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1:05 PM 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.
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 …
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.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
My Picks for Yahoo's Next CEO — Maybe Snoop Dogg, Ya Digg?
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:   Here's The Memo Yahoo's Board Sent Employees After Firing Bartz
CNET News:   Yahoo's trials and tribulations since 2008 (timeline)
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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 …
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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Serena Saitto / Bloomberg:
AT&T Said Able to Reduce T-Mobile Bid Price If Remedies Grow Too Costly
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 …
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: TUAW and Cult of Mac
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
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.
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.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Local Business Data Provider Locu Raises Seed Round  —  Locu, a data-focused startup founded by MIT graduates and computer science researchers, is closing a seed round of over $600,000 from East and West coast investors, including Factual founder Gil Elbaz, Google's Bruno Bowden …
Discussion: Screenwerk and BostInnovation.com
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
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.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
HP approached LG, Samsung about sale of PC business  —  Hewlett-Packard approached LG, Samsung and others about the sale of its PC business last year, a source told CNET.  —  The PC maker sounded out the Korean electronics giants late last year long before its announcement last month …
Dan Primack / Fortune:
The biggest CrunchFund loser is...  Tech blogger Michael Arrington might be in limbo, but someone else has lost more in the CrunchFund debacle.  —  It's now been five full days since CrunchFund was unveiled, and no one is coming out of this mess looking worse than Arianna Huffington.
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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?
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Ben Popper / Betabeat:
General Assembly Gets Funding From Yuri Milner and Jeff Bezos
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Verizon Wireless' Motorola DROID BIONIC launches September 8th, $299.99
Zach Epstein / BGR:
HTC Jetstream 4G speeds shown off on live AT&T LTE network [video]
Discussion: Gizmodo, SlashPhone and IntoMobile
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:
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
How Sweden Dismantled Many Of Its Online Civil Rights At The Orders Of US Content Industries
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John Brownlee / Cult of Mac:
Atari Prepares Its Own iPad Arcade Joystick To Take On iCade
Discussion: DVICE, TUAW and Pocket-lint
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Did Wal-Mart Throw A Lawsuit To Get Access To Netflix Customers?
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
Conan O'Brien's Burbank TV Studio Is Up for Rent on Airbnb
Discussion: Business Insider and Geekosystem
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
SF Port Authority Shuts Down Tech-Hub Pier 38; Boots All Tenants Including Dogpatch Labs …
Discussion: Om.Is.Me
Roger Cheng / CNET News:
Nvidia CEO sees tenfold growth in mobile-chip biz
 

 
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Financial Times:
Financial Times says digital subscriptions up 33%, making up 2/3 of paying audience; overall circulation up 13%, year-on-year

Ernesto Londoño / Washington Post:
Post reporter, other journalists appear to have been detained in Iran

Juliette Garside / Guardian:
BSkyB to buy Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland for £4.9bn cash

 
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