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8:30 AM ET, December 6, 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 …
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) …
Discussion: BoomTown, The Next Web and SelectStart, Thanks:jesse
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Facebook launches new profiles: Possible threat to LinkedIn?
Discussion: SelectStart
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
How to get the new Facebook profile NOW  —  UPDATE: Watch Mark …
Discussion: LiewCF.com
Nadia Damouni / Reuters:
AOL plots breakup, then merger with Yahoo: sources  —  (Reuters) - AOL Inc, undergoing a radical transformation into the king of content on the Internet, is actively exploring a breakup of the company involving a complicated series of transactions that may lead to a merger with Yahoo Inc, sources close to the plans said.
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Mark Zuckerberg 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.
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Mike Isaac / Social Medium:
Mark Zuckerberg's 60 Minutes Interview: Best Piece of Facebook PR Yet
Discussion: SelectStart, Thanks:mj_isaac
Ari Levy / Bloomberg:
Groupon Aims to Emulate Facebook, Not Yahoo, After Walking Away From Deal  —  Groupon Inc., which rejected a Google Inc. takeover last week, is betting it can keep increasing its valuation after walking away from a deep-pocketed suitor, something Facebook Inc. pulled off and Yahoo! Inc. failed to do.
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Micah Baldwin / Learn to Duck:
It All Changes When the Founder Drives a Porsche
Discussion: Rand's Blog
Paul Smalera / Fortune:
Google's Groupon groping reveals the shifting power in the web world
Discussion: Bloomberg
Werner Vogels / All Things Distributed:
Expanding the Cloud with DNS - Introducing Amazon Route 53  —  I am very excited that today we have launched Amazon Route 53, a high-performance and highly-available Domain Name System (DNS) service.  DNS is one of the fundamental building blocks of internet applications and was high …
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Norman Foster to design Apple's new campus called ‘Apple City’  —  El Economicnista reports (English)that renowned British architect Norman Foster is hard at work designing Apple's new campus in Cupertino.  The 100 acre campus was picked up from HP last month for a measly $300M.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google, Bing & Searching For The New Wikileaks Website  —  Looking for the Wikileaks website?  Having lost one domain, and having its second site going down temporarily, it's a challenge, even for the search engines.  —  Where's Wikileaks?  —  Yesterday, I wrote about how Google …
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Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Wikileaks Now Running on Over 300 Domains
Discussion: PC World, THINQ.co.uk, Examiner and CNN
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
U.S. chip manufacturing in the age of the iPad  —  Behind the fly-off-the-shelf popularity of products like Apple's iPad and iPhone are hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs—mostly overseas.  Is it possible to create more of those jobs here in the U.S. to combat chronically high levels of unemployment?
Fred / A VC:
Where Should Mobile Developers Focus?  —  I sent out this tweet yesterday:  —  I got a bunch of replies suggesting that Apple will remain the market share leader when measured in dollars and I really wasn't focused on that.  I don't own Apple stock or Google stock.
Kirk Hiner / Appletell:
Appletell exclusive: Mac App Store to open December 13th?  —  An inside source has just told us that Apple is targeting a Monday, December 13th launch of the Mac App Store.  The company apparently told developers to have their software prepared for a launch as early as Monday the 6th of this month …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
CrowdFlower taps the power of the crowd to get more accurate business listings (exclusive)  —  CrowdFlower is one of many Web 2.0 businesses that taps the power of the crowd to get work done.  Today, the company is formally releasing its Business Listing Verification service that allows companies …
 
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Renai LeMay / ZDNet Australia:
From $30.00 to $90 million: RetailMeNot
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Mac App Store: Soon But Controversial
Tricia Duryee / eMoney:
Cyber Spending Hits $16.8 Billion for the Holidays (So Far)
Adam Mills / The Next Web:
Tumblr goes down, now at two hours and counting
 Earlier Items: 
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Magna: Global Online Ad Spend Will Overtake Newspapers By 2013
Discussion: MediaPost
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Measuring the Nomads
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog
Michael Santo / Examiner:
Verizon's pricey LTE network launches today, minus any handsets
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
‘Free’ iPads at Bloomingdale's
Mark Suster / TechCrunch:
Social Networking: The Future