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July 31, 2012, 2:25 PM

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Chris Jones / The Microsoft Office Blog:
Introducing Outlook.com - Modern Email for the Next Billion Mailboxes  —  Recently, we talked about how we've reimagined cloud services for Windows 8 and Windows Phone.  And we described new apps for Windows 8, updates to SkyDrive, and how cloud services power the new Office Preview …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Outlook.com: an all-new Metro style Hotmail with Skype video calling  —  Microsoft is also tying together its new email service with support for the latest mobile and smartphone devices, along with a tightly integrated aspect to Windows 8.  If you're an Outlook.com user and you sign …
Amy Willis / Telegraph:
London Olympics 2012: Twitter 'alerted NBC to British journalist's critical tweets'  —  Twitter employees alerted NBC staff to a British journalist's tweets and showed them how to file a complaint against him, the television network has revealed.  —  Gary Zenkel and Matt Lauer …
Dallas Mahrt / Hulu Blog:
Hulu Plus Arrives on Apple TV  —  Keeping up with the latest episode of Family Guy, MasterChef and New Girl on Hulu Plus just got a little easier.  And my living room just got a whole lot happier.  —  Hulu Plus arrives on Apple TV today.  —  To start watching Hulu Plus shows instantly, find “Hulu Plus” on the Apple TV home screen.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Hulu, Apple Finally Get It Together: Hulu Plus Comes to Apple TV, Lets You Subscribe With iTunes  —  Here's how to make Apple TV less of a hobby: Add more content.  —  Like this: Today Hulu Plus subscribers can finally start using the service on Apple's Web TV peripheral, via a software update Apple pushed out overnight.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
The 7 men and 3 women who will decide Apple v. Samsung  —  They include a social worker, a systems engineer and a would-be video game designer  —  FORTUNE — Oh to be a fly on the wall in the jury room for this case.  —  After more than two years of thermonuclear rhetoric …
Kellex / Droid Life:
Official Nexus 7 Accessory Lineup Leaks, POGO Dock and Premium Leather Case Incoming  —  According to leaked slides obtained by Nordic Hardware, the Nexus 7 accessory lineup is about to get a lot more interesting.  —  You know those pogo pins on the side of the device?
David Meyer / GigaOM:
App Store infested with zombie software, claims analytics startup Adeven  —  Zombies may provide a perennial source of material for mobile games, but no developer actually wants their app to be the walking dead.  Nonetheless, according to new mobile analytics and ad verification firm Adeven …
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Samsung readying 11.8-inch tablet with ‘retina’ display, say court documents  —  Court documents made public in the epic Apple v. Samsung trial that kicked off in California today reveal that Samsung is working on a tablet codenamed “P10” that would include LTE connectivity and an 11.8-inch display at 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA) resolution.
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Facebook introducing ‘save for later’ feature  —  Facebook is reportedly rolling out an update to its mobile platform that allows users to save friends' posts for reading later.  According to iMore, users will soon see a notification letting them know that they can 'press and hold anywhere …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube to Double Down on Its ‘Channel’ Experiment  —  YouTube has launched nearly 100 new online video “channels” so far this year, attracting talent such as actor Amy Poehler to create or star in original episodes that can draw new audiences-and blue-chip advertisers-to the Google website.
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Sony Xperia Tablet leaks: Tegra 3 SoC, Surface-style keyboard case, starts at $449.99  —  The successor to the Sony Tablet S has been leaked through what seem to be internal slides on German news site Mobiflip.  The slides reveal a thinner, lighter, and more powerful tablet that refines the Tablet S' folded-magazine aesthetic.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Box Raises $125 Million Growth Round Led by General Atlantic  —  The reports that Box, the cloud-based enterprise file-sharing and collaboration service that's been growing like the mythical beanstalk in Jack's back yard has been raising capital again are true.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Google Gets Its Social Ad Start-up By Buying Wildfire  —  Google tried and failed to buy its way into the social ad business a couple months ago.  This time it got it done: The ad giant has picked up Wildfire, which helps marketers manage their presence on social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
First insider trading lawsuit filed against Zynga after executives cash out  —  When Zynga went public in December of 2011 at $10 a share, employees and early investors were “locked up,” banned from selling their shares until May 28th, 2012.  But a select group of insiders got underwriters Morgan Stanley …
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
IPhone's Russian Carrier Blames ‘Dictatorship’ For $1,000 Price  —  OAO Mobile TeleSystems (MTSS), the iPhone's biggest wireless carrier in Russia, criticized Apple Inc. (AAPL) for not cutting the device's $1,000-plus price in the country and being too strict about how it's sold.
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Still Protesting?  Facebook Will Soon Force You To Switch To Timeline  —  Over the next few months, anyone still refusing to voluntarily switch to the Timeline profile redesign will be automatically migrated, Facebook tells me.  Users could choose to adopt the redesign starting in January …
Blogger Buzz:
Socialize and grow your blog with Google+  —  Blogger lets you share your thoughts, grow your readership, and engage with your audience.  But we want to make Blogger even better by letting you tap into the growing Google+ community.  Today, we're adding a new “Google+” tab in the Blogger dashboard …

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