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8:55 PM ET, December 5, 2010

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Josh Wiseman / Facebook Blog:
Introducing the New Profile  —  Today I'm excited to introduce you to some improvements we've made to the Facebook profile, so now it's even easier for you to tell your story and learn about your friends.  —  A New Introduction  —  The profile begins with a quick overview of basic information …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Full Details On Facebook's Overhauled Profile Pages  —  Later tonight, 60 Minutes will be broadcasting an interview with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and VP Product Chris Cox, where they'll debut a new Profile Page in front of millions of viewers.  It's a big deal given how core profiles …
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
How to get the new Facebook profile NOW  —  Tomorrow, Facebook is going to roll out its new design for user profiles, a revamp that we reported just hours ago.  —  If you aren't able to wait that long, you are able to get the new Facebook profile by visiting a specific page on the Facebook website …
Jesse Stay / Stay N' Alive:
With New Profile Design, Facebook Launches List Sharing (Like Twitter's, but Better) … Facebook has had lists long before Twitter - I remember writing about them in I'm on Facebook-Now What??? almost 3 years ago.  Lists are a powerful, but less-used (according to Mark Zuckerberg) …
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Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Mark Zuckerberg And Facebook Rocked On 60 Minutes (And The Winklevosses Looked, Well, Pathetic)  —  Mark Zuckerberg just appeared on 60 Minutes.  He talks about Facebook's redesign, watching himself in the Social Network, and the Winklevoss twins.  We've embedded the video below
Micah Baldwin / Learn to Duck:
It All Changes When the Founder Drives a Porsche  —  Today, Groupon did something that all entrepreneurs, in their heart of the hearts, wishes they could do: spur the big acquisition offer and swing for the fences.  —  I got home from Graphicly HQ today around 4pm.  It had been a long week, but ended nicely.
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Paul Smalera / Fortune:
Google's Groupon groping reveals the shifting power in the web world  —  First Yelp, now Groupon: Why hot startups — especially those holding the key to “local” — keep slipping through the search giant's fingers.  —  Image via Wikipedia  —  While the official confirmations have yet to land …
Adam Mills / The Next Web:
Tumblr goes down, now at two hours and counting  —  According to a report by CenterNetworks and confirmed by a flurry of activity on Twitter and our own Leon Pals, microblogging site Tumblr has been down for about two hours now.  —  While the homepage is up and running …
Discussion: CenterNetworks and Mashable!
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
New Apple signage reconfirms white iPhone 4 coming Spring 2011  —  Apple has seemingly put rumours of the death of its white iPhone 4 well and truly to bed with the company starting to affix new signs in its shops noting its pricing and upcoming availability.
Discussion: TiPb and 9 to 5 Mac
Mark Suster / TechCrunch:
Social Networking: The Future  —  Editor's note: This is the third of a three-part guest post by venture capitalist Mark Suster of GRP Partners on “Social Networking: The Past, Present, And Future.”  Read Part I and Part II first.  This series is an adaptaion of a recent talk Suster gave …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
‘Free’ iPads at Bloomingdale's  —  Just come to New York City next weekend and buy $1,500 worth of brand-name sportswear  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: NY Times.  —  The full-page ad at right appeared in Sunday's New York Times.  —  This is the first time we've seen “free” Apple (AAPL) …
Discussion: App Advice and 9 to 5 Mac
Michael Santo / Examiner:
Verizon's pricey LTE network launches today, minus any handsets  —  Verizon's 4G LTE network launches today, Dec. 5, 2010.  Of course, for now, aside from being limited in the number of locations Verizon will support, it's only available for laptop data cards, and only for Windows-based PCs, to boot.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Twitter Goes After Twittersearch.com  —  Twitter late last week filed a UDRP complaint, notably its first ever since the company was founded, in an effort to obtain ownership over the (currently parked) domain name twittersearch.com - as you can see here.  —  Obviously, Twitter is right to do this …
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