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11:40 AM ET, December 16, 2009

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Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Morgan Stanley: Mobile Internet Market Will Be Twice The Size of Desktop Internet  —  Morgan Stanley has released a couple of bulky documents about the mobile internet: ‘The Mobile Internet Report,’ a 424 page report which explores 8 major themes; and 'The Mobile Internet Report Key Themes …
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Morgan Stanley drinks the Apple Kool-Aid  —  The investment bank has seen the future and it looks a lot like the iPhone  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: Morgan Stanley  —  Apple's (AAPL) iPhone was the hero of an hour-long conference-call seminar on The Mobile Internet presented Tuesday by Morgan Stanley.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, AppleInsider and TUAW
Federal Trade Commission:
FTC Challenges Intel's Dominance of Worldwide Microprocessor Markets  —  FTC Charges Anticompetitive Tactics Have Stifled Innovation and Harmed Consumers  —  The Federal Trade Commission today sued Intel Corp., the world's leading computer chip maker, charging that the company has illegally used …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
FTC sues Intel, aims to shape the GPU market
Discussion: Business Wire
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Europe Drops Microsoft Antitrust Case Over Browsers  —  BERLIN — European regulators dropped their antitrust case against Microsoft on Wednesday after the company agreed to offer customers a choice of rival Web browsers.  The settlement ends what could have been a second costly legal battle for the American software giant.
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Mitchell / Mitchell's Blog:
European Commission - Microsoft Settlement
Discussion: CNET News and Between the Lines, Thanks:arjo
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook Suggests You Lie, Break Its Own Terms Of Service To Keep Your Privacy  —  Here's a new one.  As Facebook continues to grapple with the negative press over its privacy overhaul, it's now suggesting a new way to protect your personal information: lie about it.
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Kaliya Hamlin / ReadWriteWeb:   Facebook's Privacy Move Violates Contract With Users
Mia / YouTube Blog:
What You Watched and Searched for on YouTube in 2009  —  This year has been the biggest yet for online video, and for the first time we're sharing our official Most Watched lists and some of the fastest-rising search terms on YouTube.  Some moments were big (President Obama's inauguration) …
Brad Stone and Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Russians Buy Stake in Web Games  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The Russian firm that invested more than $200 million in Facebook this year is making another bet on the United States Internet industry.  —  Digital Sky Technologies, or D.S.T., an investment firm with offices in Moscow and London …
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Apple Gestapo: How Apple Hunts Down Leaks  —  They call themselves the Worldwide Loyalty Team.  Among some employees, they are known as the Apple Gestapo, a group of moles always spying in headquarters and stores, reporting directly to Jobs and Oppenheimer.  Here's how they hunt people down.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Bing Crushes Yahoo Again In November  —  Another good month for Microsoft's Bing, and another very bad month for Yahoo, according to comScore's November search stats just delivered via a note from JPMorgan's Imran Khan.  —  Yahoo search is going down the tubes.
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Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Mozilla exec: Bing is not popular enough for Firefox
Discussion: eWeek, Search Blog and Ubergizmo
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple wins permanent injunction against clone Mac maker Psystar  —  First on AI: Apple and Psystar concluded 17 months of litigation Tuesday when a federal judge issued a permanent injunction against the unauthorized Mac OS X hardware creator, banning it from selling hardware with Apple's operating system.
Abdur / Twitter Blog:
Top Twitter Trends of 2009  —  My name is Abdur and I'm part of the Research team here at Twitter.  As Chief Scientist, it's my job to interpret data so we can understand and appreciate how Twitter is constantly evolving.  Since it's the end of the year, we thought it would be interesting …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
iPhone developers abandoning app model for HTML5?  —  Lots of iPhone application developers are frustrated with the process to get new apps into your hands.  It takes about three weeks lately for an app to get approved and into the iTunes store.  —  Lately I've noticed that some developers …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Daring Fireball
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Microsoft's Bing App Debuts on iPhone (So When's the Android Version Coming?)  —  Microsoft's feisty little search service, Bing, has finally made an iPhone app, which is now up on the Apple iTunes app store tonight.  —  Bing showed off the free app at a party thrown by its mobile team in San Francisco.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Professor claims Square took his credit card reading technology  —  Square, a new company that makes a small device to let anyone make a credit card payment from their mobile phone, has probably stirred up more excitement than any other startup launching in recent months.
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
AT&T Responds to Fake Steve's Operation Chokehold  —  AT&T has dismissed Fake Steve's Operation Chokehold protest as an attention-getting stunt.  —  Fake Steve is calling on disgruntled AT&T customers to bring AT&T's data network “to its knees” at 12 noon PST this Friday, December 18.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Which Is the Top Tech Company to Work For?  —  Juniper CEO Kevin Johnson.  Photo courtesy of Juniper Networks  —  Looking for a tech job?  Well read on for the results of a new poll from Sausalito, Calif.-based Glassdoor.com as to the best — and worst — tech companies from which to draw a paycheck.
Gagan Biyani / MobileCrunch:
Bar-code Scanning RedLaser iPhone App reaches 750K downloads, over $1M in revenue  —  Yep, it's still happening.  You can still become a millionaire on the iPhone without a marketing budget and a brand name.  Occipital, the company behind RedLaser [iTunes Link], has struck gold with its barcode-scanning iPhone app.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
A Future iPhone will Control Your Desktop Remotely  —  Today, The US Patent and Trademark Office published a unique granted patent of Apple's which has yet to surface that could prove to be a very powerful tool for consumers and professionals on the go.  The concept involves using an iPhone …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, The iPhone Blog and Gizmodo
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Worth Remembering: Evernote App Hits Android Market (Screenshots)  —  Digital memory aid and note taking service Evernote already has mobile applications for the iPhone and BlackBerry, among others, but so far it wasn't part of the now more than 20,000 applications for the Android platform.
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
IBM Buys BPM Software Maker Lombardi  —  IBM announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Lombardi, a privately held Business Process Management (BPM) software company based in Austin, Texas.  —  IBM announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Lombardi …
Discussion: PC World and Tech Trader Daily
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Vimeo Sued Over Lip Dubs  —  Lip Dub - Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger from amandalynferri on Vimeo.  —  A few years ago, video-sharing site Vimeo hit the big time with a viral video of its employees lip-syncing along to Harvey Danger's Flagpole Sitta after work one day.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Is the Google Phone an Unauthorized Replicant?  —  Motorola tugged at the hearts of science-fiction fans everywhere when it announced that its first smartphone using Google's Android software would be called Droid, the name given to the lovable robots in “Star Wars.”
Mikael Ricknäs / InfoWorld:
Amazon adds media streaming to content delivery service  —  Amazon's CloudFront supports on-demand streaming and next year the company will add live events to its Web services platform  —  Amazon Web Services has added support for audio and video streaming to the beta version of CloudFront …
Google LatLong:
Go beyond just a few stars: See what makes a business shine  —  Today, we launched a new feature to rank and show distinguishing aspects for businesses on their Place Pages.  By taking a look at a Place Page, you can quickly get a better sense of what people are saying about a business …
 
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Anton Shilov / X-bit labs:
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Friendster Valued At Just $26.4 Million In Sale
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: VentureBeat, Thanks:marissac
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Scammers exploit Google Doodle to spread malware
Discussion: The Register and Search Engine Land, Thanks:mgcreed
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad:
Facebook enables ‘reply via email’ to status updates
Discussion: Mashable! and Pocket-lint.com