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2:35 PM ET, September 9, 2011

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Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
Sprint Is Said to Plan Unlimited Data With IPhone 5 to Stand Out From Pack  —  Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) will offer Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s iPhone next month with unlimited data service plans to distinguish itself from rivals AT&T Inc. (T) and Verizon Wireless, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Sprint To Offer Unlimited Data For iPhone, But Will It Last?
Discussion: CNET News
Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Delivering fast boot times in Windows 8 … Few operations in Windows are as scrutinized, measured, and picked apart as boot.  This is understandable—boot times represent an effective proxy for overall system performance and we all know the boot experience is an incredibly important thing for us to get right for customers.
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Sean Hollister / This is my next:
Watch Windows 8 boot in eight seconds, thanks to kernel hibernation  —  One half of Windows 7 users shut down their computers instead of hibernating them or putting them to sleep, according to Microsoft.  That's not a surprising statistic to me — I personally shut down my Win 7 machines …
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Apple wins (again) in Germany: Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction upheld  —  A reporter from Germany's leading news agency DPA (Deutsche Presse Agentur) was first to report on Twitter that the Düsseldorf Regional Court once again upheld the preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 based …
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Geoffrey Cain / Time:   How Samsung Is Affected by Its Patent Legal War with Apple
Jonny Evans / Computerworld:
Adobe brings Flash-free-Flash to Apple iPad, iPhone  —  At long last Adobe Flash has come to an iPad or iPhone.  At long last, Adobe finally seems to have got the idea in its long-running dispute with Apple [AAPL] over the once important media encoding technology.  Flash will in future run on Apple devices — no Flash required.
Bloomberg:
AOL Said to Discuss Deal With Yahoo Advisers  —  AOL Inc. (AOL) Chief Executive Officer Tim Armstrong is talking with advisers to Yahoo! Inc. to gauge its interest in combining the companies after the ouster of CEO Carol Bartz, according to two people familiar with the matter.
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Fred / A VC:
The Logged Out User (continued)  —  I brought this subject up a while back.  It's a big one that doesn't get enough attention.  —  And yesterday we got some stats from Twitter that I'd like to talk about.  Dick Costolo gave a “state of Twitter” press conference yesterday at Twitter HQ.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
After AOL Rules Out TechCrunch Sale to Arrington, Tense Severance Negotiations Taking Place  —  AOL is still engaged in complex severance negotiations with TechCrunch founder and editor Michael Arrington, which some close to the situation warn could eventually end in court if not resolved.
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SFGate:   Anti-Michael Arrington TechCrunch Posts Show Insecurity
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Researchers' Typosquatting Stole 20 GB of E-Mail From Fortune 500  —  E-mail captured with a doppelganger domain reveals information from a large oil firm's daily tank report, including the contents of its cargo tanks that day.  Image: Godai Group  —  Two researchers who set up doppelganger domains …
Discussion: Geekosystem and Geek.com
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
More Bad News For Groupon: Sales Team Files Class-Action Suit  —  Earlier this week came reports that the daily-deals site, suddenly unpopular with both users and investors, is considering shelving its long-expected IPO.  Now comes more bad news—Groupon's own employees have filed a class-action suit against the company.
Discussion: Business Insider
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Facebook Begins Auto-Grouping Friends Into Smart Lists  —  You've got 500-something friends, all of about 50 you really interact with.  You went to school with Lucy and Henry, you've worked with Mike for years, and Joe lives just down the block.  Facebook knows all of this …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
In Its Sixth Acquisition This Year, Group Buying Site BuyWithMe Scoops Up TownHog  —  BuyWithMe, which rivals group buying / daily deal sites LivingSocial and Groupon in the United States, has been busy this year.  The company this morning announced its sixth acquisition for 2011, scooping up San Francisco-based TownHog.
Discussion: AllThingsD, VatorNews and Business Wire
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple website gets a revamp, new iPad shopping wizard  —  With the Apple Store going down over the past few hours , Apple has brought its website back online with a new and improved interfaces on its product pages, specifically adapting the iPad ordering process to make it easier to choose the model that is right for you.
