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6:40 PM ET, September 6, 2011

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Editorial Independence  —  There's confusion - way too much confusion - about my status at TechCrunch and TechCrunch's status at Aol after last week's announcement that I was launching a venture fund, partially backed by Aol.  —  The multiple conflicting statements made by Aol.
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Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
YOUR MOVE, AOL: The World Awaits AOL's Response To Mike Arrington's Classic Ultimatum  —  You've got to love Mike Arrington.  —  Four days ago, in response to Arrington's plan to operate a venture capital fund within TechCrunch, AOL president Arianna Huffington immediately fired him.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Give Me Back My Baby: Michael Arrington Trying to Buy Back TechCrunch From AOL — But Would AOL Sell It?  —  Here's another interesting wrinkle to the ongoing saga of AOL, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington and his nascent venture firm, CrunchFund.  —  Arrington has reached …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch As We Know It May Be Over  —  This is a post I never thought I'd have to write.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Google Goes Big With Its Hulu Bid  —  Hulu's corporate owners are currently mulling bids from three would-be buyers: Amazon, Yahoo, and the Dish Network.  —  And then there's Google.  The search giant has also made an offer for the video site, but it seems to be playing a different sport …
Shayndi Raice / Wall Street Journal:
Groupon Reevaluating IPO Plans Due to Market Volatility  —  Groupon Inc. is reevaluating its plans to go public in the face of stock market volatility, said a person familiar with the matter.  —  The Chicago-based daily deals site isn't cancelling its initial public offering, said this person …
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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 standalone operation, but will retain full ownership of it, for now.
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Sprint Newsroom:
Sprint Files Suit to Block Proposed AT&T and T-Mobile Transaction  —  Sprint Nextel [NYSE:S] today brought suit against AT&T, Inc., AT&T Mobility, Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile seeking to block the proposed acquisition as a violation of Section 7 of the Clayton Act.
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Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop:
AT&T Responds to Sprint Lawsuit
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Following Justice Department, Sprint Sues to Stop AT&T From Buying T-Mobile
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: WebProNews, The Next Web and Oye! Times
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.
Jay Greene / CNET News:
Korean trustbusters raid Google offices (scoop)  —  The Korean Fair Trade Commission, that country's antitrust agency, raided Google's offices in Seoul today, CNET has learned.  —  It was not immediately clearly, though, why the offices were the target of the raid.
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.
Discussion: @dondodge
Hugo Miller / Bloomberg:
RIM Investor Jaguar Says Company Should Explore All Options Including Sale  —  Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM), the maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, should consider selling itself or spinning off its patents to boost investor returns after a slump in its stock price, investor Jaguar Financial Corp. (JFC) said.
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 …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, A VC and WebProNews
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Details on new battery suggest thinner, lighter iPad 3 design  —  Apple has secured Simplo Technology Co. and Dynapack International Technology Corp. to supply battery packs for the vendor's upcoming iPad 3 tablet, Taiwan Economic News reported on Tuesday.  According to the report …
Roger Cheng / CNET News:
Nvidia CEO sees tenfold growth in mobile-processor business  —  Nvidia, best known for its high-end graphics chips, will generate a vast majority of its revenue from its now burgeoning mobile-processor business, according to outspoken Chief Executive Jen-Hsun Huang.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Best Buy's October 21st ‘Apple Fixture Installation’ Debunked as iPhone Launch  —  Over the weekend, several Best Buy-related tips surfaced in connection with Apple.  One of those tips came in the form of a new “Apple Fixture Installation” scheduled for October 21st that some have speculated …
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 …
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Google objects to judge's proposal for jury selection  —  A week ago, Judge William Alsup of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California entered an order regarding jury selection that indicated a possible (though by far not certain) postponement of the trial date.
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.
 
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Mayfield Fund snags game investor Tim Chang as managing director
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Lanyrd Secures $1.4 million In Seed Funding To Make Conferences More Social
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Moot's Media Sharing And Editing Community Canvas Opens Its Doors To The Public
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Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Adds Display-Ad Tools to Rival Google
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google+ API Launch Still Months Away
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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Russian Minister: YouTube and Google Should Be Shut Down For Copyright Infringement
Jessica Guynn / Los Angeles Times:
Apple designer Jonathan Ive enters a new era
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog
Megan Geuss / PC World:
Why Is Windows Phone 7 Winning Over Some Indie App Developers?
Discussion: pocketnow.com
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
How Apple could revolutionize solar
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Will Windows Phone Apps Run On Windows 8?
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