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July 31, 2012, 1:35 PM

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Chris Jones / The Microsoft Office Blog:
Introducing Outlook.com - 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:
Outlook.com: 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 Outlook.com user and you sign …
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.
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 …
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Spotify launches unlimited free radio for Android users in the US  —  About a month after Spotify launched its unlimited free radio feature for iOS users in the US, the company today announced the same deal for Android users.  This is the first time Spotify has allowed Android users to listen …
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Samsung readying 11.8-inch tablet with ‘retina’ display, say court documents  —  Court documents made public in the epic Apple v. Samsung trial that kicked off in California today reveal that Samsung is working on a tablet codenamed “P10” that would include LTE connectivity and an 11.8-inch display at 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA) resolution.
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.
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Facebook introducing ‘save for later’ feature  —  Facebook is reportedly rolling out an update to its mobile platform that allows users to save friends' posts for reading later.  According to iMore, users will soon see a notification letting them know that they can 'press and hold anywhere …
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.
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.
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?
Blogger Buzz:
Socialize and grow your blog with Google+  —  Blogger lets you share your thoughts, grow your readership, and engage with your audience.  But we want to make Blogger even better by letting you tap into the growing Google+ community.  Today, we're adding a new “Google+” tab in the Blogger dashboard …
Heather Smith / Bloomberg:
Google Asked For Street View Data By French Privacy Agency  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) was asked to provide France's data-protection authority with information gathered through its Street View service, which it should have deleted after a 2011 fine.  —  The request came four days …
Kristen Nicole / SiliconANGLE:
Siri Meets Foursquare with Saga Roll Out  —  Saga is not another Siri clone, per se.  It's more similar to Google Now and the recently launched Friday app, offering a utility that intelligently pins down data based on any number of metrics, most prominently your location, and displays it to the user with actionized intent.
DealBook:
Alibaba Is Said to Be Close to Raising $8 Billion  —  Some American Internet companies may be unpopular with investors these days, but a Chinese one is finding plenty of takers.  —  The Alibaba Group, a Chinese e-commerce giant, is close to completing a more than $8 billion round of financing …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Hiptype wants to be the Google Analytics for ebooks  —  Retailers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble are already collecting data about how users are consuming ebooks on their platforms — but the book publishers themselves have no access to that retailer data, and they often have no idea who's reading …

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