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Monday, December 3, 2012

Today\'s Scuttlebot: Expanding Twitter Ads\' Reach, and Y Combinator Cuts

Here are some of the more interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here.

Y Combinator Cuts Startup Class Size: ‘We Grew Too Fast'
Venturebeat.com |  Amid funding troubles, Y Combinator, the start-up incubator, is cutting its class size from 84 to less than 50. â€" Nicole Perlroth

Summit to Buy Powder Mountain to Create Entrepreneur Community
Forbes |  Summit Series, the conference for 20-something entrepreneurs, is buying Utah's Powder Mountain. â€" Nicole Perlroth

Chris Hughes Is About to Turn 100
Nymag.com |  Chris Hughes, the 29-year-old Facebook millionaire, wants to save The New Republic, and journalism too. â€" Nicole Perlroth

Social Media Comes of Age
Blog.nielsen.com |  The new normal? Americans spend more of their time online on social media sites than any other kind of site. â€" Jenna Wortham

We Are With John McAfee Right Now, Suckers
Vice.com |  Vice magazine is hanging out with tech legend and “person of interest” John McAfee as he runs from the law. â€" Joshua Brustein

4chan Votes Kim Jong Un to Top of Time's Person of the Year
Betabeat.com |  The pranksters at 4chan put the North Korean dictator at the top of Time's Person of the Year poll. Better than Colbert. â€" Damon Darlin

Dear Santa: Please Buy Me This $26,000 Transforming Robot
TechCrunch |  Transformers are REAL. â€" David Gallagher

Atlantic Media Tries T urning Twitter Into a Bigger Ad Platform
Advertising Age |  The Atlantic and Quartz Web sites will use an ad company, 140 Proof, to find audiences by surveying social platforms. â€" Damon Darlin