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September 11, 2012, 12:10 AM

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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.
Robert McMillan / Wired:
Data Centers: Amid Outage, GoDaddy Moves DNS to Competitor VeriSign  —  Following a day-long Domain Name Service server outage, web hosting provider GoDaddy is letting its competitor, VeriSign, host its DNS servers.  —  On Monday afternoon — about four hours after it was knocked offline …
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
The Misstep of Quora and The Importance of Trust Amongst Your Community  —  You know the old saying about trust ... “It takes years to build and seconds to destroy.”  —  And once destroyed it is very difficult if not impossible to repair.  You need to be the guardian of your own reputation.
More: DigidayThanks:@mrinaldesai
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.
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.
Tweets: @pkafka and @aschmitt
Bloomberg:
Apple's Krall Leads Samsung Win in Jobs' Global Smartphone War  —  If Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s patent litigation is the “thermonuclear war” over smartphone technology and design that co-founder Steve Jobs pledged to his biographer, Noreen Krall is its field marshal.
Jessi Hempel / Fortune:
Facebook's China problem  —  CEO Mark Zuckerberg would like to reach the country's 513 million Internet users.  Too bad local entrepreneurs have beaten him to the punch.  —  FORTUNE — Last May when Mark Zuckerberg wed his Chinese-American girlfriend, Priscilla Chan, a joke began …
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.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Nielsen: Majority Of Mobile U.S. Teens Now Own Smartphones  —  Nielsen announced in May that more than half of U.S. mobile owners now owned smartphones, and today that metric has grown again, going from 50.4% to 55.5%.  But the more interesting figure in the firm's release of July 2012 data …
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.
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.
David Axe / Wired:
Careful Who You Friend: Taliban Posing as ‘Attractive Women’ Online  —  U.S. and Australian troops during a 2010 computer training exercise.  Photo: Australian Ministry of Defense  —  Tech-savvy Talibs have posed as pretty girls on Facebook to lure Australian troops into giving away military secrets.
Michael Carney / PandoDaily:
Y-Combinator Alum 42Floors Announces $5 Million Series A...Sorta  —  Y-Combinator Winter 2012 Alumni 42Floors set out to “hack commercial real estate...because searching for office space really, really sucks.”  —  Earlier today, the company posted a job listing to Y-Combinator news network …

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