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12:50 AM ET, December 25, 2010

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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 …
Henry Blodget / The Business Insider:
Here's The URL That Bank Of America Really Wants To Buy But Can't: BANKOFAMERICASUCKS.COM  —  Bank of America now has another PR disaster on its hands, one that was completely self-imposed.  —  By buying up hundreds of domain names like  —  Bank of America has generated way more bad publicity …
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Dell drops ultrathin Adamo 13 to $899  —  A lower-priced Adamo 13 has popped up on Dell's Web site.  The Adamo page is now showing the price of the aluminum-clad ultrathin laptop at $899—and this discount comes with an unexpected bonus, too.  —  The Adamo is a slick …
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Apple TV challenge from Google falls flat in 2010  —  Logitech has reportedly halted shipments of its Revue Google TV boxes through January while waiting for Google to update its software on the poorly selling units.  —  According to a report by DigiTimes, Logitech's supplier, Gigabyte Technology …
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Catharine Smith / The Huffington Post:
Digital Nativity Story: See First Christmas Retold Through Social Media (VIDEO)  —  A festive video called “The Digital Story of the Nativity” tells the tale of the first Christmas as it might be told today—through the eyes of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
FarmVille co-creator working on stealthy startup BetterWorks  —  Is your job about to get a lot more addictive?  Maybe — Sizhao Yang, one of the original team members behind insanely popular Facebook game FarmVille, is working on a new startup called BetterWorks that wants to create “rewarding work environments.”
Discussion: Mashable!
Wall Street Journal:
Using ‘Likes’ for Gift Ideas  —  Retailers Are Tapping Social Profiles to Help Customers Shop for Their Friends  —  Online retailers are experimenting with the idea that friends can make shopping easier.  —  Companies such as Amazon.com Inc. and Etsy Inc., a site that sells handmade and vintage goods …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Merry Christmas, Zynga: CityVille eclipses FarmVille as the world's biggest game  —  In just 22 days, Zynga's CityVille has eclipsed FarmVille as the world's biggest game.  —  Today, CityVille added an astounding 6.9 users to end the day at 61.7 million monthly active users …
Marianne Diaz / Global Voices Advocacy:
Venezuela: The bill to regulate internet has been approved  —  On Monday, December 20th, the Venezuelan Parliament passed the bill that gives the Executive the power to regulate all content accessible in Internet within Venezuela.  Through an administrative organ, CONATEL …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Exploit Published for New Internet Explorer Flaw  —  Hackers have released exploit code that can be used to compromise Windows PCs through a previously unknown security flaw present in all versions Internet Explorer, Microsoft warned today.  —  Dave Forstrom, director of trustworthy computing at Microsoft …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
“Evil” D0z.me URL Shortener Facilitates DDoS Attacks  —  Conceptual hacker Ben Schmidt has combined his interest in the recent spate of DDoS attacks surrounding the WikiLeaks dump as well as what he holds to be the public's increasing over-reliance on URL shorteners and created D0z.me.
Discussion: Help Net Security and CSO's blog
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Facebook Overthrows Yahoo To Become The World's Third Largest Website  —  We've seen this one coming all year.  Facebook is now the third largest website in the world, taking the No. 3 spot from Yahoo, according to comScore.  Facebook drew an estimated 648 million unique visitors from across …
Discussion: The Next Web and Techi.com
 
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Rohan Shravan / Notion Ink:
Break from Eden UI - The Hardware
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Tony Bates / The Big Blog:
CEO update: group video calling is back
Eva / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
What is Traitorware?  —  Your digital camera may embed metadata …
Mark Rumold / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Sending Money Overseas for the Holidays?  The Government Wants to Know.
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How PayNearMe Wants to Make Cash Cool Again
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Is Microsoft Plotting A Yelp Competitor Named Postbox?
Jordan Pouille:
Why I don't want an Iphone for Christmas.
Discussion: Examiner, Fortune and BGR