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tmFriday the jury ruled mostly in Apple's favor against Samsung, and awared $1.049 billion in damages. But it's not over yet. Apple intends to ask the court to ban sales of Samsung's infringing devices. Judge Koh will hear arguments on sales bans and the like September 20. Samsung also will likely appeal the case once all that is finished. Meanwhile Googel responded to the case, saying in an official statement that the claims involved "don't relate to the core Android operating system" http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57500292-93/apple-samsung-to-argue-sales-bans-in-court-on-sept-20/

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-http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/26/3270837/google-responds-apple-samsung-verdict

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slSamsung wants the Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales ban in the US overturned and is demanding damages for lost sales from Apple, after the tablet was found not to infringe on any patents. In June Apple secured a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and Judge Lucy Koh called it “virtually indistinguishable” from the iPads 1 and 2. The latest jury didn't agree, and ruled the Tab 10.1 didn't infringe on Apple's IP, possibly giving Samsung an opportunity to get back some of the $2.6m bond its Apple posted to secure the block.http://www.slashgear.com/samsung-demands-galaxy-tab-10-1-us-sales-permission-plus-apple-damages-27244015/

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iaTechCruch reports that the rumored deal to sell About.com is true. The New York Times Company will sell About.com and two other properties to IAC for $300 million in cash. The Times paid $410M for the site back in 2005. IAC owns a number of online properties including Ask.com, CitySearch.com, Vimeo and more. http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/26/iac-is-buying-about-com-from-nyt-for-300m-deal-coming-either-tonight-or-tomorrow-source/

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tmDropbox is testing two-step login verification with users who install the experimental build of their software. The functionality will roll out to all users in a few days. Users will need to activate the feature in their account settings. Dropbox will then require unrecognised machines to provide a code from an authenticator app or received by text message. You can also get an emergency code to disable the feature if you lose your phone.http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/27/dropbox-two-step-login-verification-available-in-experimental-bu/

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slAllThingsD says sources are confirming the rumors that the iPhone and “iPad mini” will debut at two separate events this fall, rather than a single one as was originally reported.
The iPhone event is still expected on September 12th, though journalists are still waiting for their invites. After the iPhone ships the Apple will announce the smaller iPad it’s been working on, at a second special event, which sources said is slated for October.
http://allthingsd.com/20120825/confirmed-new-ipad-mini-will-debut-in-october-after-latest-iphones-september-bow/

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iaAmazon is touting that its Prime service ships more items than its lower-priced Super-Saver service. The company also says that Prime now applies to 15 million items. Amazon Prime costs about $80 a year and gives its uses free two-day shipping on items. The Super-Saver service is offered on orders over $25. Amazon said that the Kindle and the Kindle Fire are the top two items sold with Prime but didn’t mention how many units were sold of either. http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/27/amazon-pushes-prime-says-more-items-sent-via-two-day-than-super-saver-now-offering-15m-items/

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tmApple won another patent victory on Friday, though not as decisively as against Samsung. The US International Trade Commission ruled Apple did not violate three Motorola patents. A fourth patent regarding the sensor that detects your face when it comes close to the phone was sent back to Administrative Law Judge Thomas Pender for reconsideration. This is the resolution of complaints filed in October 2010. Motorola filed separate complaints against Apple last week.'http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57500235-94/itc-ruling-leaves-one-patent-on-table-in-apple-motorola-dispute/

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slSaudi Aramco, the world’s biggest oil producer, says it has resumed operating its main internal computer networks after a virus infected about 30,000 of its workstations earlier this month. Immediately after the Aug. 15 attack, the company announced it had cut off its electronic systems from outside access to prevent further attacks. Saudi Aramco said the workstations had been cleansed of the virus and restored to service. Oil exploration and production were not affected because they operate on isolated systems.http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/27/technology/saudi-oil-producers-computers-restored-after-cyber-attack.html?_r=1

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tmGoogle has complied with a court order to disclose any financial relationships with anyone who commented on their court case against Oracle. Google named a dozen people, including a staff member who posted on Twitter, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, former intern Timothy B. Lee who writes for Ars Technuica now, and TechDirt writer Mike Masnik. Masnik worked for the Computer and Communications Industry Association once, which Google has contributed money to.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19391232

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iaOptiarc Inc is shutting down according to reports. Why should you care? Optiarc is Sony’s subsidiary that makes optical disc drives for PCs. The sub is being closed due to “fierce competition” forcing super-low prices. However, Sony’s DVD player and Blu-ray production will continue in the Device Solutions Division. http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/27/sony-optiarc-closure/

