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August 7, 2014, 1:20 PM

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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 …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Google adds 36 university campuses across the US and Canada to Street View  —  Google today announced it has added 36 new university campuses across the US and Canada to Street View in Google Maps.  Want to go on a tour of a school without actually driving there and you know, walking?  Done.
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
uBeam wireless charging technology, which uses ultrasound to charge portable electronics, expected to be on shelves within 2 years  —  Wireless Charging, at a Distance, Moves Forward for uBeam  —  LOS ANGELES — When Meredith Perry, 25, started studying astrobiology at the University of Pennsylvania …
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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Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Google to Boost Encrypted Websites in Rankings  —  Move Aims to Prod Developers to Adopt Technology That Protects Against Hackers  —  Google Inc. wants to reward websites that are more secure.  —  The world's most popular search engine said it is now giving bonus points in its ranking algorithm to Web pages that are encrypted.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's Windows ‘Threshold’ expected to add virtual desktops, drop charms  —  Summary: Microsoft is going to do more than reintroduce a Start menu as part of its plan to make Windows 9, a k a ‘Threshold,’ more appealing to Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 users.
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.
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
DHS background check contractor USIS hacked, personal information of employees likely stolen  —  DHS contractor suffers major computer breach, officials say  —  A major U.S. contractor that conducts background checks for the Department of Homeland Security has suffered a computer breach …
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Scribd overhauls its ebook subscription service to help you find interesting reads  —  All-you-can-read subscription ebook service Scribd has received an overhaul with new smart discovery features that should help you browse for new content to read.  The new look launches today on the Web …
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 …

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