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July 23, 2012, 1:25 AM

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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 …
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.
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.
Dana Mattioli / Wall Street Journal:
For Kodak, New Risks In Auction Of Patents  —  Bids for patents being auctioned by Eastman Kodak Co. could become less generous now that the company has lost a key intellectual-property case against Apple Inc. and Research In Motion Ltd.  —  The International Trade Commission dismissed …
John Leland / New York Times:
Stuyvesant Town Sleuths Keep Vigil Against Illegal Hoteliers in Their Midst  —  IN her apartment in Stuyvesant Town the other day, Janey Donnelly was on a hunt for a hotel room.  At the Web site airbnb.com, she narrowed her search to the East Village, and scrolled down until a thumbnail photograph caught her eye.
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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+
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.
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Redpoint e.ventures Closes On $130M For Brazil-Focused VC Fund  —  Redpoint e.ventures, the venture capital fund pioneered by Silicon Valley VC firms Redpoint Ventures and e.ventures (previously known as BV Capital), has raised $130 million for its first dedicated venture fund.
More: Forbes, DealBook and peHUB
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.
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Acxiom Consumer Data, Often Unavailable to Consumers  —  BUPKIS.  Zilch.  Zip.  Niente.  Zero.  Nada.  —  I recently asked to see the information held about me by the Acxiom Corporation, a database marketing company that collects and sells details about consumers' financial status …
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:
For the Olympics, Twitter and NBC Form Partnership  —  As athletes parade into London's Olympic Stadium this Friday, Twitter Inc.'s Olympic hopes will play out in a spartan office in Boulder, Colo.  —  There, a handful of people will spend 20 hours a day to help corral millions of Twitter messages …
More: CNET and Deadline.comTweets: @mathewiSee also Mediagazer
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.
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

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