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December 17, 2012, 7:25 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.
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
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
Anthony McCartney / Associated Press:
Hollywood hacker sentenced to 10 years in prison  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Monday sentenced a hacker to 10 years in prison after he broke into the personal online accounts of Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera and other women and posted revealing photos and other material on the Internet.
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.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
As Yahoo Sales Reorg Proceeds, Former Interclick CEO Katz Departs  —  Michael Katz, one of Yahoo's high-ranking online advertising execs, is leaving the company, according to a memo he sent out to staff on Friday.  —  Considered a savvy online ad player and a well-regarded entrepreneur …
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 …
New York Times:
E.U. and Google to Discuss Antitrust Issues  —  BRUSSELS — The European Union's top antitrust regulator is expected to meet with Google executives early this week as settlement talks between the search giant and the U.S. authorities gain momentum.  —  The Europeans have been seeking …
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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.

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Microsoft:
Microsoft Brings World's Fastest Texting to Windows Phone 8.1  —  Gaurav Sharma appeared relaxed but focused in his purple hoodie on Jan. 16, 2014.  Less than 20 seconds later, Sharma, a 15-year-old …
Atlassian:
Every team needs kick-ass code reviews  —  Code reviews help spread knowledge and coding best practices throughout a team.  In this article we'll take a look at why code reviews are important, and how to optimize the practice.
Zoho Blogs:
2 Ways Live Chat Can Enhance Your Customer Service  —  Landing a new customer is 5x more expensive than keeping an existing customer.  How do we keep our customers happy?  By providing outstanding support.
Silicon Valley Bank:
SVB's Halo Report shares angel investment activity for 2013  —  The 2013 Halo Report finds angel investment activity on the rise with more high-valuation deals closed in 2013 than in 2012.
 

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