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August 7, 2014, 8:55 AM

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Alexandra Alter / New York Times:
Google partners with Barnes & Noble for same-day book deliveries from stores in West LA, SF Bay Area, and Manhattan  —  Google and Barnes & Noble Unite to Take on Amazon  —  Google and Barnes & Noble are joining forces to tackle their mutual rival Amazon, zeroing in on a service …
Katherine Clarke / NY Daily News:
Microsoft in talks for flashy Fifth Ave. store: sources  —  Tech giant would go head to head with Apple on prime Manhattan retail strip  —  Tech giant Microsoft is in negotiations to open its first ever New York City retail store on Fifth Ave., sources told the Daily News.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Krebs says report on the theft of 1.2B email accounts is “for real”, having seen the data  —  Q&A on the Reported Theft of 1.2B Email Accounts  —  My phone and email have been flooded with questions and interview requests from various media outlets since security consultancy …
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Android “L” Release Will Very Likely Include Multiple User Support For Phones  —  Earlier today, someone decided to post to the Android issue tracker complaining about the lack of multiuser support for smartphones.  Within a few hours, a developer at Google responded and closed the issue …
Aditi Pai / mobihealthnews:
Practice Fusion acquires after-hours patient-physician consultations company Ringadoc  —  San Francisco-based Practice Fusion, which offers electronic health records and patient management software company, has acquired after-hours virtual visits company Ringadoc for an undisclosed sum.
Sue Decker / HBR.org:
Ex-Yahoo president Sue Decker on investing in Alibaba and learning from doing business in China  —  An Insider's Account of the Yahoo-Alibaba Deal  —  Editor's note: When the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba goes public, as it will soon, Yahoo will earn many times its significant original stake …
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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Google Acquires Emu, An IM Client With Siri-Like Intelligence  —  Google has acquired Emu, a new mobile messaging application that just exited beta earlier this year.  Emu was at heart an IM client, but it differentiated itself from the crowded market with smart features that incorporated …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Pinterest Rolls Out Messaging So Pinners Can Have Conversations Around Shared Pins  —  Pinterest today is unveiling a new way users can communicate, collaborate and share with one another.  With the launch of a new messaging feature, users will be able to keep discussions going on Pinterest around …
Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom:
The Hesse era at Sprint was a 7-year struggle with Nextel and bad network decisions  —  History isn't going judge Dan Hesse's tenure kindly, but many of the problems Hesse faced weren't of his own making.  And instead of fixing Sprint's cultural flaws when he took over, SoftBank's Masayoshi Son only reinforced them.
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Michael McWhertor / Polygon:
Twitch implements YouTube-like system for blocking copyrighted audio  —  Twitch users now need to be more vigilant about the music they play while making gameplay videos.  Starting today, Twitch is now scanning videos for unauthorized third-party audio — in-game and ambient music — and automatically muting that content.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Gmail now surfaces Unsubscribe links to the top of emails  —  Google today released a neat feature for those who like to reduce the number of emails they receive.  In short, Gmail will now surface the Unsubscribe link in certain emails to the top, beside the sender's email address.

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