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6:50 PM ET, December 21, 2010

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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Why everyone hates new net neutrality rules—even NN supporters  —  It's no surprise that those who have always opposed net neutrality weren't pleased with today's FCC order instituting it—one expects no less—but the sheer vehemence of the objections was still surprising.
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The Politico:
FCC approves net neutrality rules  —  The Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules that will govern how Internet providers treat Web traffic and services, a move that sets the stage for a heated political battle on Capitol Hill come January.  —  Led by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski …
Robert Quigley / Geekosystem:
FCC Chair Julius Genachowski's Statement on the New Net Neutrality Rules  —  This afternoon, the FCC voted to approve a new set of rules governing online communications, its first enforceable rules on net neutrality, by a vote of 3-2.  As Wired points out, the only group that seems …
Steve Wozniak / The Atlantic Online:
Steve Wozniak to the FCC: Keep the Internet Free  —  To whom it may concern:  —  I have always loved humor and laughter.  As a young engineer I got an impulse to start a Dial-a-Joke in the San Jose/San Francisco area.  I was aware of such humor services in other countries, such as Australia.
Julius Genachowski / Federal Communications …:   New Rules for an Open Internet
Clayton Morris / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: iPad Competitor Coming Soon From Palm  —  FoxNews has obtained exclusive images of Palm's forthcoming competitor to the iPad, called the PalmPad, which will debut at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show.  —  The Apple iPad has a solid lead in the tablet space.
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Erica Ogg / Crave: The gadget blog:
Is the PalmPad a recycled HP Slate?
Discussion: PR Newswire and Everything webOS
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews:
Windows Phone 7: 1.5 Million Devices Sold, But Not To Consumers  —  In the last six weeks, there has been a lot of speculation over just how many Windows Phone 7 handsets have been sold since the devices hit the market.  Now we have a number, sort of: 1.5 million, revealed by Microsoft's …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Shame that Microsoft and Tech Press doesn't know what a “sale” is
Carolyn Penner / Twitter Blog:
Fluther Flocks to Twitter  —  There are now three times as many people on the Twitter team as there were at this time last year.  More than half of our employees work in engineering and operations, and those teams continue to grow as we attract more and more talented people interested …
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
EXCLUSIVE: PlayStation phone to hit shops in April  —  Sources confirm to Pocket-lint launch date and release  —  The Sony Ericsson PlayStation phone will hit shops in April, after a February Mobile World Congress launch, sources close to the matter have confirmed to Pocket-lint.
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Miguel Helft / Bits:
Why Apple Removed a WikiLeaks App From Its Store  —  Apple on Tuesday confirmed that it had removed from its online store an iPhone and iPad app that let users view the content on the WikiLeaks site and follow the WikiLeaks Twitter account.  —  Trudy Muller, an Apple spokeswoman …
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Apple Removes WikiLeaks App From App Store
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook Launches Instant Personalization On TripAdvisor  —  Hot on the heels of bringing Instant Personalization to Clicker last week, today Facebook is announcing the latest addition to the program: TripAdvisor.  The popular travel site, which includes user reviews of hotels, restaurants …
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Josh Kosman / New York Post:
Google shopping for Groupon wannabe: sources  —  Google, whose $6 billion buyout offer was spurned by online coupon site Groupon, is in talks with much smaller rivals of the two-year-old firm, a source close to the situation told The Post.  —  The deal talks show that the search giant …
Bloomberg:
Amazon Is Said to Exceed Kindle Sales Estimates by 60 Percent  —  Dec. 21 (Bloomberg) — Amazon.com Inc. is likely to sell more than 8 million Kindle electronic-book readers this year, at least 60 percent more than analysts have predicted, according to two people who are aware of the company's sales projections.
