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August 5, 2013, 4:00 PM

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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 …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
How the ITC forced a veto in the Samsung-Apple patent case  —  The International Trade Commission blew it by ignoring Dean Pinkert dissent.  —  FORTUNE — His dissent was heavily redacted and buried in a long official filing, But everything you need to know about how the U.S. International …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 …
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
Time Warner Cable: We'll End Blackout If We Can Offer CBS A La Carte  —  In a letter, TWC CEO Glenn Britt asks to resume negotiations immediately, and wants the network to stop blocking CBS.com content from its broadband customers.  —  Time Warner Cable's CEO Glenn Britt on Monday sent …
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Spotify's new Browse feature surfaces the best of its billion playlists  —  After spending the last several months rolling out Discover and Radio, two big pieces of its music discovery puzzle, Spotify is today introducing a critical third piece: Browse, a collection of the service's best playlists on iOS and Android.

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