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August 1, 2012, 7:30 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:
Releasing Windows 8 - August 1, 2012  —  Today marks an important milestone in the Windows 8 project.  The Windows 8 team is proud to share with you that a short while ago we started releasing Windows 8 to PC OEM and manufacturing partners.  This means our next milestone will be the availability …
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 …
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.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
HP Wins Key Ruling in Itanium Lawsuit With Oracle  —  The judge hearing the lawsuit between Hewlett-Packard and Oracle has ruled that the software giant is bound by its commitment to continue making software that is compatible with Intel's Itanium server chip.
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 …
Aditya Agarwal / The Dropbox Blog:
Security update & new features  —  A couple weeks ago, we started getting emails from some users about spam they were receiving at email addresses used only for Dropbox.  We've been working hard to get to the bottom of this, and want to give you an update.  —  Our investigation found …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Craigslist Now Wants Your Postings Under ‘Exclusive’ Terms: Padmapper Fallout Continues  —  Another development in the ongoing Craigslist data scraping story: Craigslist has added in a new proviso for those posting ads, telling them that Craigslist now becomes the “exclusive licensee” of the content in that ad.
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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