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Anonymous group releases new Twitter tool  —  Anonymous has released a new tool designed to let its messages ride the coattails of trending topics on Twitter.  —  The Anonymous group of online activists released a new tool today designed to allow people to hijack trending topics on Twitter and tweet messages within them.
Discussion: Geekosystem and Softpedia News
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Apple tops J.D. Power customer satisfaction survey, grim reading for RIM and Nokia  —  Not only is Apple shipping the most smartphones, it's also shipping the best smartphones — if you believe the stats in J.D. Power and Associates' latest US customer satisfaction survey.
Oliver Milman / StartupSmart:
Google Mapping a way to the top  —  Lars Rasmussen confesses that he doesn't have much of a sense of direction.  But that didn't stop him creating Google Maps, one of the world's leading tech success stories of the past decade.  —  In a recent trip back to Australia, where Google Maps was born …
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Ex-Googlers Launch Mobile Travel Guide To Kill Lonely Planet; Raise Funding From Chris Sacca & More  —  In the days of yore, travel guides were written by intrepid travelers who spent months scribbling in diaries and field journals, or by teams of adventurous souls exhaustively scrap booking …
Roger Cheng / CNET News:
Samsung: We're not buying MeeGo  —  Samsung Electronics said it isn't buying MeeGo.  In fact, it says it couldn't even if it wanted to.  —  “Meego is an open source project which can not be a target of acquisition,” Samsung representative James Chung told CNET today.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Hurt Locker Lawsuits Hit Canada, ISPs Ordered To Reveal BitTorrent Users  —  In March 2010, the law firm Dunlap, Grubb and Weaver imported the mass litigation “pay up or else” anti-piracy scheme to the United States.  —  Some of the most high-profile customers of the law firm …
Orian Marx:
What's wrong with the Twitter API  —  I want to make something clear from the start: I love Twitter, though sometimes I wonder if I'm suffering from Stockholm syndrome.  I have devoted much of the last three years of my life to working with the Twitter API and continue to pursue building …
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Exclusive: Evernote considers IPO as growth picks up  —  (Reuters) - Evernote, which makes a popular app for taking notes and storing data on tablets, phones and personal computers, is considering filing for an initial public offering by the end of next year, its chief executive told Reuters on Friday.
Thomas Roessler / W3C Blog:
“Do Not Track” standards for the Web: The work is starting.  —  by Nick Doty and Thomas Roessler.  —  Since we published the Web Tracking Protection member submission in February, and since the Workshop on Web tracking and User Privacy in late April, the conversation about Do Not Track has come a long way.
Arun Sudhaman / The Holmes Report:
Twitter Selects Edelman As Its First PR Agency  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Twitter has concluded the hunt for its first PR agency by hiring Edelman, the Holmes Report can reveal.  —  The social media giant is understood to have appointed Edelman to handle a short-term project, focused on some specific upcoming consumer launches.
Discussion: The Next Web
Melanie Lee / Reuters:
Alibaba to release English mobile OS this month: executive  —  (Reuters) - Alibaba Cloud Computing, a unit of Alibaba Group, will release an English version of its mobile operating system this month and launch its tablet in the next two months, a top company executive said on Friday.
Discussion: CNET News and Digital Trends
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine:
Google Docs Outage Blamed on Memory Glitch  —  Google on Friday blamed a recent Google Docs outage on a real-time collaboration update that exposed a glitch in its system.  —  Google Docs was inaccessible for about an hour on Wednesday afternoon, meaning users could not view or edit document lists …
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Senator Introduces Online Security Bill  —  Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut, introduced a new bill Thursday that aims to protect citizens' personal information from online data breaches.  The bill would also punish companies that are careless with customers' information.
 
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Terror-Fighting Start-Up Palantir Technologies Just Raised $68 Million — But From Whom?
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