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Booting Up: Uber Isn’t Thrilled That Its Revenue Numbers Leaked

Airbnb's kitschy new kitchen. (Photo: Airbnb)

Uber is pissed at the person who leaked internal revenue figures to Valleywag, but didn’t deny that it makes millions. [AllThingsD]

Even creator Ev Williams is still figuring out what Medium should be. Hopefully the redesign helps? [Fast Company]

On Cyber Monday, Pinterest nearly tripled the revenue on retail sites that it sent traffic to. [TechCrunch]

Here’s what happens when you use bitcoins to purchase gifts on your Christmas list: you commission a portrait of your cat. [Time]

Airbnb’s new San Francisco headquarters have mini apartments influenced by major cities, like Bali and Paris. [PSFK]

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Booting Up: The Bitcoin Crash ‘Is Going to Be Great’

WHO MADE YOU?! (Photo: Silicon Angle)

“Bitcoin is too dependent on speculative mania to be of practical use as a currency,” opines Adrian Chen because Thomas L. Friedman is off this week. [New York Times]

The NSA reportedly monitored the porn habits of six Muslisms’ as part of a plan to discredit them. [Huffington Post]

Fab.com’s Jason Goldberg has no idea how to run a company. [The Verge]

Betabeat’s official store, Target, is launching a startup accelerator in India to tap into the nation’s growing tech sector. [TechCrunch]

Watch everyone’s flights get cancelled from the comfort of your own laptop with the Misery Map. [BuzzFeed]

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Booting Up: We Need to Have a Talk About Your User Numbers, Google+

Guess that's what Google+looks like? (geekword.net)

Weird, Google is using shady tactics to inflate Google+ user numbers. [AllThingsD]

The iPad Air goes on sale today, nerds. [Digital Trends]

Circle Internet Financial has raised $9 million in funding to bring Bitcoins mainstream since we’re still trying to make that a thing. [TechCrunch]

Haha, remember when we got excited that Netflix might soon come to Comcast’s boxes? The cable company is telling everyone to chill because it’s “not a high priority.” [Chicago Tribune]

The Internet is telling Nick Bilton “thanks!” for helping push the FAA’s new gadget rules. [Skift]

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Booting Up: Facebook Is Sorry for Ignoring That Zuckerberg Profile Hack

Supposedly this is it. (Photo: MGM/iMore)

A Palestinian IT expert exploited a Facebook loophole by writing on Mark Zuckerberg’s wall without being connected to him to show off his discovery. The company is now apologizing for ignoring the bug report. [AllThingsD]

Twitter poached Jennifer Prince from Google to lead its ad sales efforts with movie and television companies. [Variety]

Zillow is purchasing StreetEasy for a cool $50 million. [AllThingsD]

In Germany, Bitcoins are now subject to a capital gains tax because it’s a form of “private money.” [ArsTechnica]

Jobs garnered an embarrassing $6.7 million in its debut weekend. That makes the Newton look like a rousing success. [Wall Street Journal]

Um, ew? There’s mounting evidence that the next iPhone is going to be available in gold. [TechCrunch]