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12:15 AM ET, September 7, 2011


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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Carol Bartz Out at Yahoo; CFO Tim Morse Named Interim CEO  —  According to sources at the company, Yahoo's Carol Bartz is no longer CEO of Yahoo.  CFO Tim Morse has been named interim CEO.  The situation around the departure is unclear, but Bartz has had a rocky tenure in her 30 months at the company.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Carol Bartz Confirms Her Own Firing — From Her iPad  —  Title says it all.  This is the note Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz just sent out to Yahoo employees: … Crazy day.  Here's our favorite Bartz moment.
Brad Garlinghouse / @bgarlinghouse:
Yahoo! Inc.:
Yahoo! Announces Leadership Reorganization  —  Board Appoints Timothy Morse Interim CEO Board Initiates Search for Permanent CEO  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO), the premier digital media company, today announced a leadership reorganization under … Blog:   Yahoo CEO Bartz Leaves With 33% Approval Among Employees
Wall Street Journal / @wsj:
Yahoo is up more than 6% in after-hours trading after ousting CEO Carol Bartz
Discussion: @mathewi
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.
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 …
Dan Primack / Fortune:   The biggest CrunchFund loser is...
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 …
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Facebook iOS app gets monster update to 3.5  —  .  —  Facebook's iOS app just got a monster update, including the following:  — Made it easier to share with who you want  — Added the ability to tag friends and places in posts  — Added the ability to share external links from a web view
Roger Cheng / CNET News:
Nvidia CEO sees tenfold growth in mobile-chip biz  —  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.  —  Huang, speaking to a roundtable …
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
The End Is Nigh: Teen Heartthrob Justin Bieber Is A Startup Investor  —  A new Justin Bieber video is circulating of Justin Bieber playing basketball with NBA star Steve Nash.  —  The play date happened at Chelsea Piers in late June.  —  How is this relevant to tech, you ask?
Discussion: @kn0thing
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.
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop:
AT&T Responds to Sprint Lawsuit
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
SF Port Authority Shuts Down Tech-Hub Pier 38; Boots All Tenants Including Dogpatch Labs, Polaris Ventures, Automattic, True Ventures  —  A few weeks ago, we heard that the San Francisco Port Authority had red-tagged Pier 38 — putting up warnings that the space was unsafe.
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.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Twitter and Bing Renew Social Search Partnership  —  Twitter and Bing have renewed their real-time search partnership, the two announced today in an enigmatic Twitter chat between their two brand accounts.  —  The two anthropomorphized accounts reminisced about their past two years …
bitly blog:
You just shared a link.  How long will people pay attention?  —  How long is a link “alive” before people stop caring?  Does it matter what kind of content it is, or where you shared it?  At bitly we see a lot of links, and while every link is special, we're learning a few general principles that we can share.
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.
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.
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Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
Conan O'Brien's Burbank TV Studio Is Up for Rent on Airbnb
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
eBay Nabs Former Thomson Reuters Exec To Head Global Marketplaces Business
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Chill Raises $1.5M From Kleiner Perkins And Others To Make Online Video Social
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
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Richard Chirgwin / The Register:
Oz bookseller fires back in online battle
Discussion: ABC News
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft to deliver next Windows Intune release on October 17
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Best Buy's October 21st ‘Apple Fixture Installation’ Debunked as iPhone Launch
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Now Lets You Export Google Voice Data
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Adds Display-Ad Tools to Rival Google
Discussion: FM Blog and WinBeta
Ari Burack / San Francisco Examiner:
Google exec Marissa Mayer threatened by man on Twitter
Tomio Geron / Forbes:
After Doubling Fund Size, Google Ventures Looks For Next Google
Joe Schneider / Bloomberg:
Apple May Have to Show IPad Sales to Successfully Bar Samsung in Australia