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July 17, 2012, 11:45 PM

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Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
The Truth About Marissa Mayer: She Has Two Contrasting Reputations  —  There are two views of former Google VP and new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer in the industry.  —  One is that she is a brand name product leader who played a crucial role in helping Google develop its most valuable business …
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
What the Internet Wants From Marissa Mayer, in Five Words  —  Earlier this year, in a brilliant, eviscerating, and really sort of heartbreaking essay, Mat Honan told the tale of “How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet.” … As an epilogue, and as an elegy, Honan's piece was powerful …
Steven Levy / Wired:
Big Tech: The Ultimate Googler Is Yahoo's Ideal CEO  —  Marissa Mayer begins her new job as Yahoo's CEO today.  Photo: marcusnelson  —  It was already 10:30 at night, after a very long day that had begun at the Great Wall of China.  A party of about 25 people had just finished a long meal …
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Hill Ferguson / The PayPal Blog:
PayPal Acquires card.io  —  I'm excited to announce that PayPal has acquired card.io, a San Francisco-based company that provides technology for developers to capture credit card information by using the camera on a smartphone.  —  We first met with the team at card.io when we were working …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Import ban on Motorola's Android products takes effect Wednesday  —  The Motorola Xoom is one of 18 Android products affected by a pending import ban.  —  Motorola  —  An import ban on Motorola Android devices ordered by the US International Trade Commission is scheduled to take effect tomorrow.
Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Designing the Windows 8 touch keyboard … When we began planning how touch and new types of PCs might work on Windows 8, we recognized the need to provide an effective method for text entry on tablets and other touch screen PCs.  Since Windows XP SP1, which had Tablet PC features built in …
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Yahoo reports Q2 revenues of $1.22 billion, earnings of $0.27 per share  —  Today Yahoo reported its second quarter financial performance.  The firm had revenues of $1.22 billion in the quarter, and diluted earnings of $0.27 per share.However, after all factors were considered, revenue was $1.1 billion.
Wall Street Journal:
Apple's Next iPhone Has Thinner Screen, Better Display Quality  —  HONG KONG—Apple Inc.'s next iPhone, currently being manufactured by Asian component makers, will use a new technology that makes the smartphone's screen thinner, people familiar with the matter said, as the U.S. technology giant strives …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft reveals upcoming Office for Windows Phone 8 features  —  Microsoft has revealed the look and feel for its future Office for Windows Phone 8 software today.  In a company blog post, Microsoft's John Jendrezak details some of the upcoming features, improvements, and interface changes.
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google Emerges as Mint for Tech Managers  —  Longtime Google Inc. executive Marissa Mayer's appointment as Yahoo Inc.'s new chief executive fits squarely into a recent pattern: “Googlers” who were recruited to lead other Internet companies.  —  In the eyes of some Silicon Valley observers …
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Dropbox Users Targeted By Spam, Possible Address Leak To Blame?  (Update: Dropbox Sees Outage)  —  Some Dropbox users have begun reporting that their accounts are under attack from spam, but what's more troubling is that, in select cases, the spam is hitting accounts where users claim …
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Wins another Major iPhone & iOS Interface Patent  —  The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of twenty-five newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today.  In today's first granted patent report we focus entirely on a single patent that represents another major iPhone and iOS interface victory for Apple.
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Real-time rules: Google to retire the old version of Google Analytics  —  Google announced today that the company is ready to retire the old version of Google Analytics, which it has continued to support for the past year.  —  If you use Google Analytics to track your site's traffic and trends …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Move over, Flame: New Messiah-themed malware targets Iran, Israel  —  Almost half of the systems infected by Madi were located in Iran.  —  Seculert Blog  —  Researchers have discovered another piece of espionage malware targeting sensitive organizations in the Middle East …
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Firefox 14 rolls out: Google searches default to HTTPS, OS X Lion users get fullscreen support  —  The changes in Firefox 14 may not be quite as immediately noticeable as those in the recently released Firefox 13, but they're still fairly notable nonetheless.
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Broken Glass: Father of wearable computing allegedly assaulted  —  Wearable computing pioneer Steve Mann has allegedly been attacked by employees of a French McDonald's after sporting his own version of Google's Glass AR headset, with the EyeTap eyepiece grabbing snapshots of those involved.
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
StyleTap brings its Palm OS emulator to Android, only asks for $50  —  Chrome?  Who cares, give us Blazer!  For those of you who just can't let go of your legacy Palm OS apps, StyleTap has been delivering emulation software to salve your woes since about 2005.
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Poornima Gupta / Reuters:
Exclusive: Silicon Valley startup, Workday, quietly files for IPO - sources  —  (Reuters) - Workday Inc has filed confidentially for an initial public offering, several sources told Reuters, putting the Silicon Valley business software company on track for the largest market debut since Facebook Inc's …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Report: Chrome For iOS Now Owns 1.5% Of iOS Browser Market  —  At its I/O developer conference last month, Google launched Chrome for iOS.  Despite the fact that it's being held back by Apple's security protocols and can't use its own rendering engine, Chrome has been among the most popular free downloads …
Deborah Gage / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Jerry Yang Leads New Funding Round for OpenBucks  —  Individual angel investors generally don't take leading roles in providing new institutional funding rounds for start-ups, but OpenBucks broke that tradition.  —  The Mountain View, Calif.-based financial services start-up raised $4.8 million …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Piper Jaffray: 80 million iPhone 5 sales are already “in the bag”  —  In a survey of 400 consumers, 65% said they expected their next phone to be an iPhone  —  FORTUNE — In a note to clients issued Tuesday, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster reported the results of his annual cell phone survey.
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
LivingSocial Launches E-Commerce, a Business Worth $200 Million a Year  —  Today, LivingSocial officially announced its first foray into selling physical products.  —  LivingSocial Shop is similar to the company's original business, in that it will send an email to consumers, offering a limited set of products at a discount.

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