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4:10 AM ET, December 10, 2010

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Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Military Bans Disks, Threatens Courts-Martial to Stop New Leaks  —  It's too late to stop WikiLeaks from publishing thousands more classified documents, nabbed from the Pentagon's secret network.  But the U.S. military is telling its troops to stop using CDs, DVDs, thumb drives and every …
Discussion: VentureBeat and TechCrunch
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
First arrest made in WikiLeaks revenge attacks  —  4chan vigilante group Anonymous is used to getting away with its DDoS attacks and other Internet shenanigans, but that's not going to be the case this time around.  An arrest has been made in 4chan's revenge attacks on PayPal, Visa …
Sean Bonner / Boing Boing:
Wikileaks: Anonymous stops dropping DDoS bombs, starts dropping science  —  If this image is to be believed—and I have no reason not to, other than that I found it on the internet—the rebel squadrons behind Anonymous (attn. “news” hacks - that would be an entirely different group from Wikileaks …
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.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Google Cr-48 Chrome laptop preview (update: in-depth impressions!)  —  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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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
First Day Review: The Google Chrome OS Cr-48 Notebook  —  My Google Chrome Cr-48 notebook has just arrived.  For my first day with it, I decided a good torture test would be to unplug my Windows 7 machine and see how the Google laptop worked in its place.  Let's go! … Chrome, Chromium & What Is The Cr-48?
Reuters:
Apple suppliers point to new camera-toting iPad in 2011  —  (Reuters) - Component suppliers for Apple Inc's iPad are gearing up for a new round of production in the first quarter, sources said on Friday, with one saying the product will be a revamp of the popular tablet computer including front- and back-mounted cameras.
Discussion: AppleInsider and Engadget
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Charles Starrett / iLounge:
First iPad 2G case shows rear camera, new curves?
Paul Westbrook / Google Mobile Blog:
Gmail for Android: better Priority Inbox support and improved compose  —  When we first released Gmail in Android Market back in September, we said that you'd be getting new stuff faster, and we meant it.  After getting thousands of comments on that release, we made a bunch of updates based …
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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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Meet the newest Exchange Server backup provider: Google
Discussion: Erictric
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
Why the Nexus S has NFC - Google Places window stickers are NFC enabled  —  Google has just announced that it will be starting its first local rollout of Hotpot, the Google Places recommendation/rating engine, in Portland, Oregon.  —  Google says that it has already started to reach …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Mashable! and Engadget, Thanks:stinson
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Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Google Markets HotPot In Portland & Breaks Its Own Rules On Local Reviews
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
IRONY ALERT: Man Sues Winklevoss Twins, Says They Stole Company Stake From Him  —  You've read the news everywhere: Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are suing Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg again.  —  The basic allegation remains the same.  They say Zuckerberg unfairly cut them out of an ownership stake in Facebook.
Discussion: Pulse2, All Facebook and The Social
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Calls Flipboard “iPad App Of The Year”  —  Apple just named Flipboard, the app that turns Twitter and Facebook into a magazine like experience, its “iPad App of the Year.”  —  This is huge news for the startup.  It will likely see downloads explode in the next few days.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Full List Of The Top iPhone And iPad Apps Of 2010
Tim Stanke / Facebook:
Announcing the Facebook 2011 Hacker Cup  —  Hacking is a central part of Facebook's culture.  Whether we're building the next big product at one of our Hackathons or creating a smarter search algorithm, we're always hacking to find a better way of doing things.
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 …
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Desktop version of Google Docs now works on iPad  —  Google has announced that the full desktop version of their Google Docs word processing service now works on the iPad.  The desktop version should be used on the iPad for advanced document edits such as font or alignment changes.
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.
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Exclusive: PlayStation Phone ‘Zeus Z1’ prototype benchmarked on video  —  We can't get enough of Sony Ericsson's PlayStation Phone (also known as Zeus Z1), and we're guessing neither can you.  We were just sent a new video of the device in action, only now it's running Qualcomm's Neocore benchmark app.
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Mac App Store: No Game Center, In App Purchases  —  Apple has informed App Store developers that two major iOS app store features will not make their way ‘back to the mac.’ These are Game Center and in app purchases.  In app purchases allow App Store developers to go with a “freemium” …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The iOS and Android App Economies  —  I try my best to avoid writing sensational headlines for my pieces here.1 I slipped, though, with my piece on the differences between the Android and iOS app markets two weeks ago.  “Where Are the Android Killer Apps?” was too broad.
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Marc Andreessen: We'll Invest Up to $100M in One Deal  —  Early last month, the tech and investing world was blitzed by glowing profiles of Andreessen Horowitz as it released the news that it had raised a second, $650 million, fund in three weeks time.  —  A minor backlash followed …
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Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat:
Microsoft's Hotmail, struggling to fight Gmail et al, looks to Reddit users for hope
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Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
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Elizabeth Woyke / Mobilized:
Sprint Says 4G Tablet Coming In 2011, 80% Of CIOs Want To Buy Tablets
Werner Vogels / All Things Distributed:
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Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Google Has 300 Telephone Reps in Mtn View
Brian Prince / eWeek:
Microsoft Patch Tuesday to End Year With Massive Update
China Real Time Report:
Alibaba Passes Google in China Online Ads
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Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Ingeniously at Work on a New Way to Share & Buy Apps
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Automattic Hits 300 Million Unique Visitors, Roughly $10 Million In Revenue