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12:15 PM ET, December 27, 2010

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DigiTimes:
Apple hikes 1Q11 iPhone shipment target to 20-21 million units, say sources  —  Apple has raised the global shipment goal for its iPhones for first-quarter 2011 from 19 million units originally to 20-21 million units, according to sources with Taiwan-based component suppliers.
Kunal / Samsung Hub:
Samsung confirms Galaxy Player, will showcase at CES 2011  —  UPDATE: Front facing camera is VGA.  Will come in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB storage capacities.  —  Samsung has announced a new Android-based Galaxy Player that will be showcased next week at the CES 2011.
Amazon.com:
Third-Generation Kindle Now the Bestselling Product of All Time on Amazon Worldwide  —  In just five months, new Kindle replaces ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ as best-selling product in Amazon's history  —  (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon.com today announced that the third-generation Kindle …
Jon Kalish / New York Times:
Leo Laporte Builds Empire With ‘This Week in Tech’  —  Balancing on a giant rubber ball in a broadcast studio and control room carved out of a cottage in Petaluma, Calif., Leo Laporte is an unlikely media mogul.  —  From that little town in California wine country, he runs his empire, a podcasting network, TWIT.
Yaakov Katz / Jerusalem Post:
Stuxnet may have destroyed 1,000 centrifuges at Natanz  —  Malicious computer virus accelerated, wrecked motors and may have decommissioned uranium enrichment centrifuges, think tank concludes. — he Stuxnet virus that has infected Iran's nuclear installations may have been behind the decommissioning …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Apple App Store Innovates With ‘Reverse BitTorrent’  —  Hackulous, the community dedicated to the cracking of Apple DRM and the indexing of unprotected software for iPhone, iPod and iPad, has announced some interesting innovations.  As well as having cracking software for the yet …
Discussion: SlashGear and IntoMobile
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Is Quora the biggest blogging innovation in 10 years?  —  I've now been blogging for 10 years.  Looking back we haven't seen all that much innovation for bloggers.  You have a box.  You type in it.  Put an image into it.  And hit publish.  That's much the same as the tools I had 10 years ago.
Discussion: SAI, Thanks:sidharthdassani
Jon Fingas / Electronista:
Review: Djay for iPad  —  iPad DJing has quickly become a popular if small subset of the music scene; artists like Rana June Sobhany have shown that one or two iPads and a mixer create an extremely portable deck and surprisingly varied mixes.  Algoriddim is trying to take that one step further with Djay …
Thanks:jonfingas
Alex Ahlund / TechCrunch:
The Top 40 iPhone Apps of 2010  —  Editor's note: This guest post is written by Alex Ahlund, the former CEO and founder of AppVee and AndroidApps, which were acquired by mobile application directory Appolicious.  You can read his previous iPhone app picks here and here  —  The iTunes App Store is huge.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Skype's Christmas Present: A Patent Infringement Lawsuit  —  Poor Skype.  A mere day after its key consumer service suffered a major outage, affecting tens of millions of users for hours on end, a patent infringement lawsuit against the company was filed in the United States.
Discussion: SiliconANGLE, SlashGear and Neowin.net
 
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
UWall.Tv Turns YouTube Into Your Own MTV
Thanks:shumzone
Benny Evangelista / San Francisco Chronicle:
Twitter has a lot to prove in 2011
Discussion: Interactive Marketing
Jack Shafer / Slate:
If the FCC Had Regulated the Internet
Kevin Parrish / Tom's Guide:
Kinect May Support PC Games After All
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