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August 14, 2012, 8:30 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 …
Evan Williams / medium.com:
Welcome to Medium  —  We're rethinking publishing and building a new platform from scratch.  This is a preview.  Compared to 1999, the Internet has a come a long way.  It has gone from theoretically to actually central to how many of us live and work (even outside the Internet industry).
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 …
Brad Sams / Neowin:
Microsoft Surface RT to cost $199.99?  Doubts ensue  —  Get out a pinch of salt as a new rumor from Engadget is stating that the Microsoft Surface for Windows RT will cost a budget friendly $199.00.  The source, of course, is anonymous but the price point, which we hope is true …
Mark Allen / Yelp Official Blog:
Yelp: Extreme Home(page) Makeover  —  Ladies and gents, today it's with great pride that we are unveiling a complete redesign of our homepage.  That's right, our new and improved formula shines a bright light on the real star of Yelp, YOU!  —  As Andy Grove once said, complacency breeds failure.
Gregory Ferenstein / TechCrunch:
Khan Academy Launches The Future of Computer Science Education  —  As educators struggle to motivate more students to take up technology-related majors, breakout online education startup, Khan Academy, has a novel approach.  “Computer Science is an intensely creative field,” says Shantanu Sinha …
More: John Resig
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Bad News For Bieber?  Klout Unveils Redesign And A Scoring System That Looks At Real World Influence  —  Klout, the site that aims to measure your online influence, has made some big changes to its scoring system, and it has a new look to match the new algorithm.
Lance Whitney / CNET:
Steve Jobs' Palo Alto home robbed by clueless thief  —  The late Apple co-founder's home was burglarized by an alleged thief who didn't even seem to know whose home he was robbing.  —  The late Steve Jobs  —  The Palo Alto home of the late Steve Jobs was robbed on July 17 of more than $60,000 …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook Says It Now Has 235M Monthly Gamers, App Center Hits 150M Monthly Visitors  —  Facebook's push for more engagement on its platform, to drive advertising and other monetization efforts (and to counterbalance that drooping stock price), is showing some gains, according to updated figures …
David Beren / TmoNews:
Is This T-mobile's First Windows Phone 8 Smartphone?  With LTE?  —  Windows Phone fans, now would be a really great time to pay attention as believe we've discovered T-Mobile's first Windows Phone 8 device — with LTE.  That's right, your eyes are not deceiving you as the user agent string indicates …
Michael Gorman / Engadget:
Telenav's Scout gives iOS users offline navigation in exchange for ten bucks  —  We know that iOS 6 will bless iPhone users with some in-house-made mapping, but that hasn't stopped Telenav from bettering its own Scout navigation offering for Apple's favorite handsets.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Report: 46% Of U.S. Bank Account Holders Will Use Mobile Banking By 2017  —  According to a new Forrester Research report, mobile banking will reach 108 million users in the U.S. by 2017.  That's about 46% of all U.S. bank account holders.  Today, according to Forrester's latest survey …
More: VatorNews and TUAW
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
After Privacy Uproar, Quora Feeds Will No Longer Show Data On What Other Users Have Viewed  —  Updated.  Earlier this month, Q&A site Quora unveiled a new feature, Views.  One of the most noticeable aspects of Views was that it displayed information about the exact posts that other users of the site had looked at in its user feeds.
More: AllThingsD and Quora

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