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July 22, 2012, 10:15 PM

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Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Google halts new orders for 16GB Nexus 7, surprised by demand  —  Heavy demand for the 16GB version of the new Nexus 7 tablet has caught Google out after it expected more customers ordering through Google Play to want the 8GB version  —  Sources close to Google say the search giant seriously underestimated …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Samsung's Galaxy S III surpasses 10 million sales in less than two months  —  Samsung's newest Android flagship smartphone — the Galaxy S III — has surpassed 10 million sales in less than two months after going on sale, selling at a rate predicted by the company just last month, Samsung president Shin Jong-kyun (JK Shin) has revealed.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Disruptions: Looking Beyond Silicon Valley's Bubble  —  A party to celebrate AirBnB's new headquarters.  A select group of people in the Valley are oblivious to the rest of the world, ensconced in their own protective bubble.  —  It is still up for debate whether there is a bubble in Silicon Valley.
Matt Gemmell:
Entitlement and Acquisition  —  Sparrow (a popular Mac and iOS email client) has been acquired by Google.  The apps are essentially being put in maintenance mode, with no additional features planned for the future.  —  Cue predictable squawking on the internet.
Jeffrey R. Young / Chronicle of Higher Education:
Inside the Coursera Contract: How an Upstart Company Might Profit From Free Courses  —  Coursera has been operating for only a few months, but the company has already persuaded some of the world's best-known universities to offer free courses through its online platform.
More: GigaOM and Slashdot
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Insanity: Google Sends New Link Warnings, Then Says You Can Ignore Them  —  Google's war on bad links officially became insane today.  For months, Google's sending out warnings about bad links and telling publishers they should act on those, lest they get penalized.
More: Google+
David Meyer / ZDNet:
HP-sponsored Enyo framework hits cross-platform release  —  Summary: The JavaScript framework, an earlier version of which was for making TouchPad webOS apps, can now be used for building apps that can run on iOS, Android, Safari, Firefox, Chrome and even IE
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Dell launching Sputnik, the Ubuntu developer laptop, this year  —  Dell launched an experiment earlier this year to see if it could build a compelling Linux laptop for software developers.  The effort, which is codenamed Project Sputnik, pairs the XPS13 Ultrabook with Ubuntu 12.04.
David Carr / New York Times:
Question for a C.E.O.: What Is Yahoo?  —  What is Yahoo?  —  That straightforward question has so far baffled the people who run the company.  —  I got a taste of the fuzziness when I visited Carol Bartz, then the chief executive, back in 2010.  She was funny, profane and articulate, except on the question of what the company is.
More: ReveNews
Brian Proffitt / ReadWriteWeb:
VMware Denies Cloud Spin-Off Rumors - Keeps Focus on Platform-as-a-Service  —  Rumors of a VMware/EMC spin-off are “completely unfounded,” according to a company executive, who sees little chance that VMware will change its approach to cloud computing during its current transition in leadership.
More: CRN

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