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December 17, 2012, 5:20 PM

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Nielsen:
Nielsen and Twitter Establish Social TV Rating  —  Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, and Twitter today announced an exclusive multi-year agreement to create the “Nielsen Twitter TV Rating” for the US market.
Eben Upton / Raspberry Pi:
Introducing the Pi Store  —  We've been amazed by the variety of software that people have written for, or ported to, the Raspberry Pi.  Today, together with our friends at IndieCity and Velocix, we're launching the Pi Store to make it easier for developers of all ages to share their games …
Reed Morse / YouTube Blog:
Film and share videos instantly with YouTube Capture for iPhone and iPod touch  —  Life moves fast.  To speed up recording, enhancing and sharing videos with your friends or the whole world, you can now use the YouTube Capture app on your iPhone or iPod touch.  —  Making sharing fast and easy
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
HTC Said to Halt Larger Windows Phone on Display Resolution  —  HTC Corp. (2498) scrapped plans to produce a large-screen smartphone using Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)'s operating system because the screen would have had lower resolution than competing models, according to a person familiar with the project.
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Facebook to Launch Its Own Snapchat Competitor App  —  Facebook is currently testing its own built-in-house version of a “Snapchat-like” application, a messaging app that allows users to send impermanent photo messages to one another, according to sources familiar with the matter.
CrackBerry.com:
New BlackBerry 10 UI images show off Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and more!  —  With an L-Series device in the hands of the folks over at Tinhte there has been plenty of hands-on time with BlackBerry 10 spread around.  It's safe to say that what we're seeing is certainly not the shipping version …
Sprint Newsroom:
Sprint to Acquire 100 Percent Ownership of Clearwire for $2.97 per Share  — Transaction strengthens Sprint's position and increases competitiveness in the U.S. wireless industry  — Interim funding allows Clearwire to continue LTE build-out and complement Sprint's LTE deployment
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Hands On With Facebook Nearby, A New Local Biz Discovery Feature That Challenges Yelp And Foursquare  —  Each month 250 million Facebook users tag posts with location.  Today that data goes to work for you in a major revamp of Facebook's Nearby feature for its iOS and Android apps.
John Davidson / Financial Review:
Microsoft urged to ditch Windows brand by Dell  —  Top Dell executives warned Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer against sticking with the Windows brand for its new tablet operating system Reuters  —  A top Dell executive warned Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer not to call its new tablet operating system …
Sencha Blog:
The Making of Fastbook: An HTML5 Love Story  —  When we started what became Sencha, we made a bet on the web: a bet that modern application development didn't need anything except the browser, a great set of frameworks and a great set of tools.  With those three weapons in hand …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Hulu's 2012: Revenue up 65% to $695M, subscribers double to 3M, 28% more advertisers  —  Hulu had a bang-up 2012, and they've rounded it up in a blog post today.  We combed through the figures and found the most eyebrow-raising statistics.  Revenue for the streaming site was up 65% in 2012 …
Horace Dediu / asymco:
Calibrating launch performance for the iPhone in China  —  When the iPhone 5 launched Apple promised availability in 100 countries before the end of year.  This was a very aggressive plan given the gradual release of previous products.  Last year the iPhone 4S only arrived in China (along with 21 additional countries) on January 13th.
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Myriam Joire / Engadget:
Nokia Lumia 920 camera fuzziness getting fixed in PR1.1 update  —  We're not going to lie.  After spending some quality time with several Lumia 920 prototypes in Finland last September, we came away extremely impressed with the PureView-branded camera aboard Nokia's Windows Phone 8 flagship.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Have Apple's iPhone and iPad saturated the U.S. market?  —  A new Morgan Stanley survey suggests there is still room to grow  —  FORTUNE — “Despite concerns to the contrary,” writes Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty reporting the results of a proprietary survey of 1,000 U.S. consumers, “iPhone and iPad demand remain strong.
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Whitman: One Write-Off Too Far  —  Meg Whitman's efforts to turn HP around follow a proven script.  But, in her efforts to frame future results against a background of past misdeeds, she might have gone one excuse too far and engaged in a potentially embarrassing fight against Mike Lynch, Autonomy's founder.
Tweets: @qthrul
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Google Maps for iOS downloaded 10M times in under 48 hours  —  Google's Jeff Huber has just announced via Google+ that Google Maps for iOS was downloaded 10 million times in under 48 hours from its release last week.  —  “We're excited for the positive reception of Google Maps for iPhone around the world,” writes Huber.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft left ‘surprised’ by Google's Exchange ActiveSync announcement  —  Google announced last week that it plans to drop Exchange ActiveSync support for new devices on personal Gmail accounts from January 30th.  While Microsoft has remained quiet on the issue affecting Windows 8 …
Tim Peterson / Adweek:
Amazon, Advertising's Sleeping Giant, to Awaken in 2013  —  Amazon made a splash during October's Advertising Week while previewing its advertising business, but that was merely a ripple compared to the waves the e-commerce behemoth has coming for 2013 and beyond.
More: The Verge and Wired
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Peace Out, Google+: Designer Daniel Burka Joins Google Ventures  —  Looks like the Milk kids are getting restless.  —  Daniel Burka, one of the founding members of mobile development lab Milk, announced Monday that he is leaving his current position inside Google+ to join Google Ventures.
More: TechCrunch and VentureBeatTweets: @dburka
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Inside Aviary, the power behind the new Twitter and Flickr photo filters  —  After four years in business, one startup comes back from the brink after a massive change in strategy  —  As the veteran venture capitalist Bill Gurley said recently, it's important to be an optimist in the startup business …

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Microsoft:
Microsoft to modernize Special Olympics, raise system to the cloud  —  “We're so excited.  This is going to change our world.” says Special Olympics Chief Executive Officer Janet Froetscher.
Zoho:
Announcing Zoho SalesIQ - Real-time sales intelligence platform with tight Zoho CRM integration.  —  You run an apparel store.  There's a visitor who walked in after seeing your weekly ad.
SAY Media / SAY Daily:
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AdExchanger:
Digital Revenue Up 17% At New York Times  —  Digital revenue rose 17% in Q3 at The New York Times.  During the same time period, digital subscriptions rose 20%.  Overall, though, performance fell flat.
 

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