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5:30 PM ET, September 5, 2011

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Rochelle King / The Official Netflix Blog:
Netflix Launches in Latin America  —  Starting today,people throughout Latin America and the Caribbean who love watching movies andTV shows can enjoy a service that has revolutionized the viewing habits of morethan 25 million North Americans by letting them watch what they want, when andwhere they want.
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 …
David Carr / New York Times:
A Tech Blogger Who Leaps Over the Line  —  When Michael Arrington, the editor of the popular Web site TechCrunch, told his bosses at AOL that he was forming a venture capital company to finance some of the technology start-ups that his site wrote about, they did not fire him or ask for his resignation.
John Cook / GeekWire:
Photos: A look at Amazon's new delivery locker at 7-Eleven  —  Amazon's new locker system at 7-Eleven store in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood  —  Yesterday, my two-year-old son and I did a little investigative reporting.  Our goal?  Find the Seattle area 7-Eleven housing Amazon.com's new delivery locker system.
Feike Hacquebord / TrendLabs:
Diginotar: Iranians - The Real Target  —  In this blog posting, we present concrete evidence that the recent compromise of Dutch Certification Authority Diginotar was used for spying on Iranian Internet users on a large scale.  —  We found that Internet users in more than 40 different networks …
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.
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Peter Maushagen / Reuters:
D.Telekom could miss fee if AT&T deal fails: source  —  (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom AG (DTEGn.DE) could miss out on a multi-billion dollar break fee if regulatory hurdles cause the failure of its $39 billion deal to sell T-Mobile USA to AT&T (T.N), a person familiar with the matter said.
Tim O'Reilly / Google+:
This New York Times piece on the Amazon-California sales tax dispute misses the long-term perspective.  In the 90's, when online commerce was just taking off, having it free from sales tax was absolutely the right thing to do, since it gave an advantage to a fledgling industry that needed every advantage just to survive.
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 …
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft denies Windows Phone location tracking accusations  —  Microsoft has denied claims that it collects phone location data without permission.  —  The software giant is the subject of a lawsuit filed last week which claims that Microsoft's camera software in Windows Phone 7 users …
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.
David Meyer / ZDNet:
Wikileaks: Microsoft aided former Tunisian regime  —  Microsoft provided IT training to law enforcement officials in Tunisia while the country was governed by a repressive regime, embassy cables published by Wikileaks show.  —  Cables leaked by Wikileaks show that Microsoft provided IT training …
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Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat:
China's Perfect World game operator to invest $100M in venture capital fund
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Thinking about the Social Enterprise
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New Wikileaks Docs Show Ex-Minister Bernier Offered To Leak Copyright Bill to U.S.
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Akamai thrives in the spirit of its lost founder
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Peter Delevett / Mercury News:
Mountain View emerging as major center of Silicon Valley innovation
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