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August 27, 2012, 2:55 PM

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Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Google responds to Apple v. Samsung verdict: most claims 'don't relate' to ‘core Android’  —  In the wake of Friday's $1.049 billion jury verdict, Apple and Samsung quickly released statements to the press — but one company that remained conspicuously silent was Google.
Matt Macari / The Verge:
Apple identifies which Samsung products it will try to ban in US  —  With the trial stage just completed Friday afternoon, Apple wasted no time identifying which Samsung products it will now seek to have banned in the US.  Despite having received a finding of infringement from the jury …
Miyoung Kim / Reuters:
Analysis: Friend and foe; Samsung, Apple won't want to damage parts deal  —  (Reuters) - While Samsung Electronics is reeling from a patent pounding by its smartphone rival Apple Inc, this is unlikely to damage the other part of their relationship - where Samsung is the sole supplier …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Peter Farago / Flurry Blog:
iOS and Android Adoption Explodes Internationally  —  The rate of iOS and Android device adoption has surpassed that of any consumer technology in history.  Compared to recent technologies, smart device adoption is being adopted 10X faster than that of the 80s PC revolution …
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Diaspora Founders To Move On, Handing Over Decentralized Social Network ‘To The Community’  —  It was a good run, but it looks like the founders of Diaspora have reached the end of the road — at least for their full-time leadership of the project.  —  Diaspora, the Kickstarter-backed initiative launched …
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Managing Expectations for Amazon's Upcoming Kindle Event  —  In less than two weeks, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos will take the stage at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., to announce a lineup of new Kindle devices.  —  It was only a year ago that Bezos introduced a plethora …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Samsung unveils Galaxy Player 5.8, pockets everywhere brace for impact  —  We hope you wear baggy pants, because you're going to want big pockets to carry Samsung's giant new jukebox.  The Galaxy Player 5.8 is dominated by its namesake 5.8-inch, 960 x 540 LCD — a screen that makes …
Brad Molen / Engadget:
RadioShack No Contract Wireless rate plans leak, $60 will get you everything  —  We're just about a week out from the rumored launch of RadioShack's Cricket-based No Contract Wireless plans, and more details are beginning to trickle out about the prepaid service.
More: CNET and The Verge
AppleInsider:
Rumor: NFC chip spotted in photos of purported next-gen iPhone front assembly  —  New images thought to be of the front assembly for Apple's next-generation iPhone show a component never seen before in the company's handsets, prompting some to speculate the mystery part is a near field communication device.
The Modern Ink:
Hooha for App.net released on Google Play  —  mobile and web applications.  — E: apps@themodernink.com  —  Hooha (formally Jive), a new App.net client built for the community from the ground up is now available for download from Google Play.  —  Hooha is a beautiful yet simple …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
IBM Buys Social HR And Talent Management Software Company Kenexa For $1.3B In Cash  —  IBM has scooped up talent management and HR software maker Kenexa.  The price?  A hefty $1.3 billion, or $46.00 per share in cash.  —  The NASDAQ-listed Kenexa offers an HR, talent acquisition and talent management software.
Lorraine Luk / Wall Street Journal:
Apple's Top Supplier Raises Salary, Cuts Probation for Workers  —  TAIPEI—Apple Inc.'s major supplier Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. said Friday it has raised basic salary by 16% for its production line workers in Zhengzhou, Henan province of China, as it has difficulty recruiting labor in the area.
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley:
FCC eyes tax on Internet service  —  The Federal Communications Commission is eyeing a proposal to tax broadband Internet service.  —  The move would funnel money to the Connect America Fund, a subsidy the agency created last year to expand Internet access.  —  The FCC issued a request for comments on the proposal in April.
Reuters:
German consumer group sets Facebook privacy ultimatum  —  (Reuters) - Germany's biggest consumer lobby group believes Facebook is violating privacy laws with its new app centre and has set a deadline for the social network operator to fix it, or potentially face legal action.

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