In Wake of Delivery Delays, Amazon Offers Gift Cards to Customers

Better late than never?
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Merry Christmas From AllThingsD and the Gift of a YouTube Yule Log

Here’s an hour of some crackling fire on Google’s YuleTube, oops, YouLog, oops, YouTube.
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A Christmas Message From Edward Snowden: “Asking Is Always Cheaper Than Spying” (Video)

Then again, Santa has been using a magic snowball to naughty-or-nice monitor us at no cost for centuries now.
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It’s the Thought That Counts (Comic)

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. Joy of Tech appears three times a week in the Voices section of this site.
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AllThingsD Week in Review: WhatsApp vs. Bullshit Metrics and Apple’s Tearjerker Ad

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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What Does the VC Sing? Harlem-Shaking, Twerking First Round Capital’s 2013 Holiday Video Is a Wrecking Ball.

Though I never knew it, Howard Morgan in a muscle costume stranded hanging on a wrecking ball is the Christmas present I have always wanted.
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AllThingsD Week in Review: Wearable Computing Comes to Clothes, and Yahoos Hate Yahoo Mail

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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The New Norm: Expect App Downloads to Regularly Hit One Billion a Week

The week between Christmas and New Year’s was a busy one with more than 50 million iOS and Android tablets and smartphones activated and 1.76 billion applications downloaded.
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This Christmas, Buyers Were Stocking Up on Tablets

Christmas marked a record in terms of iOS and Android device activations and app downloads, according to Flurry.
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Happy Festivus From the Rest of Us at All Things Digital

Please feel free to air your grievances!
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Santa’s Cookie Crumbles (Comic)

Apple’s Newest Ad: If Only Via FaceTime

Yup, Google Has Christmas Sales on Ads, Too