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Roundup: Americans watch 12 billion online videos, Tesla breaks production logjam and more

Here’s the latest action:

Americans watched 12 billion online videos in MayTesla breaks production “logjam”Chief executive Ze’ev Drori acknowledges that the electric car maker has been putting the old adage that “good things are worth waiting for” to the test, but he says nine Roadsters have already arrived in California (as of Saturday), with more due soon.

Forbes: San Francisco is the number one city for yuppies – Great, now my New York friends have something else to gloat about.

EBay wins case against TiffanyThe outcome of the four-year-old suit means that jewelery maker Tiffany & Co. and other trademark holders are responsible for policing online marketplaces for violations. That takes the responsibility off eBay and similar sites.

Enterprise social networking becomes a battlegroundInfoWorld looks at the competition and concludes — surprise, surprise — that consumer-focused startups like Facebook and LinkedIn may beat out established software vendors like IBM.

Veoh takes ad program out of testing modeThe video site shows ads based on a user’s past viewing patterns. The ads are targeted at nine groups, including fans of action, cars, pop culture, anime, science fiction and family fare.

Ad agency Method launches venture program with boxee Method‘s venture effort, dubbed Method Ventures, wants to team up with startups that have just raised seed funding to help them fine tune their ideas. The first partner is boxee, a startup that integrates media content with social networking.

Solar company Greenvolts plans to raise significant fundingChief executive Bob Cart says he hopes to raise a second round of funding at the end of the year, although at “less than $100 million,” the amount would be smaller than that raised by some other solar startups recently. Greenvolts raised $10 million last year.

Google still testing Digg-style search results? — Google has been experimenting with ways to let users vote on search results, and a TechCrunch reader spotted what may be the latest version of that test.