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September 2, 2012, 11:45 AM

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Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Video Shows Completely Redesigned Headphones for iPhone 5  —  Vietnamese site Tinhte.vn has posted a video of what it claims to be redesigned headphones for the new iPhone which is expected in September.  —  The video shows the new headphones and compares them to the old headphones provided on the iPhone 4S.
Choe Sang-Hun / New York Times:
South Korea Reassesses Its Great Imitator  —  SEOUL, South Korea — When a jury in San Jose, Calif., ordered Samsung Electronics to pay $1.05 billion in damages for violating Apple's patents for the iPhone and iPad, it did more than decide who had infringed upon whose intellectual property.
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Apple adds Samsung's flagship Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note to amended ‘Galaxy Nexus’ complaint  —  Apple on Friday filed an amended complaint with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, adding the Galaxy S III to its original claims of patent infringement against a number of Samsung smartphones and tablets.
AFP:
Russia Unveils Secure “Almost Android” Tablet To Keep Data Away From Google  —  It seems that Russia's defense ministry has little faith in Google's operating systems: it has just unveiled its own encrypted version that has the remarkably familiar feel of an Android.
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
The first dedicated App.net client for iOS hits the App Store  —  The milestones in the quickly developing story of App.net keep coming.  Today has seen the first dedicated client for iOS hit Apple's App Store.  —  AppNet Rhino is a collaboration between two Croatian companies - Planet 1107 …
Matt McGee / Marketing Land:
App.net's Baby Steps: 250,000 Posts, 17,500 Users  —  App.net, the pay-based Twitter alternative that just opened a few weeks ago, has hit its first couple activity milestones.  —  Founder Dalton Caldwell posted today that the service has surpassed 250,000 posts, and he estimates that about half …
More: GadgeTell
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Founder Arrested in Cambodia  —  Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm was arrested by Cambodian police on Thursday in Phnom Penh, the city that he made his home several years ago.  —  According to local sources he was arrested in an apartment above the Cadillac Bar on the riverfront …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Oops: After Seizing & Censoring Rojadirecta For 18 Months, Feds Give Up & Drop Case  —  Looks like we've got something of a repeat of the Dajaz1 insanity, in which the US government seized and censored a website for over a year before giving up and handing the domain back — though this time it's with Rojadirecta.
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
It's Becoming Clear That No One Actually Read Facebook's IPO Prospectus Or Mark Zuckerberg's Letter To Shareholders  —  As Facebook's stock continues to collapse, the volume of whining is increasing.  —  Four months ago, you will recall, Facebook was viewed as “the next Google.”
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
What the ebook settlement means for publishers, Apple and you  —  The states unveiled a deal this week that, if approved, would see consumers collect a refund of $0.25 to $1.32 for each ebook they bought from big publishers.  It's splashy news, but the reality is more complicated.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows RT and Office 2013 RT video demo  —  Now that Microsoft's Windows 8 and Windows RT operating systems have been finalized, we're starting to see more and more ARM-based Windows RT tablets from OEMs.  At IFA 2012 this week, Dell, Samsung, and Asus all had their Windows RT-powered tablets on display.
More: ZDNet and TechPinions
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Mozilla retires Firefox Home for iOS, releases source code on GitHub  —  Mozilla today announced it is removing Firefox Home from the Apple App Store so that it can “focus our resources on other projects.”  In fact, the company has already axed it: the Firefox Home app page redirects to the iTunes download page.

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