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August 15, 2012, 12:25 PM

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Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
iPad mini will look like a large iPod touch with smaller side bezels [Gallery]  —  Nexus 7 vs. iPad Mini mockup made from Sizeall comparisons  —  Over the past few weeks we've gotten a number of tips from sources we have reason to believe have knowledge of Apple's plans on the upcoming iPad Mini.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Thinking This iPad Mini Thing Even Througher  —  Last month I tried to think this smaller iPad thing all the way through.  Didn't quite make it all the way through, though, so let's dig deeper.  —  We've got the display.  7.85 inches diagonally, 1024 × 768 pixels at 163 PPI …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Hits Stores August 16: $499 For 16GB, $549 For 32GB  —  As expected for quite a while, Samsung has just announced pricing and availability for the Galaxy Note 10.1.  As you may have guessed, it's a 10-inch WiFi tablet that includes the somewhat-pointless …
Evan Williams / medium.com:
Welcome to Medium  —  We're rethinking publishing and building a new platform from scratch.  This is a preview.  Compared to 1999, the Internet has a come a long way.  It has gone from theoretically to actually central to how many of us live and work (even outside the Internet industry).
Will Connors / Wall Street Journal:
RIM's First Test: A Preview With Carriers  —  NEW YORK—Research In Motion Ltd. will start delivering nearly complete versions of its new smartphones to carriers next week—the start of a crucial effort to convince consumers and carriers alike that the BlackBerry can compete with the iPhone and Android devices.
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Germans Reopen Facebook Privacy Inquiry  —  BERLIN — Data protection officials in Germany reopened an investigation into Facebook's facial recognition technology Wednesday, saying the social networking giant was illegally compiling a vast photo database of users without their consent.
Somini Sengupta / NYT Bits:
Hulu Faces Privacy Test in Court  —  Can a privacy law passed in the era of videotape rentals be applied in the era of Internet streaming?  —  Hulu, the online video content provider, is about to face the test.  A lawsuit filed in a federal court in California says Hulu violated …
Shayndi Raice / Wall Street Journal:
Inside Facebook's Push to Woo Big Advertisers  —  After joining Facebook as vice president of marketing last year, Carolyn Everson made it her mission to win over skeptical ad executives who complained that spending on the giant social network wasn't paying off.
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Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Netflix Watch Instantly streaming coming to Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland this year  —  Netflix mentioned it had identified an attractive European market to launch it's streaming video service in during Q4 2012 and now we know where that is: Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland.  —  Developing...
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Microsoft unveils modern UI & new Android app for SkyDrive; Outlook.com now at 10M users  —  Microsoft has unveiled a new version of its SkyDrive cloud storage service and a new SkyDrive Android app, the company announced today.  It also revealed the new Outlook.com email service …
Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader:
Amazon's Next Kindle Fire Android Tablet Clears the FCC  —  Do you recall all those rumors about Amazon is working on a larger Kindle Fire, and how that tablet is expected to be released this fall?  I think it cleared the FCC yesterday.  —  Now here's something guaranteed to wake you up this morning.
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
JiWire builds a location graph to make mobile ads relevant  —  As Internet expert Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins has helpfully pointed out, mobile still has huge monetization potential that is still largely untapped.  Location-based advertising may prove to be one of the key ways …
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Oracle releases Java SE 7 update 6, bringing first-class support to OS X  —  Update fully integrates JavaFX libraries and adds support for Linux on ARM.  —  Oracle announced on Tuesday that it will begin offering direct downloads and auto-updates to Java on OS X beginning with the release of Java Standard Edition 7 Update 6.
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Pinterest Goes Big On Mobile: Rolls Out First-Ever Native iPad App, Makes Its Android Debut  —  In a big push to go mobile, Pinterest today rolled out an all-new update to its iOS app, Version 2.0.  This includes an all-new version of Pinterest customized for the iPad.
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
The Kevin Rose reboot: Our first look at Google's newest VC  —  “I want to find the next Facebook when it's just Mark Zuckerberg.”  —  That statement from Kevin Rose pretty much sums up his life's ambition these days.  The Diggnation poster boy of yore is gone, and a young VC ravenous for the Next Big Thing has taken his place.

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