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6:10 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 …
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 and @withme
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: VentureBeat and Business Insider
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Google Launches New Gallery for its Doodles, Opens a Zazzle Store to Sell Them  —  Google puts a lot of work into the ever-changing logos it puts on its homepages around the world to commemorate historical events, holidays and the birthdays of people like Jim Henson, Cezanne or Thomas Edison.
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 …
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 …
JR Raphael / Computerworld:
Android Ice Cream Sandwich now rolling out to Nexus S (GSM versions)
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
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.
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.
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: Fortune, DailyTech and TechEye
Laura Bly / USA Today:
In-flight dating?  Using social media to find a seatmate  —  In what could be fodder for a flight from hell - or potential membership in the Mile High Club - KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is launching a “meet and seat” service early next year that will let passengers tap their social media accounts …
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Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
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Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
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Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Bing, Yahoo Now Neck & Neck In US Search Market Share
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Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
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Discussion: Business Insider and @karaswisher