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July 12, 2012, 4:30 PM

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Dave Kennedy / TrustedSec:
Yahoo! Voices Website Breached 400,000+ Compromised  —  Few details are known at this point however, a recent post over 400,000 plus accounts that have clear text passwords were posted online.  The passwords contained a wide variety of email addresses including those from yahoo.com, gmail.com, aol.com, and much more.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Confirms, Apologizes For The Email Hack, Says Still Fixing.  Plus, Check If You Were Impacted (Non-Yahoo Accounts Apply)  —  There are still a lot of questions about this alleged Yahoo Voices data breach — including whether there was a reason behind the breach in the first place …
Nicole Perlroth / Bits:
Yahoo Breach Extends Beyond Yahoo to Gmail, Hotmail, AOL Users  —  Yahoo confirmed Thursday that a file containing approximately 400,000 usernames and passwords to Yahoo and other companies was stolen Wednesday.  A group of hackers, known as the D33D Company, posted usernames and passwords …
Anders Nilsson / Säkerhetsbloggen:
David Ruddock / Android Police:
The Nexus 7 Has One More Trick Up Its Sleeve: A Magnetic Smart Cover Sensor  —  You thought you knew everything there was to know about the Nexus 7?  Well, you thought wrong.  A curious owner of the device started doing what any totally rational person does with a brand-new tablet: expose it to magnetic forces.
Dylan Tweney / VentureBeat:
Microsoft's Bing Fund will give online startups cash, advice, and discounts  —  After playing coy and dropping hints for weeks, Microsoft has finally announced its newest incubator, the Bing Fund.  —  The Bing Fund will invest $50,000-$100,000 in early-stage startups, through standard convertible notes …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Square Issues Cease And Desist On Mobile Payment Competitor mPowa: Hands Off Our Hands Picture  —  They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but Square is definitely feeling insulted right now.  The well-funded and popular mobile-payments startup has issued a cease and desist letter …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter Launches “Age Screening” With Buddy Media, Underage Users Can No Longer Follow Adult Brands  —  The next time you try to follow an alcohol company or other brand with age-restricted products who has opted in to Twitter's new “Age Screening” system, you'll be required to submit your age …
More: AllThingsD and Newsroom
John Cook / GeekWire:
After the writedown: How Microsoft squandered its $6.3B buy of ad giant aQuantive  —  Big expectations for aQuantive: In this 2007 file photo, then-Microsoft executive Kevin Johnson, left, talks with aQuantive co-founder Nick Hanauer, center, and former aQuantive CEO Brian McAndrews.
More: The Next WebThanks:@toddbishop
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Wedding and engagement news now get the birthday treatment on Facebook  —  If you're like me, you don't have the time to watch every single item flow through your News Feed on a daily basis.  Because of that, I miss out on some pretty awesome events like a wedding or engagement.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
20 million iPad sales projected for Apple's June quarter  —  Apple is poised to report record breaking sales of 20 million iPads in the just-concluded June quarter, one analyst believes.  —  Charlie Wolf with Needham & Company issued a note to investors on Thursday in which he increased …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Ross Still Not the Boss (Yet): Yahoo CEO Selection Now Likely to Take Longer Than Many Expect  —  According to multiple sources close to the situation, the selection of a CEO of Yahoo will not be announced today at its annual meeting, as many anticipate.  —  In fact, sources said …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Nexus 7 arrives: here's where you can buy it right now (update: Google asks retailers to halt sales)  —  Google says it's “still on track” for a mid-July release of the Nexus 7 — the company told us it still isn't officially on sale — but the Asus-manufactured device is already starting to crop up at resellers.
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Moving beyond Angry Birds, Rovio launches Amazing Alex for iOS and Android  —  Rovio has proved there is life beyond Angry Birds by today launching its new puzzle-based games series Amazing Alex on iOS and Android devices, challenging gamers to complete 100 levels using 35 fully interactive objects.
Jamal Abdi / New York Times:
Why Is Apple Discriminating Against Iranian-Americans?  —  IMAGINE if your ethnicity determined which products you were able to buy.  Or if sales clerks required you to divulge your ancestry before swiping your credit card.  —  Some of us don't have to imagine.
More: 9to5Mac
Erin Bury / BetaKit:
Twitpic Founder Launches Helpmint to Simplify Customer Service  —  This week Twitpic founder Noah Everett launched his new startup, Charleston, SC-based Helpmint, to create simple conversation streams out of all a company's email, SMS and Twitter support requests.
Emily Glazer / Wall Street Journal:
The Eyes Have It: Marketers Now Track Shoppers' Retinas  —  More Accurate Technology Helps Firms Discern What Draws Consumers  —  Consumer-products companies are turning to new technology to overcome the biggest obstacle to learning what shoppers really think: what the shoppers say.
More: Gawker
Dan Levine / Reuters:
LG, Toshiba, AUO to settle display panel price-fixing case  —  (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp, LG Electronics Inc and AU Optronics Corp have agreed to pay a combined $571 million to settle a lawsuit over price fixing in the liquid crystal display panel market, according to an attorney for the plaintiffs.
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley:
FCC chief blasts Russia for passing Internet censorship bill  —  Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), issued a statement late Wednesday slamming Russia for passing a bill that would allow the government to blacklist certain websites.

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