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4:35 PM ET, September 12, 2011

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Jack McKenna / TechCrunch:
“Deciding” To Move On  —  AOL has issued the following statement: “The TechCrunch acquisition has been a success for AOL and for our shareholders, and we are very excited about its future.  Michael Arrington, the founder of TechCrunch has decided to move on from TechCrunch and AOL to his newly formed venture fund.
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Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
ARRINGTON: “It's No Longer A Good Situation For Me To Stay”  —  TechCrunch founder Mike Arrington just officially announced his resignation from the blog he founded.  —  He took the stage to kick off the TechCrunch Disrupt conference and said he wanted to clear the air about all the “drama” …
Discussion: SFGate, @arrington and @blam
Silvio Gulizia / @silviogulizia:
@arrington on stage at #tcdisrupt? yeah! ( #tcdisrupt live at http://t.co/R3EkJBS)
Discussion: TechCrunch
John Cook / GeekWire:
HTC boss on Windows Phone 7, patent wars and why iPhones aren't cool anymore  —  Martin Harriman of LightSquared; Martin Fichter of HTC and Brad Stone of Bloomberg at Mobile Future Forward  —  Martin Fichter, the acting president of HTC America, appeared today at the Mobile Future Forward conference in downtown Seattle.
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Focus Taiwan:
HTC mulling purchase of operating system: report  —  Taipei, Sept. 12 (CNA) Cher Wang, chairwoman of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp., said the company is considering buying an operating system (OS), but is in no rush, according to a recent news report.  —  After the global PC heavyweight …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Gowalla Is Reborn As A Beautiful App For Travel And Storytelling  —  The location wars had a number of casualties.  Some companies shut down, some sold off their remaining tech and talent.  Others are still out there plugging away, but at this point, it seems clear that Foursquare won the all-important battle over the check-in.
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 …
IDC:
IDC: More Mobile Internet Users Than Wireline Users in the U.S. by 2015  —  By 2015, more U.S. Internet users will access the Internet through mobile devices than through PCs or other wireline devices.  As smartphones begin to outsell simpler feature phones, and as media tablet sales explode …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Fusion Garage hacks $200 off of Grid 10 tablet, aims to play the undercutting game  —  Looks like we're all indebted to HP in one way or another.  Since the TouchPad fire sale began, we've seen a noticeable southward shift in tablet pricing — it's as if iPad rivals finally figured …
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 …
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Alana / Nielsen Wire:
Social Media Report: Spending Time, Money and Going Mobile  —  Social media not only connects consumers with each other, but also with just about every place they go and everything they watch and buy.  Nielsen's new Social Media Report looks at trends and consumption patterns across social media platforms …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
NBC, TNT and TBS Bring Full-Length TV Episodes to iOS Devices  —  Late last week, NBC announced that it had enhanced its iPad application to offer viewers access to full-length episodes, providing a significantly improved set of offerings for users. … NBC is not the only network to roll …
Discussion: CNET News, Gizmodo and GottaBeMobile
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
Last but not least, Dolphin Browser comes to iPad  —  In late August, software developers MoboTap released Dolphin, the popular browser formerly exclusive to the Android platform, on iOS.  Today, the tablet-specific version called Dolphin Browser HD is available for free in the iTunes App store.
Somini Sengupta / New York Times:
Hacker Rattles Internet Security Circles  —  He claims to be 21 years old, a student of software engineering in Tehran who reveres Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and despises dissidents in his country.  —  He sneaked into the computer systems of a security firm on the outskirts of Amsterdam.
Bloomberg:
Dell Loses Orders as Facebook Do-It-Yourself Servers Gain: Tech  —  Sept. 12 (Bloomberg) — When Facebook Inc. set out to build two new data centers, engineers couldn't find the server computers they wanted from Dell Inc. or Hewlett-Packard Co. They decided to build their own.
LAUNCH:
A Horribly Unimpressive List of Products Yahoo Launched under Carol Bartz  —  [ Carol Bartz just after she became Yahoo CEO.  Photo by Yahoo social media team via creative commons license. ]  —  Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz got the boot this week, but we wanted to review the products that launched during …
Discussion: @jason, Thanks:harryallen
