At 9:30 AM this morning, there was a web-based moment of silence to mourn the 26 people who lost their lives in Newton, Conn., a week ago. Websites including foursquare, the Huffington Post, and Adobe shut down for one minute. Read more.

Edison Junior, the technology and design lab behind the POP portable power station, is abandoning the project and returning $139,170 in funding it received via Kickstarter to develop the device. Why? Apple has refused to give the project permission to license the Lightning charger in a device that includes multiple charging options. Read more.

Social gaming giant Zynga will be closing down its Japan operation, as it continues to consolidate its operations and cut less profitable parts of its business. Read more.

Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom announced that the advertising-related section of the company’s terms of service has reverted to “the original version that has been in effect since we launched the service in October 2010.” Read more.

Adobe acquired NY-based Behance, a massive portfolio sharing network for creatives. With this deal, Adobe plans to deeply integrate Behance into its Creative Cloud subscription service. Read more.

For the 4th year in a row, Facebook is the number one search term for 2012. Facebook accounted for 4.13 percent of all searches. Read more.