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1:55 PM ET, December 12, 2009

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
ZOMG The Google Phone Is “Like An iPhone On Beautifying Steroids”  —  We told you the Google phone was confirmed.  And now some Googler's seem to be confirming it, too.  There is a lot of chatter on Twitter about Google employees with HTC-built unlocked Google Phones running Android 2.1.
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Mario Queiroz / Google Mobile Blog:
An Android dogfood diet for the holidays  —  At Google, we are constantly experimenting with new products and technologies, and often ask employees to test these products for quick feedback and suggestions for improvements in a process we call dogfooding (from “eating your own dogfood").
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Google Phone, Unlocked (Confirmed And More Details)  —  Last night, we started seeing some Tweets from Google employees and others about a new Android-powered Google phone that was apparently handed out at an “all hands” meeting.  Now Google is confirming that this indeed “dogfood” …
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
The Google Phone: This changes everything (mostly)  —  We don't have much information on the Google Phone just yet.  In fact, it sounds more like a party favor than anything else.  However, if and when Google starts selling this thing, prepare for some of the strangest - and coolest - times in mobile we've ever experienced.
Discussion: Erictric
Matt / WordPress.com News:
Post and Read via Twitter API  —  The other day I talked about micro-blogging and mega-blogging and shared my view that new forms of social media, including micro-blogging, are complementary to blogging.  We've seen ongoing growth at WordPress.com as people started using Twitter, and we expect that to continue.
Discussion: TechCrunch
WMPoweruser.com:
Windows Mobile 7 coming “late next year”  —  In a Q&A session at the ‘Connect!’ technology summit in London recently, Microsoft UK head of mobility Phil Moore confirmed Windows Mobile 7 will not be showing up very soon. … Late 2010 suggests a Q4 rather than Q3 launch.
Mike Elgan / Computerworld:
Hello, tablets.  Good-bye, netbooks!  —  Seven trends are conspiring to usher in a tsunami of tablets — and sink netbooks  —  Computerworld - Look, I know you like the netbook idea — and you love netbook prices.  If you're like most people, you think tablets are expensive, slow, heavy and a pain to use.
Discussion: internetnews.com
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
App Store Apps Finally Gets Prettier Pages  —  With the launch of iTunes 9, Apple revamped many of the areas of the iTunes online store so that they were rendered with WebKit, the open source web layout engine (which browsers like Safari and Chrome also use).  Alongside this, the whole store was redesigned.
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me:
SHOP4APPS: Motorola's Android application store revealed  —  Using the power of Google search, we were able to uncover the URL for the new Motorola application store called SHOP4APPS.  The app store is web based and can be browsed from any Android phone.  Since the store is web based …
Discussion: Engadget
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Tiger Woods' hiatus from golf could hurt EA's golf video games  —  Struck by a personal scandal, Tiger Woods announced today he would take a break from professional golf.  The announcement could take a toll on Electronic Arts' big Tiger Woods video game franchise.
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Video Finds Cartoons and Slideshows  —  Google Video has a new feature that lets you restrict search results to cartoons and slideshows.  After performing a search, click “Show options” and select “Cartoons” or “Slideshows” from the list of options.  Google uses a video recognition technology …
Randall Chase / Associated Press:
Whitman pledges not in Craigslist contract  —  GEORGETOWN, Del. — Assurances that former eBay CEO Meg Whitman gave Craigslist's officials before eBay bought into the online classifieds company were never put in writing, the founder of Craigslist acknowledged Friday.
Discussion: Reuters and NBC Bay Area
 
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 Earlier Items: 
Cade Metz / The Register:
Mozilla to open - gasp! - Firefox add-on store
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Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
Google, Facebook, and our privacy: We're all in denial
Discussion: Computerworld and tecosystems
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Want Everyone To See Your Credit Card Transactions? …
Discussion: Shooting at Bubbles
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Engadget talks Joojoo, Arrington, 3G, and more with Fusion Garage's …
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