Verge Open Thread: August 3rd, 2012

It's day four. I've you've been with us until this point, you know what's up. If not, I'll tell you — this is the Verge Open Thread, where we bring you the day's most prominent technology news in one fell swoop. The comment section below is where you'll post your thoughts, feelings, hopes, and dreams. And GIFs. Let's get to it!

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News from The Verge

Final copy of Windows 8 leaks online

The final build of Windows 8 has leaked to the internet, just a day after Microsoft confirmed it had finished the development cycle for the new operating system.

Exclusive: Microsoft's Metro branding to be replaced 'this week' according to internal memo

Microsoft reveals that "discussions with an important European partner" led to the decision to "discontinue the use" of the Metro branding for Windows 8 and other Microsoft products — one that employees must adhere to immediately.

US Cybersecurity Act delayed in Senate as opponents declare victory

A Republican filibuster has delayed consideration of The Cybersecurity Act of 2012, the companion bill to the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) which recently passed the House.

Facebook launches new curated site to 'celebrate great stories'

Called Facebook Stories, the first month is centered on the theme of "remembering" — it includes everything from a video feature about a man who has lost his memory (embedded below) to a selection of New Yorker pieces that relate to the topic.

Sharp to begin shipping displays for the next iPhone this month

The company is about to start shipping out a new iPhone display this month. President Takashi Okuda is quoted by Reuters as delivering the information, which fits neatly into the roadmap that has been built up by the last few weeks of speculation.

Embedding copyrighted video is not infringement, rules Posner

Embedding copyright-infringing videos on your website isn’t in itself copyright infringement, ruled 7th Circuit Judge Richard Posner.

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