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10:35 PM ET, December 26, 2011

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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
GoDaddy Responds To Namecheap Accusations, Removes “Normal” Rate Limiting Block  —  You know who got a lump of coal in their PR stocking this year?  Domain registrar GoDaddy.  Its most recent stumble?  The company's presence on a SOPA supporter list sparked an impromptu user exodus last week …
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Namecheap accuses GoDaddy of stalling anti-SOPA defections  —  Namecheap says GoDaddy breaking ICANN rules  —  Domain registrar Namecheap accused GoDaddy on Monday of blocking attempts to move domains away after protest defections over GoDaddy's initial support for the Stop Online Piracy Act.
Charlie Kindel / cek.log:
Windows Phone is Superior; Why Hasn't it Taken Off?  —  People ask me all the time why, if I think Windows Phone is such an excellent product, sales appear so lackluster.  My belief is Microsoft's approach with WP7 has a impedance mismatch with the carriers & device manufacturers …
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Ed Bott / The Ed Bott Report Blog:
Why Android updates are a mess: it's the business model  —  Summary: Reading complaints about missing and late Android updates, I got a weird case of deja vu.  Sure enough, this problem is the same as it was last year.  The Android business model practically guarantees that updates will be a mess.
Discussion: The Verge and ZDNet
AppleInsider:
Apple's 12 Days of Christmas giveaway kicks off in Europe and Canada  —  Apple has once again launched its 12 Days of Christmas app to mark the start of its annual holiday promotion that offers free songs, music videos, apps and books to residents of Canada and parts of Europe.
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Electronista:   Amazon UK mirrors Apple with 12 Days of Kindle sale
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple clarifies iTunes Match with new setup guide, walkthrough video, FAQs  —  With the service launching in the United States last month, it may seem a little late, but Apple has very recently launched a website dedicated to iTunes Match.  Previously, iTunes Match was given a slab of the iTunes in the Cloud website.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Apps Are Media  —  Apps have taken over the world.  If you doubt that just take a look at this app map by Horace Dediu at Asymco which shows the 123 countries in the world where iPhones are available.  Of course, anywhere you can get an iPhone, you can get an iPhone app.  Like the Web, apps are distributed globally.
Discussion: asymco
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Kindle Fire hacked to run ‘pre-alpha’ version of Android 4.0  —  And here we go.  The enterprising hackers at xda-developers have put together an “pre-alpha” version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Kindle Fire, marking the first time we've seen Amazon's budget tablet running the latest and greatest version of Android.
Discussion: Android Community
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
Boxee 1.5 nears release, will be final desktop version  —  We have some good news and bad news.  The good news is: Boxee 1.5 will be entering public beta soon, with a proper release scheduled for January alongside Live TV.  The update will finally bring the desktop software up-to-date …
Discussion: Electronista, Boxee Blog and AllThingsD
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans:
LG Announces Ice Cream Sandwich Updates to Begin Q2 2012  —  LG has provided an update on their Android 4.0 upgrade timeline via their Facebook page.  For a selection of their 2011 smartphone lineup, an Ice Cream Sandwich treat will arrive starting in Q2 of next year.
JD Rucker / Fast Company:
How Santa Anita Park Represents the Future of Mobile Technology  —  When people think of horse tracks, they rarely consider them to be a part of the cutting edge of mobile technology.  The mobile-wagering format at Santa Anita Park brings to light a form of mobile technology that we will see duplicated …
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
MotoACTV wristwatch rooted, Android Market installed  —  Rooting and installing arbitrary ROMs on most Android devices is no longer interesting or novel — if anything, it's more interesting when they can't be rooted — but it's not everyday that you hear of a wristwatch falling to the hacker's knife.
Discussion: AndroidOS.in and 9to5Google
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
The Threat And Opportunity Of Mobile: How Physical Retailers Can Fight Back Against Amazon
Discussion: hbr.org
Casey Newton / San Francisco Chronicle:
Foursquare's Dennis Crowley talks of check-ins
Thomas Ricker / The Verge:
Samsung buys Sony's stake in LCD joint venture for $939 million
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Erica Ogg / GigaOM:
The year in mobile apps: Where we've been, where we're going
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
Google Books for Chrome gets offline support, one less excuse for not reading the ‘classics’
Discussion: Beyond Search
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Publishers vs. Libraries: An E-Book Tug of War
Discussion: VatorNews and Slashdot
Mona Zhang / 10,000 Words:
Growth of Twitter Fueled by Media Coverage