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1:40 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 …
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Alex Wagner / PhoneDog.com:
Best Buy prepping for Sprint iPhone 5 in the first week of October?
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
iPhone 5 launch could be signaled by ‘Apple fixture installation’ at Best Buy on October 21st
Jacob Appelbaum / Tor Blog:
DigiNotar Damage Disclosure  —  About an hour ago I was contacted by the Dutch Government with more details about the DigiNotar Debacle.  It seems that they're doing a great job keeping on top of things and doing the job that DigiNotar should've done in July.
Discussion: Naked Security, @xentek and Securelist
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Patrick May / Mercury News:
Apple's design wizard has not left the building  —  He was the resident wizard at 1 Infinite Loop, the guy sporting minimalist attire, closely cropped hair and a mischievous smile as he pulled one delightful new Apple (AAPL) product after another out of his sleeve.  —  Now he's left the building.
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 …
Robert Scoble / Google+:
I am asking Google to remove me from the Google+ suggested user list.  Here is my thinking.  —  1. I don't need to be on the list.  My bosses don't care.  It isn't needed for my role in the industry or my business model.  By being off the list on Twitter I have found my natural audience.
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.
Discussion: Business Insider
Ed Bott / The Ed Bott Report Blog:
The decline and fall of TiVo and Media Center  —  Summary: The streaming media era began in 2008, and the DVR is an endangered species.  TiVo, the company that defined the DVR category a decade ago is on the ropes, and Microsoft has all but declared Media Center a legacy app.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Graham Cluley / Naked Security:
DNS hack hits popular websites: Daily Telegraph, The Register, UPS, etc  —  Popular websites including The Register, The Daily Telegraph, UPS, and others have fallen victim to a DNS hack that has resulted in visitors being redirected to third-party webpages.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Why keeping up with RSS is poisonous to productivity, sanity  —  On this long Labor Day weekend in the US, we're bringing you a set of opinion pieces from various Ars writers—and we've love to have you join the conversation in the comments.  —  On the surface, RSS seems great for those of us …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft weighs in on Mosaid-Nokia patent deal  —  Summary: Microsoft is party to the just-announced deal between Nokia and Mosaid, a Canadian patent licensing firm.  The Redmond company has a “passive economic interest,” its officials are saying.  —  In the latest installment of …
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Grading the Digital School: Technology in Schools Faces Questions on Value  —  CHANDLER, Ariz. — Amy Furman, a seventh-grade English teacher here, roams among 31 students sitting at their desks or in clumps on the floor.  They're studying Shakespeare's “As You Like It” — but not in any traditional way.
Jamie Davidson / The Cat Was Killed:
An exploration of Yelp's own filtered reviews  —  An article was published recently by the Chicago Tribune about a dog trainer in Chicago and his positive reviews being filtered on Yelp only after he refused to advertise with Yelp.  Before he talked to Yelp, his business had a 4 star rating …
Discussion: Chicago Tribune
 
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