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Sequoia Leads $20 Million Round In MongoDB Big Data Database Provider 10gen  —  10gen, a company which offers enterprises a big data database built off of MongoDB, has raised $20 million in financing, led by Sequoia Capital and with participation from 10gen's other existing investors Flybridge Capital and Union Square Ventures.
Discussion: The Register, VatorNews, GigaOM and Betabeat
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Consumers Still Love Last Year's iPhone  —  With the iPhone 5′s October launch fast approaching, you'd expect demand for the iPhone 4 to be waning.  Why invest in a smartphone that's over a year old now when you can wait a few weeks and buy its brand-new successor?  Or so the logic goes.
Griffin McElroy / Joystiq:
Gamestop launching branded Android gaming tablet next year  —  Gamestop has come up with a thoroughly thought-provoking method to stop losing business to the ever-expanding mobile market: By jumping into that market with arms outstretched.  The company hinted at the possibility of developing …
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Gilt Introduces Vacation Home Rentals  —  Want to rent Richard Branson's private 14-bedroom Necker Island estate?  You can do it online at the discount rate of $54,000 a night at Gilt's new vacation home rental service, Jetset Homes.  —  And, Gilt is eager to point out …
Discussion: The Next Web, AllThingsD and Tnooz
Dave Reisner / ls /etc/ | more:
Google Bought Me!  The First Two Days  —  For the past several months, I've been playing Operations Developer for Zagat Survey, taking care of the production website infrastructure, expanding our internal development environments, acting as liason to our hosting provider …
Discussion: ReveNews and Betabeat
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
TC Disrupt: Reid Hoffman On What He'd Do With Yahoo  —  Today to kick off TechCrunch Disrupt, LinkedIn founder, Greylock partner, and prolific angel investor Reid Hoffman took the stage for a chat with TC founder Michael Arrington for a conversation that spanned everything …
Joshua Topolsky / This is my next:
Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash, HTC Titan headed to AT&T with Windows Phone 7 Mango on-board  —  Timed to coincide with Microsoft's much-anticipated BUILD event happening this week, word has just hit the streets that Samsung will be launching two new Windows Phone devices — both running version 7.5 …
Christopher Beam / New York Magazine:
Bubble Boys  —  Out in Silicon Valley, the last bastion of full employment, the Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerbergs of the future are staying up all night writing code in dorms.  —  Feross Aboukhadijeh likes to tell the story of how he got famous.  It happened last fall, as he was beginning his junior year at Stanford.
Discussion: Gizmodo and GMSV
Edward Moyer / CNET News:
IBM's Watson to offer medical advice to doctors  —  IBM has inked a deal with health insurer WellPoint that will let WellPoint use the technology behind “Jeopardy"-playing computer Watson to suggest patient diagnoses and treatments.  —  The arrangement, which marks the first time the Watson technology …
Tomio Geron / Forbes.com:
Posterous Is Now ‘Spaces,’ A Photo-Focused App For Private Sharing  —  Subscribe to Forbes Get a Free Trial Issue … Posterous Spaces is designed to help people easily privately share photos and videos with friends or family.  It's available for use as an iPhone app, on the Posterous website, or via email.
 
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Flipboard Hits 3.5 Million Downloads, 550 Million Flips Per Month
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Pandora's song-finding flair comes to Spotify, IHeartRadio via separate initiatives
Discussion: Ubergizmo
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Ooyala Now Allows Publishers To Sell And Rent Premium Video On Facebook
Discussion: Business Wire
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Amazon Courting Magazine, Book Publishers for Kindle Tablet
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court to Rule on GPS Surveillance, Addressing ‘Big Brother’ Claims
 Earlier Items: 
David Carr / New York Times:
News Trends Tilt Toward Niche Sites
Discussion: Poynter and Monday Note
James Grimmelmann / Ars Technica:
Feature: Owning the stack: The legal war to control the smartphone platform
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Broadcom Buys Chipmaking Technology Company Netlogic For $3.7 Billion
Patricia Sellers / Fortune:
Intel's Sean Maloney: The man who couldn't speak
Discussion: SiliconFilter and GMSV
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Analysis: AOL's Armstrong feeling the heat with Project Devil
Discussion: Marketing Pilgrim
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple's co-founder Ron Wayne on its genesis, his exit and the company's future
Discussion: Business Insider and Guardian, Thanks:zee
 

 
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