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6:40 AM ET, December 29, 2008

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Om Malik / GigaOM:
On Twitter, Followers Aren't Really Friends  —  This past weekend, we had yet another tempest in a teapot here in the blogosphere, this time over what, exactly, determines the authority of a tweet on Twitter.  Some argued that the number of followers is the best yardstick with which to measure …
Discussion: Regular Geek
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Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
Twitority Made It.  —  Folks first, excuse my french …
Arn / MacRumors:
Snow Leopard Screenshots Show Little New  —  Over the holiday weekend, some screenshots and video of the developer release of Snow Leopard were posted to a german site.  —  Overall, the images show little new from the WWDC build originally released back in July, but may be of interest to some readers.
Discussion: Sevenmac.net
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
The Dream iPhone Pro  —  Here's the new iPhone Pro, something that we don't expect at MacWorld 2009 at all.  However, we do expect something like this to come at a later date.  Why?  Because it just makes sense.  —  Click on image above for higher resolution version
TheGuru / Symbian-Guru.com:
Samsung i8510 Brings Surprise NAM 3G Support  —  I really can't begin to explain how exciting this is: a new version of the Samsung i8510 has been found on the FCC's website, this time sporting dual-band UMTS (850/1900MHz) with HSDPA.  Yes, that means Samsung is finally bringing …
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Windows 7 beta 1 review  —  I've now had my hands on Windows 7 beta 1 build 6.1.7000.0.081212-1400 (the build that is widely expected to be made available to beta testers by Microsoft early in January) and have had some time to compose my thoughts and feelings about this latest release.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
2009: Netbook or notebook?  —  2009 may be the year of the Netbook.  But there's a big if.  —  Here's the dilemma: Will consumers buy a thin, light, relatively fast $1,800 MacBook Air or a thin, light, ultrasmall, not-as-fast $700 Hewlett-Packard Mini 1000 Netbook?
Discussion: digg.com
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
And so it ends: AT&T users report network outages amidst Wal-Mart's iPhone 3G launch  —  Oops.  Murphy's Law may be in full swing today for the country's largest GSM carrier at the worst-possible time - iPhone 3G / Wal-Mart launch day.  We've yet to have any issues in the New York area …
Arn / MacRumors:
Massive Christmas iPod Touch Sales Boost App Store Downloads  —  Apple's new iPod Touch appears to have been a huge hit this holiday season with evidence that the high end iPod has seen massive gains in marketshare.  —  The first impact was seen in early sales numbers for App Store applications on Christmas day.
Guardian:
Less killing, more kissing: new breed of computer games bring people together  —  A new generation of designers and developers is putting the social element back into video games, using online networks such as Facebook as platforms to turn people from across the world into poker aces …
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo:
HP MediaSmart EX487 Server Has Remote MP3 Streaming, Time Machine Compatibility  —  HP's EX485/7 iteration of their MediaSmart Server is official, and now comes with a revamped UI, remote music and photo streaming capability, and is the first non-apple NAS product to support Time Machine.
Discussion: Channel 10, Engadget and Computerworld
Deborah Gage / San Francisco Chronicle:
Downturn will slow Mozilla's growth  —  (12-28) 14:34 PST — John Lilly glimpsed the World Wide Web as a graduate student back in 1992, when he saw a demonstration at Stanford University by Tim Berners-Lee, the English computer scientist who had recently invented it.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Avoid Downloading Fake Torrents and Spam with Vertor  —  It is no secret that badly moderated sites are often filled with spam, spyware and worse.  The true power behind the best torrent sites are the moderators, since they are the ones who monitor all uploads and remove the bad apples by hand.
 
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Svetlana Gladkova / Profy:
XDBE Project Promises to Present Global Social Graph in Early January
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Future Of Social Search (Or Why Google Should Buy Facebook)
Joe Leahy / Financial Times:
Satyam is seen as possible deal target
Sahana Mysore / Inside Facebook:
Facebook's 2000% Growth in Argentina Helped by Translation and Mobile Penetration
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad:
Weightbot: simple weight tracker for iPhone and iTouch
Fred / A VC:
Correspondence Is Making A Comeback
Discussion: broadstuff
 Earlier Items: 
Brad Reed / PC World:
Do You Miss the AT&T Monopoly?
David Ho / San Francisco Chronicle:
FCC, TV, Internet set for big changes in 2009
Gina Bianchini / New York Times:
The Benefits of a Network  —  I'M a child of Silicon Valley.
Discussion: Beet.TV
 

 
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Robbie Whelan / Wall Street Journal:
Former Marvel chairman Ike Perlmutter, who backed Nelson Peltz in a failed proxy fight for two Disney board seats, sells his stake of nearly 26M Disney shares

Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Though the UK's ICO says it's “disappointed” with Google's not deprecating third-party cookies, the regulator has only weakly enforced data protection laws

Max Goldbart / Deadline:
BBC plans to lay off 500 more staff by March 2026 and reports a £263M operating deficit in 2023/24, up from £193M in 2022/23, projected to be £492M in 2024/25

 
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