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September 10, 2012, 7:15 PM

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Red Tape:
EXCLUSIVE: The real source of Apple device IDs leaked by Anonymous last week  —  BlueToad.com's CEO, Paul DeHart talks with NBC's Kerry Sanders about a security breach at the company.  —  NBC's Kerry Sanders  —  A small Florida publishing company says the million-record database …
Klint Finley / TechCrunch:
GoDaddy Outage Takes Down Millions Of Sites, Anonymous Member Claims Responsibility  —  According to many customers, sites hosted by major web host and domain registrar GoDaddy are down.  According to the official GoDaddy Twitter account the company is aware of the issue and is working to resolve it.
Jason Schreier / Kotaku:
Valve Is Bringing Steam To Your TV Today.  Watch Out, Consoles.  —  Today, Valve will launch the beta of Big Picture mode, a version of Steam designed for your television.  That's right.  The de facto central hub of PC gaming is now designed to run while you're lounging in your living room—and with a controller, no less.
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
HP revises restructuring figures; now cutting 29,000 jobs  —  Summary: Computer maker HP will cut 29,000 jobs — an increase on its first estimate — as the firm continues to cut back on costs as it falls down the PC building market share rankings.  —  Zack Whittaker
Cade Metz / Wired:
Mystery Google Device Appears in Small-Town Iowa  —  Photos of the mystery computing device appeared on the web in late February.  Taken with a smartphone, they were a bit washed out and a little blurry in places, but you could easily read the name printed on the long, thin piece of hardware.
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Google Adds Pirate Bay Domains to Censorship List  —  There are certain words Google doesn't want you to see without explicitly searching for them.  —  Type in ‘peni...’ or ‘vagin...’ and the search giant leaves out the most obvious suggestions.  This, despite the fact that these dictionary words …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
That was fast: Amazon is already discounting settling publishers' ebooks  —  Just four days after a federal judge approved the Department of Justice's settlement with HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster for allegedly colluding with Apple to fix ebook prices, Amazon has already begun discounting HarperCollins ebooks.
Adam Ewing / Bloomberg:
Nokia to Conduct Ethics Review Into Misleading Ad Video  —  Nokia Oyj (NOK), the smartphone maker trying to revive sales with new devices unveiled last week, said an ethics officer will conduct a review into why the company published misleading marketing materials for the products.
Ann Zimmerman / Wall Street Journal:
Toys ‘R’ Us Rolls Out Its Own Tablet  —  In a bid to battle the “showrooming” phenomenon that is hurting big-box retailers, Toys “R” Us Inc. is expected to disclose Monday that it plans to sell a proprietary tablet designed for children.  —  The $149.99 Tabeo will be available only at Toys …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft goes public with plans for 32 holiday pop-up stores  —  Summary: Microsoft plans to open 32 holiday pop-up brick-and-mortar stores some time this fall.  —  Microsoft officials have gone public with the full list of its planned 32 holiday pop-up brick-and-mortar stores.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Following controversies, Apple retail chief John Browett rallies troops ahead of ‘brilliant stuff’ in Q1  —  Browett at an Apple Store opening (IFO Apple Store on Flickr)  —  John Browett, Apple's new Senior Vice President of Retail, has been the source of controversy in the Apple retail space as of late.
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
iPhone design: Documents from the Samsung trial reveal more than ever about Apple's secretive design process  —  New documents reveal how Apple really invented the iPhone.  —  Like many of Apple's inventions, the iPhone began not with a vision, but with a problem.
More: CNET
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
T-Mobile Launches Big Push to Get Customers to Bring Their Own iPhone  —  Like a host with an empty wine cellar, T-Mobile is throwing a party but encouraging guests to bring their own bottle.  Or, in this case, to bring their own iPhone.  —  This week, the No. 4 U.S. carrier is kicking off …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
OS X 10.8.2 Restores Notebook Battery Life to OS X Lion Levels  —  Just over a month ago, Ars Technica reported that many users had noticed a significant decrease in battery life on their notebooks after upgrading from OS X Lion to OS X Mountain Lion.  In its own testing …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Production of 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro and Updated iMacs Reportedly Ramping Up  —  Late last month, NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim reported that suppliers had begun production on 2560x1600 display panels destined for a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro.  The machine has been rumored to be launching in October.
Zack Whittaker / CNET:
Windows 8 gets ‘browser ballot’ amid EU antitrust probe  —  European user of Windows 8 can now select their choice of browser, amid an European antitrust investigation into Microsoft's failure to include the software in Windows 7.  —  Microsoft's ‘browser ballot’ screen provided to European consumers of Windows 8.

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