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December 11, 2012, 12:45 PM

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Marissa Mayer / Yodel Anecdotal:
Introducing the New Yahoo! Mail  —  Email is the ultimate daily habit.  It's often the first thing we check in the morning and the last thing before going to bed.  Why?  Because it's one of the simplest and most basic forms of communication.  And since it's such an important part of our daily lives …
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Yahoo releases new mail client for iOS, Android, Windows 8, and the web  —  Yahoo may not be the internet giant it once was, but millions of people still use its mail services — now, that experience has been upgraded with a new Yahoo Mail web client as well as new apps for iOS, Android and Windows 8.
Miguel Helft / Fortune:
Fortune Exclusive: Larry Page on Google  —  The press-shy Google CEO talks about mobile computing, his tussles with Apple — and the future of search. … Fortune: When you're thinking about the next bet you're going to make, how do you pick?  —  Larry Page: That's something we've been thinking about a lot.
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Microsoft balks at Apple's 30% fee, leaving SkyDrive and apps that integrate with it in the lurch on iOS  —  Microsoft and Apple are currently locked in something of a Cold War over the future of SkyDrive in the iOS App Store.  —  Sources close to Microsoft have detailed to TNW a difficult …
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.
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.
Robert McMillan / Wired:
Google Accidentally Transmits Self-Destruct Code to Army of Chrome Browsers  —  Google's Gmail service went down for about 20 minutes on Monday.  That was annoying, but not exactly unprecedented.  These sorts of outages happen all the time.  What was strange is that the Gmail outage coincided …
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).
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
23andMe Raises $50 Million in New Funding, Adding Yuri Milner as Investor  —  Personal genomics company 23andMe, Inc. said it had raised more than $50 million in a a new funding round.  The new financing includes Russian investor Yuri Milner, as well as existing investors Sergey Brin of Google …
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 …
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
47% of consumers interested in Apple television, willing to pay 20% premium  —  A new survey has found consumers are extremely interested in the prospect of an Apple-branded television, and are willing to pay a 20 percent premium over existing TV prices for such a device.
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.
Manuel Valdes / The Seattle Times:
Washington state sues Florida company over unwanted text-message spam  —  A lawsuit filed by Attorney General Rob McKenna's office against Orlando-based Dinav Holding and its owners is one of the first lawsuits by a state attorney general targeting spamming via text messages.
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.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Touch-enabled Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Windows 8 goes on sale from $1,399  —  Lenovo has announced a new (and previously leaked) touchscreen version of its ThinkPad X1 Carbon ultrabook.  The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch is much the same as its predecessor, but comes with Windows 8 pre-loaded along …
Kris Holt / Daily Dot:
With Instagram gone from Twitter, Pinterest sneaks in  —  As Instagram closes its doors to Twitter, Pinterest is taking up the slack.  —  Pinterest quietly added support for Twitter Cards (i.e., expanded tweets), so you can check out a pin someone's shared on Twitter without actually having to head over to Pinterest itself.
Wall Street Journal:
Foxconn Faces Challenges in Boosting Automation  —  SHENZHEN, China—Apple Inc. supplier Hon Hai Precision Co. has declared plans to install robotic arms at its factories dotted across China to boost efficiency and address labor unrest.  But its bid to automate swaths of the production process …
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.

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