December 24, 2012, 11:55 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) …
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 …
Analysis: Amazon, Google on collision course in 2013  —  (Reuters) - When 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.
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.
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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 …
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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Longtime Microsoft Executive Craig Mundie Cedes Strategy Post, to Retire in 2014  —  Microsoft has quietly shifted Craig Mundie — its former chief research and strategy officer — to a new, vaguely defined role as “Senior Advisor to the CEO.”  —  “In this role, he works on key strategic projects within …
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 …

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