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August 4, 2014, 10:30 AM

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Benny Evangelista / San Francisco Chronicle:
NFL teams will use heavily modified Surface tablets on the sidelines to view and annotate photos of opponents' formations  —  NFL players to use tablet computers during games  —  NFL adds tablet computers, secure wireless networks to assist players, coaches and officials during games [ …
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Q&A with Pinterest's Evan Sharp on the company's function, competitors, and ambition  —  What Is Pinterest?  A Database of Intentions  —  Evan Sharp, one of the co-founders of Pinterest, delves into what the wildly popular image-collecting site is really about, and what it's likely to do in the future.
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Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Google Spotted Explicit Images Of A Child In A Man's Email And Tipped Off The Authorities  —  A Houston man has been arrested after Google sent a tip to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children saying the man had explicit images of a child in his email, according to Houston police.
Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom:
Why these startups think chat apps are the next big thing in workplace collaboration  —  The big cloud storage companies like Amazon and the file-sync players like Box aren't the only ones rolling out work-collaboration features; there's a host of startups generating a lot of interest …
Tanvi Misra / NPR:
Google faces challenges in trying to support every written language with its Noto font family  —  Can Google Build A Typeface To Support Every Written Language?  —  Google has taken on its fair share of ambitious projects — digitizing millions and millions of books, mapping the whole world, pioneering self-driving cars.
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Tim Carmody / kottke.org:
The problem with OKCupid is the problem with the social web  —  Hi, everybody!  Tim Carmody here, guest-hosting for Jason this week.  —  On Monday, I tried to list some reasons why OKCupid's self-acknowledged experiments on its users didn't seem to be stirring up the same outrage that Facebook's had.
David Meyer / Gigaom:
Germany's Bauer Media launches $134M European startup fund  —  Like peers such as Axel Springer, the German magazine-publishing giant Bauer Media has been branching out into the digital world as an investor, notably in Swedish health startup Lifesum earlier this year.

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