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9:20 PM ET, December 17, 2009

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comScore, Inc.:
Android: Crashing the Smartphone Party  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today announced the release of its latest report on the mobile market, Android: Crashing the Smartphone Party.  The report provides an overview of the current U.S. mobile environment …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
ComScore: iPhone overtakes Windows Mobile use for the first time in US  —  There are plenty of ways to measure smartphone marketshare.  IDC measures units shipped from manufacturers whereas Gartner measures units sold to consumers.  Then there's comScore, the research firm that conducts monthly surveys …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Get Ready For The Google Branded Chrome OS Netbook  —  Most of the tech world now considers it a given that Google will be selling its own unlocked phone, called the Nexus One, to customers directly early in 2010.  A few stragglers are still debating the finer points of the difference between Google working …
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Jason Hiner / Between the Lines:
Will Google become a hardware company in 2010?
Discussion: Maximum PC and Technologizer
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Next Step in the Facebook Privacy Blowback: The FTC Complaint.  The Real Question: Will Advertisers Care?  —  The clamor about Facebook's changes to its privacy policy — the ones where the social network encourages its users to abandon their privacy — is getting louder.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
JooJoo/CrunchPad Company Responds To Mike Arrington's Lawsuit  —  Fusion Garage, the Singapore-based company behind the JooJoo tablet — formerly known as the CrunchPad — has responded to the lawsuit that TechCrunch founder Mike Arrington filed earlier this month.
BBC:
YouTube post leads to movie deal  —  A producer from Uruguay who uploaded a short film to YouTube in November 2009 has been offered a $30m (£18.6m) contract to make a Hollywood film.  —  The movie will be sponsored by director Sam Raimi, whose credits include the Spiderman and Evil Dead films.
Raphaël Moll / Android Developers Blog:
Knowing is half the battle  —  As a developer, I often wonder which Android platforms my applications should support,especially as the number of Android-powered devices grows.  Should my application only focus on the latest version of the platform or should it support older ones as well?
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Nick Bilton / Bits:
A Day in the Life of NYTimes.com  —  Have you ever wondered where the readers of The New York Times's Web site come from, and what kind of devices they use to read our content?  In a past life, not too long ago, when I worked in The Times's research and development labs …
Discussion: PSFK and Nieman Journalism Lab
Google LatLong:
Google & Audi take Google services in a car to the next level in the new Audi A8  —  Nowadays, it seems like everything is connected to the Internet: mobile phones, laptops, netbooks, portable game consoles, personal navigation devices.  Think of how applications such as Google Maps for mobile …
Jim Goldman / CNBC.com:
RIM Soars, Stuns the Street  —  So much concern, so much talk about dealing with disappointment, and a perceived slowdown in Blackberry momentum amid so much media clamor about anything and everything Droid from Google and what does Research in Motion do?  Blows everyone away, that's what.
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Electronista:
RIM ships record 10.1 million BlackBerries
Discussion: Agence France Presse
Matt Webb / BERG:
Mag+, a concept video on the future of digital magazines  —  I've got something I want to share with you.  —  We've been working with our friends at Bonnier R&D exploring the future of digital magazines.  Bonnier publish Popular Science and many other titles.
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Yet Another (Very Attractive) E-Magazine Fantasy
Discussion: Daily Patricia and Electronista
Joel Johnson / Gizmodo:
AT&T Has Spent Less on Network Construction Every Quarter Since the iPhone's Launch  —  If you like your links hyper, here is that AP story, AT&T's financial sheet [PDF], and the post in which Fake Steve Jobs originally pointed out this disparity.  Namaste.  —  Send an email to Joel Johnson, the author of this post, at .
Royal Pingdom:
Thank you Google for the SLOOOW Internet  —  Pingdom's management team recently visited Boston, USA, for some meetings.  On their way back they had some time left over at the airport and decided to get some work done.  Nicely enough, Google is currently offering everyone free Wi-Fi …
Discussion: These are the Droids
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Ad.ly Launches Analytics For Sponsored Tweets  —  There's been a bit of controversy around Ad.ly, which aims link up high-profile advertisers with celebrities on Twitter and then distribute links to marketing campaigns through the Twitter user's tweet streams with full disclosure.
Discussion: Mashable! and Ad.ly Blog
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View:
Lots of Samsung bada OS screenshots leaked  —  For one reason or another, Samsung's been a bit reluctant in showing screenshots of its newly-announced bada smartphone OS.  —  Well, in case you want to know what the new mobile platform looks like (and you probably do want), there are many leaked screenshots available.
