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December 3, 2012, 10:45 PM

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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
News Corp. Shutters The Daily iPad App  —  The Daily, News Corp.'s attempt to create a newspaper for the iPad era, is shutting down after less than two years.  —  The media giant, which also owns this Web site, said it will “cease standalone publication” of the app on Dec. 15.
Graham Cluley / Naked Security:
How the Tumblr worm spread so quickly  —  Although Tumblr is now cleaning-up pages which were affected by today's worm, SophosLabs was able to briefly explore how the infection spread.  —  It appears that the worm took advantage of Tumblr's reblogging feature, meaning that anyone who was logged …
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Hackers Behind Tumblr Worm Say They Warned Tumblr of Vulnerability Weeks Ago  —  Tumblr has been flooded by a worm that's spamming thousands of user's feeds with an anti-Tumblr rant.  In an interview, a spokesman for the group that's apparently behind the hack claims they warned Tumblr weeks ago …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
No, Facebook's Not Buying WhatsApp (But Keep an Eye on It)  —  WhatsApp hit the tech news circuit today because of a somewhat speculative article in TechCrunch asserting that Facebook has been sniffing around the mobile messaging company.  —  But the Facebook acquisition talks aren't happening, said multiple sources.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Movie Studios Ask Google To Censor Their Own Films, Facebook and Wikipedia  —  Ever since Google announced that it would publish the DMCA requests it receives as part of their transparency report, the number of notices being sent have shot through the roof.  —  While the majority of the requests …
Fred Wilson / A VC:
Nobody Is Crying For You When You Are Worth Billions  —  I did a talk with Bill Werde at Billboard's FutureSound conference a few weeks ago.  The entire talk is online (in two parts) here.  If you go to 7:45 minutes in on the first video (embedded below) you will get to a conversation …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Legacy iPhones Biting Apple in the ASP  —  The launch of Apple's iPhone 5 was unquestionably a successful one.  The company sold more than five million units during the device's first three days of availability, setting a new opening-weekend sales record.  Yet, by some metrics …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Users Have 7 Days Starting Now To Vote On Clarified Policy Changes And If They'll Keep Voting  —  Facebook has integrated feedback from regulators and users into a clarified set of site governance and privacy policy changes, and starting now, users will have seven days to vote for or against them.
The Mozilla Blog:
Firefox Gets Social with Facebook  —  Today, we're excited to announce that Firefox is getting social with Facebook Messenger for Firefox, which is built on a new Social API for the Web.  —  Firefox is the Web browser of choice for hundreds of millions of people worldwide and as social sites …
Alex Williams / TechCrunch:
SEC Filing: Ray Ozzie's Startup Talko Raises $4 Million To Develop Cloud-Based Mobile Backend Services  —  According to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Ray Ozzie's startup, Talko, has raised $4 million to fund the development of its mobile communications apps and services.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Steam's TV-friendly Big Picture mode comes out of beta, Valve holds week-long sale to celebrate  —  Steam's Big Picture mode, which aims to carve Valve's gaming platform a presence in your living room, today moved out of beta and is ready for general public consumption.
Brandon Bailey / Mercury News:
Facebook ‘Sponsored Stories’ settlement wins judge's approval  —  A federal judge gave preliminary approval Monday to a negotiated settlement of a class-action lawsuit over Facebook's use of its members' names and photos in online advertising, while a public interest lawyer vowed …
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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Meet Turntable's Piki, The First Music App To Do Social Music Sharing Right  —  Turntable today introduced Piki, a Pandora-like, human-powered radio app combined with powerful Twitter-inspired social features.  With Piki, the most impressive part is that Turntable is one of the first music startups to get social right.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Verizon Shutting Down the Mobile Video Service It Launched in 2005  —  Verizon Wireless is pushing the “off” button on the pioneering mobile video service once known as Vcast Video.  —  The service, which launched in 2005, will go dark on Dec. 15, although the carrier will continue …
Casey Newton / CNET:
Eric Schmidt's book on the future to be released April 23  —  Alfred A. Knopf says it will print a first run of 150,000 copies for “The New Digital Age,” co-written with Google Ideas director Jared Cohen.  —  Eric Schmidt's treatise on the future will soon be hitting bookshelves.

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