July 31, 2012, 3:15 PM

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Chris Jones / The Microsoft Office Blog:
Introducing - Modern Email for the Next Billion Mailboxes  —  Recently, we talked about how we've reimagined cloud services for Windows 8 and Windows Phone.  And we described new apps for Windows 8, updates to SkyDrive, and how cloud services power the new Office Preview …
Tom Warren / The Verge: an all-new Metro style Hotmail with Skype video calling  —  Microsoft is also tying together its new email service with support for the latest mobile and smartphone devices, along with a tightly integrated aspect to Windows 8.  If you're an user and you sign …
Amy Willis / Telegraph:
London Olympics 2012: Twitter 'alerted NBC to British journalist's critical tweets'  —  Twitter employees alerted NBC staff to a British journalist's tweets and showed them how to file a complaint against him, the television network has revealed.  —  Gary Zenkel and Matt Lauer …
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
Twitter restores the account of journalist suspended over NBC Olympics protest  —  Following yesterday's suspension of Guy Adams' Twitter account (the Independent's LA correspondent), Twitter has revived the account — likely due to mass complaints from the public and media.
Dallas Mahrt / Hulu Blog:
Hulu Plus Arrives on Apple TV  —  Keeping up with the latest episode of Family Guy, MasterChef and New Girl on Hulu Plus just got a little easier.  And my living room just got a whole lot happier.  —  Hulu Plus arrives on Apple TV today.  —  To start watching Hulu Plus shows instantly, find “Hulu Plus” on the Apple TV home screen.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
The 7 men and 3 women who will decide Apple v. Samsung  —  They include a social worker, a systems engineer and a would-be video game designer  —  FORTUNE — Oh to be a fly on the wall in the jury room for this case.  —  After more than two years of thermonuclear rhetoric …
Kellex / Droid Life:
Official Nexus 7 Accessory Lineup Leaks, POGO Dock and Premium Leather Case Incoming  —  According to leaked slides obtained by Nordic Hardware, the Nexus 7 accessory lineup is about to get a lot more interesting.  —  You know those pogo pins on the side of the device?
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube to Double Down on Its ‘Channel’ Experiment  —  YouTube has launched nearly 100 new online video “channels” so far this year, attracting talent such as actor Amy Poehler to create or star in original episodes that can draw new audiences-and blue-chip advertisers-to the Google website.
Justin Sink / Hillicon Valley:
Romney campaign to announce VP selection via smartphone app  —  Mitt Romney's campaign announced Tuesday that supporters can sign up to be the first to learn of the presumptive Republican nominee's vice presidential choice by downloading a new smartphone app.
David Meyer / GigaOM:
App Store infested with zombie software, claims analytics startup Adeven  —  Zombies may provide a perennial source of material for mobile games, but no developer actually wants their app to be the walking dead.  Nonetheless, according to new mobile analytics and ad verification firm Adeven …
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Sony Xperia Tablet leaks: Tegra 3 SoC, Surface-style keyboard case, starts at $449.99  —  The successor to the Sony Tablet S has been leaked through what seem to be internal slides on German news site Mobiflip.  The slides reveal a thinner, lighter, and more powerful tablet that refines the Tablet S' folded-magazine aesthetic.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Box Raises $125 Million Growth Round Led by General Atlantic  —  The reports that Box, the cloud-based enterprise file-sharing and collaboration service that's been growing like the mythical beanstalk in Jack's back yard has been raising capital again are true.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
First insider trading lawsuit filed against Zynga after executives cash out  —  When Zynga went public in December of 2011 at $10 a share, employees and early investors were “locked up,” banned from selling their shares until May 28th, 2012.  But a select group of insiders got underwriters Morgan Stanley …
Donna Tam / CNET:
Yahoo Mail down or slow for some users  —  The company says it is working to fix the problem, but for now the e-mail service, and other parts of the site, may be “inaccessible or slow” for some people.  —  Follow @DonnaYTam  —  Updated, 11:23 a.m. PT.  —  Yahoo said it's working to correct …
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
IPhone's Russian Carrier Blames ‘Dictatorship’ For $1,000 Price  —  OAO Mobile TeleSystems (MTSS), the iPhone's biggest wireless carrier in Russia, criticized Apple Inc. (AAPL) for not cutting the device's $1,000-plus price in the country and being too strict about how it's sold.
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