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August 14, 2012, 7:35 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 …
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 …
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).
More: GigaOM, NYT Bits and AllThingsD
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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 …
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.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Uber Hit With Cease And Desist In Boston, Promises To Continue “Full Speed Ahead”  —  Uber is facing heat from yet another city it operates in, this time receiving a cease and desist letter in Boston.  On its blog today, Uber revealed that the letter came from the Division of Standards …
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

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