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7:40 AM ET, December 26, 2008

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Arn / MacRumors:
Multi-Touch Swipe Gestures for iPhone Keyboard  —  Despite the Christmas holiday, the U.S. Patent Office continues to be churning away and has revealed this interesting new patent application from Apple called Swipe Gestures for Touch Screen Keyboards.  The patent application is authored by Wayne Westerman.
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
2009: Year of the Hacker  —  In thinking about what an economically bleak 2009 will mean for the Internet, I kept coming back to something Chris Anderson wrote a few months ago, back before the tech world awoke to the full impact of the credit crunch.  —  Anderson (disclosure: he edits Wired …
Discussion: Tinfinger
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Predictions for Google's 2009  —  1. 10% market share for Google Chrome.  —  2. Google's search engine will lose a significant amount of market share as Live Search's position will consolidate.  —  3. Google's Q&A service, used to implement Google help forums, will become a part of Google Apps.
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Sony's Netbook “fits in a pocket”, Might Not Fit Netbook Category  —  Actually, Sony has this “P-series” VAIO on their notebook section in the SonyStyle store, so maybe netbook isn't the right term.  Just ask Psion, if you don't believe me.  Eagle-eye reader Jose was browsing Sony's online storefront …
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
My 10 favorite iPhone games of 2008  —  Yesterday, I wrote up my 10 favorite iPhone apps of 2008 with a note that I wasn't including any games on the list because there were far too many good ones and they should probably get their own list.  Today, I bring you that list.
Alex Pham / Los Angeles Times:
A less electrifying electronics expo  —  Sony promoted televisions with organic LED screens at 2008's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  Fewer people will attend the upcoming event, and some firms are finding alternative venues.  —  Amid the recession, the Consumer Electronics Show …
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Sign Of The Times: NameMedia and Eyeblaster Withdraw IPOs  —  Two of the rare digital media IPOs planned have done something not that rare these days: withdrawing their IPOs.  NameMedia, the domain name media company formed by Kelly Conlin, previously CEO of Primedia and IDG respectively …
Elias Bizannes / Liako.Biz:
The makings of a media mogul: Michael Arrington of TechCrunch  —  After recognising in my previous post that Michael Arrington has successfully captured the dynamic of the mass media to pioneer new media, my mind asked how did this guy do it.  With some time on my hands …
Discussion: The Open Road and Paying Attention
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Amazon's Christmas bestsellers: Acer, Apple and Asus  —  Look what Santa left under Amazon.com's tree this Christmas morning:  — 7 Acer netbooks  — 7 Apple MacBooks  — 4 Asus netbooks  — 2 Samsung netbooks  — 2 MSI netbooks  — 1 OLPC (One laptop per child) XO laptop
Agence France Presse:
Nintendo says to offer videos on Wii  —  TOKYO (AFP) — Nintendo Co. said Thursday it will start offering videos through its blockbuster Wii game console, the latest new feature for the Japanese entertainment giant.  —  Nintendo said it would develop original programming which Wii users …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Silicon Alley Insider
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Print news is fading, but the content lives on  —  It's been about 20 years since Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web on the back of the Internet.  For more than a billion people on the planet, the Web today is an alternate, digital universe that is gradually overtaking the analog …
Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat:
The Grinch pays a visit to eBay  —  The holiday season hasn't brought its usual good tidings to auction-based marketplace eBay this year, reports the Wall Street Journal.  Site traffic for November and December fell off 16 percent from last year; transaction revenue has slipped 28 percent to $1.44 billion …
 
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Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
First Look at Blue Spruce, IBM's Next Generation Browser Platform
Vivek / The Technicist:
T-Mobile Dash Black - Hands on
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Matt Asay / CNET News:
Alan Cox leaves Red Hat, suggesting company's future direction
Freddie Wilkinson / The Huffington Post:
John Borthwick and Kenneth Lerer: Micro-Giving: A New Era in Fundraising
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Robert McMillan / Macworld:
Google, Apple, Microsoft sued over file preview
Discussion: MacBlogz and Search Engine Journal
 Earlier Items: 
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
USA Today Will Be Sold On Amazon's Kindle
Discussion: TeleRead
Robert Daniel / MarketWatch:
Maryland files voting-machine claim vs. Diebold unit
Discussion: Washington Post and Baltimore Sun
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunchIT:
How to write a Mike Arrington blog post
internetnews.com:
Gifts for All in Linux 2.6.28  —  Graphics performance …
Discussion: Slashdot