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2:35 PM ET, December 15, 2010

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Lev Grossman / Time:
Person of the Year 2010: Mark Zuckerberg  —  On the afternoon of Nov. 16, 2010, Mark Zuckerberg was leading a meeting in the Aquarium, one of Facebook's conference rooms, so named because it's in the middle of a huge work space and has glass walls on three sides so everybody can see in.
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Richi Jennings / Computerworld:
In snub to WikiLeaks, Zuckerberg wins TIME Person of Year 2010  —  Richi's rant regarding rank ridiculousness.  Why bother having a vote if you're going to ignore the result?  WikiLeaks' Assange should have won, not Zuckerberg.  —  It's mid-December, which means it's TIME Magazine's Person of the Year time again.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:   Zuckerberg On Privacy, WikiLeaks And More [Video]
Milo Medin / The Official Google Blog:
An update on Google Fiber  —  Earlier this year we announced an experiment we hope will help make Internet access better and faster for everyone: to provide a community with ultra high-speed broadband, 100 times faster than what most people have access to today.
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Mike Swift / Mercury News:
Google names broadband head, delays city choice for high-speed network
Discussion: GigaOM
Larry Yang / The Official Google TV Blog:
What's new with Google TV?  —  It's been two months since the first Google TV device went on sale.  Since then, we have been hard at work thinking about how we can make the platform even better for our users.  In fact, one of the greatest things about Google TV is that it comes with free …
Steven Pearlstein / Washington Post:
Time to loosen Google's grip?  —  In case you hadn't noticed, Google isn't just a Web search company any longer.  In addition to online advertising, it's moving into operating system and application software, mobile telephone software, e-mail, Web browsers, maps, and video aggregation.
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Don Harrison / Google Public Policy Blog:
Acquisitions and antitrust  —  As we've said before, we understand that as Google grows, we're going to face more questions about how our business works.  We recognize the responsibility we have, and we are always open to hearing ideas about how we can improve.
Matt Kelly / Facebook Blog:
Reality TV for the Rest of Us  —  We've all been there—spending hours in front of the TV, getting lost clicking through hundreds of channels, just to realize that you haven't really watched anything at all.  The best way to stay out of the TV weeds is to get recommendations from your friends …
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Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Friends Recommend Movies, Music, Food & Now T.V. with Clicker  —  Television shows, music, movies, good places to eat - these are all things that the typical five star review may be okay for, but it's really the personal recommendation from someone whose opinion you trust that matters the most.
Craig Labovitz / Arbor Networks Security:
The Internet Goes to War  —  If you weren't paying attention recently, the Internet has gone to war.  —  ABC News proclaimed “Welcome to Infowar, Version 1.0″.  Fox warned of the “growing data war”.  And the Guardian provided minute by minute coverage on the opening salvos of this first “Internet-wide Cyber War”.
Discussion: Net Effect and ReadWriteWeb
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Twitter Launches Online Form to Buy Ads, Trending Topics & More  —  The business end of Twitter has revamped its website tonight and it now includes a form that companies can use to express interest in purchasing Promoted Accounts, Promoted Tweets or Promoted Trends.
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Carolyn Penner / Twitter Blog:   It's Business Time  —  Twitter has long been a home for all kinds of businesses.
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
E-Readers With Color Open Door for Pictures  —  Millions of consumers have embraced black-and-white e-readers like the Kindle for reading simple novels or nonfiction — but books with color illustrations have generally remained better read in print.  —  Now publishers are making headway …
Peter-Paul Koch / A List Apart:
Smartphone Browser Landscape  —  Users expect websites to work on their mobile phones.  In two to three years, mobile support will become standard for any site.  Web developers must add mobile web development to their skill set or risk losing clients.  —  How do you make websites mobile compatible?
