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10:40 AM ET, December 18, 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:
Facebook For Android Finally Has More Daily Active Users Than Facebook For iPhone  —  For the first time, the Facebook for Android mobile app has eclipsed the daily active user count of Facebook for iPhone.  The Android app launched in September 2009 more than a year after its iPhone sister and has been playing catch-up ever since.
Discussion: @dannysullivan and PhoneArena
James B. Stewart / New York Times:
Amazon.com and Jeff Bezos Talk Long Term and Mean It  —  In 1997, the year Amazon.com went public, its chief executive, Jeff Bezos, issued a manifesto: “It's all about the long term,” he said.  He warned shareholders “we may make decisions and weigh tradeoffs differently than some companies” …
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
‘Find My Car Smart’ is the First Low Energy Bluetooth App for iPhone 4S  —  Earlier this year, Apple introduced a new version of Bluetooth in some of their products.  This new version of Bluetooth is known as “Bluetooth Low Energy” or Bluetooth 4.0.  The Mac mini and MacBook Air …
Discussion: App Advice, 9to5Mac, TUAW and Electronista
Joe Pollicino / Engadget:
Fusion Garage's website goes dark — has it bitten the dust? (update: it's back?)  —  Perhaps it's the comeback that wasn't meant to be — Fusion Garage has apparently silenced its radios for over a week on Twitter, and more than a month on Facebook.  Potentially worse, its website is now unreachable …
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!
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Sony launches PlayStation Vita handheld to reclaim mobile gaming  —  Sony released its PlayStation Vita handheld gaming console in Japan on Saturday in a bid to recapture share in the mobile gaming market from Apple's iOS.  —  The Japanese consumer electronics maker released …
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, Thanks:steverubel
Ian Austen / New York Times:
Proliferation of Choices Hurts BlackBerry Sales, Analysts Say  —  OTTAWA — Research in Motion's chief executives, Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, frightened its investors Thursday when they said the company would not have new BlackBerry phones until late in 2012.
Discussion: @pkafka and @pkafka
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
There Is Something Fundamentally Wrong With AOL's Media Business  —  This note is from BI Research, a new tech-industry intelligence service.  The service is currently in beta and free.  To learn more and sign up, please click here.  —  Everyone piles on AOL all day, and we certainly don't mean to add to that.
Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg:
Zynga's Pincus Tries to Keep ‘That Startup Feeling’ After $1 Billion IPO  —  As Zynga Inc. shares began trading in New York yesterday, hundreds of the company's employees gathered to mark the occasion in the atrium of their San Francisco headquarters.  —  Zynga Chief Executive Officer Mark Pincus …
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.
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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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft exec: More multi-platform mobile products coming in 2012
Lee Chyen Yee / Reuters:
Analysis: Apple struggles to take bigger bite out of China
Discussion: Fortune, DailyTech and TechEye
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Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
The Echo Nest To Power New Spotify Radio (Which Begins Rolling Out Today)
Discussion: The Echo Nest Blog and VentureBeat
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Amazon Paid You $5 to Leave a Store; Now eBay Is Giving You $10 to Return
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Why Heather Matters  —  TechCrunch CEO Heather Harde announced her departure today.
 

 
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