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3:30 PM ET, December 24, 2011


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Tom Krazit / paidContent:
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 …
Discussion: eWeek and @andrewbaron
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
The Galaxy S not getting ICS isn't a Samsung problem, It's an Android problem  —  Samsung has announced that it will not be delivering an official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update to its massively well-selling Galaxy S phone.  It says that it cannot deliver it in the memory available …
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 …
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.
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 …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Law Firms Removing Their Name From SOPA Supporters' List; SOPA ‘Support’ Crumbling
Discussion: TorrentFreak, Petzl and Adotas
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Watch Out Yammer And Jive, Google Is About To Enter The Social Enterprise Space  —  The social enterprise has been growing as more and more companies look to incorporate Facebook-like communications among workers.  Jive (which just debuted on the Nasdaq), Yammer, and Salesforce are all betting …
MG Siegler / parislemon:
Pay To Stay  —  I've been thinking more about Google's renewal of their search deal with Mozilla for Firefox.  It's fascinating on a few different levels.  Most notably: Google is committing close to a billion dollars to bankroll a browser which is a rival to their own browser.  —  Why?
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 …
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
Study: Apple's iPhone, iPad account for 90 percent of mobile purchases  —  If people are buying through mobile online retail site, they're most likely doing so on Apple devices, according to a new report this week from retail analysis firm RichRelevance. iPads and iPhones accounted …
Discussion: AppleInsider, MacNN and
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.
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 …
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