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December 5, 2012, 6:20 PM

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Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
Twitter Loses Ability to Properly Display Instagram Photos  —  Welcome to the Photo Wars.  —  Instagram on Wednesday disabled the ability for Twitter to properly display Instagram photos on its Web site and in its applications.  The move escalates tensions between the two companies …
Fred Wilson / A VC:
Rethinking Mobile First  —  I wrote the Mobile First Web Second blog post a few years ago.  In that post, I talked about apps that were designed to be used on mobile primarily with the web as a companion.  —  There have been a number of startups that have taken that approach and done well with it.
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Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Facebook snubs ‘Subscribe’ button in favor of Twitter-esque ‘Follow’ on all profile pages  —  Facebook today announced that on every user's Timeline profile page, it's changing “Subscribe,” to “Folllow,” evidently a term it hopes will resonate more with users.
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
iTunes Gets an Upgrade Without Missing a Beat  —  Apple's iTunes is the world's most popular computer program for playing, managing and buying music, movies and TV shows.  The company estimates the number of copies in active use to be in the high hundreds of millions.
Neil McAllister / The Register:
Half of all app store revenue goes to just 25 developers  —  Top app earners carve up $60m pie  —  Apple's App Store and the Google Play store each claim to offer over 700,000 apps to choose from, but only a tiny fraction of them bring in significant revenue for their developers, according to research from analyst firm Canalys.
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Time Spent In Mobile Apps Is Starting To Challenge Television, Flurry Says  —  Now that usage of mobile apps has overtaken browsing on the desktop web, it's starting to challenge television, Flurry says.  The San Francisco-based mobile analytics startup says that consumers are spending 127 minutes per …
Nancy Gohring / CITEworld:
Citrix acquisition of Zenprise shines spotlight on mobile app management  —  In a sign that the focus of mobile management is shifting from device to app management, Citrix today said it agreed to buy Zenprise.  —  The combination of technologies from both companies means that IT managers …
Twitter Blog:
See Trends for 100 more cities  —  Today, we're bringing Trends to 100 more cities around the world including Istanbul, Frankfurt, Guadalajara and Incheon.  With this update, we now surface the ‘most breaking’ news in more than 200 locations.  To view Trends for different locations, just click “Change” in the Trends section.
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg:
Blockbuster Is Said to Begin Selling Phones  —  Dish Network Corp. (DISH)'s Blockbuster will begin selling mobile phones in its movie-rental stores as a test for Dish's planned entry into the wireless business, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Prismatic Gets $15M From Jim Breyer And Yuri Milner To Attack The Impossible Problem Of Bringing You Relevant News  —  News aggregation is a glory-less pursuit, where even the companies that do succeed have to grapple with the fact that no algorithm is ever going to be as good as the human brain …
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Google Street View and Maps coming to Wii U in January 2013  —  During today's Nintendo Direct presentation, Iwata-san had plenty of game footage to show to Japan-based fans, but also casually mentioned that Google-powered maps and street vistas will arrive on the Wii U at the end of January 2013.
Leo Kelion / BBC:
Nokia Maps digitises streets to battle Google's threat  —  Nokia is combining data gathered by lasers and cameras to make interactive 3D images of cities  —  Nokia smells an opportunity.  Maps have become one of the most closely-watched battlegrounds in tech after a user-backlash led Apple …
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Philips, LG Electronics, 4 others fined $1.92 billion for EU cartel  —  (Reuters) - Philips, LG Electronics, Samsung SDI and three other firms were fined a record 1.47 billion euros ($1.92 billion) by EU antitrust regulators on Wednesday for fixing prices of TV cathode-ray tubes in two cartels lasting nearly a decade.
Martyn Williams / Computerworld:
Skype confirms video messaging feature with legal change  —  The service will allow short video messages to be sent between subscribers  —  Skype hasn't officially confirmed rumors of a video messaging service that's supposed to be coming to its platform, but an update to its terms of service on Wednesday did the job.

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