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Instagram to Hold NYC Event on December 12

Instagram has invited reporters to a press event in Manhattan on Dec. 12, according to reports from CNET and TechCrunch. The invitations do not specify what the event will focus on, though a recent report from GigaOM suggests that it could be a messaging service.

I Shot the Serif — Why Didn’t Anyone Notice the Tumblr Logo Change?

But I did not shoot the deputy.
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Katie Couric Deal to Become Yahoo’s “Global News Anchor” Set to Be Announced Monday

It looks like the deal that AllThingsD wrote about in August is finally happening.
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NAMG Confirms It Has Bought Scout From Fox Networks Group in Dude-Focused Content Roll-Up Bid

Another network aimed at dudes.
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AllThingsD Week in Review: Snapchat’s Many Suitors, and Finding the Fastest 4G LTE Signal

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Don’t Get Too Excited About GlobalFoundries and Apple — At Least, Not Just Yet

A subcontracting deal may be in the offing.
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AOL Turns Moviefone Over to BermanBraun for Reboot

Press one for a much-needed overhaul of the service that still lives in 1999.
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In New York Fight, Airbnb Says It Has Proof That Hosts Rent Out Their Own Homes

The question is exactly how peer-driven Airbnb is, or whether it’s just another site for professional rental agencies to find more business.
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American Express to Let Cardholders Pay NYC Taxi Fares With Membership Rewards Points

The move marks the loyalty program’s first step in what will likely be the program’s major expansion into the physical world.
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LG Plans an August 7 Event for New York