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July 31, 2012, 5:25 PM

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Twitter Blog:
Our approach to Trust & Safety and private information  —  We want to take a moment to explain some of our general Trust and Safety policies and procedures, and address the specific case at hand that has unfolded over the past 48-hours (we normally don't address matters pertaining …
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
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 …
Owen Thomas / Business Insider:
Mark Zuckerberg's Sister Arielle Now Works For Google  —  Google's acquisition of Wildfire Interactive, one of Facebook's top marketing partners, is awkward for the social network on a business level.  —  But it's even more awkward on a personal level.  —  That's because one of Facebook …
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.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Hulu, Apple Finally Get It Together: Hulu Plus Comes to Apple TV, Lets You Subscribe With iTunes  —  Here's how to make Apple TV less of a hobby: Add more content.  —  Like this: Today Hulu Plus subscribers can finally start using the service on Apple's Web TV peripheral, via a software update Apple pushed out overnight.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
The Daily Lays Off a Third of Its Staff  —  The Daily, News Corp.'s attempt to create a digital newspaper for the iPad age, is laying off nearly a third of its staff.  —  The publisher plans to tell its workers today that it will fire 50 of its 170 employees, according to people familiar with The Daily's plans.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Apple: Samsung Took the Easy Road and Copied Us  —  With a jury picked, Samsung and Apple are getting their first opportunity to make their case in the landmark patent infringement trial in San Jose.  —  Both companies are suing one another for patent infringement, with Apple seeking billions …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
FCC to Verizon: Don't block tethering apps.  Verizon settles for $1.25M  —  Verizon customers will soon have the option of downloading Android apps that let them turn their phone into a mobile hotspot -apps that Verizon blocked initially because it didn't want customers circumventing its $20 a month mobile hot spot fee.
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
FTC votes to penalize Google $22.5 million for Safari cookies  —  (Reuters) - Regulators will require Google Inc to pay a civil penalty of $22.5 million to settle charges that it bypassed the privacy settings of customers using Apple Inc's Safari browser, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
More: CNET, The Verge, 9to5Mac and BGR
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?
More: ZDNet
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.
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Google suspends Nexus Q launch, will send free dev devices to pre-order customers  —  Google has just let us know that it is delaying the launch of the Nexus Q as it works to improve the device.  The Nexus Q order page on Google Play has been taken down, and now simply leaves customers with a note that the device “is coming soon.”
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 …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Amazon Updates Cloud Player: Scan & Match Imports, 256 Kbps Audio Upgrades, Premium Accounts  —  Amazon just updated its Cloud Player music storage service with a number of interesting new features, including an iTunes Match-like scan and match technology that allows Amazon to just scan …

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