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4:20 AM ET, December 16, 2011

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John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
House Judiciary Committee Has More Work to do With SOPA Markup  —  After a 12-hour Thursday hearing, Smith says it will be a “long hard day” on Friday  —  After a 12-hour hearing that saw a parliamentary inquiry prompted by a tweet and some heated exchanges, the House Judiciary Committee still …
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
SOPA votes derailed by politician's ‘offensive’ tweet  —  A marathon debate today in the House of Representatives on the Stop Online Piracy Act wasn't derailed by procedural questions, even though not one hearing had been held on how the law would actually work.
Alexandra Petri / Washington Post:
The nightmarish SOPA hearings
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
An Open Letter From Internet Engineers to the U.S. Congress
Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
Horses**t  —  Last night I tweeted at John Gruber and MG Siegler: “What a load of horses**t.  All due respect, but horses**t.”  The tweet was in reference to a post on Daring Fireball citing MG's “review” of the Galaxy Nexus.  Now, I won't take issue with his review overall.
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parislemon:
“Horses**t”  —  Wow.  Josh Topolsky is mad.  And that by itself is fine — he's clearly passionate about technology, which is great.  What's not fine is the fact that he's way off-base in his rant.  So far off-base that I need to respond.  —  First and foremost, Topolsky has decided …
Chris Burns / SlashGear:
iPhone 4S gets new iOS 5.0.1 build, file system now accessible by PC  —  For those of you on the developer tip, you're more than likely already working on the update that goes by the number 5.1, but for us lowly peasants, there a new build of 5.0.1 out there today for the iPhone 4S that goes by the name 9A406.
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Alex Heath / Cult of Mac:
Apple Makes Siri iPhone 4 Port Legally Possible With Today's iOS 5.0.1 Update  —  Siri is by far the iPhone 4S's most-desired feature, and many non-4S users have been clamoring for hackers to make the voice assistant available on older iOS devices.  While Siri ports have been demoed to the public before …
Discussion: SlashGear and App Advice
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Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:   Zynga Confirms Its Billion-Dollar Public Offering
Nick Turner / Bloomberg:
Zynga Elaborates on Its IPO Risks After Google's Eric Schmidt Praises CEO
Christian Science Monitor:
Exclusive: Iran hijacked US drone, says Iranian engineer  —  In an exclusive interview, an engineer working to unlock the secrets of the captured RQ-170 Sentinel says they exploited a known vulnerability and tricked the US drone into landing in Iran.  —  ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Mick Johnson / Facebook Blog:
Timeline Now Available on Mobile  —  Timeline gives you an easy way to see the things you've shared, and collect all your best moments in a single place.  In addition to making timeline available on the web , today we're also launching timeline on Android and m.facebook.com.
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Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Your Life on Facebook, in Total Recall
Slater Tow / Facebook Blog:
Timeline: Now Available Worldwide
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Source Reveals Facebook Is Swimming In Cash  —  A well-placed mole has forwarded us the Silicon Valley equivalent of hard-core pornography: an explicit look at Facebook's finances.  They're even more staggering than we expected.  A gusher of profits has left the social network with a cash hoard …
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Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Facebook's Revenue Numbers Just Leaked, And The Numbers Look Underwhelming
Discussion: Digiday
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Chrome 15 puts IE8 in rear-view mirror, takes No. 1 spot  —  First time in years that a non-Microsoft browser has been top dog  —  Google's Chrome 15 has jumped into the number one spot, replacing Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) as the world's most popular browser edition.
Poornima Gupta / Reuters:
Exclusive: Made in Texas: Apple's A5 iPhone chip  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc is famous for relying on low-cost Asian manufacturers to both source and assemble its popular gadgets, but the consumer device giant recently started receiving a critical component in its iPad and iPhones from closer to home - Texas.
Nielsen Wire:
New Mobile Obsession: U.S. Teens Triple Data Usage  —  Teens have officially joined the mobile Data Tsunami, more than tripling mobile data consumption in the past year while maintaining their stronghold as the leading message senders.  Using recent data from monthly cell phone bills …
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Would You Pay $20 A Month For Spotify?  —  How much are you willing to pay for unlimited music?  —  For $9.99, subscribers of Spotify's premium service gain unlimited access to streaming music.  It's a hugely attractive offer for consumers, who've signed up in droves since …
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
RIMM Slips 7%: Q4 BB Shipments Falling to 11M to 12M  —  Research in Motion (RIMM) this afternoon reported fiscal Q3 revenue per share in line with a pre-announcement earlier this month, and earnings per share in line with its reduced range, but forecast Q4′s results below expectations.
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Jake Smith / 9to5Mac:
Digitimes: Apple to begin producing 7.85-inch iPads in Q2 2012  —  Digitimes has published an interesting report this evening, saying Apple will begin the production of a 7.85-inch iPad in Q2 2012.  Apple will reportedly begin selling the smaller iPads prior to Q4 2012 …
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me:
Verizon stores sell out of Galaxy Nexus within hours, but Amazon has it for $149  —  We just returned from our local Verizon Wireless store where the Galaxy Nexus sold out within the first hour.  The store we visited only received 30 units, but we overheard that more were arriving daily.
Discussion: 9to5Google, PhoneArena and Electronista
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Buys Social Performance Platform Rypple; Will Launch ‘Human Capital Management’ Unit Successforce  —  Salesforce.com has just announced the acquisition of social performance platform Rypple.  Financial terms of the deal, which is expected to close early next year, were not disclosed.
Lance Whitney / CNET News:
Windows 8 activity sinking among early adopters, claims study  —  Windows 8 activity among developers and other early adopters has fallen over the past three months, says a new study from ad network Chitika.  —  Looking at ad impressions for the Windows 8 Developer Preview on its own network earlier …
Discussion: Chitika Insights
Joanna Stern / The Verge:
Dell quits netbooks, says 'thin and powerful is where it's at'  —  While very few are still buying netbooks, many manufacturers have continued to release the small Intel Atom-powered computers (see Asus, Toshiba, etc.).  However, Dell isn't going to be one of those companies.
Richard Nieva / Fortune:
Isaacson: Jobs biography could expand  —  The author discussed possible plans for expanding the 630-page book in the future with Fortune senior editor at large Adam Lashinsky.  —  By Richard Nieva, contributor  —  FORTUNE — Liked Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs?  There may be more to come.
 
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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
AT&T, Sprint, Samsung, and HTC detail Carrier IQ installations
Discussion: Al Franken and Engadget
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Angry Birds maker eyes 2013 Hong Kong IPO: report
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
Zennstrom Said to Plan Skype-Like Wireless With FreedomPop
Discussion: Pulse2
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Cloud Storage Platform Box.net Ramps Up Security For The Enterprise; Debuts Partnership With Intel
 Earlier Items: 
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / Open Source Blog:
OwnCloud: An open-source cloud to call your own
David Sarno / Los Angeles Times:
L.A. won't put LAPD on Google's cloud-based email system
Discussion: GigaOM and Seattle Times
Royal Pingdom:
The most reliable (and unreliable) blogging services of 2011
Discussion: WebProNews and AllThingsD
Lauren Goode / AllThingsD:
Foursquare's Crowley Declares Bygones! — And Maybe More? — With Google
Discussion: WebProNews
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft takes the wraps off its So.cl social-search project
Marc Chacksfield / TechRadar.com:
Google granted driverless car patent
Ryan Gavin / The Windows Blog:
IE to Start Automatic Upgrades across Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7