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August 14, 2012, 2:10 PM

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Chris Jones / The Windows Blog:
A new modern SkyDrive.com, updated apps, and Outlook.com at 10 million users … Over the past months, we've shared our approach to building versatile personal cloud storage that can scale to a billion people.  Today, we're excited to announce the next step towards that vision …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Salesforce.com confirms it has completed the acquisition of Buddy Media  —  Salesforce.com has confirmed that it has completed the acquisition of Buddy Media more than two months after the enterprise software giant first revealed that a $689 million deal to buy the social media-focused site had been reached.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Judge Refuses to Toss Most of Apple's Suit Against Samsung  —  With Apple having finished its primary case, the court took time on Monday to hear Samsung's arguments that the Cupertino-based company failed to meet its legal burden and that the case should be dropped.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Gartner: Global Mobile Sales Down 2%, Smartphones Surge 43%, Apple Stalls As Fans Hold Out For New iPhone  —  Gartner is the latest of the big analyst houses to release its numbers for smartphone and overall mobile sales in Q2.  The picture it paints is one of a market that has, effectively …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Pixel Perfect  —  I've spent my whole life thinking about dots, largely in the form of on-screen pixels.  I remember first seeing a Pac-Man coin-op arcade game, wondering how it worked, and deducing the basic gist: the screen was a matrix of dots, like animated graph paper.  I loved graph paper.
Paul Sloan / CNET:
Building apps for Facebook: A dance with the devil  —  Facebook has created a booming app economy that's made plenty of developers rich.  It's also forcing a lot of them to lose sleep.  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg  —  Dalton Caldwell caused a stir recently when he posted an open letter …
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Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Shares Unlocking  —  An avalanche of privately held Facebook shares could begin hitting the market this week—potentially putting further pressure on the company's stock—as rules expire that have kept some early investors from cashing out.  —  Angel investor Peter Thiel …
Google Research Blog:
Improving Google Patents with European Patent Office patents and the Prior Art Finder  —  At Google, we're constantly trying to make important collections of information more useful to the world.  Since 2006, we've let people discover, search, and read United States patents online.
Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Collaborating to deliver Windows RT PCs … Windows 8 and Windows RT each reached the RTM milestone, and we are hard at work in collaboration with ecosystem partners, including PC manufacturers, Silicon partners, and other component suppliers, to complete high quality Windows RT and Windows 8 PCs that we think you'll love.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Think App.net is just a Twitter clone?  Then you're missing the point  —  Much of the coverage of App.net — the ambitious project from entrepreneur Dalton Caldwell that just raised $500,000 through a Kickstarter-like crowdfunding campaign — has focused on the idea that Caldwell is building a “paid version of Twitter.”
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Flash for Android dies tomorrow, long live the ‘full web experience’  —  In November of last year, Adobe made a surprising about-face on its popular Flash plugin, announcing that it would stop development of Flash for mobile devices.  Tomorrow, Adobe will disable new installs of Flash on Android …
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