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Rockstar designer Paul Adams has ditched Facebook for startup Intercom. Before Facebook, Adam's design work was integral with Google+ and circles. With no refresh of the $199 Nexus 7, the latest Android tablet from Hisense is worth a look. It has nearly all of the same hardware features as Google's tablet, plus a few more, but costs $50 less. Scanadu's Scout 'tricorder' reached its fundraising goal in two hours and doubled it in five, making it the fastest campaign of its size to reach its goal on Indiegogo. Amazon has maneuvered to avoid collecting state sales taxes, but that's only part of the story: This week's Fortune cover article reveals that even when things don't go the retailer's way, it's been able to turn them to its advantage. Reports that Google has entered a bidding war with Facebook over the social-mapping service Waze may be just a gambit by the company to force a better deal, but there are compelling reasons why Google should make a bid. Apple is said to be planning new looks for basic iOS apps that are mostly black and white and uniform in look. Canalys reports the mobile app gap is still big when it comes to Windows Phone and BlackBerry offering the top titles. Dalgaard is off to become an investor, although he will remain a cloud advisor to SAP. Meanwhile, the company is consolidating its cloud development processes, with a view to eventually streamlining its portfolio. Know before you go: the best iOS apps for planning for, getting around and navigating the lines at Disney World. We break down the big Yahoo news, wonder if the new Xbox will break our furniture and discuss whether HTC is broken beyond repair.