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September 10, 2012, 2:15 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 …
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.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Instagram is coming to Windows Phone, spotted in Nokia video  —  Instagram, a popular photo sharing app for iOS and Android, is heading to Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system.  We're hearing from sources familiar with Microsoft's Windows Phone plans that an Instagram app will be made available …
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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 …
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.
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.
New York Times:
Google Charges Retailers to Appear on Shopping Site  —  Whether you are looking to buy a power tool or neon jeans online, chances are you start your search on Google or Amazon.com.  But which one?  —  Behind the scenes, the two companies are waging a war to become the pre-eminent online mall.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
“I Never Wanted To Be An Entrepreneur” Says Jack Dorsey  —  “... I wanted to be Bruce Lee.  I wanted to be a sailor.  I wanted to be a tailor.  I wanted to craft products and share with others.”  —  Speaking today at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, Jack Dorsey took the audience through …
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 …
Ashlee Vance / Business Week:
The Startups on San Francisco's Billionaire's Row  —  In a city full of weird and wonderful thoroughfares, Broadway Street remains one of San Francisco's finest.  It begins at the water's edge and runs past the Financial District, the strip clubs and Italian eateries of North Beach, and the eclectic mix of stores in bustling Chinatown.
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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
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
180 Out Of 202 Kansas City ‘Fiberhoods’ Reach Their Google Fiber Pre-Registration Goals  —  Two weeks ago, things didn't look so great for Google Fiber, but after a last-minute push, 180 out of the 202 ‘fiberhoods’ in Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri managed to reach Google's goals …
Paul Graham:
Black Swan Farming  —  I've done several types of work over the years but I don't know another as counterintuitive as startup investing.  —  The two most important things to understand about startup investing, as a business, are (1) that effectively all the returns are concentrated in a few big winners …
Lance Whitney / CNET:
Groupon hires new accounting officer in wake of financial woes  —  The company continues its push to bring in more business-savvy professionals after an accounting snafu led to a higher fourth-quarter loss.  —  Brian Stevens faces some challenges as Groupon's new chief accounting officer.
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Amazon Expanding In-App Purchases to Include the Sale and Delivery of Physical Goods  —  In what is one of the best demonstrations of Amazon's tablet and commerce businesses coming together, the company is letting developers sell physical goods inside of their games with one click.

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Microsoft:
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Freshdesk:
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