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December 11, 2012, 9:20 AM

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Coleen Baik / Twitter Blog:
Twitter photos: Put a filter on it  —  Every day, millions of people come to Twitter to connect with the things they care about and find out what's happening around the world.  As one of the most compelling forms of self-expression, photos have long been an important part of these experiences.
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator finally get Retina support, available now for all CS 6 users  —  Ahead of its Create NOW event, Adobe has announced that both Photoshop and Illustrator have been updated with Retina (HiDPI) support.  This update comes more than three months after Adobe …
Kevin Kelleher / Fortune:
Will Adobe's new cloud strategy pay off?  —  A risky makeover of the king of shrinkwrapped software is starting to win over skeptics.  —  FORTUNE — Adobe chief Shantanu Narayan and a dozen of his top executives were sequestered in a tony Carmel Valley spa in California.
More: CNET and TechCrunch
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Fred Wilson hasn't done a 2012 deal  —  Why can't Fred Wilson find a new startup to back?  —  FORTUNE — Fred Wilson is the best-known venture capitalist east of San Hill Road, thanks to both his wildly-popular blog and early investments in such companies as Etsy, Foursquare, Twitter and Zynga (ZNGA).
Sarah McBride / Reuters:
US patent lawsuits now dominated by ‘trolls’ -study  —  For the first time, individuals and companies that do not themselves make anything - commonly known as “patent trolls” - are bringing the majority of U.S. patent lawsuits, according to a study by a California law professor.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Will Nix Voting, Integrate Instagram Data Despite Vote Ending With 88% Of 668K Votes Opposed  —  The polls have closed on Facebook's final site governance vote, with 588,803 votes (88 percent) opposed to the changes, and 79,697 of the total 668,500 in support.
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
SkyDrive for Xbox 360 lands today plus 40+ apps before Spring 2013  —  SkyDrive arrives on Xbox 360 today, Microsoft has confirmed, focusing on multimedia sharing as the company teases a gush of more than forty new apps for the console in 2013.  While it's possible to browse all the files …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Singly Launches “App Fabric” Platform For Developers To Speed Up Integrations With Dozens Of Services  —  Singly, a startup aimed at simplifying the integration of third-party services in both web and mobile applications, is today launching its platform into open beta.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Microsoft Leaks References to ‘Office Mobile for iPhone’, ‘Excel for iPad’ and ‘PowerPoint for iPad’  —  Building upon a series of reports about Microsoft's apparent efforts to bring its Office productivity suite to iOS, The Verge last month shared a few screenshots and noted that the suite …
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
Blogging with Medium, the odd new product from Twitter's founders  —  Can Ev Williams and Biz Stone build a better blog?  —  Blogging was once heralded as a great equalizer, seizing power from big media gatekeepers and redistributing it to the common internet user.
Noel Randewich / Reuters:
Intel says on track to launch smaller mobile chips  —  (Reuters) - Intel presented new manufacturing technology that it said keeps it on track to launch a new generation of chips for smartphones and tablets as it rushes to catch up with Qualcomm and other rivals in the fast-growing mobile market.
Karen Wickre / Twitter Blog:
This Year on Twitter  —  Every day, we're amazed and humbled by the many ways in which people use Twitter, which range from simply retweeting to igniting conversations with hashtags (even around lesser-known topics) to sharing spectacular and far-flung views.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's Bing Augmented Reality team readies framework, Windows 8 tablet apps  —  Summary: Microsoft's Bing Information Platform team is working on an augmented-reality SDK, as well as a number of related apps for Windows 8 tablets and other devices.  —  The Microsoft Bing team is doing …
More: Neowin
Chris Taylor / Reuters:
Your Money: The “Apple Tax” - America's costly obsession  —  (Reuters) - With the “fiscal cliff” looming, taxpayers are wringing their hands about all sorts of things.  Income taxes might rise, dividends might get walloped, lifetime gift-tax exemptions might get slashed.
Russ Garland / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Sequoia's Leone: In Venture, Big is the Enemy of Great  —  “Complete warfare” is how Sequoia Capital's Douglas Leone sees the contest to stay atop of the venture capital heap.  —  “The venture model is not broken for the partnerships that know what they're doing,” Leone told …
Helen Knight / MIT:
Tiny compound semiconductor transistor could challenge silicon's dominance  —  MIT researchers develop the smallest indium gallium arsenide transistor ever built.  —  A cross-section transmission electron micrograph of the fabricated transistor.  The central inverted V is the gate.
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Apple redraws maps after Australian drivers led astray in the bush  —  Mildura police issue warning after motorists lose way in scorching temperatures because town misplaced on Apple Maps  —  Apple has updated its new maps system after police in Mildura, Australia, said a number of people trying …
Gary Kim / Telecompetitor:
Will Appeals Court Overturn ‘Network Neutrality’ Rules?  —  A U.S. Court of Appeals finally will hear a Verizon challenge to Federal Communications Commission network neutrality rules.  How the court rules could lead to big changes for the broadband access business.

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