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December 22, 2012, 10:05 AM

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Facebook Newsroom:
Introducing Poke for Mobile  —  Today we're announcing Poke, an iPhone app that makes it fun and easy to say hello to friends wherever you are.  The poke feature has been a part of Facebook since 2004.  Now we're excited to share a new poke experience for mobile.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Mark Zuckerberg Is The Voice Behind The “Poke” Notification Sound And Wrote Code For The App  —  Mark Zuckerberg invented Poking, one of Facebook's earliest features, so it's fitting he was part of the small team that built the new Poke app over the last 12 days.
New York Times:
Instagram Reversal Doesn't Appease Everyone  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook may have quelled a full-scale rebellion by quickly dumping the contentious new terms of use for Instagram, its photo-sharing service.  But even as the social network furiously backpedaled, some users said Friday they were carrying through on plans to leave.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Google finds its design voice on iOS  —  From the beginning, Google's design sensibilities on the web and Android have been unique.  Whether you were a fan of the spare, utilitarian feel of products like Search or not, you knew when you were looking at something built by Google.
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Apple lifts block on combo 30-pin+Lightning charging accessories  —  The POP station from Kickstarter aimed to combine Lightning and 30-pin connectors into a single charging device.  —  The Kickstarter campaign that was “shut down” by Apple for creating a charging station that had both Lightning …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google Designing ‘X Phone’ to Rival Apple, Samsung  —  Engineers at Motorola are hard at work on a sophisticated handset, to be released next year, that parent Google Inc. hopes will provide more potent competition for devices like Apple Inc.'s iPhone, said people familiar with the matter.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Flickr gives away 3 free months of Pro service to current subscribers, with unlimited storage and views  —  In an effort to bolster interest in its platform and to reward those who have stuck with it over the years, Flickr is offering three free months of Pro access to current subscribers.
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Apple Airs New iPad mini Commercial: I'll Be Home  —  Just in time for Christmas, Apple has aired a new TV commercial for the iPad mini.  Focused on FaceTime, the commercial shows a girl and her grandfather sharing a moment of holiday cheer with the girl playing and singing the classic hit “I'll Be Home for Christmas”.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
iOS 6 bug reenables JavaScript in Safari without user consent  —  The Safari browser in Apple's iOS 6 platform has a potentially serious JavaScript bug that could have major security and privacy implications.  —  The new “Smart App Banner” feature in iOS 6 is designed to allow developers …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Amazon Instant Video app finally available for LG Google TV, more devices ‘soon’  —  Google TV users have today been given another option for streaming movies and TV shows in the form of an official Amazon Instant Video app.  Amazon's video service joins Netflix, HBO Go …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
The Wall Street Journal Signs Up for Apple's Subscription Service  —  It took a while, but they're in: The Wall Street Journal is now selling digital subscriptions via Apple's “Newsstand” service.  —  That means Dow Jones' business newspaper has joined thousands of other magazines and newspapers …
Matt Tatham / Experian:
Facebook was the top search term in 2012 for fourth straight year  —  Experian Marketing Services analyzed the top 1,000 search terms from Hitwise data for 2012 , and Facebook was the top-searched term overall in the US.  This is the fourth year that the social networking Website …

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