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December 11, 2012, 10:35 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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
More: GeekWire
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.
Matt Smith / Reuters:
Russia backs down on proposals to regulate the Internet  —  (Reuters) - A Russia-led coalition on Monday withdrew a proposal to give governments new powers over the Internet, a plan opposed by Western countries in talks on a new global telecom treaty.  —  Negotiations on the treaty mark …
More: CNET, ZDNet and The Verge
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.
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.
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
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 …
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 …
More: The Verge

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