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3:50 PM ET, December 17, 2011

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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
A New Path: Path Grows Daily Users 30x Since Relaunch  —  There is something about waking up day after day to write about people who take risks; You end up rooting for some of them.  This is the case with photo-sharing underdog Path.  Almost every investor I've talked to loves founder Dave Morin …
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
“Goodbye, With.  Hello, Path 2.”  Morin Migrates Users to New App  —  Dave Morin and Path's secondary standalone app With “is winding down”, according to a tweet, email, and blog post from Path.  “Now tweet who you're with directly from Path”, the email explains.
Discussion: Path
Matthew Futterman / Wall Street Journal:
Pick Up the Phone, NFL: The Future Is Calling  —  At Long Last, a Hidebound Sport Ponders Embracing Technology  —  On the sidelines during every game, New York Jets cornerback Donald Strickland performs a trick familiar to any toddler who has ever held a flip book.
Discussion: Mashable!
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Sean Parker Brings Facebook-Style Skills to New York Social Scene  —  SINCE moving to Manhattan three years ago, Sean Parker, a founder of Napster and former president of Facebook, has considerably enlivened New York's social scene.  —  The parties at Bacchus House, his mansionlike home in the West Village …
Discussion: Business Insider
Jamie Lendino / PC Magazine:
Google's Android Update Alliance Is Already Dead  —  At the Google I/O conference in May, many Android phone vendors and U.S. wireless carriers made a long-awaited promise: From then on, any new Android phone would receive timely OS updates for at least 18 months following launch …
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Daniel Ionescu / PC World:
Flash Player 11.1 Arrives for Android Ice Cream Sandwich  —  The first owners of the Galaxy Nexus smartphone can finally enjoy Flash-based websites and videos across the Web.  Adobe updated the Flash Player in the Android Market to version 11.1, which supports Google's latest mobile OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).
JR Raphael / Computerworld:
Android Ice Cream Sandwich now rolling out to Nexus S (GSM versions)
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft exec: More multi-platform mobile products coming in 2012  —  Summary: Watch for Microsoft to continue to roll out more of its productivity wares on non-Microsoft platforms in 2012, an official with the Office 365 team says.  —  It was a week of rapid-fire releases of Microsoft apps …
Brian Heater / Engadget:
Apple co-founder Ron Wayne's stash of early documents (eyes-on)  —  About a week ago, we traveled to the desert to spend two days with Ron Wayne.  The 77-year-old Pahrump, Nevada resident has had a number of careers in his long life, working for Atari, a few slot machine companies …
Discussion: Pulse2, NBC Bay Area, MacNN and 9to5Mac
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Why Heather Matters  —  TechCrunch CEO Heather Harde announced her departure today.  —  I'm so angry.  —  Drift back to the end of 2006.  TechCrunch was a year and a half old.  My hobby had turned into a business.  Federated Media was selling our standard ads and sent a small check every month.
Bloomberg:
Novell-Microsoft Trial Over WordPerfect Ends With Hung Jury  —  A judge declared a mistrial in Novell Inc. (NOVL)'s antitrust trial against Microsoft Corp. over the WordPerfect computer program after jurors said they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict.
Lee Chyen Yee / Reuters:
Analysis: Apple struggles to take bigger bite out of China  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc's share of China's booming smartphone market has risen sharply in the past two years, but for now the company that sells the iconic iPhone is being outpaced by nimble rivals.
Discussion: DailyTech and TechEye
Leslie Horn / PC Magazine:
Tour the Louvre With a Nintendo 3DS  —  The next time you visit the Louvre, a Nintendo 3DS console could guide you through the halls of the world-renowned museum.  —  According to the AFP, the Louvre on Thursday announced that it is partnering with Nintendo to replace traditional audio guides with Nintendo's glassesless 3D handheld.
 
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T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
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Discussion: WMPoweruser, Neowin.net and WinBeta
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Exclusive: Google CEO's inner circle: Meet the L Team
Discussion: Business Insider and @karaswisher