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tmApple-Samsung Juror Tells CNET Debate Was “Heated”http://allthingsd.com/20120825/apple-samsung-juror-tells-cnet-debate-was-heated/

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Samsung, Apple rally employees after US patent verdicthttp://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/08/samsung-apple-rally-employees-after-us-patent-verdict/

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CNET's Greg Sandoval quotes juror Manuel Llagan
- Emails from executives discussin Apple features, Pictures of Samsung phones form before and after iPhone released
- Samsung lost their networking claims because of licensing deal with Intel that prevented suing Intel customers.
- First day realised in agreement Apple infringed. Hogan, foreman held a patent and helepd jurors understand prior art. - after that just checkboxes
- Shut out Apple on some trade dress claims because they didn't want to "play patent office"
(Four of the nine jury members have experience working for technology companies, including Intel and AT&T. Hogan worked for a hard-drive company.)
Samsung will likely appeal to Federal Circuit Court. best bet: reduction in damages, deecisions stand. Sept. 20 comes the injunction hearing.
QUESTION:What really protects innovation? -- read email
You guys always talk about how software patents harm innovation, but what I’d like to know is how they do that exactly. Why is copying the functionality someone else came up with “innovative”? Apple owns the patent on slide to unlock. But suppose they didn’t, and everyone copied it. How is that innovative? I think that patents foster innovation by forcing people and companies to do things differently. So, please explain how software patents harm innovation. - Chad

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iaApple legal win will boost iPhone 5 market share, says analysthttp://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57500788-37/apple-legal-win-will-boost-iphone-5-market-share-says-analyst/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title

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What the Apple v. Samsung Verdict Means for the Rest of Ushttp://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/08/what-apple-v-samsung-means/

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Google on Apple v. Samsung: most infringed patents 'don't relate to the core Android operating system'http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/27/google-responds-to-apple-v-samsung-verdict/

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What’s next
- Morgan Stanley analyst says the next iPhone will get a boost thanks to the win, thinks manufacturers will reconsider software and design features in upcoming phones
- Could create lengthened product cycles to make sure their designs don’t hit Apple’s
- IP Lawyer Steve Mitby told Wired that Android will cost more b/c of licensing fees to Apple [Don’t forget a number of manufacturers already pay MS for patents related to Android]
- But as Apple’s closing arguments showed, it’s not impossible: products like the Nokia Lumia and Xperia Arc S were cited as models of functional alternative designs to that of the iPhone.

- Big win for MS and RIM?

QUESTION: Will Android devices get more expensive?
Google released a statement:
- Most of the claims “don’t relate to the core Android operating system.”
“"The mobile industry is moving fast and all players - including newcomers - are building upon ideas that have been around for decades. We work with our partners to give consumers innovative and affordable products, and we don't want anything to limit that."

Samsung will appeal and Apple will file for a TRO

Samsung will almost certainly appeal the jury’s decision in the case to the Federal Circuit, the Washington, DC-based appeals court that hears IP-related appeals.

- Fed Cir has lowered large damages, but unlikely to reverse patent validity or infringement.

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slHere Comes Passbook: Latest Leak Points To NFC-Equipped Next-Gen iPhonehttp://techcrunch.com/2012/08/27/here-comes-passbook-latest-leak-points-to-nfc-equipped-next-gen-iphoneRUMOR MILL

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Piecing together sixth-gen iPhone rumors: what we know so farhttp://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/08/piecing-together-sixth-gen-iphone-rumors-what-we-know-so-far/

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- Macotakara identifying the square component leaked in photos with an EMI covering, as an NFC sensor.
- photos were leaked from the same Photobucket account as those leaked front casing pics we saw back in Mid-July. These images, both the earlier, more bare-bones pictures of the front casing and these further assembled pictures, also match up with images leaked from other sources.
- pictures published by iLab (the ones that supposedly capture a fully assembled iPhone 5) seem to have an empty space next to the now-centered FaceTime camera, meant to house a sensor. Based on this latest leak, it would appear that much-awaited NFC will fill that hole.
- Passbook in iOS 6: boarding passes, tickets, and coupons in one place
It works with other apps that make natural sense, like the Starbucks store app or various apps to buy movie tickets with. Brands include Starbucks, Fandango, United, Amtrak, and Apple Store of course.
-Shows gate changes, account balances, etc. as pop-ups on lock screen.

