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 …
Discussion: Macworld, MacRumors, The Next Web, Edible Apple, SlashGear and Softpedia News
Ted Landau / Macworld: Fixing iTunes app updates process
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: Mac App Store details and pics surface
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 …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google Woos Local Advertisers
Google Woos Local Advertisers
Discussion: SAI, Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Search Engine Land and Search Engine Journal
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Google Hiring Massive Sales Force In Desperate Attempt To Catch Up With Groupon
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Google Adds A Hundred Sales Reps To Sell Google Local Ads
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal: Google Building Their Own Groupon Killer?
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 …
Discussion: PhoneDog.com, Engadget, iPhone Buzz, The Next Web, O'Grady's PowerPage, MacStories, Pocket-lint, Geek.com, MobileWhack.com, SlashGear, Faster Forward, Macgasm, Pulse2 and 9 to 5 Mac
Tim Stevens / Engadget: Apple applies for ‘logo antenna’ …
Chris Barylick / O'Grady's PowerPage: Apple “Logo Antenna” patent unveiled
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Apple's Antenna Fix? Hide It Behind The Apple Logo
Ben Crompton / Pocket-lint: Apple patents “logo antenna” technology
Brett James / Geek.com: Apple invents Logo Antenna for Macbook and iPhone
Jeff Baker / MobileWhack.com: Apple Looking to Place Antenna Behind Logo, Prevent Future Deathgrip Issues?
Evan Selleck / SlashGear: Apple Plans to Hide the Antenna Behind Their Logo
Hayley Tsukayama / Faster Forward: It's in the logo: Apple patents new antenna design
Joshua Schnell / Macgasm: Apple planning on hiding antennas behind the Apple logos
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple patents its antenna-behind-the-logo design
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: All Facebook, Mashable!, FlowingData and VatorNews
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook: More Detailed Patterns In Status Updates Found
Ronny Kerr / VatorNews: You and your friends have very similar minds
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
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Skype finally bringing video calling to iPhone 4, maybe other mobile platforms? — So let us set this up for you: Skype has been telling everyone that it'll be making a “series of video-related announcements” at CES next month... and it's participating in a panel called …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and The Next Web
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Skype video chat coming to iPhone
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web: Is Skype Video Chat coming to mobile in 2011?
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Does the FCC Want to Kill Hulu? — One of Washington's proposed conditions on the Comcast-NBC U deal will force the merged company to offer NBC's shows to any Web competitor. — So what does that mean for Hulu, which has already locked up exclusive rights to NBC's Web video?
Discussion: SlashGear, Wall Street Journal, Electronista, SAI, DailyFinance, Company Town, Media Decoder, The Consumerist, Ars Technica and SiliconANGLE, more at Mediagazer »
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Comcast/NBC deal could see Hulu exclusivity bypassed
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: F.C.C. Head Expected to Approve Comcast-NBC Deal
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
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: The kids who build the iPhones
Zach Epstein / BGR: New photos and video footage reaffirm harsh conditions at Foxconn
John Biggs / CrunchGear: Inside the Foxconn “Prison”
Eva / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
What is Traitorware? — Your digital camera may embed metadata into photographs with the camera's serial number or your location. Your printer may be incorporating a secret code on every page it prints which could be used to identify the printer and potentially the person who used it.
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.
Mark Rumold / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Sending Money Overseas for the Holidays? The Government Wants to Know. — What do an online donation to the International Red Cross, a bank transfer to family members living in Vietnam, and a payment sent through PayPal for an expensive rug in Turkey have in common? The government wants to know about them.
Tricia Duryee / eMoney:
How PayNearMe Wants to Make Cash Cool Again — For just a minute, forget about futuristic stuff, like waving your mobile phone to pay for things. This Mountain View, Calif.-based company is trying to make cash cool again. — PayNearMe's goal is to come up with a solution for people …
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:
Discussion: AppleInsider, MacStories, Financial Times, Black Web 2.0, Redmond Pie, Pocket-lint, PadGadget, SlashGear, paidContent:UK, Computerworld and IntoMobile
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Financial Times: Steve Jobs ‘Person of the Year’
Ben Crompton / Pocket-lint: Financial Times names Steve Jobs Person of the Year
Evan Selleck / SlashGear: Steve Jobs Declared Person of the Year by Financial Times
Marin Perez / IntoMobile: Steve Jobs named Person of the Year by Financial Times
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 …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Where Is Santa Claus? The 2010 Santa Tracker List, From NORAD To Google Earth
Stephanie Goldberg / CNN: When will Santa get there? Ask NORAD, Google
Kerri Neill / CrackBerry.com blogs: Santa Tracker for BlackBerry - Keep tabs Saint Nick on Christmas eve
Liz Shannon Miller / GigaOM: Santa Claus Gets Social Thanks to NORAD
James Meikle / Guardian: Santa Claus is coming to town: US radar tracks his progress
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News: Behind the scenes: NORAD's Santa tracker
Jen Williams / Pronet Advertising: NORAD Tracks Santa in Google Earth
Brian McClendon / Google LatLong: Dashing through the snow... with NORAD and Google
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal: Norad Santa Tracker 2010 : Track Santa on Google, Facebook & Twitter
Michael Santo / Examiner: Google and NORAD prep Santa Tracker 2010
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: NORAD and Google Track Fat Man Who Doesn't Exist
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Google Prepares For Christmas With Array Of Easter Eggs
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric: Google, NORAD Partner Up to Make It Easy to Track Santa
Martin Bryant / The Next Web: How to track Santa online this Christmas Eve