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11:35 AM ET, September 5, 2011


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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple Stores begin iCloud and iOS 5 training, may hint at imminent launch  —  As Apple's yet-to-be-made-official fall festivities approach, we've heard that Apple has begun iOS 5 and iCloud training with retail store employees.  According to these sources, training is done through …
Jean-Louis Gassee / Monday Note:
An Apple TV Set In Our Future?  —  Not another Apple TV black box but a real 50" flat-screen TV, “Designed by Apple in California” — and Made in China, like most Apple products.  Or Made In Korea, if the company concludes a new pact with its best frenemy, Samsung, the new king of TV sets, the new Sony.
Patrick Moorhead / TechPinions:
Why Apple Should Build a TV  —  While I don't believe it, to many, it appears that Apple has already won the smartphone and tablet wars, so the next logical conclusion is “what's next”.  Many articles about the Apple in the TV business rumors (not to be confused with the “hobbyist” Apple TV) …
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Deutsche Telekom begins accepting preorders for Apple's iPhone 5  —  Without knowing any details on Apple's next-generation iPhone, including its release date, Deutsche Telekom still began offering customers the ability to preorder the handset on Monday.  —  A spokesman for the German carrier confirmed …
Dan Shapiro:
How to handle a VC who flies First  —  I'm continuing to enjoy Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson's outstanding book, “Venture Deals”.  On page 106 (of the Kindle edition, at least) they address an issue that's very minor unless you're dealing with it: board members who like to live large on the company dime.
Mike Anderson / NBC Bay Area:
Behind Google's Freddie Mercury Doodle  —  Go behind the scenes of one of the most involved Google doodles ever.  —  Google is celebrating what would have been Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday on Monday with its second longest doodle to date.  —  Google is celebrating what would have been …
Hiawatha Bray / Boston Globe:
Akamai thrives in the spirit of its lost founder  —  After its founder was killed on Sept. 11 and its business damaged in the aftermath, Akamai slid to the edge of failure.  What it still had were Daniel Lewin's technology and vision.  —  At about 9 a.m. on what would be a very bad day …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
What To Look For In A Company Board  —  At any company level, the board of directors has a direct impact on the organization's product strategy, hiring, fundraising and much more.  And startups have to be very selective in choosing board members who will advise the company in the right direction.
J.P. Rangaswami / confused of calcutta:
Thinking about the Social Enterprise  —  [Disclaimer: As most of you know, I work for, and have been doing so since October 2010; you will also know that it is not my style to write corporate plugs on this blog, and I'm not going to start with this one.  I've written it for two reasons.
Stewart Mitchell / PC Pro:
Confusion prompts customers to desert HP  —  The ongoing confusion over HP's future plans is causing customers to abandon ship, according to reports.  —  The company has been sending out mixed messages since its shock announcement to quit the PC business, as well as stop production of its webOS TouchPad tablet.
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Hulu bidding heats up as DirecTV drops out  —  Satellite TV operator DirecTV has dropped out of the bidding process for Hulu after submitting too low of a bid, according the Financial Times.  —  Hulu has been on sale since June, with bids fluxuating between $1.5 and $2 billion.
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Andy Carvin: the man who tweets revolutions  —  NPR's media strategist has become a leading player in the breaking news business  —  Andy Carvin insists that the introduction on his Google Plus profile - “I tweet revolutions” - is a joke, but nevertheless that's what he's famous for.
Andreas Udo de Haes / Computerworld:
CIA, Mossad, MI6 targeted by Iranian DigiNotar-hackers  —  After breaching the Dutch CA (Certification Authority) DigiNotar, Iranian hackers managed to sign forged certificates for the domains of spy agencies CIA, Mossad and MI6.  Leading certification authorities like VeriSign and Thawte were also targeted …
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