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This week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast, we explore Paul Allen’s new space venture, assess Google Chrome’s rise vs. Internet Explorer and Firefox, and offer a second take on Twitter’s recent overhaul, now that we’ve been using it for a week.

We’re joined in the studio by tech blogger Andru Edwards of GearLive (and the new Ask Andru column!) who gives us a rundown of his top picks for last-minute tech gifts.

Our App of the Week is an personal organizer for holiday shopping, and our Name that Tech Tune challenge brings back a classic holiday memory from another galaxy.

Listen to the show above or directly via this MP3 file.

Here’s a collection of headlines and links related to the topics we discussed …

With Stratolaunch project, Paul Allen makes a big bet on commercial spaceflightPaul Allen’s new space project will launch rockets into orbit from world’s biggest plane.

Poll: What do you think of Twitter’s new look?

Chrome 15 overtakes IE8 for top browser spotMicrosoft plans true auto updates for Internet Explorer.

Amazon plans Kindle Fire update amid user complaints.

Andru’s gift picks: Kindle FireKindleCrayola ColorStudio HDEye-Fi memory cardsPlug Bug chargerGlif Tripod Mount for iPhone 4 and 4S … CanvasPop.comGeeks RiotSonos.

Matt Heinz’s list of 11 holiday gift ideas for entrepreneurs, including AquaNotes.

Name that Tech Tune: Last week’s answer and this week’s challenge.

App of the Week: Santa’s Bag for iPhone. (I misspoke during the show; it’s not available for Android.)

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