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September 10, 2012, 5:10 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.
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Reid Hoffman On Investing In Facebook Now: He's Waiting For The Lock-Ups To Pass  —  As one of Facebook's very earliest backers (with a $37,500 investment at a $5 million valuation), LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman sounds neutral on the company for the next six months, but bullish over the very long-haul.
More: TechCrunch
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 …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
HP introduces new Apple iMac  —  Hewlett Packard has a long and rich history of innovation in Silicon Valley.  As one of the first major computer companies to set down roots there, it has ties with nearly every maker to come after it, even Apple.  Founder Steve Jobs famously contacted Bill Hewlett directly …
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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.
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.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Dave Morin Says China Is Path's Second Biggest Country  —  Path CEO Dave Morin offered some updates on the company's growth while on-stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt.  Version 2.0 of the journaling/personal networking app launched back in November, and Morin said the momentum from that launch has continued in recent months.
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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