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July 18, 2012, 8:40 AM

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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 …
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 …
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 …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Will AT&T Charge For 3G FaceTime?  CEO Randall Stephenson Says It's ‘Too Early’ To Know  —  AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson took the stage this afternoon at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, where he was asked about a recent report in 9toMac that AT&T might charge customers extra …
Intel:
Intel Reports Second-Quarter Revenue of $13.5 Billion  —  Intel Corporation today reported quarterly revenue of $13.5 billion, operating income of $3.8 billion, net income of $2.8 billion and EPS of $0.54.  The company generated approximately $4.7 billion in cash from operations …
Cade Metz / Wired:
NSA Mimics Google, Pisses Off Senate  —  The Senate Armed Service Committee isn't exactly pleased with the NSA's Google-like database.  —  Image: jim.greenhill/Flickr  —  In 2008, a team of software coders inside the National Security Agency started reverse-engineering the database that ran Google.
James Kendrick / ZDNet:
Google: Your Nexus 7 will ship this week or next  —  Summary: Lots of people are anxiously waiting word on when their shiny new Nexus 7 tablet will be shipping, while others are already receiving theirs.  This is the official word from Google as of today.  —  James Kendrick  —  Follow @jkendrick
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google Quietly Acq-hires Part Of Design Firm Cuban Council For Google+  —  In the midst of today's news whirl, this tidbit slipped through the cracks; Part of the design team Cuban Council has apparently been acq-hired by Google, according to a note on their blog.
Matt Lynley / Business Insider:
The Inside Story On Why Kevin Rose Never Had A Big Hit  —  Last week, Betaworks, a small, privately held company in New York bought a website called Digg for $500,000.  —  This was shocking news to the Internet industry.  —  Just six years ago, Digg was a hot startup fielding big buyout offers.
Tweets: @kevinrose and @kevinroseThanks:@mattlynley
Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily:
Already Valued at $4B, China's Xiaomi Has Declared War on Apple  —  China's answer to Apple occupies the 12th floor of a staid office tower in a sprawling commercial area of Beijing.  It has no signage on the building's exterior, so the only clue that suggests I'm in the right place …
More: CHINAdaily
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.
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.
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.
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Judge rejects secrecy bids in Apple vs. Samsung battle  —  (Reuters) - A U.S. judge rejected several requests by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to keep portions of key documents out of public view in their high-stakes patent litigation battle set for trial later this month.
More: CNET, ZDNet and Macgasm
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
California passes bill legalizing voice-activated hands-free texting while driving  —  California is taking a step back from laws that place an outright ban on texting and emailing while driving with a modification to the state's vehicle code that was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on Friday.
More: SlashGear
Stephanie Mlot / PC Magazine:
Google Adds Panoramic Antarctica Images to Street View  —  Google is bringing the freezing Antarctic weather to the comfort of your climate-controlled home.  —  Today, the search giant announced additional panoramic imagery of historic Antarctic locations as part of the juggernaut's World Wonders site …
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 …

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