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July 31, 2012, 5:55 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 …
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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 …
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 …
More: Betabeat and 9to5GoogleTweets: @randizuckerberg
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:
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.
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.”
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.
Aaron Levie / The Box Blog:
Why Box Is Raising $125 Million to Change the Enterprise  —  “Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.”  - Popular Mechanics, 1949.  —  We're at the beginning of a transformative and discontinuous shift in the enterprise landscape.  The confluence of mobile, social …
More: CNETThanks:@box_europe
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.
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Spotify announces 4m paying subscribers, from 15m active users globally  —  On the same day Spotify rolled out mobile radio for Android devices, the music-streaming giant has now announced some interesting new figures.  —  At today's Global Business Summit on Creative Content in London …
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
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:
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 …
John Koetsier / VentureBeat:
HootSuite digs deeper into enterprise via integrations with Zendesk, Storify, and Evernote  —  Today HootSuite is announcing three new integrations with Zendesk, Storify, and Evernote.  In addition, the company is now officially saying that “nearly five million” people are using its social media management tools globally.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Still Protesting?  Facebook Will Soon Force You To Switch To Timeline  —  Over the next few months, anyone still refusing to voluntarily switch to the Timeline profile redesign will be automatically migrated, Facebook tells me.  Users could choose to adopt the redesign starting in January …

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