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4:00 PM ET, September 7, 2011

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Evan Blass / pocketnow.com:
iPhone 5: First Test Photo?  —  As anyone who follows our regular series of “Test Photo” features knows, we enjoy checking out pictures captured by unreleased phones.  The holy grail of such a pursuit is, of course, tracking down an image from the next iPhone.  And we think that we've found one.
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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Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Announcing Our Offer For Yahoo!  —  We are pleased to announce our offer for Yahoo!  —  We've wanted to make this offer for a while, but we are part-time employees of Yahoo!—as a host of the hit finance show Daily Ticker (see right)—and we were concerned CEO Carol Bartz might consider our offer impertinent.
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Here's The Memo Yahoo's Board Sent Employees After Firing Bartz  —  Last night, Yahoo chairman Roy Bostock fired CEO Carol Bartz over the phone.  —  Then, a little later, Roy and Yahoo's cofounders Jerry Yang and David Filo sent out this email:  —  From: Jerry Yang [redacted]
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
My Picks for Yahoo's Next CEO — Maybe Snoop Dogg, Ya Digg?
Om Malik / GigaOM:
After the CEO, Yahoo needs to fire its board
Discussion: Geek News Central and AllThingsD
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal:
With Carol Bartz Out, Is Yahoo a Takeover Target?
Phillip Dampier / Stop the Cap!:
Netflix Cracks Down on Sharing: One Stream Per Customer Unless You Pay More  —  Netflix streaming customers who happen to share their account with other family members are having a frustrated Labor Day weekend as Netflix completes implementation of strict new limits on the number of concurrent video streams available for viewing.
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Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Netflix: We're not cracking down on simultaneous streams  —  Netflix is denying charges that it has started to crack down on users streaming to more than one device at any given time.  Rumors of such a crackdown appeared online earlier this week: The blog Stop the Cap! posted a report …
Reuters:
Exclusive: Facebook first half revenue hits $1.6 billion: source  —  (Reuters) - Facebook's revenue rose to $1.6 billion in 2011's first half, a source with knowledge of its financials told Reuters.  —  Net income in the first half of 2011 came to almost $500 million, according to the source …
Joshua Topolsky / This is my next:
Droid Bionic review  —  The Droid Bionic has been something of a unicorn amongst fans of the Android platform.  The device — announced at CES on January 5th of this year — has had an unnaturally long lead up to launch, punctuated by blips on the radar consisting mostly of rumors and leaked photos.
Discussion: USA Today
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Zach Epstein / BGR:
Verizon Wireless' Motorola DROID BIONIC launches September 8th, $299.99
Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Bringing Hyper-V to “Windows 8” … Whether you are a software developer, an IT administrator, or simply an enthusiast, many of you need to run multiple operating systems, usually on many different machines.  Not all of us have access to a full suite of labs to house all these machines …
Eric Rosenblum / Google Commerce:
Google Offers Beta in Five More Cities: Austin, Boston, D.C., Denver and Seattle  —  This summer we've brought you some amazing deals from fantastic businesses in Portland, the Bay Area and New York City with Google Offers beta.  Now, we're expanding to five more areas: Austin, Boston, D.C., Denver and Seattle.
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Oracle President Safra Catz ready to talk settlement with Google in court — Google wants to send Andy Rubin  —  Shortly before the holiday weekened, Judge William Alsup, the federal judge presiding over Oracle's patent and copyright infringement lawsuit against Google, communicated his inclination to order …
Discussion: Electronista
Tim Carmody / Wired:
Amazon's Future Is So Much Bigger Than a Tablet  —  Amazon has swiftly become the most disruptive company in the media and technology industries.  Its potential in this space is simply off the charts: bigger than Apple's, bigger than Google's or Microsoft's.  —  09.06.11 From Epicenter
Steven Leckart / The Daily:
How a grad student perfected the art of the TOS  —  Gregg Bernstein's eureka moment came the way so many do: while poring over typeface licenses.  —  He was designing for a record label, which required buying fonts and then paging through interminable terms-of- service notices restricting how he could uses his purchases.
Discussion: iLounge, TUAW and Cult of Mac
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.
