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December 24, 2012, 11:15 AM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Report claims next-gen, thinner, lighter full-sized iPad due in March with iPad mini design elements  —  Even with Apple's launch of the fourth-generation iPad last month, Apple is rumored to be preparing to launch yet another new iPad in the coming months.  According to Macotakara, a thinner …
Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
Techmeme's top 20 headline terms of 2012, and what they signify  —  We can uncover a variety of patterns analyzing the data Techmeme has accumulated over the years, and given Techmeme's pan-industry focus, these findings can signal large-scale trends developing across the tech industry.
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Richard Lai / Engadget:
Huawei's 6.1-inch 1080p Ascend Mate flaunted by exec, leaves little surprise for CES  —  How big is too big?  Well, that's clearly not Huawei's concern, as it's about to introduce a 6.1-inch 1080p Android phone at CES.  But even two weeks (before the company's CES press day) …
Danny Sullivan / CNET:
iPad is left behind as rival tablets get multiuser support  —  Want to loan your tablet to a child or friend but don't want to provide access to all your data?  Windows, Android, and even Amazon tablets make it easy.  Apple's iPad has some catching up to do.
Tweets: @lessien
Reuters:
Analysis: Amazon, Google on collision course in 2013  —  (Reuters) - When Amazon.com Inc CEO Jeff Bezos got word of a project at Google Inc to scan and digitize product catalogs a decade ago, the seeds of a burgeoning rivalry were planted.  —  The news was a “wake-up” call to Bezos, an early investor in Google.
More: The Verge and Forbes
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
The Fifth-Biggest Site in the World Operated on a Budget of $27M Last Year  —  The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, had expenses of $27 million this past fiscal year, and raised $38.5 million to support them.  —  The only nonprofit organization within the world's Top 40 Web sites …
More: Wikimedia blogTweets: @wikimedia
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
After hacker disappears from Twitter, Verizon reveals customer data was leaked by a marketing firm  —  Verizon is sharing more details about the alleged leak of customer data that occurred over the weekend.  The company still insists there was no breach, but the carrier has now revealed …
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon Book Reviews Deleted in a Purge Aimed at Manipulation  —  Giving raves to family members is no longer acceptable.  Neither is writers' reviewing other writers.  But showering five stars on a book you admittedly have not read is fine.  —  After several well-publicized cases involving writers buying …
Beth Callaghan / AllThingsD:
Online Holiday Spending Up 16 Percent, According to ComScore  —  ComScore released its numbers today for online shopping during the first 51 days of the 2012 holiday season.  In all, online spending totaled almost $38.7 billion, up 16 percent from the same period last year.

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