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7:00 AM ET, December 22, 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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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
FCC: We didn't impose stricter net neutrality regulations on wireless because Android is open  —  Rest assured that we're working on a full analysis of the FCC's major net neutrality decision today, but the Commission hasn't actually released the full text of the order yet …
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
FCC: Yup, we're going to stop “paid prioritization” on the 'Net
The Politico:
FCC approves net neutrality rules
Bloomberg:
Microsoft Is Said to Announce Version of Windows for ARM Chips  —  Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, will announce a version of its Windows operating system that runs on ARM Holdings Plc technology for the first time, said two people familiar with Microsoft's plans.
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Ina Fried / Mobilized:
Microsoft Plans to talk Windows on ARM at CES, but Products a Ways Off
Discussion: CNET News
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 Engadget
Paul Buchheit:
Four reasons Google is still Awesome  —  My recent predictions about which Google products will succeed (and which won't) are causing people to think that I'm anti-Google, which makes me sad since Google is probably still the best company of its size, and I really enjoyed my time there.
Discussion: Gawker and SAI
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.
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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 …
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Owen Thomas / VentureBeat:   How Twitter acquires people
Matt Richtel / Bits:
E-Mail's Big Demographic Split  —  In an article in Tuesday's Times, I wrote about the changing status of e-mail.  Once it was cool to merely have an e-mail account (or several), but many young people now think of it as old school, and much prefer the zip of texting, instant messaging and social networks.
Latoya Peterson / NPR:
The Worst Ideas Of 2010: Ping  —  All week we'll be talking about the best and worst ideas in music this year — click here to see all the stories.  Write us at therecord@npr.org if anything in the business or culture struck you as particularly effective or shockingly misguided in 2010.
Discussion: NewsGrange and MacStories
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google's Big Problem: It Ain't What You Think  —  When I first met Larry Page and Sergey Brin back in the 20th century, my first impressions about them included phrases like super-smart, engineer's engineers and minimalists.  They argued against the clutter that was AltaVista …
Seth Rosenblatt / CNET News:
Sync and speed in latest Firefox 4 beta  —  Improved desktop-to-mobile synchronization and hardware acceleration powered by WebGL are the hallmarks of Mozilla's latest Firefox 4 beta, which the company plans to release later today for desktops and mobile devices.
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Mystery HTC leaks: Incredible HD aka Mecha?  —  Mystery today, as what looks to be a hitherto-unseen HTC smartphone emerges courtesy of a new tipster.  The handset - only the bezel of which, together with a section of the rear panel including the camera and a dual-LED flash …
Jeff Cormier / The Next Web:
Hidden Safari Mobile feature reveals augmented reality capability  —  Occipital, the company behind the grand app recently profiled by TNW, 360 Panorama, has discovered something new and exciting contained within the Safari Mobile Browser.  —  To use what Occipital's discovered note …
Aza Raskin / Aza on Design:
The Problem With Home  —  If you sit and watch people use an iPhone there's a mistake made often and reliably: They hit the home button when they mean to just go back to the app's main screen.  Going home has heavy consequences—to recover you've got to find that app again …
James Somers / The Atlantic Online:
The Simple Software That Could — but Probably Won't — Change the Face of Writing  —  It took T. S. Eliot about a year to compose his masterpiece epic poem, “The Waste Land,” and by the time he was done he had left a substantial paper trail.  He wrote his triumph of modernism in a distinctly modern way …
Joann S. Lublin / Wall Street Journal:
Calpers, Apple at Odds on Governance  —  Giant Pension Fund Wants Companies to Adopt Majority-Vote Rules for Directors  —  In a California showdown over corporate governance, the largest U.S. public pension fund is attacking Apple Inc. for the way it handles board elections.
Discussion: AppleInsider and MacNN
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Rolling Out More Prominent Design of News Feed Filters  —  Facebook is rolling out a new way to filter the news feed.  Users with access to the redesigned feature see a drop-down arrow beside their Most Recent news feed tab on the home page, revealing filters for status updates, Photos, Links, Pages, Games and friend lists.
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon Will Offer Motorola Phone for 4G Network  —  Verizon Wireless will distribute a smartphone made by Motorola Inc. to run on its speedy new 4G network next year, the carrier's chief operating officer, John Stratton, said in an interview Tuesday.  —  The comments mark the first time the carrier …
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: SAI and Lifehacker
 
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Ben Worthen / Wall Street Journal:
Hurd Wants Accuser's Letter Shielded
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
NY Times Argues Against Google-ITA Acquisition — Delicately
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Jon Gotow on Apple's Replacing the Mac OS X Software Directory …
Timothy Prickett Morgan / The Register:
Red Hat revenues in 20% climb
Reuters:
Analysis: Will Google follow Microsoft footsteps in EU probe?
Discussion: WinBeta
Lymari Morales / Gallup:
U.S. Internet Users Ready to Limit Online Tracking for Ads
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Motorola Close To Acquiring Cloud Storage Startup Zecter
Discussion: Electronista
 Earlier Items: 
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
How Click-to-Call Boosts Google's Mobile Revenues
Discussion: SAI and ThinkMobile
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
The Men and No Women of Web 2.0 Boards (BoomTown's Talking to You …
Discussion: SAI and The Huffington Post
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Meebo closes $27.5M round to socialize the Web
Discussion: NetworkEffect and Adweek
Douwe Osinga / Google Wave Blog:
Announcing Google Shared Spaces
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Why Apple Removed a WikiLeaks App From Its Store
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
EXCLUSIVE: PlayStation phone to hit shops in April