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4:50 PM ET, September 3, 2011

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The Business Insider:
AOL Left Arianna Huffington In The Dark About Arrington's Controversial VC Fund  —  Arianna Huffington, the boss of all media at AOL Huffington post—including TechCrunch—was not informed of TechCrunch editor Mike Arrington's plans to launch a venture capital fund with AOL's money until yesterday …
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Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Next strike: Apple apparently forced Samsung to remove Galaxy Tab 7.7" from IFA (trade show) booth and German website  —  Yesterday (Friday, September 2, 2011) was the first day a trade show named IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) in the German capital of Berlin.
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Apple's iCloud runs on Microsoft and Amazon services  —  Who says Azure isn't cool and trendy now?  —  Apple has selected Microsoft's Azure and Amazon's AWS to jointly host its iCloud service, The Reg has learned.  —  We understand that Apple has barred Microsoft and Amazon from discussing …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iPhone 5 Cases Suggest a Much Larger Device with a 4" Screen  —  While we've seen a number of possible “iPhone 4S” parts based on the iPhone 4 design in recent weeks, the design of the iPhone 5 has remained unclear with little concrete evidence of the device's design having yet surfaced.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple's possible photo and video sharing Find my Friends social network detailed  —  Google Latitude explanation video - seemingly similar to the planned Find my Friends service  —  You may remember a finding in the iOS 4.3 SDK that pointed to Apple's work on a new iOS-device based social network called “Find my Friends.”
Discussion: MacRumors, AppleInsider and iClarified, Thanks:deancorp
Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net:
HP splitting the webOS GBU in two; software headed to Office of Strategy and Technology [exclusive]  —  Ready for things to get shaken up once more in Sunnyvale?  Good, because it's happening.  We've received two memos sent to employees of HP's webOS Global Business Unit that tell the story …
Discussion: This is my next
Caterina Fake / Caterina.net:
Make things  —  Anil and I have had a few conversations lately about building cool stuff for the internet, the Golden Age of the independent web, and how it's increasingly hard to filter out industry noise.  He posted a quote from Dave Winer and it reminded me of our “About” page for Ludicorp …
Steven M. Davidoff / DealBook:
In a Quiet Period, Groupon Feels the Noise  —  Groupon's initial public offering is about to hit some very rough turbulence.  —  The reason is that the Securities and Exchange Commission may force a postponement of the offering.  The problem arises from an e-mail apparently sent last week …
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Is Testing a “Translate” Button for Comments on Pages  —  Facebook may be poised to let users translate comments from other languages — that's 750 million users around the world who are going to have an easier time talking to each other.  —  In tests that we and others are now seeing …
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
The Problem with Collecting Logos at Startups  —  Collecting logos.  It seems to be all the fad in the startup and VC world these days.  VCs are paying up at enormous prices to say that they have GroupOn, Facebook and Twitter on their roster irrespective of whether they really venture funded them or bought in late stage.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and BRYCE DOT VC
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Man gets 6 years for hacking victims' computers to extort photos  —  Luis Mijangos would hack his victims computers and then spy on them using their own webcams and microphones  —  IDG News Service - A 32-year-old paraplegic was sentenced to six years in prison for infecting more than 100 computers …
Steven Millward / Penn-Olson:
Baidu Launches Android-Based Mobile OS  —  Screenshots of Baidu's new mobile OS/platform, ‘Baidu Yi’.  —  This morning, Baidu - at its annual Baidu World event in Beijing - launched its Android-based mobile OS, dubbed Yue (a reader app), Shen Bian (like Google Places), and Ting (its music app).
Peter Jamison / The Snitch:
Lost iPhone 5 Update: Police ‘Assisted’ Apple Investigators in Search of SF Man's Home  —  The bizarre saga involving a lost prototype of the iPhone 5 has taken another interesting turn.  Contradicting past statements that no records exist of police involvement in the search for the lost prototype …
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Chris Buckley / Reuters:
China state paper urges Internet rethink to silence foes
Jason Kottke / kottke.org:
Google's search by drawing feature
Discussion: The AppsLab and LAUNCH
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Google App Engine Price Hike Stuns Developers
Discussion: Russell Beattie and ReadWriteWeb
Johnathan Nightingale / Mozilla Security Blog:
DigiNotar Removal Follow Up
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Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Microsoft, Yahoo, TripAdvisor, Yelp and VEVO Now Among Largest Facebook Applications
Discussion: LiveSide.net
Deborah Yao / SNL Financial LC:
Former FCC chairman: ‘AT&T is certain to lose’ DOJ lawsuit
Discussion: CircleID and BGR
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Desktop Will Be Discontinued