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12:05 PM ET, December 15, 2010

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Lev Grossman / Time:
Person of the Year 2010: Mark Zuckerberg  —  On the afternoon of Nov. 16, 2010, Mark Zuckerberg was leading a meeting in the Aquarium, one of Facebook's conference rooms, so named because it's in the middle of a huge work space and has glass walls on three sides so everybody can see in.
Steven Pearlstein / Washington Post:
Time to loosen Google's grip?  —  In case you hadn't noticed, Google isn't just a Web search company any longer.  In addition to online advertising, it's moving into operating system and application software, mobile telephone software, e-mail, Web browsers, maps, and video aggregation.
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Don Harrison / Google Public Policy Blog:
Acquisitions and antitrust  —  As we've said before, we understand that as Google grows, we're going to face more questions about how our business works.  We recognize the responsibility we have, and we are always open to hearing ideas about how we can improve.
Craig Labovitz / Arbor Networks Security:
The Internet Goes to War  —  If you weren't paying attention recently, the Internet has gone to war.  —  ABC News proclaimed “Welcome to Infowar, Version 1.0″.  Fox warned of the “growing data war”.  And the Guardian provided minute by minute coverage on the opening salvos of this first “Internet-wide Cyber War”.
Discussion: Net Effect
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Curt Hopkins / ReadWriteWeb:
Three Hackers Arrested in Wake of DDOS Attacks
Discussion: VentureBeat, Urlesque and Guardian
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Twitter Launches Online Form to Buy Ads, Trending Topics & More  —  The business end of Twitter has revamped its website tonight and it now includes a form that companies can use to express interest in purchasing Promoted Accounts, Promoted Tweets or Promoted Trends.
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Carolyn Penner / Twitter Blog:
It's Business Time  —  Twitter has long been a home for all kinds of businesses.  Whether it's a neighborhood ice cream shop (@humphryslocombe), a favorite store (@lululemon) or a socially responsible shoe company (@TOMSshoes), people have gotten special offers, great customer support …
Peter-Paul Koch / A List Apart:
Smartphone Browser Landscape  —  Users expect websites to work on their mobile phones.  In two to three years, mobile support will become standard for any site.  Web developers must add mobile web development to their skill set or risk losing clients.  —  How do you make websites mobile compatible?
Discussion: Beet.TV
Hari Nidumolu / Gmail Blog:
Email delegation: Granting access to your Gmail account  —  I use two Gmail accounts: one is my personal account and the other I share with my family (we use it to subscribe to groups like my children's classroom mailing list).  Checking these two different accounts used to mean I had to sign out and back in to Gmail all the time.
Erica Sadun / TUAW:
Hacksugar: Mac-based AirPlay service allows device-to-Mac playback  —  AirPlay is a very, very cool technology.  Unfortunately, if you don't own an Apple TV 2 or other capable receiving device, it's not going to do you much good.  (If you have the cash on-hand, for $99, the Apple TV mark 2 is a pretty sweet purchase.
Larry Yang / The Official Google TV Blog:
What's new with Google TV?  —  It's been two months since the first Google TV device went on sale.  Since then, we have been hard at work thinking about how we can make the platform even better for our users.  In fact, one of the greatest things about Google TV is that it comes with free …
Wall Street Journal:
Air Force Blocks Sites With Leaked Cables  —  The U.S. Air Force is blocking its personnel from using work computers to view the websites of the New York Times and other major publications that have posted secret material obtained by Wikileaks, people familiar with the matter say.
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Manu Sharma / The LinkedIn Blog:
Did you use one of these 10 most overused buzzwords in your LinkedIn profile this year?  —  Wonder what really makes people cringe when they look at your LinkedIn Profile?  It's those clichéd words and phrases.  You know what they are — those ambiguous ones that really don't tell you anything.
Electronista:
Rogers first to bring back post-sale iPhone unlocking  —  Canadian carrier Rogers and its sub-brand Fido have brought back a system that would let customers more officially unlock iPhones after the sale, a possible leak of its strategy has uncovered.  As part of a broader move …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
mSpot Brings Cloud-Based Streaming Music Service To iPhones  —  Mobile entertainment startup mSpot is bringing its free music cloud service that allows you sync your entire music collection across mobile phones and PCs/Macs to iPhones with the launch of a new app.
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
E-Readers With Color Open Door for Pictures  —  Millions of consumers have embraced black-and-white e-readers like the Kindle for reading simple novels or nonfiction — but books with color illustrations have generally remained better read in print.  —  Now publishers are making headway …
Discussion: GigaOM
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Facebook Tops Glassdoor's List of Places to Work  —  Engineers aren't just flocking to Facebook for a potential blockbuster IPO payout — apparently the social network is also a great place to work.  Glassdoor.com announced that Facebook is debuting at the top of its third-annual list …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
A Snapshot of the Public BitTorrent Landscape  —  In a few months BitTorrent will celebrate its tenth anniversary, and in these years it has become the preferred technology to share files online.  Today we document a piece of BitTorrent history with one of the most elaborate overviews …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Jodiolson / Twitter Blog:
Hindsight2010: The Year's Most Retweeted Tweets  —  In this edition of #Hindsight2010, we reveal the 10 Most Retweeted Tweets of the year.  —  American TV personality Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) tops the list with a wry Tweet about the Gulf Oil Spill, the year's biggest Trend on Twitter.
MSDN Blogs:
Transport for London Moves to Windows Azure  —  Today we have some great news to announce as Transport for London (TfL) has taken to the cloud by moving their Developers Area and new Trackernet data feed to the Windows Azure platform.  This forms the first major step forward as part …
Sam Varghese / iTWire Latest Headlines:
Developer claims FBI implemented backdoors in OpenBSD  —  The US Federal Bureau of Investigation implemented a number of backdoors in the open cryptographic framework used in OpenBSD, according to a former developer of the operating system.  —  Gregory Perry wrote to OpenBSD project chief Theo de Raadt …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Bit.ly Bundles Now Allow Hyper Personalized Wikis  —  Bit.ly, the URL link-shortener, took a turn last month into content curation with Bundles, its tool for packaging and preserving multiple links.  Today the company is opening up the tool for collaboration among users …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
In race with Nvidia, AMD launches its fastest new graphics chips  —  Advanced Micro Devices is introducing its fastest new graphics chips today for enthusiast gamers who want split-second 3D graphics performance on their gaming PCs.  The move is part of AMD's latest efforts to stay in the graphics horse race with Nvidia and Intel.
Arik Hesseldahl / NewEnterprise:
Gawker Password Mess Spreads to World of Warcraft, and Apparently to Yahoo  —  The residual effects of the weekend hacking attack on Gawker have now spread to Yahoo and World of Warcraft players.  —  Yahoo spokeswoman Dana Lengkeek just emailed a statement saying that some Yahoo users were required to reset their passwords.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Oodle Widens Its Social Reach On Facebook Marketplace
Discussion: VentureBeat, eMoney and CNET News
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Big In China, Tencent Debuts International Version Of Its Popular IM Client, QQi
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Tech firms set up shop at Google Ventures' Startup Lab
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Twitter's U.S. Growth Is Stalling
Discussion: SAI
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Yahoo search hacked? …
Brad Sams / Neowin.net:
DeviantART database compromised, email addresses leaked
Discussion: Geek.com, Softpedia News and Erictric
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Oracle mobile Java licensing suit boomerangs
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Apple Launches First IAd for IPad, for Disney's ‘Tron Legacy’
 

 
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