Discussion: SlashGear
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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 …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Tapjoy snags former Playstation marketer as chief marketing officer  —  Tapjoy had a run-in with Apple this spring.  But the mobile monetization firm has recovered and is back on the expansion path.  The latest sign: It's just made a high-profile hire — Peter Dille, a former senior vice president …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Car Price Comparison Company TrueCar Raises $200M+, Gears Up For IPO  —  TrueCar, which publishes real-time vehicle transaction data in the US market for both new and used cars, has secured over $200 million in debt and equity financing to grow the business and explore acquisitions.
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 …
The Independent:
.xxx rated: internet's red-light district has arrived  —  The scramble for the adult industry's new dedicated domain name has begun, its American founder tells Nick Clark  —  Stuart Lawley is expecting a gold rush - and xxx marks the spot.  Following a decade-long battle …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
HP launches cloud services private beta  —  Summary: HP launches private beta for its first two cloud services.  Will enterprise customers bite?  —  HP on Wednesday launched a private beta for its HP Cloud Services effort, which includes both compute and storage.
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
General Assembly Gets Funding From Yuri Milner and Jeff Bezos  —  Ready for some e-book learnin'?  —  When Betabeat first visited General Assembly a few weeks before it opened, co-founder Adam Pritzker told us that the vision was to create an educational space free from the pressures …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Seagate plays the 4TB card with its GoFlex Desk external HDD, shipping now for $250  —  That tangled mess of a backup solution feeling a little cramped?  Yeah, join the crowd.  Seagate's looking to give you a dash of capaciousness — a dash that you could desperately used — with its newest desktop HDD.
Nilay Patel / This is my next:
TiVo Premiere Elite announced: four tuners, 2TB of storage, $499  —  After months of rumors, TiVo's officially announced the new Premiere Elite DVR, a quad-tuner beast that can store up to 300 hours of HD recordings on 2TB of internal storage.  The unit is based on the same TiVo Series4 internals …
Mark Lee / Bloomberg:
Google's Internet License for China Renewed Amid Battle for Market Share  —  Google Inc. (GOOG), which moved its Chinese search-engine service offshore last year to avoid the country's online censorship rules, said China's government renewed the company's Internet license.
Discussion: The Next Web
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
HP announces an avalanche of all-in-ones, slims down its TouchSmarts (video)  —  At some point earlier this year, all-in-one desktops became a thing.  Companies like Toshiba and Lenovo that had never before taken an interest in the space suddenly started selling 'em, beefing up a market that HP, Dell and Apple had owned for years.
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
AT&T Impulse 4G available September 18th for $29.99  —  The smartphone landscape might be dominated by the $100 to $300 price range, but one way that carriers have managed to shave retail prices is by offering handsets from the likes of Pantech, ZTE, and Huawei — companies that don't yet have much brand recognition here.
 
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Forget Wiretapping Laws, Now You Might Be Able To Use Copyright Law To Stop Anyone From Recording You Ever
Discussion: Plagiarism Today
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Local Business Data Provider Locu Raises Seed Round
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
HP approached LG, Samsung about sale of PC business
Discussion: SlashGear and Business Insider
Zach Epstein / BGR:
HTC Jetstream 4G speeds shown off on live AT&T LTE network [video]
Discussion: Gizmodo, IntoMobile and SlashPhone
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
MPAA's Bogus ‘Piracy’ Numbers Mean It Thinks Downloaders Would Buy 200 More DVDs Per Year
Reuters:
U.S. must reveal some cellphone tracking cases: court
Discussion: ZDNet
BostInnovation.com:
9/11 In A Social Media World: How The Times Have Changed
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
How Sweden Dismantled Many Of Its Online Civil Rights At The Orders Of US Content Industries
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac:
Atari Prepares Its Own iPad Arcade Joystick To Take On iCade
Discussion: TUAW and DVICE
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Did Wal-Mart Throw A Lawsuit To Get Access To Netflix Customers?
Discussion: Techland
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
Conan O'Brien's Burbank TV Studio Is Up for Rent on Airbnb
Dan Primack / Fortune:
The biggest CrunchFund loser is...
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
The End Is Nigh: Teen Heartthrob Justin Bieber Is A Startup Investor
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Facebook iOS app gets monster update to 3.5
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