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12:30 AM ET, December 11, 2011

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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Apple Made A Deal With The Devil (No, Worse: A Patent Troll)  —  Over the last two years, Apple has been engaged in vicious legal battles over smartphone patents, many of which are aimed at squelching (or squeezing money out of) manufacturers of devices running Android.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Louis C.K. Doesn't Get Torrents, But Gets Distribution  —  Stand-up comedian Louis C.K is selling a direct download of his show at the Beacon Theater for 5 dollars.  No DRM, no forced email spam, no expensive middle-man - just value for value.  That's how easy and convenient video distribution …
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Browser Study Sheds Light On Firefox's Insecurity (And Google Approves This Message)  —  Illustration by Galit Weisberg.  Click on the image to see his original.  —  Updated with a response from Mozilla.  —  When Google funds a study on browser security and allows it to be published …
Shan Li / Los Angeles Times:
Furor surrounds Amazon's price-comparison app  —  Retailers and a senator denounce a one-day promotional offer that will give discounts to Amazon customers who use the Price Check app while browsing at physical stores.  —  Amazon's Price Check app has users identify a product by scanning its bar code …
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Senator Wants Answers from DHS Over Domain Name Seizures  —  Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) said Friday he would demand answers from the Department of Homeland Security about its domain seizure program known as Operation in Our Sites after it was revealed that the government kept …
Gareth Beavis / TechRadar.com:
Microsoft: NFC already supported in Windows Phone  —  Exclusive: ‘Exciting things coming through soon’  —  Microsoft has told TechRadar that its current Windows Phone 7.5 platform already supports Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, but no manufacturer has enabled it as yet.
Chris Chang / M.I.C. Gadget:
iPhone 4S Receives Network Access Permit, Set to Go On Sale in China This Month  —  Finally.  Apple's iPhone 4S has made progress towards debuting in China.  On December 6, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), has officially issued the network access permit for the iPhone 4S.
Patrick Condon / Associated Press:
To thwart porn, colleges are buying up .xxx sites  —  ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The University of Kansas is buying up website names such as www.KUgirls.xxx and www.KUnurses.xxx.  But not because it's planning a Hot Babes of Kansas site or an X-rated gallery of the Nude Girls of the Land of Aaahs.
Eric Goldman / Techdirt:
The Good And The Bad Of The New OPEN Bill From Wyden And Issa  —  Sen. Wyden and Rep. Issa have released a draft of OPEN: Online Protection & ENforcement of Digital Trade Act, intended as an alternative to SOPA/PROTECT-IP.  See my prior posts opposing SOPA and linkwrapping the discussion.
Discussion: WebProNews
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
MPAA Boss: If The Chinese Censor The Internet Without A Problem, Why Can't The US?  —  The MPAA is getting pretty desperate, it seems.  MPAA boss Chris Dodd was out trying to defend censoring the internet this week by using China as an example of why censorship isn't a problem.  It's kind of shocking, really.
Andy Baio / Waxy.org:
No Copyright Intended  —  On October 26, a YouTube user named crimewriter95 posted a full-length version of Pulp Fiction, rearranged in chronological order.  —  A couple things struck me about this video.  —  First, I'm surprised that a full-length, 2.5-hour very slight remix of a popular film …
The White House:
We Can't Wait: Obama Administration Announces $2 Billion in Resources to Support Job-Creating Startups  —  Today, the White House announced administrative and private sector actions that will help entrepreneurs grow their businesses and create jobs by increasing their access to capital and resources.
Discussion: Pulse2 and Business Week
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
HP's Whitman: We'll Make WebOS-Powered Tablets In 2013  —  Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman finally announced the fate of operating system WebOS this morning, after the company previously announced that it was ceasing the development of all smartphones and tablets running Palm's webOS platform.
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H.P.'s Nondecision Decision on WebOS
 
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Nik Cubrilovic / New Web Order:
The Crunchpad is proof of obviousness in the iPad design
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Bloomberg:
Microsoft Said to Seek TV Exec for Xbox
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Tweets cause US death row conviction to be overturned
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Paul Miller / The Verge:
The condescending UI
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft Lync mobile clients for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone ready to roll