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1:45 AM ET, September 12, 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 …
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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 …
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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 …
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
YouTube Founders Aim to Revamp Delicious  —  SAN MATEO, Calif. — Chad Hurley and Steve Chen have some experience with turning a small Web site into Internet gold.  In 2006 they sold their scrappy start-up YouTube to Google for $1.65 billion.  —  More recently they picked an unlikely candidate …
Discussion: AllThingsD
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 ... . ”
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple's co-founder Ron Wayne on its genesis, his exit and the company's future  —  It was a sunny but windy Tuesday morning in Brighton and the first day of Update Conference, an event that's primary focus is mobile design and development, along with plenty of discussion.
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
And The 2011 TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon Winners Are ...  Over 700 hackers signed up and over 400 stayed the night in order to come up with over 130 hacks at this year's TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon SF.  Fueled by Doritos and RedBull among other things, many ambitious developers coded …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Technology Review:
Groupon's Hidden Influence on Reputation  —  A Groupon deal might boost sales but, it can also lower a merchant's reputation as measured by Yelp ratings, say computer scientists who have analyzed the link between daily deals and online reviews.  —  One of the biggest internet phenomena …
Steve Green / VEGAS INC:
Righthaven says it might have to file for bankruptcy  —  Despite its backing by the billionaire Warren Stephens family, Las Vegas copyright lawsuit filer Righthaven LLC warned today it may have to file for bankruptcy because of a series of setbacks in its litigation campaign.
Martin Brinkmann / gHacks Technology News:
Microsoft Mouse Without Borders, Control Multiple PCs With One Mouse  —  Have you ever worked with two or even more computers at the same workplace?  Maybe by using a desktop computer and a laptop at the same time.  If you did, you had to cope with two keyboard and a mouse or touchpad on each computer.
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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
Discussion: Electronista and AppleInsider
David Kocieniewski / New York Times:
Rich Tax Breaks Bolster Makers of Video Games
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