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6:05 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.
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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.
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 …
Glassdoor.com Blog:
Yahoo CEO Bartz Leaves With 33% Approval Among Employees  —  As the world continues to buzz about what's next for Yahoo after CEO Carol Bartz got fired over the phone, turns out, Yahoo employees may not be so sad to see her go.  —  According to the nearly 300 Yahoo employee reviews on Glassdoor …
Discussion: SFGate
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Bring in the Suits: Yahoo Hiring Strategic Advisers to Plot Next Moves  —  Yahoo is preparing to hire investment bankers and other strategic advisory firms, said sources close to the Silicon Valley Internet giant, as it seeks to figure out what to do next at the company.
CNET News:   Yahoo's trials and tribulations since 2008 (timeline)
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?
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
Sara Yin / PC Magazine:
AT&T Unlikely to Avoid Multi-Billion Dollar T-Mobile ‘Break Up’ Fee  —  AT&T could still be forced to pay Deutsche Telekom a termination fee of at least $3 billion, even if U.S. regulators ultimately block AT&T's $39 billion takeover of Deutsche-owned T-Mobile.
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Sprint Newsroom:
Sprint Files Suit to Block Proposed AT&T and T-Mobile Transaction
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple 27" Thunderbolt Displays Shipping to Stores  —  MacRumors has learned that Apple is beginning to ship the new 27" Thunderbolt Display to stores and resellers this week.  This means that customers should be able to see and buy the devices very soon.  We haven't yet heard any news …
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 …
Pew Internet:
28% of American adults use mobile and social location-based services  —  More than a quarter (28%) of all American adults use mobile or social location-based services of some kind.  This includes anyone who takes part in one or more of the following activities:
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?
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.
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.
Ray Stern / Valley Fever:
Phoenix “iCloud” Company Dumps Trademark Lawsuit Against Apple, Changes Name  —  An Arizona company formerly known as iCloud Communications has dumped its trademark lawsuit against Apple and apparently changed its name.  —  The Phoenix-based iCloud caused a ruckus in the tech world earlier …
Discussion: CNET News and AppleInsider
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Did Wal-Mart Throw A Lawsuit To Get Access To Netflix Customers?  —  Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) recently surged into third place in the movie-download business, barely a year after buying the startup Vudu.  Now, the giant internet retailer may have scored another coup.
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 …
 
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