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August 21, 2012, 12:15 PM

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Jonathan Watson / Skype Blogs:
Updates to Skype for iPhone & Skype for iPad Improves Performance & Adds Photo Sharing  —  Millions of people use Skype for iPhone or Skype for iPad each month.  Today, with updates to both apps, we are introducing a frequently requested feature: Photo Sharing for iOS.
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Apple and Samsung CEOs did speak but ‘there was no resolution’  —  We'd heard rumors that the CEOs of Apple and Samsung were getting together today for one last court-mandated meeting, but their discussion proved unfruitful.  Samsung attorney Kevin Johnson just told Judge Lucy Koh that “The CEOs did speak... There was no resolution.”
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Why passwords have never been weaker—and crackers have never been stronger  —  In late 2010, Sean Brooks received three e-mails over a span of 30 hours warning that his accounts on LinkedIn, Battle.net, and other popular websites were at risk.  He was tempted to dismiss them as hoaxes …
More: Gizmodo and Boing Boing
Fred Wilson / A VC:
Lockups and Insider Selling  —  There is a lot of sturm und drang out there in the worlds of social media, finacial media, and just plain media about all the lockups coming off and all the insider selling going on in some big internet stocks.  As someone who has played this game a few times, I tought I'd post some thoughts about this.
Ryan Mac / Forbes:
Amazon Web Services Blog:
Amazon Glacier: Archival Storage for One Penny Per GB Per Month  —  You Need Glacier  —  I'm going to bet that you (or your organization) spend a lot of time and a lot of money archiving mission-critical data.  No matter whether you're currently using disk, optical media or tape-based storage …
Twitter Blog:
Bootstrap 2.1 and counting  —  A year ago we introduced the world to Twitter Bootstrap, a sleek and powerful open source project that helps you build awesome stuff on the web with speed, ease and style.  Bootstrap was made to help our engineers improve the tools we use to run Twitter internally …
Graham Spencer / MacStories:
The Rise Of Third Party Services And Fall Of Google In iOS  —  When Apple introduced iOS 6 to the world at this year's WWDC, one of the most talked about moves was Apple's decision to step away from their partnership with Google Maps and create their own maps app.
More: PhoneArena
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Ofcom approves Everything Everywhere's early UK rollout of 4G services starting September 11  —  We discussed there could be a possibility of 4G services launching in the UK before the end of the year, and now the UK's communications regulator Ofcom has announced it will allow that to happen …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Samsung invests $4bn in U.S. chip-making plant renovation  —  Summary: In a major investment, Samsung will throw its weight behind a U.S. plant in order to build more chips for smartphones, as the world's largest phone maker seeks to meet growing demand.  —  Zack Whittaker
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
7 Is The New 10?  Google Showing Fewer Results & More From Same Domain  —  It looks as if Google is testing a move away from showing the traditional 10 listings to only displaying seven, and it also appears that it's even easier than ever for one site to dominates all those results.  —  7 Blue Links
Brian X. Chen / NYT Bits:
AT&T's FaceTime Restrictions Could Be Violating F.C.C. Rules  —  When Apple releases its next version of its mobile operating system iOS this fall, iPhone customers will have the option to place FaceTime video calls over the cellular network, whereas before they could do so only on Wi-Fi.
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
END OF AN ERA: Once-Dominant VC Firm Kleiner Perkins Gets Blown Up In Groupon, Zynga, And Facebook  —  One of the big developments in Silicon Valley in recent years has been a quiet passing of a torch from the venture capital firms that dominated the tech-investing world in the 1990s to a new group that is eating the old group's lunch.

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Microsoft:
Changing the world, 1 billion sensors at a time  —  What would you do if you had a billion sensors?  Design students around the world tackled that question at Design Expo.  Take a look at some of the fascinating projects …
Freshdesk:
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VMware:
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