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2:10 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]  —  If you were anywhere near Twitter this morning it was pretty hard to miss the news: As Facebook approaches 600 million users, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been chosen as TIME Magazine's “2010 Person of the Year.”
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
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: ReadWriteWeb and Net Effect
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 …
Discussion: GigaOM, 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors and TUAW
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
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Hari Nidumolu / Gmail Blog:
Email delegation: Granting access to your Gmail account  —  I use two Gmail accounts: one is my personal account and the other I share with my family (we use it to subscribe to groups like my children's classroom mailing list).  Checking these two different accounts used to mean I had to sign out and back in to Gmail all the time.
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
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Bit.ly Bundles Now Allow Hyper Personalized Wikis  —  Bit.ly, the URL link-shortener, took a turn last month into content curation with Bundles, its tool for packaging and preserving multiple links.  Today the company is opening up the tool for collaboration among users …
Discussion: bit.ly blog
Jodiolson / Twitter Blog:
Hindsight2010: The Year's Most Retweeted Tweets  —  In this edition of #Hindsight2010, we reveal the 10 Most Retweeted Tweets of the year.  —  American TV personality Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) tops the list with a wry Tweet about the Gulf Oil Spill, the year's biggest Trend on Twitter.
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:
 
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Nielsen Wire:
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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
Sam Varghese / iTWire:
Developer claims FBI implemented backdoors in OpenBSD
Electronista:
Rogers first to bring back post-sale iPhone unlocking
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Oodle Widens Its Social Reach On Facebook Marketplace
Discussion: VentureBeat, eMoney and CNET News
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Big In China, Tencent Debuts International Version Of Its Popular IM Client, QQi
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Tech firms set up shop at Google Ventures' Startup Lab
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Twitter's U.S. Growth Is Stalling
Discussion: SAI
Wall Street Journal:
Air Force Blocks Sites With Leaked Cables
Manu Sharma / The LinkedIn Blog:
Did you use one of these 10 most overused buzzwords in your …