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December 4, 2012, 6:55 AM

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Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press:
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Ashton Kutcher's portrayal of Steve Jobs to debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January  —  This coming January is likely to be the first time that anyone outside of a production facility will get a look at jOBS, the new biopic of Steve Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher.
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:
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 …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Europe v Facebook Privacy Campaign Group Is Preparing To “Fight” Facebook In Ireland, Sets Up Crowdfunding Platform To Fund Legal Fight Against Irish DPA (Updated)  —  As Facebook polls its users on site governance and privacy policy - a poll that looks very likely to result …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
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 …
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 …
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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 …
Diksha Madhok / Reuters:
India sets up seaside ‘village’ to nurture start-ups  —  (Reuters) - Kris Gopalakrishnan, co-founder of Indian information technology giant Infosys, stares out from a wall-to-wall poster in a modern office building near Kochi.  —  A caption reads: “We started Infosys in a room about this size; it's your turn now.”
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.
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.
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg Tech Blog:
Apple's ITunes Would Be One of World's Biggest Media Companies  —  Photograph by Miquel Benitez/Getty Images  —  Apple has more than 435 million iTunes accounts stored in the company's database, according to Talal Khan, an analyst.  —  Google, Facebook and even Yahoo have been hailed …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple, Microsoft, HP, Samsung and others sued by Washington Research Foundation over WLAN patents  —  Apple, Microsoft, HP, Samsung, D-Link, Parrot and Logitech have been included in a patent lawsuit by non-profit research institution — the Washington Research Foundation (WRF) …

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