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1:30 AM ET, December 16, 2010

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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Twitter Raises $200 Million at $3.7 Billion Valuation; Adds McCue and Rosenblatt to Board  —  Twitter has completed its latest round of funding-$200 million at a $3.7 billion valuation-with Kleiner Perkins as the lead investor, according to sources familiar with the situation.
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Dick Costolo / Twitter Blog:
Meaningful Growth  —  In the past 12 months, Twitter users sent an astonishing 25 billion Tweets and we added more than 100 million new registered accounts.  In that time, our team has grown from 130 people to more than 350 today.  We're thankful for every Tweet, every account …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:   How Twitter's Funding Stacks Up Against The Biggest Deals Of 2010
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:   Profit Elusive, but Twitter Gets $3.7 Billion Value
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Flipboard Adds Google Reader, Flickr and More … It has only been a couple of weeks since its last major update, but today Flipboard, the social magazine for iPad, has released yet another new version of its app into the iTunes App Store.  This time around, Flipboard has added support …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
New version of Flipboard not the one I'm waiting for (but it's quite nice anyway)  —  Tonight, just now, a new version of Flipboard is shipping on the iPad (the update should be available any minute).  It adds all sorts of cool stuff including Google Reader and Flickr support.
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Next Web, Thanks:badqat
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
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Bing Releases Huge Set of Upgrades: Maps, Local, Mobile, Travel, Image Search  —  At the Bing Search event in San Francisco today, Microsoft unveiled a dizzying array of nearly across-the-board updates and improvements for Bing online and mobile apps.  Some are minor and some are more significant.
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Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Bing's Dilemma: Explaining Why Users Should Switch From Google
Discussion: LiveSide.net
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 …
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk Digital Connection:
An Open Letter to Carol Bartz, CEO Yahoo Inc.  —  I just finished reading your demoralizing letter regarding recent layoffs at Yahoo over at All Things Digital.  Although I'm only a Yahoo user, not an employee, I am a heavy user of your Flickr product — a product that I've enjoyed and loved for many years now.
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Here's Carol Bartz's Internal Layoff Memo to Beleaguered Yahoo Troops
Discussion: SAI
New York Times:
YouTube Is Said to Be in Talks to Buy Next New Networks  —  SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube, the video site owned by Google, is in talks to buy Next New Networks, a Web video production company, according to two people briefed on the discussions.  The acquisition would be YouTube's first major foray …
Jason L. Wright / MARC:
Allegations regarding OpenBSD IPSEC  —  Every urban lengend is made more real by the inclusion of real names, dates, and times.  Gregory Perry's email falls into this category.  I cannot fathom his motivation for writing such falsehood (delusions of grandeur or a self-promotion attempt perhaps?)
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Theo de Raadt / MARC:
Allegations regarding OpenBSD IPSEC
David Pogue / New York Times:
An Android Phone That Says ‘Google’  —  As the year winds down, we've all got problems.  Economic slump.  Wars.  Unemployment.  —  But look at the bright side: there's never been a better selection of really terrific cellphones.  In fact, in the world of Google's Android phone operating system …
Kate Rose / YouTube Blog:
Home sweet Homepage  —  Starting today, you might notice a button on YouTube.com asking if you want to check out an experimental homepage we've been working on.  It's an opt-in experiment, offering a homepage that has a real emphasis on a personalized video browsing and watching experience.
Karen Parker / Google Research Blog:
Letting everyone do great things with App Inventor  —  In July, we announced App Inventor for Android, a Google Labs experiment that makes it easier for people to access the capabilities of their Android phone and create apps for their personal use.  We were delighted (and honestly a bit overwhelmed! …
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 …
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.
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Facebook Sales Said Likely to Reach $2 Billion This Year, Beating Target  —  Facebook Inc., the world's most popular social-networking service, is likely to generate sales of about $2 billion this year, a faster pace than originally projected, according to three people familiar with the matter.
Discussion: Mashable!, The Next Web and Techie Buzz
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
New MacBook Pros with upgraded designs, Cheaper iMacs with new screen sizes in 2011  —  Digitimes reports that Apple is set to unveil upgrades to both their MacBook Pro and iMac lines in the first half of 2011.  The report claims that Apple has four new MacBook Pro models in store …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
LG Optimus 2X: first dual-core smartphone launches with Android, 4-inch display, 1080p video recording  —  That's right, it's official.  Needless to say, that LG Star we recently got our paws on is very real, though it won't go by that name at retail — just as LG's own release materials had suggested …
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Facebook Brings Facial Recognition to Photo Tagging  —  Facebook Photos, one of the social network's most popular features, is getting a big and potentially controversial upgrade with a new feature that automatically suggests who users should tag in photos based on facial recognition technology.
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.
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Wanted To Buy Spotify, But Internal Fighting Stopped It  —  Google was close to buying a subscription-based streaming music service - either Spotify or Rhapsody, according to a source with knowledge of Google's music plans.  —  But there were three different groups vying for control …
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Security Guru Launches iPhone App To Hack Colorblindness  —  In 2008, security researcher Dan Kaminsky discovered and helped develop a patch for one of the most fundamental flaws ever found in the infrastructure of the Internet.  Lately he's been working on a fix for a very different infrastructure problem …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
DirecTV survey hints at NFL Sunday Ticket on Apple TV, Boxee and Roku players?  —  Marketing research surveys have proven a good source for yet-to-be-announced information in the past and a recent one by DirecTV may be a good sign for those who prefer their NFL Sunday Ticket over the internet instead of satellite.
 
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David Kravets / Threat Level:
Court Rebuffs Obama on Warrantless Cell-Site Tracking
Discussion: TechEye
Reuters:
Baidu sees growth rate slowing in 2011
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Google Goes To the Cloud For New Idea In PC System
Jasmin Melvin / Reuters:
Approval of Internet traffic rules likely: analysts
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
New Ruling Will Impact Software Licensing Agreements
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Blekko Goes Social, Now Lets You Search Sites Your Friends Have ‘Liked’ On Facebook
Discussion: Bing, Skrentablog and Marksonland
Bloomberg:
Gilt Groupe Said to Raise at Least $15 Million from TriplePoint
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