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August 1, 2012, 9:45 PM

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Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Windows 8 has reached the RTM milestone  —  Today, I am excited to announce that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM)!  This means we've completed the product development and testing of the product and have started handing off the final code to our OEM partners.
Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Dalton Caldwell:
Dear Mark Zuckerberg … On June 13, 2012, at 4:30 p.m., I attended a meeting at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, California.  In addition to myself, the meeting was attended by executives at Facebook with the following titles: “VP, Engineering & Products”, “VP, Partnerships”,"VP …
Owen Thomas / Business Insider:
As Twitter Goes To War With Its Developers, Flipboard CEO Mike McCue Quits The Board  —  Flipboard CEO Mike McCue has left Twitter's board of directors.  —  He just tweeted his thanks to Twitter CEO Dick Costolo and cofounders Ev Williams and Jack Dorsey.  —  AllThingsD's Mike Isaac …
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Amazon Instant Video app for iPad hits the App Store with offline viewing and Prime streaming  —  Click to view slideshow.  —  Just 24 hours after Hulu started popping up on Apple TV, We now see Amazon's Instant Video Store in the App Store for iPad.  It looks like a full app capable …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Psst.  Facebook Turned On Its App Center Worldwide Overnight [Updated]  —  Facebook took one more step further in its global ambitions today: the social network has now made its App Center, the storefront for Facebook desktop and mobile applications, available in every country where Facebook is.
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
With Three Key Exits, Facebook's Top Talent Departures Continue  —  The question on everyone's minds after Facebook's May IPO — How long till the brain drain starts?  —  Apparently, not that long.  Ethan Beard, director of platform partnerships at Facebook, announced on Wednesday via Facebook that he will soon leave the company.
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Google Wallet goes cloud-based, adds remote disable, accepts Visa, American Express and Discover  —  Since the rollout of its Wallet product, Google has been partnered with MasterCard and the credit card company's PayPass product.  But today, Google tells us that the platform is opening up …
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
After Conquering Yahoo, Dan Loeb Wrote A Victory Letter To His Investors - We Have A Copy  —  Way back in the first quarter, hedge fund manager Dan Loeb bought a huge stake in Yahoo, and then launched a proxy war on its board.  —  Eventually, Loeb targeted Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson …
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Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Silk lands $1.6 million from NEA and Atomico to improve its structured data service  —  Silk recently launched its nifty Web app, which lets users collect, sort, visualize and store rich information in a structured way, in public beta.  —  Today, the Dutch startup behind the service …

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