Discussion: Electronista and Gizmodo
Tim Anderson / The Register:
Ten years of .NET - did Microsoft deliver?  —  Platform shift repeats  —  Microsoft closes The Noughties by trying to keep up with competitors and to remain a top destination for developers by embracing cloud computing and open source.  It opened the decade with another massive platform shift, though: the introduction of .NET.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Kindle Rivals Cozying Up to Magazine, Newspaper Publishers  —  Que, Sony More Willing to Offer Subscriber Data, Revenue  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — The Kindle's popularity among consumers has let Amazon run roughshod over magazine and newspaper publishers, commanding as much as 70% …
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel: New graphics, ‘Core’ chips coming  —  Intel on Thursday previewed new Core processors and graphics technology that will become the pillar of its mainstream chip offerings.  —  As reported previously, Intel said it will roll out new Intel Core i processors on January 7 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Working on 3D ‘Hyper-Reality’ Displays  —  Apple's patent applications always provide an interesting peek into what Apple researchers have been working on.  In one of the more interesting patent applications we've discovered, Apple appears to be researching 3D displays in which the user will be able to look around an object.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / Computerworld:
Shuttleworth steps down as Ubuntu CEO  —  In a morning press call on December 17th, 2009 Mark Shuttleworth announced that he was stepping down as head of Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu.  In his place, Jane Silber, the current Chief Operating Officer who has been with Canonical since 2004 will take over as CEO.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Watch The Buzz On Bitly.TV  —  With more than two billion links a month passed through its link shortening service, bit.ly can see what is some of the most buzzed about and shared content on the Web.  Today, it is exposing the most popular videos people share through bit.ly on Bitly.TV …
Business Wire:
Palm Reports Q2 FY 2010 Results … Companies:  —  Related Quotes  —  SymbolPriceChange  —  11.72  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Palm, Inc. (NASDAQ:PALM - News) today reported that total revenues in the second quarter of fiscal year 2010, ended Nov. 27, 2009, were $78.1 million.
Kevinthau / Twitter Blog:
What do Indonesia and Ireland have in common?  —  They both have carriers that launched Twitter's Text Messaging service today.  We are excited to announce that our friends at 3 Indonesia and O2 Ireland have both made the Twitter SMS service available to their subscribers without any additional fees.
Michael Cheng / The Official Google Blog:
Translate Google Sites with one click  —  Google brought translation features to many of our products in 2009, including Google Docs and Gmail and we're happy to add one more before the New Year.  To make it easier for people around the globe to read the site you created with Google Sites …
Discussion: Mashable!
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Windows 7 leaving Redmond's help desk less busy  —  There are many ways to measure how Windows 7 is doing.  There are reports on new PC sales, tallies of boxed copy sales, and surveys of planned enterprise adoption, to name a few.  —  But one of the most encouraging signs for Microsoft …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Verizon Tests 10 Gbps to the Home.  Yeah, You'll Have to Share  —  Verizon yesterday said it tested a fiber technology in its labs and a customer home that delivered 10 Gbps downstream over its FiOS network and 2.4 Gbps in upload speeds.  The technology, called XG-PON …
Discussion: Verizon, DSLreports and gdgt
Facebook:
Facebook Data Team: How Diverse is Facebook?  —  How Diverse is Facebook?  —  In order to make Facebook as open and connected as possible for everyone, one of our goals is to understand how different populations of users join and use the service.  With that objective in mind …
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog:
WordPress and Tumblr show iPhone Tweetie and Twitterrific Not Just for Twitter Anymore  —  Tweetie 2 and Twitterrific 2 aren't just two of the best Twitter clients for the iPhone, they're two of the best mobile micro-blogging interfaces on the planet and now both WordPress and Tumblr …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Tumblr Staff
 
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Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft to pay $4.4M in Arizona settlement
Barry Collins / PC Pro:
Mozilla: Firefox Mobile will kill off app stores
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
Aaron / YouTube Biz Blog:
Happy 2nd birthday, YouTube Partner Program!
Brent / Cogblog:
Challenges for Start-ups: Is USV Early Stage or Is Early Stage Changing?
Discussion: Burnham's Beat
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Microsoft updating Zune HD Twitter to stop censoring tweets
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Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans:
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Discussion: Market Wire and AndroidGuys
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Digits:
Shopping Procrastination Ends Today, Free Shipping Day
Discussion: Download Squad
The Official Google Blog:
Transliteration goes global
Allen Rindfuss / The Bivings Report:
The Use of Twitter by America's Newspapers