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December 24, 2012, 7:50 PM

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Dan Levine / Reuters:
Instagram furor triggers first class action lawsuit  —  (Reuters) - Facebook's Instagram photo sharing service has been hit with what appears to be the first civil lawsuit to result from changed service terms that prompted howls of protest last week.  —  In a proposed class action lawsuit filed …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nokia's Windows tablet to take on Surface with battery-equipped keyboard cover  —  Nokia is building its own Windows RT tablet that is set to debut in early 2013.  Sources familiar with Nokia's plans have revealed to The Verge that Nokia's tablet will include HDMI and USB ports …
Eva Dou / Digits:
Acer Plans to Launch $99 Tablet  —  Acer Inc. is planning to launch an Android tablet priced around US$99 early next year, a person with direct knowledge of the project, said.  —  The world's fourth-largest PC maker by shipments hopes to be the first big-brand company to launch a tablet priced …
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.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Hailo Raising $30M at $140M Valuation for Epic NYC E-Taxi Throwdown With Uber  —  Hailo, the European taxi hailing app, is raising a large round of funding as it prepares to do battle in the U.S. market, specifically in New York City.  —  The London-based company is poised to close …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Where's Santa Claus?  The 2012 Santa Tracker List, From NORAD To Google, From The Web To Apps  —  It's Christmas Eve, and Santa Claus is on his annual trip delivering presents to all the good little boys and girls around the world.  This year, not just one but two major organizations …
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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Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Netflix is down: AWS outage takes down service on some devices  —  Netflix is inaccessible for users on some devices on Christmas Eve, thanks to an outage of Amazon's 9s AMZN) AWS cloud infrastructure.  There is no word from Amazon when the issue will be fixed.  Netflix officially acknowledged the issue on twitter:
More: VentureBeatTweets: @netflix and @adrianco
Rick Rothacker / Reuters:
Wells Fargo Web site troubles persist, U.S. OCC issues cyber alert  —  (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co customers on Friday had trouble accessing the bank's Web site for a fourth day, as a federal regulator reiterated the need for banks to have systems in place to ward off cyber attacks.

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