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Google's Festive Happy Holidays Logo For 2012

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Google is featuring a Google logo, aka Doodle, for the holiday season this morning. The logo is incredibly happy and festive, with lots of colors and Christmas like characters and activities within the logo that makes up the letters in Google’s name. The logo can be found worldwide today,... Please...
Google's Festive Happy Holidays Logo For 2012

Booting Up: Have a ff-ing Happy Holidays

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The Federal Trade Commission broadened restrictions on the types of data companies can gather on Internet users under the age of 13, and closed a loophole that allowed third-parties to gather kids’ information without parental approval. [FTC] So much for Facebook’s anticipated external ad network, at least for now. The...
Booting Up: Have a ff-ing Happy Holidays

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Happy Holidays from Collegehumor, we got you this clock radio http://bit.ly/11ouEM

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Happy Holidays from Collegehumor, we got you this clock radio http://bit.ly/11ouEM

Facebook encourages page owners to make holiday posts

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Facebook has begun prompting some page owners to make holiday-themed posts on their pages. The page publisher, which typically says “Write something…” or “What’s on your mind?”, includes suggestions such as, “Share holiday news with your audience,” “Tell people what you’re busy with during the holidays” and “Wish people happy...
Facebook encourages page owners to make holiday posts

Guardian Viral Video Chart: Black Friday, a high-tech kitchen implements and lights

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Onion spoofs inspirational Ted talks, Ebenezer Snoop tells a tale and a chihuahua that should be in Saturday Night FeverWhat better way to get into the Thanksgiving mood than get together with other townspeople, descend upon the local WalMart and try to hunt out some bargains on Black Friday? As...
Guardian Viral Video Chart: Black Friday, a high-tech kitchen implements and lights

Gillmor Gang: The Revolution Will Be Notified

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The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — fight a never-ending battle for truth, justice, and the American Way. The Gang feels blessed to have survived the Mayanocalypse, the Fiscal Cliff, and the complete inability of Microsoft to reverse its tailspin into massive...
Gillmor Gang: The Revolution Will Be Notified

Google's Xmas greeting: We even make robots happy

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In a charmingly pointed video to wish Androiders Happy Holidays, Google shows that its Android ecosystem extends to little people from the future. [Read more]...
Google's Xmas greeting: We even make robots happy

Best Buy Sends Customers 5 iPads By Mistake, Says To Keep Them Anyway

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Best Buy is playing the good guy this holiday season. A Best Buy customer ordered an iPad and was shocked when a box filled with five of them showed up at her door. She reached out to the Consumerist for help, and they contacted Best Buy. They told her to...
Best Buy Sends Customers 5 iPads By Mistake, Says To Keep Them Anyway

7 stories to read this weekend

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I am off next week, so this is the last Om Says email for 2012. I don’t really have any profound thoughts or big observations about 2012. Instead, all I have is a promise to bring you better stuff to read, every weekend. The doctor, the CIA and the blood...
7 stories to read this weekend

POP is back: cancelled Kickstarter campaign back on after Apple changes policy

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Goodbye, grinch: POP is back. Four days ago, the popular Kickstarter project to provide portable power for almost any mobile device — Apple, Android, or other — was cancelled when Apple refused to allow any accessories to incorporate both its old 30-pin connector and its new Lightning connector. But the...
POP is back: cancelled Kickstarter campaign back on after Apple changes policy

Happy Holidays! Here's a Free E-Book of Our Best Stories From 2012

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A free ebook of our best work just in time for the holidays. Makes a great gift for wordy nerds! And much cheaper than a Battlestar Galactica box set....
Happy Holidays! Here's a Free E-Book of Our Best Stories From 2012
Last Week To Order The Techdirt Holiday Bundle In Time For Christmas!
Northern European startups headed down Santa Claus Lane
Astronaut records moving Christmas tune from the International Space Station
The downloads: must-have apps for your new gadgets

Google's 'Happy Holidays from Android' gets you in the spirit with an unannounced Nexus 10 dock (video)

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It's hardly the biggest reveal of the month, but Google's cheery "Happy Holidays from Android" video served to convey more than the search giant's heartfelt seasonal message -- it's also the launching ground for a Nexus 10 tablet dock. Spotted by Android Central, the curvy black stand, seen at...
Google's 'Happy Holidays from Android' gets you in the spirit with an unannounced Nexus 10 dock (video)
Nothing Says Happy Holidays Like First Round Capital, Gangnam Style, And Carly Rae Jepsen

