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6:05 AM ET, December 24, 2011

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Go Daddy:
Go Daddy No Longer Supports SOPA  —  Looks to Internet Community & Fellow Tech Leaders to Develop Legislation We All Support  —  Go Daddy is no longer supporting SOPA, the “Stop Online Piracy Act” currently working its way through U.S. Congress.  —  “Fighting online piracy is of the utmost importance …
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Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Desperation: Go Daddy calling customers, begging them to stay  —  Not to keep beating a dead horse (or elephant), but Go Daddy continues to screw up with its latest PR effort is to let you know that it was just kidding, and that it doesn't really support SOPA.
Discussion: Chris Heald, Thanks:thatdrew
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Law Firms Removing Their Name From SOPA Supporters' List; SOPA ‘Support’ Crumbling  —  So we were just discussing how a bunch of companies who were listed by the US Chamber of Commerce as SOPA/PIPA supporters are demanding to be taken off the list, noting that, while they had agreed …
Discussion: TorrentFreak, Petzl and Adotas
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
If Samsung doesn't care about customers, how can it hope to keep them?  —  Earlier today, Samsung revealed that it won't update the Galaxy S, its most successful smartphone to date, to the latest version of Android.  You might shrug and dismiss that as just more evidence of Android's inherent fragmentation …
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Why Running A Mobile OS By Committee Can Be Very Hard  —  Attempting to build consensus among Android vendors is a tricky undertaking in late 2011.  As a result, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) and its partners appear ready to enter a year in which Android will likely dominate the smartphone market without having come …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
The Galaxy S not getting ICS isn't a Samsung problem, It's an Android problem
Discussion: Daring Fireball, Thanks:ramez0ne
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Samsung: no ICS upgrade for Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab because of TouchWiz
Caleb Garling / Wired Enterprise:
Berkeley Explains Why Google Trumps Microsoft  —  The University of California at Berkeley has chosen Google over Microsoft for its campus-wide email and calendar services, and it will tell you why — in great detail.  —  Google and Microsoft are locked in a battle for the hearts and minds of businesses …
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Google tries to kick Authors Guild out of court in book case  —  It's as if the last four years hadn't happened.  In 2007, Google's legal dispute with a coalition of authors and publishers over Google Books was put on hold while the parties hashed out a settlement agreement.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
2012 iPad Roadmap: Don't Expect a 7-Incher  —  With strong demand for the Kindle Fire and Nook driving demand for 7-inch displays above the 9.7-inch tablet display size popularized by the iPad, rumors are circulating once again that Apple may be planning a 7-inch tablet of its own.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Maybe Apple's Newsstand Really Was a Present for Publishers  —  When Apple launched its Newsstand feature in iTunes this fall, the idea was that giving newspaper and magazine publishers their own dedicated shelf space — for those who signed on to Apple's subscription program - would boost sales.
Chris Chavez / Android Phone Fans:
Sony Announces Android 4.0 Coming To Tablet S and Tablet P Devices  —  We know all about Sony Ericcson's plans to bring Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to their entire 2011 smartphone lineup but what about those tablets Big Sony recently released?  Well, an announcement on Sony UK's community forums …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Flurry: Largest Addressable Markets For Mobile Developers In 2012 Include India, China, Japan & U.S.  —  Mobile analytics firm Flurry is closing out the year with a look into the forthcoming shift in mobile installed bases expected in 2012.  Using data from the firm's dataset …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
News flash: Yes, Facebook is selling you to advertisers  —  There's a breathless report out today that provides an “exclusive look” at how Facebook plans to use the new Timeline feature to attract advertisers looking for more social ads.  But is it really that surprising to think Facebook would be pitching brands on that kind of thing?
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire
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Reuters:
U.S. shoppers less than merry after online glitches
Discussion: Mashable!, Bits and Wall Street Journal
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Steve Jobs on video games as the future of learning [Video]
Discussion: MacTrast and Cult of Mac
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Okays Initial Term Sheet to Sell Stakes Back to Asian Partners — While Also Hoping to Keep PE Firms in Fray
Beijing Newsroom / Reuters:
Xinhua website planning $158 million IPO: sources
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
The Amazing Power of Deflationary Economics for Startups
 Earlier Items: 
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
HP Plugs Security Hole With LaserJet Firmware Update, Says No Record Of Printers Set Ablaze By Hackers
Discussion: HP, Engadget, Mercury News and Electronista
David Pogue / Pogue's Posts:
If Car Companies Were Run Like Tech Companies ...