December 20, 2012, 12:15 PM

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Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Myriam Joire / Engadget:
Flipboard lands on Android tablets, now supports Nexus 10  —  It's no secret that we're big fans of Flipboard here at Engadget, but there's one thing we've been longing for: a tablet-optimized Android version.  Until now, running the app on the Nexus 10 (by sideloading the APK) or even the Nexus 7 …
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Rockmelt social browser comes to iPhone, Android version still in development  —  When we heard Rockmelt was going to announce some news about its social browser becoming available to lots more people, we assumed that meant the Android version was finally ready.  Not quite: turns out the company was just referring iPhone users.
Aoife White / Bloomberg:
Samsung Faces EU Antitrust Complaint Over Apple Patent Clash  —  Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) faces a European Union antitrust complaint over its use of standard- essential patents in legal disputes with Apple Inc. (AAPL), the European Union competition commissioner said.
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Kleiner Partners' View Of the Future of Tech  —  Venture capitalists John Doerr and Ted Schlein of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers have had a front-row seat at Silicon Valley's recent Web froth and its fallout.  —  Their venture firm in the past decade made a big bet on clean technology.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Facebook starts rolling out new privacy settings, making it easier to control what data is public  —  Facebook announced plans to make its privacy control settings easier to find this month, and now a series of new menus and notifications has begun to roll out to users of the social network, initially in New Zealand.
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Twitter Shuffles Top Brass With New COO and CFO Appointments  —  In move that shuffles some of the highest ranking members of the microblogging start-up's executive team, Ali Rowghani has been named chief operating officer of Twitter, according to a change in his Twitter profile …
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Andrii Degeler / The Next Web:
Google Play is growing faster, but Apple's App Store brings in way more money: Distimo  —  App analytics firm Distimo has published a new report looking at how Google Play and Apple's App Store have fared in 2012.  It finds that while the former is growing rapidly, the latter still beats it more than four-fold in terms of revenues.
Mark Milian / Bloomberg Tech Blog:
‘Cut the Rope’ Creator to Debut First New Game Franchise Since Its Big Hit  —  Two screen shots from “Pudding Monsters,” the first new franchise for ZeptoLab since striking gold with “Cut the Rope.”  —  More than two years after ZeptoLab released the mega-hit mobile game “Cut the Rope,” …
Ron / WinBeta:
Microsoft drops importing/exporting support for .xls and .doc in Outlook 2013  —  In a new Outlook blog post, Microsoft mentions a few features and components that are being dropped from Outlook 2013.  Of the features, Microsoft mentions that Outlook 2013 will no longer support importing …
Hugo Martin / Los Angeles Times:
Boeing uses potatoes to simulate humans in test of Wi-Fi signals  —  Boeing has tested onboard internet signals with potatoes instead of passengers.  (Associated Press / December 19, 2012)  —  Boeing, the Seattle-based company that has built some of the world's most sophisticated aircraft …
Robert McMillan / Wired:
Apple Breaks Ground on 1-Million-Square-Foot Texas Outpost  —  You've heard about Apple's Cupertino spaceship.  Now meet the company's Austin, Texas crash pad.  —  Over the past few weeks, Apple has started work on a new 39-acre campus that will be the future home of the company's America's Operations Center.
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Tumblr launches its long-awaited app for iPad  —  Tumblr just pushed out an update to its iOS app which adds full compatibility with the iPad and iPad mini.  Tumblr built for the big screen doesn't look a whole lot different than if you were browsing inside Safari …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Forrester: 84% Of U.S. Adults Now Use The Web Daily, 50% Own Smartphones, Tablet Ownership Doubled To 19% In 2012  —  Forrester Research just published its annual “State of Consumers and Technology” report.  As usual, it's chock-full of interesting statistics about how U.S. consumers use the Internet …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web: login flaw, now corrected, caused passwords to be sent in plain text in some cases  —  A flaw in the design of's security allowed for user passwords to be sent in plain text when entered on the detail page of a Tweet.  That flaw has been addressed by the Twitter security team …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
4 Out of 10 Americans Have Connected Internet to TV  —  Still waiting for the Internet and TV to converge?  It may have already happened.  —  Four out of 10 Americans have connected their TV to the Internet, according to a new Forrester study.  If you're just talking about the whippersnappers …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Rabbit pulls reimagined video chat out of its hat  —  Video chat has become very useful in the age of the Internet, but it is still pretty clunky.  With that in mind, the team at Rabbit took a step back to figure out how to reimagine video chat with your friends as if you were having isolated conversations …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Court Sentences Web Designer For Creating Infringing Torrent Site  —  After its launch in 2008, the StudentBay e-learning torrent site quickly became associated with The Pirate Bay due to its familiar logo, Swedish roots and other alleged links to the site.  —  StudentBay began with a promise …
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