Count down to Christmas Eve with Google Santa Tracker

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While millions of people eagerly await Christmas Day, Santa and his elves are keeping busy at the North Pole. They’re preparing presents, tuning up the sleigh, feeding the reindeer and, of course, checking the list (twice!) before they take flight on their trip around the world. While we’ve been tracking...
Count down to Christmas Eve with Google Santa Tracker

Google Nexus 10 dock makes appearance in holiday video

www.electronista.com
A dock for the Google Nexus 10 has appeared in a holiday-themed video. Making a brief appearance in a YouTube video entitled "Happy Holidays from Android," the previously unannounced accessory appears alongside a craft-based dock for the Nexus 4 made from paper, and the Nexus 7-specific dock already known about.......
Google Nexus 10 dock makes appearance in holiday video
Consumers spent a record $7 billion online last week, holiday season spending up 13 percent from 2011

Google+ Wasn't Done With 18 New Features, Updates iOS App With Photo Album Swipes And Pan-Zoom-Scale

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Well, Google+ is playing coy at the end of the year, aren’t they? Today, Google launched a year-end “blow-out” of features for users of its social layer. Eighteen new features. But they didn’t stop there. Here’s what Google’s Vic Gundotra had to say: Wait minute….did I say 18!?!?! I meant...
Google+ Wasn't Done With 18 New Features, Updates iOS App With Photo Album Swipes And Pan-Zoom-Scale

Happy Holidays Windows Phone 7 Users

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Happy Holidays Windows Phone 7 Users: Paul Thurrott: Today, almost exactly one month after the Windows Phone 8 release and over 5 months after it was announced, Microsoft has never really publicly discussed Windows Phone 7.8 again nor has it hinted at when it might be released. The fact that...
Happy Holidays Windows Phone 7 Users

Google Maps Is Now Giving Out Reward Badges To Those In Its Community Who Help Make Its Service Better

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One of the really interesting things about Google Maps is that there’s a huge, thriving community of people who love to help make the product better. Basically, when a road closes, or something is incorrect, there are tools via Map Maker that let them report it. It involves the community...
Google Maps Is Now Giving Out Reward Badges To Those In Its Community Who Help Make Its Service Better

On Facebook, There's No Privacy Setting for Your Friends' Bad Judgment

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Happy holidays, and welcome to the new Facebook, everyone! With the company’s recent privacy changes and updates rolling out to all users, it’ll now be easier to get a handle on all those confusing settings you’ve set over the years. One problem, though — the discretion of all the friends...
On Facebook, There's No Privacy Setting for Your Friends' Bad Judgment

Tired Of Mean And Nasty YouTube Comments? The YuleTube Browser Extension Will Fix That

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If you’ve ever gone “deep” into the nastiness that the YouTube commenting section can be, then you know that it’s not a pretty place. Depending on the type of content you’re visiting, fights will break out, mothers will be dragged into the conversation and it’s just not fun to be...
Tired Of Mean And Nasty YouTube Comments? The YuleTube Browser Extension Will Fix That

I Am A Neanderthal, And You Probably Are, Too

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[Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. He is Managing Director of Formula Capital and has written ten books. If you want to get him something for Christmas, here is his Christmas list. His latest books are I Was Blind But Now I See and 40 Alternatives to College. You can follow...
I Am A Neanderthal, And You Probably Are, Too

AMD throws 15% of its workforce off the sinking ship

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Bob Dylan once warned that the times are changing, but his lyrics couldn’t have prepared us for a world without AMD, the spunky chip designer that’s kept Intel honest (mostly) and ensured, by way of competition, that processor prices wouldn’t fly through the roof. Now it appears the floor is...
AMD throws 15% of its workforce off the sinking ship

Happy Holidays, and Here is How You Set Ice On Fire

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Posting will be light on Betabeat next week, but we’ll be here. In the meantime, we’d like to provide you with instructions, via Geekologie, on how to burn ice. Have fun! Don’t do anything we wouldn’t do. (There is very little we wouldn’t do.)...
Happy Holidays, and Here is How You Set Ice On Fire
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