I remember first seeing a Pac-Man coin-op arcade game, wondering how it worked, and deducing the basic gist: the screen was a matrix of dots, like animated graph paper.  I loved graph paper.
David Beren / TmoNews:
Is This T-mobile's First Windows Phone 8 Smartphone?  With LTE?  —  Windows Phone fans, now would be a really great time to pay attention as believe we've discovered T-Mobile's first Windows Phone 8 device — with LTE.  That's right, your eyes are not deceiving you as the user agent string indicates …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Think App.net is just a Twitter clone?  Then you're missing the point  —  Much of the coverage of App.net — the ambitious project from entrepreneur Dalton Caldwell that just raised $500,000 through a Kickstarter-like crowdfunding campaign — has focused on the idea that Caldwell is building a “paid version of Twitter.”
Paul Sloan / CNET:
Building apps for Facebook: A dance with the devil  —  Facebook has created a booming app economy that's made plenty of developers rich.  It's also forcing a lot of them to lose sleep.  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg  —  Dalton Caldwell caused a stir recently when he posted an open letter …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Gartner: Global Mobile Sales Down 2%, Smartphones Surge 43%, Apple Stalls As Fans Hold Out For New iPhone  —  Gartner is the latest of the big analyst houses to release its numbers for smartphone and overall mobile sales in Q2.  The picture it paints is one of a market that has, effectively …
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Shares Unlocking  —  An avalanche of privately held Facebook shares could begin hitting the market this week—potentially putting further pressure on the company's stock—as rules expire that have kept some early investors from cashing out.  —  Angel investor Peter Thiel …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Retail Stores Seeing Significant Layoffs of Recent Hires?  —  Over the past couple of weeks, we've been receiving reports that Apple has been laying off a number of recently-hired staff members at its retail stores.  Most of the reports have been coming from Apple retail employees …
Hugo Miller / Bloomberg:
RIM Says BlackBerry 10 Will Soon Be Ready For Licensing  —  Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) said it will soon be ready to license the company's new BlackBerry 10 operating system to other manufacturers, even as it races to release its own devices with the software by early next year.
Henry Grabar / The Atlantic Cities:
Choosing the Paths Less Traveled?  There's an App for That  —  In his final year at the Design Academy of Eindhoven, Tom Loois received a vague assignment: “Design your personal definition of silence.”  Loois, whose training is in product design, had no idea what to do.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Former Flip Video execs go to school with crowdsourced education site Knowmia  —  The leaders of Pure Digital Technologies simplified video camcorders and revolutionized the market for amateur video with the Flip Video pocket camcorders.  Now they're back with a plan to improve supplemental education …

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