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11:40 PM ET, September 11, 2011

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Zee Kane / The Next Web:
Amazon reportedly in talks to launch a Netflix for books  —  BREAK THE NEWS!  —  In February, Amazon.com launched its long-awaited subscription video-streaming service as part of Amazon Prime, setting itself up to be a serious rival to Netflix.  If we're honest, it's yet to take off but let's …
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Mike Cane / Mike Cane's xBlog:
Amazon Only Does What's Best For Amazon  —  Amazon in Talks to Launch Digital-Book Library … The timing of this is no accident.  —  September 15th is the date Judge Chin has decreed there must be a Google Book Search settlement.  —  So Amazon probably went to publishers and said …
@cnbc:   Amazon in Talks to Launch Netflix-like Digital Book Service-Amazon Would Charge Customers Fee for Access to Digital-Book Library-WSJ
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
In This Episode of As the AOL Turns: Will Arrington Appear at TechCrunch Disrupt?  —  With the continuing negotiations between AOL and high-profile TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington ongoing over the weekend that are likely to come to some conclusion soon, the big question remaining is whether …
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Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
The Blogosphere's Soft Corruption  —  The TechCrunch / Arrington saga is the perfect illustration for the stealthy corruption plaguing digital information.  Skip this paragraph if you know the story.  In a nutshell: on September 1st, Michael Arrington, founder of the site TechCrunch …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Unboxed: Computer-Generated Articles Are Gaining Traction  —  “WISCONSIN appears to be in the driver's seat en route to a win, as it leads 51-10 after the third quarter.  Wisconsin added to its lead when Russell Wilson found Jacob Pedersen for an eight-yard touchdown to make the score 44-3 ... . ”
Discussion: Truth on the Market
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com:
Linux.com and The Linux Foundation taken offline following security breach  —  On or around August 12 the servers used to maintain and distribute the Linux operating system were compromised.  No one noticed for over two weeks allowing malware to fill those servers accessed through kernel.org.
David Kocieniewski / New York Times:
Rich Tax Breaks Bolster Makers of Video Games  —  The United States government offers tax incentives to companies pursuing medical breakthroughs, urban redevelopment and alternatives to fossil fuels.  —  It also provides tax breaks for a company whose hit video game this year was the gory Dead Space 2 …
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” September 15 release date rumors heat up  —  Rumors of a Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” release date of September 15 have stepped up a gear.  —  Microsoft is currently preparing for its big Mango release and further rumors suggest it will be available next week.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Windows 8 Gets Ready for Its Big Debut  —  The world got a sneak peek at Windows 8 at the D9 conference in May.  Now, Microsoft is ready to more fully peel back the covers on the next version of its flagship operating system.  —  That look will come next week at the company's Build developer conference in Anaheim, Calif.
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
There was no Facebook, Twitter or YouTube on 9-11  —  Today, around the globe, people are, sadly, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  In posting my remembrance, I got to thinking how much has changed technologically and how much circumstances …
David Kirkpatrick / Techonomy:
Social Power and the Coming Corporate Revolution  —  Civilizations have clashed in an unexpected way this year, as ordinary people using Facebook and Twitter knocked down dictators in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya—and are threatening absolute rule in Syria.  A so-called Arab spring brought waves of liberation to a long-oppressed region.
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
And The 2011 TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon Winners Are ...
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Anders Bylund / Ars Technica:
Can a marriage of AOL and Yahoo save the fading Web titans?
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Reopens iTunes Match Beta for U.S. Developers
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Dennis Fisher:
GlobalSign Says Web Server Was Hacked, But No Signs of CA Breach
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 Earlier Items: 
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
294 Patent Lawsuits Were Filed In August 2011; Mobile Handset Complaints Up 25 Percent Yearly
Discussion: Electronista
Eric Smalley / CNET News:
DIY flying robo hacker threatens wireless networks