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11:00 AM ET, December 7, 2011

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Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Windows Store launch details: late February, $1.49 minimum price, 80% revenue share after $25K sales  —  Microsoft just revealed when we can expect the Windows Store for Windows 8, and how much you can expect apps to cost.  Starting in late February, developers can submit apps starting at $1.49 and charge as much as $999.
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Antoine Leblond / MSDN Blogs:
Previewing the Windows Store  —  Hi.  I'm Antoine Leblond, Vice President of Windows Web Services.  This is the first post in our new Windows Store blog, which will be dedicated to informing developers both on the progress of the Store as a service, and the platform and economic opportunity the Store represents.
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Flipboard launches sleek iPhone app with new ‘Cover Stories’ section  —  Popular iPad news reading application Flipboard has made the move to the iPhone and while it retains its smart and simple design, it also has added a new Cover Stories section to boot.  —  Flipboard's application …
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Due to high demand, our service is currently down, we are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.
Discussion: VentureBeat
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Flipboard CEO's new media mission: ‘crawl the social networks’
Discussion: CNET News
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Evernote Launches Two New iPhone Apps: ‘Food’ And ‘Hello’  —  Today at the Le Web conference in Paris, Evernote is debuting two new applications for the iPhone and iPod touch devices.  The first one is called Food, and is designed to help people easily save and ‘relive’ all of their favorite meals and food experiences.
Gary Ng / iPhone in Canada Blog:
Apple Submits Updated Campus 2 Plans to Cupertino, Reveals Stunning Renderings  —  Steve Jobs surprised the Cupertino City Council when he personally showed up to explain and debut plans for a new massive Apple Campus 2.  The original campus plans were submitted back in the summer …
Curtis Cartier / The Daily Weekly:
Crystal Cox, Oregon Blogger, Isn't a Journalist, Concludes U.S. Court—Imposes $2.5 Million Judgement on Her  —  ​A U.S. District Court judge in Portland has drawn a line in the sand between “journalist” and “blogger.”  And for Crystal Cox, a woman on the latter end of that comparison, the distinction has cost her $2.5 million.
Reuters:
Exclusive: Verizon to take on Netflix with Web service  —  (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc plans to launch a standalone service allowing customers to stream movies and television shows over the Web, in a fresh challenge to Netflix Inc and the traditional cable TV business, according to several people briefed on the plan.
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac:
Apple job openings hinting at Siri API, prettier interface and additional languages  —  Siri, Apple's artificial intelligence-driven digital secretary exclusive to iPhone 4S, is being worked on, improved and is about to get smarter, a pair of job openings indicate.
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Benoit Maison / Benoit Maison's blog:
Why Siri had to start in beta
Discussion: TechPinions
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Isn't it ironic: Google Wallet “closed” on the airwaves Google lobbied the FCC to keep “open”  —  About four years ago, Google was in activist mode, campaigning the FCC to force our wireless airwaves “open”, serving consumers' interests above those of wireless operators.
Discussion: TechCrunch and NFC World
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Eric Schmidt at LeWeb  —  During LeWeb in Paris this afternoon, Google's former CEO Eric Schmidt took the stage together with Loic Le Meur to discuss a wide variety of topics, including the state of local and mobile development, the state of Google Android and the role of technology in society.
Jonathan Chang / Facebook Blog:
Like My Status: Memology 2011  —  Each year, millions of people post on Facebook to share what's important to them, discuss world events, or just catch up with friends.  With more than 800 million people connected around the globe on Facebook, news about the world's triumphs and tragedies spreads fast.
Tim Carmody / Wired:
With TVs, Microsoft Is Right and Apple Is Wrong  —  “The problem with innovation in the television market is the go-to-market strategy,” Steve Jobs told Hillcrest Labs' Dan Simpkins at D8 in 2010.  “It's not a problem of technology; it's not a problem of vision; it's a fundamental go-to-market problem.”
Discussion: Forbes and Dice Blog Network
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Facebook to launch a Subscribe button for websites ‘imminently’  —  Speaking on stage at LeWeb 2011, Joanna Shields, VP & Marketing Director EMEA at Facebook announced that the world's largest social network is to launch a new Subscribe button that will allow Facebook users to subscribe to user updates anywhere on the web.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twilio Raises $17 Million Series C From Bessemer and Union Square To Expand Abroad  —  Cloud communications pioneer Twilio is dominating the US with APIs that let developers add SMS, voice, and VoIP functionality to apps.  Now it plans to roll out services to 20 more European countries using a $17 million Series C funding round.
Andrew Munn / Google+:
Follow up to “Android graphics true facts”, or The Reason Android is Laggy  —  Yesterday +Dianne Hackborn posted to Google+ an article that dismissed the common accusation that Android is laggy because UI rendering wasn't hardware accelerated until Honeycomb:  —  https://plus.google.com/105051985738280 261832/ posts/2FXDCz8x93s
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Uber Announces $32 Million In Funding From Menlo Ventures, Jeff Bezos, And Goldman Sachs  —  18 months into operations, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick just announced that the company has closed $32 million in funding lead by Menlo Ventures, Jeff Bezos and Goldman Sachs.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Android Market Now on Pace With Apple at More Than 1 Billion Downloads a Month  —  A new and important milestone for Google's Android mobile operating system.  Some 10 billion applications have been downloaded from the Android Market to date.  An impressive number and one that's growing at a rapid pace.
Discussion: Android Central and paidContent
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Dirk Dougherty / Android Developers Blog:
10 Billion Android Market Downloads and Counting
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Emoji in iPhones Signals a Shot at Mainstream Success  —  Say you wanted to invite a friend to happy hour.  You could send a simple text message, but that would be boring.  Instead, why not send a cartoony picture of two clinking beer mugs?  —  That's the kind of thing Alicia Fernandez …
Discussion: Betabeat and @jennydeluxe
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
AT&T confirms NYC LTE network will be officially live this month; holiday smartphone sales expected to soar  —  AT&T's LTE network has been unofficially active in pockets of New York City for just about a week now — and now it'll be officially live throughout NYC sometime this month.
Boonsri Dickinson / Business Insider:
Sean Parker Invests In Music Startup StageIt  —  We've learned that billionaire Sean Parker of Napster and Facebook fame has invested in StageIt, an online platform for live concerts.  —  The investment makes sense, as Parker has been focused on shaking up the music industry.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
RIM loses BBX trademark battle, next OS is named BlackBerry 10  —  Die-hard fans of RIM's mobile efforts should put those BBX tattoo plans on hold, as the US Federal Court has blocked the company from using the BBX trademark, favoring the existing use by BASIS International for its software.
Ari Levy / Bloomberg:
Jive IPO Gets Boost Following Billion-Dollar Cloud Deals: Tech  —  Jive Software Inc. has every reason to lift its initial public offering price after billion-dollar cloud-computing acquisitions led by SAP AG and Oracle Corp.  —  Jive, a social-networking software maker …
Ed Sutherland / Cult of Mac:
The iPhone Is About To Become The FBI's Newest Crime-Fighting Partner [Exclusive]  —  The next time you are pulled over by police you may encounter a familiar face: your iPhone.  Faster than you can say “Book 'em, Dano,” Apple's handset is quickly becoming law enforcement's favorite tool for identifying unknown fingerprints.
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
It's a start: Facebook begins Timeline rollout in New Zealand  —  Screenshot of Timeline (click to enlarge)  —  Updated.  Facebook has officially started rolling out the new Timeline user interface in earnest, some 10 weeks after announcing its imminent release at the f8 conference in September.
Mobiledia / Forbes:
Smaller, Thinner and Maybe Bendable Phones Coming Soon  —  A new chip-making material may compete against silicon, according to researchers, leading to smaller, thinner and possibly flexible mobile devices. … Scientists at the Laboratory of Nanoscale Electronics and Structures have created …
Discussion: InfoWorld and CNET News
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog:
Yahoo updates Search BOSS with more developer tools  —  Summary: Yahoo Search BOSS has been redesigned to better address user engagement, traffic recirculation, monetization, and high development and maintenance costs.  —  Yahoo is updating its open search web services platform, Search BOSS …
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search:
The Future of Computing: Forget Search?  —  I opened my dead tree version of the New York Times a few minutes ago.  I noticed an insert called “Science Times: The Future of Computing.”  You may be able to find the December 6, 2011, story at this link.  No promises, however.
Discussion: New York Times
 
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Nick Bilton / Bits:
Despite Economic Slump, Europe Gets More Tech Start-ups
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Library of Congress says Twitter archive will build “unique record of our time”
Discussion: FederalNewsRadio.com
Fahmida Y. Rashid / eWeek:
Kaspersky Lab Quits Business Software Alliance to Protest SOPA
Jun Yang / Bloomberg:
Samsung to Build Flash Memory Factory in China to Meet Demand
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Lauren Goode / AllThingsD:
Do You Really Want a 3-D Laptop? HP Hopes So.
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Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
VEVO Will Expand Beyond Music Videos — Just Like MTV Did 20 Years Ago
Al Jazeera:
US launches virtual embassy for Iran
Discussion: Reuters and The Next Web
The Street / Forbes:
Netflix Prepared for Post Office Slowdown
Joel Hruska / ExtremeTech:
AMD cuts 800M transistors off Bulldozer, confusion ensues
Mike Swift / Mercury News:
Google to finance affordable housing in Mountain View
Discussion: Associated Press
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Guy In Charge Of Google+'s Google Bar Joins Path
Discussion: Business Insider
 

 
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