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9:30 AM ET, December 24, 2010

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Facebook:
What's on your mind?  —  People use status updates to share what's on their minds, to tell others what they're doing, and to gather feedback from friends.  The different ways people use status updates form some interesting patterns.  In this study, we looked at the usage of words in different “word categories” in status updates.
Discussion: Mashable!, FlowingData and VatorNews
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
On Facebook, Angry People Are More Popular (Plus Other Fascinating Statistical Correlations)  —  Facebook's data team proved once again today that when you analyze a large set of anonymous user data from the world's biggest social network, you can learn some very interesting things about the state of humanity.
Discussion: Tweetage Wasteland
Irina Slutsky / AdAge:
Why Google Dropped Groupon and Local Just Doesn't Scale  —  Prolific tech business analyst Paul Kedrosky made a name for himself as the founder of longtime blog Infectious Greed, one of the first editorial sites to cover internet investments and companies.  He writes a column for Bloomberg …
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Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google Woos Local Advertisers
Discussion: Search Engine Land and SAI
Bradford Cross / Measuring Measures:   Why is Groupon so Important?  —  The Economics of AdWords, AdSense, and Groupon
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Sightings from the Mac App Store  —  We just got our hands on some information about the upcoming Mac App Store.  First here's a screenshot of the login page you will need to pass through in order to download apps.  What's interesting based on the description is that you will be able to use …
Tony Bates / The Big Blog:
Another update: Skype stabilized  —  I wanted to continue to update you on the status of the outage.  We've been able to successfully stabilize Skype due to the dedicated supernodes deployed by Skype's engineering team.  We're at roughly 90 percent of normal user volumes.  —  Audio, video and IM are running normally.
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Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Invents New Kind of Logo Antenna for Portables  —  While Apple was undergoing their “Antennagate” moment earlier this year, Apple's engineers were long at work on a new kind of antenna which Apple dubs the “logo antenna.”  This new antenna is to hide behind the famous Apple logo thereby allowing …
Jordan Pouille:
Why I don't want an Iphone for Christmas.  —  Under the Christmas tree, some of us will hopefully find an Iphone 4 32G, an Ipad, a Dell computer, a Sony PSP or a Nokia smartphone.  On the user manual, it shall be written how to handle it but certainly not how it has been made.
Discussion: Fortune, BGR, SAI and CrunchGear
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
An iPhone Lover's Take On Windows Phone  —  Back in October, after the official launch of Windows Phone 7, I wrote up some initial thoughts after having played with a few prototype devices in the months leading up to the launch.  Many seemed surprised by my mostly positive reactions.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google And NORAD Team Up Once Again To Track Santa  —  Needed any more sign that Christmas is upon us?  The annual Google and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) partnership to track Jolly Saint Nick is back in action, starting tomorrow at 2:00 am EST despite the fact …
Drew Wilson / ZeroPaid.com:
Exclusive: MegaUpload Issues Response to RIAA Over Mastercard Cutoff  —  Yesterday, we reported on the RIAAs efforts to get Mastercard to cut off payments to MegaUpload.  Today, we have received an exclusive response from MegaUpload on this news.  —  Blocking so-called “rogue websites” …
Discussion: Inquirer
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Is Microsoft Plotting A Yelp Competitor Named Postbox?  —  Earlier this year, Bloomberg BusinessWeek reported that Microsoft, not just Google, made a serious attempt to acquire business directory and reviews site Yelp.  According to “two people involved in the negotiations” …
Discussion: Post Tech, Thanks:sidharthdassani
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Netflix: We're Working On HTML5 Standard to Bring Streaming Video to All Devices  —  Remember a couple months back, when we were all waiting breathlessly for Netflix to release an app for the iOS, so we could finally watch streaming movies on the go?  Well, iPhone and iPad users finally got their wish …
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Christian Kaiser / The Netflix Tech Blog:
HTML5 and Video Streaming
Discussion: PC Magazine
Abby Sewell / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Cherokee Nation looks to iPhone app to help save its language  —  Cherokee Nation tribal officials are hoping that an iPhone app can help save their tribe's disappearing language.  —  The Associated Press reports that the tribe has worked with Apple to develop Cherokee language software …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Financial Times names Steve Jobs ‘Person of the Year’  —  Calls his “the most remarkable comeback in modern business history”  —  The Financial Times has given Apple's (AAPL) CEO the honorific Time Magazine never did.  From the citation in the current edition:
Elizabeth Woyke / Mobilized:
HTC: We Will Customize Windows Phone 7 Over Time  —  One of the great debates surrounding Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 operating system focuses on whether the design guidelines the company set for its manufacturer partners allow for adequate expression.  How can companies like Samsung …
Andrew Munchbach / BGR:
DigiTimes: Android 3.0 due for release in March  —  In a brief report summarizing the tablet plans of ECS, Asustek, and MSI, Taiwanese blog DigiTimes matter of factly published the release date of Google's tablet-optimized version of its Android operating system, Honeycomb (3.0).  As the post reads:
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
FCC chair to approve Comcast-NBC merger with conditions for program sharing  —  The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission issued a draft order approving Comcast's proposed merger with NBC Universal on Thursday, putting the deal up for vote before the agency's other members.
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Karl Bode / DSLreports:
FCC Releases Full Neutrality Rules …
 
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Tricia Duryee / eMoney:
How PayNearMe Wants to Make Cash Cool Again
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Facebook Lets You j.mp Again, After Massive Spam And Malware Concerns
Discussion: Soshable, All Facebook and Techland
Reuters:
Samsung to make system chips for Toshiba: report
Discussion: Inquirer and Bloomberg
Ann Zimmerman / Wall Street Journal:
Gift Shoppers Flocked to the Web
Discussion: Bloomberg and New York Times
Kit Dotson / SiliconANGLE:
Kinect Hacked to Aid Learning American Sign Language
Discussion: SlashGear
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Ex-Google exec's venture firm to raise $100 million: source
Rebecca Harper / Hulu Blog:
Introducing Playlists and a New Way to Browse
Discussion: VentureBeat
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Firefox Designer: New Feature Will Expose Sites With Weak Privacy Policies
 Earlier Items: 
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
New evidence raises questions about how long Mark Hurd knew of Jodie Fisher
Discussion: SAI
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Demand Media's IPO-Which Won't Happen Until After the New Year …
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
New CEO for Second Life as Linden Lab Names EA Gaming Vet to Head Company
Michael Kan / PC World:
Baidu's Twitter-like Service Gains 1 Million China Users
Discussion: WebProNews