Morning Briefing: Friday 17 December

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for Friday 17th December 2010, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web and what we are watching here at

Here’s what we are watching:

  • Julian Assange is freed on bail by a London court. He vows to clear his name of allegations of sexual assault in Sweden and continue his work on the infamous site Wikileaks.
  • After axing 4% of its workforce, Yahoo has announced the end for Delicious, the social bookmarking tool, it acquired five years ago as part of a refocus in Yahoo. ReadWriteWeb has a beautiful eulogy for the service. Also being axed are Yahoo Buzz.
  • Facebook’s new Pages design has been revealed. While it looks like the same as the other Facebook redesigns, it does give you the option to “Switch Accounts” so you can act like your page or your profile.
  • A credit card thief has pleaded guilty for uploading 20 songs to iTunes and Amazon only to buy those songs using stolen credit card numbers and pocketing the royalties. He managed 2,000 downloads between 2008-2009 before getting caught.