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August 7, 2014, 10:00 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 …
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 …
Leo Kelion / BBC:
Microsoft tips off authorities about child abuse images saved to OneDrive  —  Microsoft tip leads to child porn arrest in Pennsylvania  —  Microsoft's terms and conditions say it has the right to scan images in users' accounts  —  A tip-off from Microsoft has led to the arrest of a man …
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.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft turns its Xbox One into a digital TV tuner with $40 adapter for Europe  —  Microsoft is planning to release a digital TV tuner adapter to allow European Xbox One owners to turn their consoles into a TV set-top box.  Launching in October in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and the UK …
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 …
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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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.
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 …
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 …
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.

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