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July 12, 2012, 3:55 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:
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
I Want It Today — How Amazon's ambitious new push for same-day delivery will destroy local retail.  —  How Amazon's ambitious new push for same-day delivery will destroy local retail.  —  Amazon has long enjoyed an unbeatable price advantage over its physical rivals.
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.
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
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 …
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 and MacNN
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Nexus 7 arrives: here's where you can buy it right now  —  With little in the way of fanfare, Google has made good on its mid-July availability estimate for the Nexus 7: the Asus-manufactured tablet is now on sale at a variety of retailers.  Ebuyer was the first to officially launch …
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 …
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.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Another Windows Phone Director joins Amazon ahead of rumored smartphone debut  —  Robert Williams, Microsoft's former Senior Director of Windows Phone business development, has joined Amazon this month.  Williams' lists his new role as Amazon's App Store director in his LinkedIn profile and a tweet …
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.
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Verizon Wireless Galaxy S III available now in stores and online starting at $199.99  —  There have been a couple of delays, but Verizon Wireless customers can now pick up the Samsung Galaxy S III at brick-and-mortar locations or online, as promised.  The phone is available in both white …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Google shows developers how to make iOS app links open in Chrome  —  There's plenty of demand for Chrome on iOS, but most third-party apps still only let users directly open a link in Safari.  Now, Google hopes to change this by laying out exactly how to add Chrome support to an app in iOS.

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