- BIG UPDATES (STILL RUMORED):
1. LTE
2. Ars Technica doesn't see need for A5X chip, but rumors speculate on quad-core A6. keeping up with the Jonses?
3. Screen "in-touch" cell sensing. Thinner glass, better res for user. Apple is making the screen larger by extending its vertical dimension. This would make the screen a 16:9 proportion, with 1136 x 640 pixels.
4. 30-pin dock getting smaller. rumors go as low as 8 pins
5. better sensor on camera? nobody complains about the camera, it could probably be left alone
6. nano-SIM
7. battery - not a lot of room, with LTE battery life might be issue. better power management?
8. headphone jack on the bottom

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tmAfter meeting with Apple execs, analyst expects no television solution any time soonhttp://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/08/24/message-from-apple-execs-no-tv-solution-any-time-soon/

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Apple exec: Television may not be in the cards for nowhttp://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57499848-37/apple-exec-television-may-not-be-in-the-cards-for-now/

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Fortune reports Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves spoke with Apple CFO peter Oppenheimer and SVP Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue about Apple TV plans
- "Unfortunately for Apple and for consumers, acquiring rights for traditional broadcast and cable network content outside of the current bundled model is virtually impossible because the content is owned by a relatively small group of companies that have little interest in alternative models for their most valuable content."
- We've seen these transition can be relatively easy (books) or painful and difficult (music).
-QUESTION: If not Apple who?

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iaSamsung unveils Galaxy Player 5.8, pockets everywhere brace for impacthttp://www.engadget.com/2012/08/27/samsung-unveils-galaxy-player-5-8/

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Apple May Be Redesigning The iPod Nano To Let You Stream Music From iTunes
http://www.businessinsider.com/new-ipod-nano-may-have-wi-fi-2012-8

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- Samsung introduced the Galaxy Player 5.8
- The device has a 5.8-inch LCD, res of 960 x540
- Android 4.0
- 16GB and 32GB variants with microSD slots
- Front facing camera (VGA)

gen discussion: where's the line between tablet and media player? when does the PMP die?
BI citing a report on the Japanese blog Macotakara:
- Next iPod nano to get Wi-Fi, direct downloads from iTunes, iTunes Match capabilities

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slFacebook Reveals Gehry Design for Ambitious New Campushttp://www.pcworld.com/article/261408/facebook_reveals_gehry_design_for_ambitious_new_campus.html

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Facebook campus to include 10-acre roomhttp://www.tgdaily.com/business-and-law-features/65715-facebook-campus-to-include-10-acre-room

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- Frank Gehry to design FB custom-built campus. Gehry built the Guggenheim Museum in Bilboa, Spain and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles
- current HQ used to be Sun's HQ
- room for 3,400 engineers in a single building with reconfigurable work and meeting space, living roof. 420,000 square feet, or a mind-blowing ten acres.
- parcel of land already owned by FB across the street from current campus in Menlo Park. A tunnel already connects the two pieces of ground and that will be used by staff moving between the two.
- needs city of Menlo Park approval, submitting today. residents have been vocal about traffic woes
- pending local approval, ground breaking on the campus in early 2013. It will take about two years to build.
To the northern side of two buildings are what appear to be water slides -- something that wouldn't be totally out of place in the Internet corporate culture of Silicon Valley -- but their actual purpose is less exciting. They are curving walkways that will take people from the office space to the parking structure that will sit underneath the building.

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Amazon will announce a set-top box, like the Google TV. Since they
have been focussed on improving their Amazon Prime offering a set-top
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Hey TNT crew

Just wanted to point out that Facebook's "old" iOS (and current Android) app was *not* HTML5, so it makes me sad panda when I hear about people suggesting that HTML5 is slower. Here's why:

The app originates from Apache Cordova, a project designed to enable developers to write code in HTML, CSS and Javascript and "convert" them to lower level languages like Objective-C. This means that they can run as compiled apps on multiple platforms. Cordova does this by wrapping your code in a Web View object within a native app - effectively a running a mini browser in your app which can display your HTML. It also gives hooks into the OS's capabilities that are not provided by the browser, such as camera access. Sounds great, what's the problem? This Web View is never as fast or as efficient as a real browser, as it is not considered a priority by the OS developers. 

Secondly, the moniker "HTML5" is probably a close second to "4G" in the misused words category. HTML5 refers to a collection of separate technologies and APIs that are slowly being built into browsers. It is not some sort of magical wand that suddenly turns your website into rainbows and unicorns. The majority of the spec is either not supported by all browsers (especially mobile browsers) or incomplete.

tl;dr version: Tom's right - web apps are difficult right now, but will beat native apps eventually, and HTML5 is a hideously misused term.

Love the show though,

Ali (a.k.a. fortythieves in chat)

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