Discussion: Beet.TV
Google Chrome Blog:
Chrome is Ready for Business  —  When we announced that Chrome is now used by over 120 million users and showed off some of its latest features last week, we saw a tremendous amount of excitement from both users and businesses.  Many businesses asked how they can get the benefits of increased security …
Erica Sadun / TUAW:
Hacksugar: Mac-based AirPlay service allows device-to-Mac playback  —  AirPlay is a very, very cool technology.  Unfortunately, if you don't own an Apple TV 2 or other capable receiving device, it's not going to do you much good.  (If you have the cash on-hand, for $99, the Apple TV mark 2 is a pretty sweet purchase.
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat:
Why does Zipcar need an extra $21M before it goes public?  —  Zipcar, a car-sharing service that lets people rent cars by the hour, announced today that it has raised an additional $21 million in its seventh round of funding led by Meritech Capital Partners.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Here's Carol Bartz's Internal Layoff Memo to Beleaguered Yahoo Troops  —  It's Yahoo, it's BoomTown and so it's an internal memo from CEO Carol Bartz to staff about the layoffs at the Silicon Valley Internet giant yesterday.  —  Here it is:
Discussion: SAI, L.A. Times Tech Blog and Epicenter
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
In race with Nvidia, AMD launches its fastest new graphics chips  —  Advanced Micro Devices is introducing its fastest new graphics chips today for enthusiast gamers who want split-second 3D graphics performance on their gaming PCs.  The move is part of AMD's latest efforts to stay in the graphics race with Nvidia and Intel.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Posterous Launches Posterous Groups, A Simple Discussion Tool, And Android App  —  Simple blogging platform Posterous has always been about email and co-founders Sachin Agarwal and Garry Tan have taken the idea of an email list one step further and developed Posterous Groups.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Video No Longer Accepts Video Uploads  —  It looks like Yahoo is making significant changes to its YouTube-like video site, Yahoo Video.  According to a notice on the site, Yahoo will be removing the ability for users to upload a video to the site, and will be removing all user-generated content …
John Nack / John Nack on Adobe:
Flash video gets dramatically more efficient  —  Flash Player didn't start out trying to become the world's most popular video player, but life takes some interesting turns.  Instead of just playing linear media files, Flash makes video part of a flexible rendering pipeline.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Tipsters: Windows Phone 7 ‘Mango’ release to add HTML 5 support  —  In addition to talking up Windows tablets and slates at the January Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Microsoft execs also are expected to use the conference to give another push to Windows Phone 7.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Amazon's latest Kindle deletion: erotic, incest-themed fiction  —  Amazon may be in the process of stirring up some more trouble for itself thanks to reports that the company is deleting certain kinds of erotica from both the online store and users' devices.
Discussion: Macworld
Sam Varghese / iTWire:
Developer claims FBI implemented backdoors in OpenBSD  —  The US Federal Bureau of Investigation implemented a number of backdoors in the open cryptographic framework used in OpenBSD, according to a former developer of the operating system.  —  Gregory Perry wrote to OpenBSD project chief Theo de Raadt …
 
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Market America Acquires Bill Gates-Backed Shopping Site Shop.com
Discussion: PR Newswire and TechFlash
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Twitter Scouting Sites in Sacramento
Nielsen Wire:
Game Consoles Edge Closer to Serving as Entertainment Hubs
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Bit.ly Bundles Now Allow Hyper Personalized Wikis
Discussion: bit.ly blog
Chris O'Brien / Mercury News:
Twitter users may be diverse, but are they talking to each other?
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Google Realtime gets a page refresh.  Cleaner display and Top updates featured.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
A Snapshot of the Public BitTorrent Landscape
Discussion: VentureBeat
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Electronista:
Rogers first to bring back post-sale iPhone unlocking
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Twitter's U.S. Growth Is Stalling
Discussion: SAI
Wall Street Journal:
Air Force Blocks Sites With Leaked Cables
Hari Nidumolu / Gmail Blog:
Email delegation: Granting access to your Gmail account
Manu Sharma / The LinkedIn Blog:
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