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4:30 PM ET, December 9, 2010

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Rajen Sheth / The Official Google Blog:
Introducing Google Message Continuity, powered by Postini  —  When we acquired Postini in 2007, we incorporated additional cloud-based spam and virus filtering, email archiving and encryption services into our Enterprise products.  We had a vision that the power of the cloud could deliver …
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Cade Metz / The Register:
Google morphs Gmail into Microsoft backup service
Discussion: SAI
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Google Cr-48 Chrome laptop preview (update: video, more photos!)  —  Well, would you look at what showed up on our frigid doorstep this morning?  That's right, we are now the proud owners of Google's first Chrome OS laptop — the Cr-48.  Obviously, we ripped open the box and got right to handling the 12.1-inch, Atom-powered laptop.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Two Days After Unveiling, Cr-48 Chrome Notebook Already Showing Up On Doorsteps  —  Ben Kessler woke up to an unexpected surprise on the doorstep of his New York home this morning: a Cr-48.  Yes, the just-unveiled Google Chrome Notebook is already rolling out to those who requested one.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Microsoft: “Yeah, We Tried To Acquire Facebook.”  —  While on the “How To Get Acquired” panel here at Le Web, Microsoft Senior Director of Corporate Strategy and Acquisitions Fritz Lanman admitted that Microsoft did try to acquire the social network Facebook, acquisition talks first reported …
The Economist:
More Wikileaks: The 24-hour Athenian democracy … I am talking to members of a group called “Anonymous”, using a web-based collaborative text-editing service.  It is the first such interview for all of us, and their answers begin to collide on the page.  One member comes from Norway …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Amazon Explains Why It's Okay to Sell Books About the WikiLeaks Stuff It Won't Host  —  Last week Amazon pulled the plug on WikiLeaks, by refusing to host the group's data on its server.  But Amazon is now profiting from some of that data, via a Kindle e-book title now available through its U.K. outlet.
Bankston / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Information is the Antidote to Fear: Wikileaks, the Law, and You
Discussion: TechCrunch and Search Engine Land
Pew Internet:
8% of online Americans use Twitter  —  This is the first-ever survey reading from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project that exclusively examines Twitter users.  In previous surveys, the Project had asked internet users whether they “used Twitter or another service …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Apple to tap Intel's graphics for future MacBooks  —  Apple has decided to use Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge processors in its MacBook line, a transition that will occur in 2011, squeezing out Nvidia's graphics processors in at least some models of the popular laptops, sources have told CNET.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Full List Of The Top iPhone And iPad Apps Of 2010  —  We've already highlighted the four apps that Apple has chosen as their “award winners” for 2010.  But they've also highlighted the following: Overall Paid iPhone Apps, Overall Free iPhone Apps, Overall Grossing iPhone Apps …
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple Unaffected By Toshiba Outage, Says Gleacher  —  Following reports that Toshiba's (TOSBF.PK) semiconductor fab in Yokkaichi, Japan was halted today by a sudden drop in power, Brian Marshall with Gleacher & Co. this morning writes in a note to clients that Apple (AAPL) …
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Split second power outage may lead to drop in Toshiba chip shipments
Charles Starrett / iLounge:
First iPad 2G case shows rear camera, new curves?  —  Shenzhen MacTop Electronics, a Chinese manufacturer, is now offering what it claims is a case for the second-generation iPad.  Dubbed the “Crystal Case for iPad 2nd Generation,” the case appears to have different, slimmer contours …
David Pogue / Pogue's Posts:
Gorilla Glass, the Smartphone's Unsung Hero  —  I've always been just a little baffled at the whole concept of app-phone cases.  I mean, people go out of their way to buy these thin, gorgeous iPhones and Android phones, and then wrap them in 3/4 inches of ugly black rubber!
Johanna Wright / The Official Google Blog:
Zeitgeist 2010: How the world searched  —  In the search team we talk a lot about that people are always looking for new things with Google.  In fact, about 20% of our queries are new each day.  As it gets to be the end of the year, it's a great time to look at what searches we all have in common.
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News:
Snapstick takes on Apple TV, Google TV  —  Snapstick in action in CNET headquarters on an iPhone 4 and TV monitor.  —  A startup called Snapstick is introducing its spin on Internet TV today that it hopes will compete heavily with Apple TV, Google TV, and other set-top boxes.
Todd Brix / The Windows Blog:
Windows Phone Marketplace payouts coming in January, reporting available now  —  It has been very humbling to see the developer excitement and all of the great new apps coming to Marketplace every day.  As I sit here and type this, over 18,000 registered developers have signed …
Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
Andy Rubin: Google activates 300,000 phones every day  —  Google may now be the biggest smartphone vendor on earth.  —  Andy Rubin just Tweeted that Google (GOOG) is activating 300,000 phones a day.  That passes Apple's (AAPL) iOS, that passes Blackberry (RIMM).
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Forecast: IPad Will Generate Two Percent of North American Net Traffic by End of 2011  —  How's this for a prediction?  By the end of 2011, the iPad will generate more than two percent of all North American Web traffic.  —  That's according to Chitika, which has been tracking iPad adoption rates …
Discussion: CNET News, Pulse2, TUAW, MacRumors and 9 to 5 Mac
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Best Buy Mobile offering iPhone 3GS for free on December 10th  —  We just received a tip from a Best Buy ninja of ours, and well, it seems that Radio Shack isn't the only game in town in you're looking for an Apple iPhone.  Best Buy will be offering up Apple's iPhone 3GS for free for one day only, this Friday the 10th.
Steve Kanefsky / Google Mobile Blog:
Google Instant for mobile now available globally  —  When we launched Google Instant for mobile in beta back in November, we announced that we would be supporting additional countries and languages, beyond just the U.S. in English.  Today we're happy to let you know that Google Instant …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Automattic Hits 300 Million Unique Visitors, Roughly $10 Million In Revenue  —  Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg and CEO Toni Schneider were interviewed by our own Alexia Tsotsis at Le Web 10 today.  Our live notes (paraphrased):  —  Can you talk about your vision from blogging and how it changed from 2003 to 2010?
Noel Randewich / Reuters:
Intel says tablets and phones on the way in 2011  —  (Reuters) - Intel Corp said it is making headway getting its chips into tablet computers and that smartphones using its processors will go on sale late next year as it rushes to catch up in the fast-growing mobile market.
Andrey Doronichev / Google Mobile Blog:
YouTube 2.1 App Now Available on Android Market  —  When you're watching a video on YouTube, how often do you JUST watch the video?  If you're like me, you scroll down, maybe read the video description and glance over at the related videos to choose what you might watch next.
Stephanie Strom / New York Times:
Donations Ban on iPhone Apps Irritates Nonprofits  —  The nonprofit world is stewing over the ban Apple has put on making donations on the iPhone via charity apps.  —  No one, including Apple, has data on how many nonprofits have created apps for the iPhone.
 
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Jenna / Twitter Blog:
Who's New on Twitter #Hindsight2010
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Daniel Luxemburg / ProgrammableWeb:
Foursquare API v2 is Public, v1 Deprecated
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Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
Apache Software Foundation Resigns from Java Executive Committee
Discussion: ASF Blogs and eWeek
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Mozilla in 2011: Focus on Performance, Video, Identity & App Stores
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Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net:
Windows 7 hits 25% market share, XP sinks to 50%
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
DST Partner: On A Path To Becoming A $1 Billion Company?  Come Talk To Us
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Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
DivX plug-in does Flash video better than Adobe
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple rolling out 90-second iTunes song previews
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Adsense Creator Lands $25 Million Round From Andreessen …
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Apple Loses Its iPhone Game Guru