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August 25, 2012, 12:05 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Tim Cook tells Apple employees that today's victory ‘is about values’  —  Following Apple's big win in U.S. court today against Samsung, Apple CEO has sent a memo response to Apple corporate employees.  The statement is reminiscent of Apple PR head Katie Cotton's statement from earlier today …
Howard Mintz / Mercury News:
Apple wins $1 billion victory over Samsung  —  In a verdict that would have warmed the heart of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, a federal jury on Friday handed Apple a resounding legal victory in its bitter patent war with Samsung, ordering the South Korean tech giant to pay more than $1 billion in damages for …
New York Times:
A Verdict That Alters an Industry  —  The federal court jury's decision Friday in a smartphone patent lawsuit between Apple and Samsung is expected to alter the dynamics of the highly competitive mobile phone industry.  —  For Samsung, which lost on almost every count in the closely watched trial …
More: PC World and CNN
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Triple damages and injunctions: what comes next for Apple and Samsung  —  Apple has just mopped the floor with Samsung in an epic patent trial in which a jury issued a $1.05 billion verdict.  Now, the fun really begins.  In the next phase, Apple can ask the judge to triple the prize.
Miyoung Kim / Reuters:
Analysis: Sweeping Apple win, but Samsung set for bounce-back  —  (Reuters) - Defeat in a bitter patent wrangle with Apple Inc, its smartphone rival and biggest customer, will dent Samsung Electronics Co's $21 billion cash-pile, but could actually help cement its leadership in the global smartphone market.
Billy Gallagher / TechCrunch:
Apple Stock Reaches New All-Time High Following Verdict, Up 1.70% To $674.48 After Hours  —  Apple stock reached a new all-time high as it rose 1.79% to $675.11 in after-hours trading at the time of publication.  The stock opened Friday morning at $659.51.  —  A few hours after the market closed …
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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Confirmed: New iPad Mini to Debut in October, After Latest Apple iPhone's September Bow  —  Apple's next generation iPhone and its so-called “iPad mini” will debut at two separate events this fall, rather than a single one as has been widely speculated, according to several sources.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft to OnLive employees: We won't buy ya, but we'll hire ya  —  In the wake of OnLive's collapse, recruiters are circling in on the 200 employees whose jobs were terminated.  Microsoft in particular is going so far as to host an OnLive networking mixer at its Mountain View, Calif. …
More: Neowin
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How Child Porn And The Other Awfulest Things Ever Get Scrubbed From The Internet  —  Machines are long way from being able to automatically remove the most awful images mankind has to offer — child porn, beheadings, forced bestiality — from our favorite sites and social networks.
Nicholas C. Zakas / NCZOnline:
The innovations of Internet Explorer  —  Long before Internet Explorer became the browser everyone loves to hate, it was the driving force of innovation on the Internet.  Sometimes it's hard to remember all of the good that Internet Explorer did before Internet Explorer 6 became the scourge of web developers everywhere.
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Facebook Messenger now shows you if friends are active, adds smileys, fixes  —  Following the release of Facebook's completely re-built (for speed) iPhone app, the company has released an update to its standalone Messenger app.  The new update includes support for smiley and emoji graphics …

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