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December 10, 2012, 6:40 AM

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Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Confirmed: Effective Immediately, Say Goodbye to Instagram Photos Inside of Twitter  —  Instagram completely turned off support for Twitter Cards technology on Sunday, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed to AllThingsD.  —  While users can still post links to their Instagram photos on Twitter …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Australian Police Warn Against Use of Apple Maps Due to Safety Concerns  —  Police in Victoria, Australia issued a warning to motorists this weekend regarding Apple Maps after several travelers became stranded in the Murray-Sunset National Park trying to reach the city of Mildura using Apple's directions.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Yahoo teams up with NBC Sports to share online and broadcast sports news and coverage  —  Yahoo has announced a partnership with NBC Sports that will see the two pool their sports reporting, broadcasts and news coverage in an effort to build the US' largest dedicated sports news platforms.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook, Google, Zynga Ask Courts To Reject Patents On Abstract Ideas That Plague Tech Innovation  —  Just because you take an abstract idea and say you do it “on a computer” or “over the Internet” doesn't mean you deserve a patent, according to an amicus brief filed on Friday by Google, Facebook and six other tech companies.
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Brad Reed / BGR:
Cold water for Google Fiber fans: Covering the whole country could cost $140 billion  —  Bad news for those of us who would love to see Google (GOOG) expand its fiber network out to the entire country: Doing so may be prohibitively expensive.  Business Insider points us to a new research note …
Pete Norman / Sky News:
Twitter Fined Over UK Business Accounts Delay  —  Twitter failed to lodge two sets of financial accounts at Companies House  —  Social media giant Twitter has been fined after failing to file its UK corporate accounts, Sky News has learned.  —  The company was due to lodge its annual accounts …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Silicon nanophotonics: IBM's light chips could save data centers from bandwidth traffic jams  —  IBM is announcing today it has created breakthrough silicon nanophotonics chips, or those that can use traditional silicon technology and laser light to transfer data at extremely high speeds.

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