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2:40 PM ET, September 6, 2011

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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch As We Know It May Be Over  —  This is a post I never thought I'd have to write.  Unfortunately, I do.  And the worst part about it is that it should be Michael Arrington writing this post, not me.  —  But he can't.  —  TechCrunch is on the precipice.
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Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
TECHCRUNCH: If AOL Fires Mike Arrington, We're Screwed
Ari Burack / San Francisco Examiner:
Google exec Marissa Mayer threatened by man on Twitter  —  A man accused of threatening a prominent Google executive via Twitter has been arrested and indicted on felony charges by a federal grand jury in San Francisco, court documents show.  —  Gregory Calvin King, 27 …
Discussion: Oye! Times, WebProNews and The Next Web
Joe Schneider / Bloomberg:
Apple May Have to Show IPad Sales to Successfully Bar Samsung in Australia  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) may have to reveal iPad and iPad 2 sales figures in the U.K. and U.S. to improve its chances of barring Samsung Electronics Co. from selling the Galaxy 10.1 tablet computer in Australia, a judge said.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Feature: Ultrabook: Intel's $300 million plan to beat Apple at its own game  —  My desktop isn't the only computer I plan to replace in the next few months.  I need a new laptop too, and my goal is simple: to find a 13" MacBook Air that isn't made by Apple.
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Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Notebook players limit initial Ultrabook shipment volume below 50,000 units
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Conde Nast Spins Out Reddit, Without Letting Go  —  Five years after buying Reddit, Conde Nast is giving the social news site a gentle shove out the door.  —  The publisher isn't pushing Reddit very far away, though.  It is spinning out the company as a stand-alone operation, but will retain full ownership of it, for now.
Jessica Guynn / Los Angeles Times:
Apple designer Jonathan Ive enters a new era  —  The synergy between ‘Jony’ Ive and Steve Jobs set into motion a decade of hits from the iPod to the iPad.  Now Apple will be counting on Ive to deliver breakthrough designs without much input from Jobs.  —  Reporting from San Francisco …
Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
In E-Mail Age, Postal Service Struggles to Avoid a Default  —  The United States Postal Service has long lived on the financial edge, but it has never been as close to the precipice as it is today: the agency is so low on cash that it will not be able to make a $5.5 billion payment due …
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Why Amazon's tablet will challenge Apple in a way that Google cannot  —  The key difference between Amazon and Google is that one of them holds millions of credit cards and is a famous name in retail  —  The rumours are unstoppable: Amazon is going to unveil a tablet in the next few weeks …
David Segal / New York Times:
Closed in Error on Google Places, Merchants Seek Fixes  —  In mid-August, Jason Rule learned some surprising news about the coffee shop that he owns and operates in Hays, Kan.: the place had closed for good.  —  Not in the real world, where it is thriving.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Following Justice Department, Sprint Sues to Stop AT&T From Buying T-Mobile  —  It sounds a bit like overkill, but Sprint said on Tuesday that it has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to stop AT&T's planned $39 billion deal to buy T-Mobile USA.  —  Sprint has already voiced its objections …
Tomio Geron / Forbes:
After Doubling Fund Size, Google Ventures Looks For Next Google  —  First, it's the strength of Google — it is Google Ventures.  We have access to all these resources.  It'd be foolish to ignore them.  Google is really great at recruiting.  We get millions of resumes at Google.
Evan Blass / pocketnow.com:
Samsung Stratosphere (LTE) for Verizon Revealed (Images)  —  We've gotten a few glimpses of the Samsung Stratosphere SCH-I405 in the wild, but the handset could never seem to sit still for a clear or full-body shot.  Now this Verizon-bound, LTE-capable QWERTY slider has been fully revealed.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Moot's Media Sharing And Editing Community Canvas Opens Its Doors To The Public  —  4chan founder Christopher Poole (a.k.a. moot) made waves this past year when he unveiled his newest project— Canvas.  Canvas is a place for people to post media (i.e. images, video) and start a discussion around this content.
Discussion: GigaOM
Melanie Lee / Reuters:
Dell to partner Baidu to develop tablets, mobile  —  (Reuters) - Dell Inc said on Tuesday it will partner China's top search engine Baidu Inc to develop tablet computers and mobile handsets.  —  Baidu offered a glimpse of its upcoming mobile operating system and launched a new mobile application platform …
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Adds Display-Ad Tools to Rival Google  —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), the largest software maker, is adding features to its Internet display- advertising products to keep from losing customers to Google Inc. (GOOG) and Facebook Inc. in the $12.3 billion U.S. market.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Now Lets You Export Google Voice Data  —  Google Takeout, the recently launched “data liberation” service that lets you export files, photos and data from Google services like Picasa and Buzz, now includes support for Google Voice.  —  With the update, users of Google's Internet …
Jeremy Kirk / Computerworld:
Comodo hacker claims credit for DigiNotar attack  —  The hacker appears to have a political motivation for striking the Dutch certificate authority  —  IDG News Service - The hacker responsible for a stunning attack on a Dutch company that issues security certificates for websites warned …
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google+ API Launch Still Months Away
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Russian Minister: YouTube and Google Should Be Shut Down For Copyright Infringement
Bill Bishop / DigiCha:
Could Regulatory Winter Be Coming For China Internet Investors?
Sydney Morning Herald:
New evidence links Cisco to jailing and torture of Chinese
Discussion: TechEye
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Apple to ship 86.4 million iPhones in 2011, blow past Nokia -report
Megan Geuss / PC World:
Why Is Windows Phone 7 Winning Over Some Indie App Developers?
Discussion: pocketnow.com and WPCentral.com
 Earlier Items: 
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog:
Symantec finds 15% of Facebook videos are likejacking attacks
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
How Apple could revolutionize solar
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Will Windows Phone Apps Run On Windows 8?
Meghan Kelly / VentureBeat:
Groupon Clones: Still viable or dead on arrival?
Chris von Eitzen / The H Open Source:
Linux development temporarily moves to GitHub
Discussion: blueparen, Inquirer and lkml.org
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Customer Support Surprise: Phone Reps Handling 10,000 Calls A Week From 60 Countries
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac:
GameStop to carry iOS devices soon, begins trading-in used iPhones, iPads and iPods for in-store credits
 

 
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