Billboard Hot 100 Singles – Week of Sep 01, 2012

1. Taylor Swift, “We ARe Never Ever Getting Back Together”
2. Flo Rida, “Whistle”
3. Ellie Goulding, “Lights”
4. Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”

5. Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
6. fun., “Some Nights”
7. Maroon 5 f/ Wiz Khalifa, “Payphone”
8. Justin Bieber f/ Big Sean, “As Long As You Love Me”
9. Maroon 5, “One More Night”
10.David Guetta f/ Sia, “Titanium”

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Verdict Shows Samsung Needs to Copy Apple Design

By Adam Satariano, Olga Kharif and Jun Yang

Following last month’s verdict saying Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) infringed Apple Inc. (AAPL) mobile-phone patents, the Korean electronics company faces pressure to copy another attribute of the iPhone maker: its focus on design.

The California jury ruling reinforced Samsung’s image as a follower rather than a trendsetter. The prospect of a ban on eight phones in the U.S. and a damages bill of more than $3 billion ratchets up pressure on Samsung to overhaul how it crafts handsets and give its design team freer rein to take risks. Yet creating the conditions for such a fundamental culture shift won’t be easy and any payoff uncertain in an industry whose creative standard was set by the late Steve Jobs.
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Henry Cavill Speaks On The Pressure Of Playing The Man Of Steel

Andrew Dyce

Every little boy dreams of being him, and every grown man, well…some things never change. The chance to actually play Superman on film is an honor bestowed upon few in history, and Henry Cavill is aware of just how many doors can be opened should Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel reboot be a success.

Great opportunities come at the cost of great risks, and Cavill is all too aware of just how many people could be let down if his performance as the Man of Steel is found lacking. With all that pressure on his all-too-human shoulders, Cavill is focusing on his own concerns for the film, not those of comic book fandom.
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Apple’s Sept. 12 iPhone 5 event: What to expect

The date is set and expectations are high. What will emerge from next week’s event? Here’s what is likely, and what isn’t, about the new iPhone.

by Scott Stein

The wait is almost over.

Apple has officially announced a September 12 press event in San Francisco, confirming months of rumors. And the invitation (reproduced above) leaves little doubt that the event will be the rollout of the iPhone 5 (or whatever name Apple chooses for its sixth-generation iPhone).

Rarely has a product ever been so analyzed, so rumored, and so leaked as Apple’s next-gen phone. Not a day, or even an hour, goes by without a new picture of the rumored case, screen, connector jack, even headphones. Has all the excitement already been spilled, or is there something completely different yet to come? Here’s a rundown, all rumors aside, of what to expect.

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Oracle appeals $306 mn settlement in SAP lawsuit

US software giant Oracle is appealing a $306 million settlement in its marathon copyright infringement lawsuit against German rival SAP, court documents show.

The current settlement amount, set on August 3, is less than a quarter of the $1.3 billion SAP had been originally ordered to pay the Silicon Valley giant by a jury in November 2010.

But US District Court Judge Phyllis Hamilton slashed the amount last year to $272 million, saying the jury’s award was “grossly excessive”.

Oracle rejected the amount and made its case through the courts.

The case dates back to 2007, when Oracle accused SAP subsidiary TomorrowNow of a massive scheme to download and copy its software.

Last month, the two firms agreed to the $306 million figure — but with the understanding that it was simply a maneuver to end the case in the lower courts and allow an appeal to proceed.

The latest appeal was made to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Nokia Lumia 920 to include wireless charging, 32GB storage, and 8-megapixel camera

By Tom Warren

Nokia will introduce its latest Lumia 920 handset at a special event with Microsoft on Wednesday September 5th, we have learned. Images of the Lumia 920 leaked last week and we have been able to confirm them with multiple sources.

The Lumia 920 will be Nokia’s new flagship Windows Phone and will include some impressive hardware specifications to match. According to sources familiar with the company’s Windows Phone plans, Nokia is packaging wireless charging with its Lumia 920.
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Billboard Hot 100 Singles – Week of Aug 25, 2012

1. Flo Rida, “Whistle”
2. Ellie Goulding, “Lights”
3. Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”

4. Katy Perry, “Wide Awake”
5. Maroon 5 f/ Wiz Khalifa, “Payphone”
6. Gotye f/ Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used To Know”
7. David Guetta f/ Sia, “Titanium”
8. fun., “Some Nights”
9. Phillip Phillips, “Home”
10.Rihanna, “Where Have You Been”

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Jay-Z joins Pearl Jam on stage for ’99 Problems’

By JOHN CARUCCI

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pearl Jam has closed the two-day Budweiser Made In America Festival, but not before the man who put it all together joined the band on stage.

After frontman Eddie Vedder thanked Jay-Z for the festival, the megastar came out and joined the group for a rocking version of “99 Problems.”

Pearl Jam performed an intense 25-song set that saw tens of thousands of fans jumping, dancing, and singing to its well-known tracks including “Alive,” ”Better Man,” and “Jeremy.” The group also covered the Clash’s “Know Your Rights,” and The Who’s “Love Reign O’er Me.”

Fittingly, the band ended with Neil Young’s “Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World.”

In keeping with the festival theme, Vedder said he wants to see more made in America wares and encouraged people to vote.

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