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July 18, 2012, 10:10 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 …
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 …
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
AT&T gets into shared data: ‘Mobile Share’ plans coming late August  —  Just over a month after Verizon announced Share Everything, AT&T is getting into the burgeoning shared data game (as it's been saying it would) with Mobile Share, a tiered set of plans that allow subscribers to split …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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
Jennifer Valentino-Devries / Wall Street Journal:
FBI's Secretive ‘National Security Letter’ Demand for Phone Records Faces Rare Challenge  —  In a rare test of a tool expanded in the U.S. Patriot Act, a telecom company is fighting the government's use of a secretive tool called a national security letter to get access to customer records without a court order.
More: Digits
Erin Bury / BetaKit:
With 110M Monthly Visitors, Dailymotion Debuts Update to Cloud Service  —  Today Paris and NYC-based Dailymotion, a web video platform that reaches more than 110 million unique visitors per month, announced an update to its Dailymotion Cloud product, which makes its suite of video publishing tools available on a white label basis.
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
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.
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.
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: PC World and SlashGear
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
With a $6 million Series A, Twist for iOS wants to ensure you'll never wait for someone again  —  There are times when we see a team and we know that the product that they're crafting is going to be great.  When startup vets Bill Lee and Mike Belshe are behind a project, it would be one of those times.

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Intel:
Intel Unveils 8-Core Processor Gaming Monster at PAX  —  Intel just announced its first 8 core, 16 thread gaming monster — otherwise known as the Intel® Core™ i7-5960X processor Extreme Edition desktop processor …
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