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December 4, 2012, 4:25 AM

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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Why ‘The Daily’ Failed  —  Jeff Sonderman, writing for Poynter: … #1 I agree with.  The Daily had no personality, no focus.  It wasn't tawdry enough to be a New York Post-style tabloid, and wasn't serious enough to compete with the New York Times.  #2 I completely disagree with.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
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:
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 …
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 …
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.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iTunes Music Store Launches in 56 New Countries, Movies Arrive in Four  —  Earlier today, we noted that the iTunes Music Store had gone live in Russia and Turkey, but now that changes have propagated throughout iTunes and we've had time to collect reports, it now appears that Apple …
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Here's Mary Meeker's Big Year-End Presentation On The State Of The Internet  —  Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker is out with a year-end presentation on the state of the Internet.  —  As usual, it's a must read for anyone in the industry, or anyone with interest in the state of technology.
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 Callaham / Neowin:
Tweetro+ Windows 8 app released for $9.99  —  A few weeks ago, we reported that the popular third party Twitter app Tweetro for Windows 8 had been removed from the Windows Store.  This was due to the app, from developer Lazyworm Applications, using up its allocated amount of 100,000 licenses.
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.
Elisabeth Osmeloski / Search Engine Land:
2012 Yahoo Year In Review: Over 500 Top Searches In 50+ Categories  —  Last year, Yahoo celebrated ten years of sharing its annual Year In Review feature, marking the occasion by releasing 30 categories of the most popular searches on Yahoo in 2011, one of the biggest lists up to that point in time.
Josh Lowensohn / CNET:
Judge: Patents in Apple-HTC settlement deal can't be sealed  —  A California judge says the list of patents included in Apple and HTC's settlement cannot be sealed as part of Apple's court spat with Samsung.  —  Major details of the legal settlement made between Apple and HTC …
Debbie Cai / Wall Street Journal:
Oracle to Pay Three Dividends in December  —  Oracle Corp. said it will pay dividends for the next three quarters early, joining other companies that are accelerating payouts ahead of likely tax increases next year.  —  The software company will shell out a dividend totaling 18 cents a share …
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.
Kim Yoo-chul / The Korea Times:
LG seeks to be major fabless chipmaker  —  LG Electronics is moving to transform itself into a major fabless chipmaker by hiring more qualified chip designers and giving authority to related divisions.  —  The Korea's technology giant has strengthened fabless semiconductor manufacturing …
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.

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