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October 19, 2012, 4:50 AM

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Lauren Weinstein / Lauren Weinstein's Blog:
An Internet Monster, Reddit, and Free Speech  —  There are some topics that I just can't wait to write about.  This isn't one of them.  In fact, I've been putting this off for days, basically because I find the underlying theme so personally repugnant and disgusting.  But the topic is important, and proceed we will.
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Airtime, a Pedigreed Start-Up, Is Struggling  —  It sounds like a recipe for success for a new start-up: Two famed entrepreneurs, tens of millions of dollars in the bank and endorsements from celebrities like Alicia Keys and Jim Carrey.  —  But Airtime, the much-hyped video chat site created …
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Dan Moren / Macworld:
iCloud: Sharing done wrong  —  Despite the prominent addition of sharing features in iOS 6 and Mountain Lion, the company's concept of “sharing” is actually a narrow one.  And in an increasingly interconnected era—when people are spending more and more time sharing words, images, files …
More: MacStories
Mark Jardine / Tapbots:
Tweetbot for Mac is Finally Here!  —  We are very happy to announce that Tweetbot for Mac is finally available for sale on the Mac App Store!  It's been a long (and bumpy) road, but we are glad we have finally made it to the 1.0 milestone.  This is our first official Mac App from Tapbots …
AllThingsD:
What's Really Going on With Color: A Small Apple Talent Acquisition  —  You'd be forgiven if you were confused by the swirl of stories around the social video start-up Color in the past 24 hours.  —  First, a leaked internal memo said the company was winding down.
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Weak Windows makes Microsoft miss in fiscal Q1: Revenue of $16.01B and earnings per share of $0.53 are under estimates  —  Today Microsoft reported its first quarterly (fiscal 2013) financial performance.  For the three month period, the firm had revenues of $16.01 billion, and earnings per share of $0.53.
Miyoung Kim / Reuters:
Yahoo to pull out of South Korean market: report  —  (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc's South Korean operation has decided to pull out of the country and end its local Internet portal service in December, Yonhap news agency reported.  —  “Yahoo has faced several challenges in the past couple of years …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo's Marissa Mayer in Talks to Join Jawbone Board  —  Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is considering joining the board of Jawbone, the high-profile wireless gadget maker whose products include the Jambox speaker and the Up personal fitness wristband, according to sources close to the situation.
More: SlashGear
Glyn Moody / Techdirt:
Dutch Propose Powers For Police To Break Into Computers, Install Spyware And Destroy Data — Anywhere In The World  —  Techdirt readers with long memories may recall a fantasy proposal from Orrin Hatch that would have seen technological means deployed to destroy the computers of those who downloaded unauthorized copies of files.
Media Decoder:
At Newsweek, Ending Print and a Blend of Two Styles  —  From the start, it was an unwieldy melding of two newsrooms: a legacy print magazine, Newsweek, combined with an irreverent digital news site, The Daily Beast.  It had high-profile ownership, first in Sidney Harman and then in Barry Diller …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Sony closes Japan factory, cuts 2,000 jobs  —  Summary: The consumer electronics giant has cut another 2,000 jobs in Japan as the firm continues its battle against a cash hemorrhaging problem after weaker than expected first-quarter results.  —  Zack Whittaker
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Apple ordered to reveal profit margins  —  Apple has been dealt a double blow after a US judge said it should be forced to reveal sensitive information about its profit margins and the technology giant lost a legal battle in Britain.  —  Apple, the maker of the iPhone …
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech:
Key parts of Ubuntu 13.04 will be developed in secret, to escape the critics' ire  —  In a twist that is sure to raise eyebrows and cause no end of neckbeard scratching, Canonical founder and Ubuntu's de facto spiritual leader, Mark Shuttleworth, has announced that key parts of Ubuntu 13.04 will be developed in secret.
Ilya Pozin / Forbes:
Is Pheed the New Twitter?  —  Miley Cyrus seems to think so.  As does Ashley Tisdale, David Guetta, Paris Hilton, Chris Brown, and thousands of others who have joined the site in a matter of days.  —  So what is Pheed?  —  In short, think of it as Twitter, with a business plan.
Eric Caoili / Gamasutra:
Zynga settles lawsuit with PyramidVille developer  —  Zynga has settled its trademark infringement lawsuit against another developer that attempted to add a “Ville” suffix to its game titles, this time French studio Kobojo, maker of PyramidVille.  —  The social game giant has made it a point …
More: The Verge and Joystiq

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