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September 11, 2012, 4:15 AM

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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:
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 …
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 …
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
Dan Frommer / ReadWriteWeb:
The Difference Between Apple & Amazon In One Chart  —  Apple and Amazon are both in the business of designing small computers - tablets, ereaders, phones, media players - and selling them to the public.  But how they do it is the big difference.  And that's best depicted by the astonishing difference in the two companies' profits.
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: @aschmitt and @pkafka
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 …
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 …
Nick Wingfield / NYT Bits:
Apple as the Last Hope for Growth in Business PCs  —  There was a time when spotting an Apple product in the average corporate workplace was only slightly easier than catching a glimpse of a unicorn.  Now comes a report saying that Apple will most likely be the main reason …
More: TechCrunch
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.
Sudeep Reddy / Real Time Economics:
IPhone 5 Sales Could Offer Big Boost to GDP  —  The iPhone 5, which Apple Inc. plans to release this week, could get credit for something Congress, the White House and Federal Reserve have struggled to do: boost the U.S. economy in a measurable way.  —  Sales of the new iPhone could add between …
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.
Carole Cadwalladr / Guardian:
Anonymous: behind the masks of the cyber insurgents  —  Since 2008, the internet collective have hacked the CIA, the Sun newspaper, the Church of Scientology and a host of other large corporations, sparking a global police crackdown last year.  But who and what are Anonymous?
More: CNET and The VergeThanks:@martinsfp
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.
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.
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.

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