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December 11, 2012, 2:50 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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nokia engineer shows how to pirate games from the Windows 8 store  —  Justin Angel, a Nokia engineer working on Windows Phone, has detailed how to compromise Windows 8 games revenue through in-app purchases.  Angel highlights the Soulcraft Windows 8 game as an example of how Windows 8 users …
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).
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.
Chris Rayner / Bing:
The Bing Social Sidebar Gets a New Look  —  At Bing, we realize that sometimes the most useful information doesn't come from ten blue links.  By bringing together knowledge from social networks with traditional web results, Bing is the only engine that saves you time allowing you to make decisions …
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Rovio Grabs A Producer And Says It Will Finance The Upcoming Angry Birds Film Itself  —  A feature-length Angry Birds film is making baby steps forward.  —  The game's maker Rovio acknowledged that it will be producing and financing the film itself and that it picked up another producer in John Cohen …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
With Over 400,000 Users, Social Media Manager Buffer Gets A Refresh On Web & Mobile, Moves Away From Being A Destination Site  —  Buffer, the social media manager that allows you to schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, is today launching a redesign of its service on both web and mobile.
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 …
Politico:
FTC expected to settle Google patent case  —  After months of negotiations, federal regulators and Google could reach a deal as soon as this week over how the search company uses its acquired stock house of patents to target its competitors, according to sources close to the investigation.
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Google offloads Motorola's China, Brazil factories  —  Motorola has struck a deal to pare back on its manufacturing facilities, allowing Flextronics to take them over.  —  Google's Motorola Mobility unit said it signed a deal to sell its Chinese manufacturing operations to Flextronics …
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.
David Faber / CNBC:
Sprint, Clearwire in Active Negotiations  —  Sprint and Clearwire are moving closer to a deal under which Sprint would acquire the roughly 49 percent of the company it doesn't already own, according to people close to the situation.  —  While a deal is not imminent, the two companies …
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.

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