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August 12, 2012, 3:55 PM

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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
uTorrent Becomes Ad-Supported to Rake in Millions  —  uTorrent for Windows saw its first public release in September 2005 and soon became the most widely used BitTorrent application.  Today over 125 million users worldwide use the client regularly and this number continues to rise.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Demonoid Domains Go Up For Sale  —  With an army of passionate fans, Demonoid was spoken about fondly by many in the torrent community.  Just two weeks ago it was one of the world's largest and most thriving torrent sites but a DDoS and hacker attack followed by a police raid brought it to its knees.
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Fox sues to shut down Aereo copycat over TV streaming  —  Broadcasters have been battling for months to shut down Aereo, a service that uses dime-size antennas to stream TV to Apple devices.  Now, the fight has taken a strange new twist.  [Note: this post has been updated with BarryDriller comments]
Kevin Rawlinson / The Independent:
Google chiefs could face MPs over tax avoidance schemes  —  Google chiefs face the prospect of being hauled before MPs to explain themselves over their tax avoidance schemes, the Independent has learned.  A member of the Treasury Select Committee called the company's practices …
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Matthew Wong / Venture Capital Dispatch:
VCs Tune In to YouTube Channels  —  Producer and director Brian Robbins started AwesomenessTV six months ago to provide streaming shows ranging from a version of “The View” for teenage girls to a program featuring sports highlights and bloopers hosted by NBA star Blake Griffin.
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Spotify Radio for desktop gets thumbs up/down feature, letting you sync the songs you like across devices  —  Spotify enabled mobile radio on iOS a month ago, with the same functionality landing on Android last week.  —  Spotify Radio lets users create radio stations based on any artist, album or playlist.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Outlook.com team hints at IMAP support, admits Mac client support 'isn't great'  —  Microsoft launched its all-new Outlook.com late last month, but Mac users and fans of IMAP were left out in the cold.  Although Microsoft has never officially supported IMAP in Hotmail, a large number of users have always called for its inclusion.

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