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August 5, 2013, 5:45 PM

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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos  —  The Washington Post Co. has agreed to sell its flagship newspaper to Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos, ending the Graham family's stewardship of one of America's leading news organizations after four generations.
Jeff Bezos / Washington Post:
Jeff Bezos on Post purchase  —  To the employees of The Washington Post:  —  You'll have heard the news, and many of you will greet it with a degree of apprehension.  When a single family owns a company for many decades, and when that family acts for all those decades in good faith …
Wall Street Journal:
Veto of Apple Ruling Likely to Upend Big Patent Battles  —  The Obama administration's decision to overturn an international trade ruling against Apple Inc. AAPL +1.37% —the first such veto in more than 25 years—promises to upend long-running battles over intellectual property …
Kevin Poulsen / Wired:
Feds are Suspects in New Malware That Attacks Tor Anonymity  —  Security researchers tonight are poring over a piece of malicious software that takes advantage of a Firefox security vulnerability to identify some users of the privacy-protecting Tor anonymity network.
Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Facebook Hires First CMO Gary Briggs from Google  —  Mr. Briggs Replaces VP-Product Marketing Eric Antonow  —  Facebook has tapped a seasoned technology marketing executive most recently with Google to be its first-ever CMO.  —  Gary Briggs, who'd previously been chief marketer …
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Tablet sales slow in 2Q on absence of new iPad, IDC says  —  The research firm says tablet shipments should remain weak in the current quarter but pick up in the last three months of the year.  —  The iPad Mini.  —  The second quarter wasn't especially bright for tablet sales, and Apple is partly to blame, according to IDC.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Reader Alternative Feedly Sells Out Of Newly Launched Pro Accounts, More Arriving This Fall  —  Barely a day after Google Reader replacement Feedly began offering a paid version of its service, the company has sold out of the limited number of premium accounts it was making available.
Paul Mozur / Wall Street Journal:
China Scrutinizes 2 Apple Suppliers in Pollution Probe  —  Move Follows Claims of Heavy-Metal Discharge From Plants Run by UniMicron, Hon Hai  —  KUNSHAN, China—Chinese regulators are scrutinizing two suppliers to Apple Inc. and other gadget makers following allegations by environmental groups …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Samsung Notes New Galaxy Coming At Sept. 4 Event in Berlin  —  Samsung on Monday announced plans to launch a new Galaxy device at a Sept. 4 event in Berlin.  —  The handwritten design of the invitation suggests that perhaps the event might serve as a launch point for the next Galaxy Note, which has been expected to launch this fall.
Scott Buscemi / 9to5Mac:
Apple sends out developer update: planning to restore most of the remaining services this week  —  Apple has been slowly restoring their Developer Center, and today the company has sent out an email update to developers regarding the restorations to take place this week:
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Crossbar says it will explode the $60B flash memory market with Resistive RAM, which stores a terabyte on a chip  —  Crossbar is announcing today a new kind of memory chip that can replace flash memory, one of the fundamental building blocks of digital electronics, in a number of of applications.

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