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August 15, 2012, 4:40 AM

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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).
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
iPad mini will look like a large iPod touch with smaller side bezels [Gallery]  —  Nexus 7 vs. iPad Mini mockup made from Sizeall comparisons  —  Over the past few weeks we've gotten a number of tips from sources we have reason to believe have knowledge of Apple's plans on the upcoming iPad Mini.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Thinking This iPad Mini Thing Even Througher  —  Last month I tried to think this smaller iPad thing all the way through.  Didn't quite make it all the way through, though, so let's dig deeper.  —  We've got the display.  7.85 inches diagonally, 1024 × 768 pixels at 163 PPI …
More: iMore and ForbesTweets: @gruberThanks:@vkpedia
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 …
Ian King / Bloomberg:
Toshiba Cancels Windows RT Devices on Delay in Getting Parts  —  Toshiba Corp. (6502) canceled previously announced plans to sell computer and tablet devices based on Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)'s Windows RT operating system because of a delay in getting components.
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.
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 …
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Top Samsung designer denies copying iOS icons while patent expert says Apple design patents should be invalidated  —  In continued Apple v. Samsung court proceedings, a top Samsung designer denied copying Apple's icons, and an expert witness said the Cupertino company's design patents should be invalidated due to prior art.
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
The Kevin Rose reboot: Our first look at Google's newest VC  —  “I want to find the next Facebook when it's just Mark Zuckerberg.”  —  That statement from Kevin Rose pretty much sums up his life's ambition these days.  The Diggnation poster boy of yore is gone, and a young VC ravenous for the Next Big Thing has taken his place.
Shayndi Raice / Wall Street Journal:
Inside Facebook's Push to Woo Big Advertisers  —  After joining Facebook as vice president of marketing last year, Carolyn Everson made it her mission to win over skeptical ad executives who complained that spending on the giant social network wasn't paying off.
More: Digiday
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Pinterest Goes Big On Mobile: Rolls Out First-Ever Native iPad App, Makes Its Android Debut  —  In a big push to go mobile, Pinterest today rolled out an all-new update to its iOS app, Version 2.0.  This includes an all-new version of Pinterest customized for the iPad.
Scott Stein / CNET:
PlayStation Mobile still aims to take on iOS, Android games  —  Sony's PlayStation Mobile still promises to loosen up the PlayStation brand with added partnerships with Asus and Wikipad, but it isn't a wide-open platform yet.  —  Despite Sony's focus on mobile games via the PlayStation Vita …
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Facebook is countersuing Mitel.  Using old AOL patents.  Which it just bought from Microsoft.  —  Last March, NASDAQ-listed communication and collaboration software maker Mitel Networks (Mitel) hit Facebook with a patent lawsuit.  Now, the social networking giant is retaliating …
More: Gizmodo

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