Cory Doctorow / Guardian:
Email secrecy won't save you from spam  —  The spam wars aren't going away soon but treating public email addresses as secret is of no benefit  —  Last week, I needed to get in touch with a colleague, an academic who'd recently changed universities; I didn't have his current email address …
Discussion: Lifehacker
Apple:
New Apple TV Sales to Top One Million This Week  —  Apple® today announced that it expects sales of its new Apple TV® to top one million units later this week.  The new Apple TV offers the simplest way to watch your favorite HD movies and TV shows, stream content from Netflix …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Buys Email Contact Manager Etacts  —  We heard earlier today that Y Combinator-funded Etacts shut down its CRM-like email contact manager after less than a year in service.  We subsequently learned that Salesforce has bought Etacts, and have confirmed the acquisition with Salesforce.
Discussion: NetworkEffect, VentureBeat, ReadWriteWeb and GigaOM, Thanks:bpedro
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat:
Cloud Engines raises $15M to turn old hard drives into private cloud servers  —  Cloud Engines, maker of the Pogoplug set-top appliance that turns external hard drives into private cloud servers, announced today that it has raised $15 million from Softbank Capital and Morgan Stanley.
Discussion: CloudAve, GigaOM and Stage Two
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Viewsonic: There's no G Tablet ‘manufacturing defect,’ it's a user experience issue  —  In case you missed it, this weekend Staples announced that it was no longer offering the 10.1-inch Viewsonic G Tablet because of a “manufacturing defect.”  Well, as it turns out, Viewsonic is claiming there's …
Douwe Osinga / Google Wave Blog:
Announcing Google Shared Spaces  —  In August, Google announced that Wave would no longer be developed as a standalone product, but that the Wave technology would survive in other products.  Today, I am happy announce the launch of Google Shared Spaces in Google Labs as one of those off-shoots.
Discussion: The Official Google Blog and eWeek
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Roku CEO: Sales Doubled When Apple TV Launched  —  When Apple and Google made big moves into the “digital living room” this year, it made sense to assume that business would become a lot harder for Roku.  —  The Silicon Valley-based company has been selling inexpensive web TV set-top boxes since 2008 …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Meebo closes $27.5M round to socialize the Web  —  Online sharing and messaging company Meebo just announced that it has closed its $27.5 million fourth round of funding.  —  The news isn't a huge surprise, because Meebo revealed more than a month ago that it was closing the round …
Discussion: NetworkEffect and Adweek
Frank Sinton / MeFeedia Blog:
Mobile Video Usage Stats  —  The amount of video watched on mobile devices has exploded over the last 12 months and will continue to grow throughout 2011.  Based on that prediction, we analyzed our traffic to determine which devices visitors were using to watch video on MeFeedia.
Discussion: MediaMemo
Verne G. Kopytoff / Bits:
EBay Sends Shoppers to Offline Stores  —  To help last minute holiday shoppers, EBay is sending them to bricks and mortar stores.  —  Yes, you read that right.  The company has adopted a counter-intuitive strategy intended to make its Web site more of a resource - even if it means sending shoppers elsewhere.
 
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Releases iPhoto 9.1.1 With New Email Options
Kara Swisher / All Things Digital:
The Men and No Women of Web 2.0 Boards (BoomTown's Talking to You …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Full Homeland Security Affidavit To Seize Domains Riddled …
Discussion: DSLreports and New York Times
Ian King / Bloomberg:
Intel Wins Approval for McAfee Acquisition From FTC
Discussion: NewEnterprise and Electronista
Don Reisinger / The Digital Home:
Panasonic finally buys up all of Sanyo
Jamie Barnett / Federal Communications Commission Blog:
Moving Forward on Next Generation 911
Tricia Duryee / eMoney:
LivingSocial CEO Has Big Plans Now that Amazon Is in His Back Pocket
 Earlier Items: 
Scott Thurm / Wall Street Journal:
Cellphone Marketers Plan Rules on Privacy
Discussion: CNET News and MarketingVOX
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
About.Me CEO Tony Conrad: Here's Why I Sold My Company To AOL So Quickly
Discussion: SiliconANGLE, InformationWeek and Forbes, Thanks:blogfisher
Ezone.com iPhone News:
It's Official: EA Owns the App Store - Now What Do We Do?
Discussion: SlashGear
SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
CHART OF THE DAY: Facebook Revenue Is Not Growing Like Google's Did
Discussion: All Facebook and NBC Bay Area