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August 26, 2012, 4:40 PM

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Kim Yoo-chul / The Korea Times:
Samsung scrambles to recover after uppercut  —  Samsung Electronics' uphill court battle against Apple in the United States over intellectual property patent infringement now looks insurmountable after a jury in San Jose awarded the American technology giant an overwhelming victory.
More: CNET, Fortune and ReutersTweets: @asymco
Groklaw:
Jury in Apple v. Samsung Goofed, Damages Reduced — Uh Oh.  What's Wrong With this Picture?  —  Late in the process yesterday at the Apple v. Samsung trial, when the parties and the judge were reviewing the jury verdict form, Samsung noticed that there were, indeed, inconsistencies …
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Cam Simpson / Business Week:
The Deadly Tin Inside Your Smartphone  —  On May 29, in the bottom of a tin-mining pit on Bangka Island in Indonesia, a wall about 16 feet high collapsed, sending a wave of earth crashing down on a 40-year-old father of two.  His name was Rosnan.  The dirt crushed his legs …
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Investors Don't Like Acqui-hires  —  Sarah Lacy wrote about acqui-hires this weekend on Pando Daily.  She got some things wrong.  —  The main problem is her argument doesn't work on its face.  The logic breaks.  —  She says that all the interested parties love acqui-hires …
Avi Charkham / TechCrunch:
5 Design Tricks Facebook Uses To Affect Your Privacy Decisions  —  Editor's note: Avi Charkham is Head of Product & Design @ lool ventures, an early stage, value-add venture capital firm based in Israel and the incubators of MyPermissions personal cloud security service.
More: Boing Boing and Gizmodo
Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
Disruptions: At Box, a Fast-Moving Chief Immersed in the Cloud  —  LOS ALTOS, Calif. — It's about 20 minutes into my lunch interview with Aaron Levie, co-founder of Box, at the headquarters of the online data storage company, and he still doesn't have any food.  —  “Are you eating?”
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Sequoia Capital's Latest $975 Million Raise Is All About International  —  It looks like Sequoia Capital finally closed in on that cash we've been hearing about.  —  We've heard that the firm has raised three separate funds for U.S., China and Israeli investments.
More: VatorNews and Bloomberg
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Dropbox two-step verification security option to lock down your files available to test now  —  Everyone knows that your primary email account is the lynchpin of your digital security: if someone gains access to that it's likely you could face quite a bit of damage, not unlike what happened to Mat Honan earlier this month.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Apple-Samsung Case Shows Smartphone as Legal Magnet  —  The smartphone in your hand is a marvel of innovation, packing sophisticated computing and communications technologies into a sleek digital device.  —  It is also a litigation magnet.  —  In the last few years, the companies …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
With A San Francisco Launch Imminent, Lyft Is Doubling Its Fleet Of Drivers And Readying An Android App  —  It's been just eight weeks since Zimride's ride-sharing service, Lyft, was launched in beta, providing San Francisco users a low-cost alternative to cabs and Ubers.
More: VoIP Watch and GigaOM
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
Kleiner To Invest More Than $100 Million In Enterprise  —  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers will more than double its investments in mobile applications for corporate users, as well as technology used to remotely manage software and hardware, investment partner Matt Murphy said.

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