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September 11, 2012, 11:45 AM

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Andrey Doronichev / YouTube Blog:
Introducing a new YouTube app for your iPhone and iPod touch  —  For all you diehard YouTube fans out there who can't get enough YouTube on your mobile, we've got some great news: starting today, you can download the official YouTube app for iPhone and iPod touch from the App Store …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
New YouTube app for iPhone and iPod touch now available, hands-on photos and video  —  Google has released an all-new YouTube app for the iPhone and iPod touch, which it said it was working on last month when Apple revealed it was removing it from iOS 6.  The new app is completely native …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Google's standalone YouTube app and the curious sharing purgatory of third-party apps in iOS 6  —  Google released its standalone YouTube app for iOS tonight.  We all knew it was coming because Google and Apple both confirmed that YouTube is being dropped in the next version of iOS last month.
Randall Stross / Vanity Fair:
Exclusive: Inside the Startup-Generating Secrets of Y Combinator  —  Twice a year, close to 200 teams of aspiring tech entrepreneurs, most in their 20s, converge on Mountain View, in Silicon Valley, vying for a spot at Y Combinator, the seven-year-old seed-funding firm-cum-accelerator co-founded by venture investor Paul Graham.
Sudeep Reddy / Real Time Economics:
Rebecca Greenfield / The Atlantic Wire:
The Beginning of the Instapaper Copyright Wars?  —  In the first instance in which the copyright dispute between publishers and Instapaper is visible to users, the read-it-later app has blocked tech blog 9to5Mac from its service because Instapaper doesn't want to “save pages from publishers …
Paul DeHart / BlueToad:
Statement from BlueToad regarding the cyber attack suffered in the recent case of stolen Apple UDIDs  —  A little more than a week ago, BlueToad was the victim of a criminal cyber attack, which resulted in the theft of Apple UDIDs from our systems.  Shortly thereafter, an unknown group posted these UDIDs on the Internet.
Joshua Topolsky:
Integrity and bullies with blogs  —  I wanted to make this brief, because I have more important things to do with my time than respond to bullies who like to play-pretend that they know things they don't.  But, just as I felt compelled to respond to Michael Arrington when he attacked the work I …
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Hype and Hope: Test Driving Google's New Glasses  —  Device Puts Data Into Field of Vision but Software Is Balky  —  Google's glasses are escaping from the laboratory.  But they aren't ready for the real world yet.  —  I had the opportunity to test-drive the eyewwear on Monday …
More: 9to5Google
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft: This is how Windows RT, Windows Phone 8 devices will be managed  —  Summary: The early 2013 of Microsoft's Windows Intune, plus System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1, are keys to the ARM-based device management kingdom.  —  Ever since it revealed …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Evernote is bringing Skitch into its core service, Skitch.com will be archived  —  Evernote is moving to integrate its annotation and sketching product Skitch into its core note-taking product,which it says will strengthen the service by bringing syncing, searching and sharing features to it.
More: TUAW
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Free Apps Account For 89% Of All Downloads; Most Of The Rest Under $3; iOS Store Biggest Of Them All  —  The mobile app market, currently still led by app trailblazer Apple, is continuing to grow at a rapid pace: according to new research from Gartner there will be nearly 46 billion mobile app downloads …
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.
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
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
Microsoft to deliver Flash update to Windows 8 users ‘shortly’  —  Summary: Microsoft has reversed course on a decision it announced last week.  According to an official statement, Windows 8 users will receive critical security updates for Flash Player “shortly.”  But larger questions remain.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Wins Major Antitrust Victory In Brazil, Does It Foreshadow Broader EU & US Wins?  —  In addition to the various government antitrust investigations against Google going on around the world, there is a parallel world of private lawsuits by Google rivals and critics …
More: WebProNews
Pino Bonetti / Nokia Conversations:
Nokia City Lens comes out of beta  —  Click here to view the video on YouTube.  —  Last week we were talking about all the new features of Nokia Maps for the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820.  Nokia Maps is going to work completely offline, offer voice guided turn-by-turn navigation and venue maps.
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 …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Intuit Opens Up APIs To Financial Data Service That Powers Quicken, QuickBooks And Mint  —  Intuit is announcing today the availability of a new API that will give third-party developers access to the financial data service that powers Quicken, QuickBooks, Mint.com, and FinanceWorks.
More: ZDNet
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 …
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Everything Everywhere announce the UK's first major 4G service, EE: combines Orange and T-Mobile networks  —  Finally, after gaining approval from UK regulator Ofcom, Everything Everywhere announced today that its calling its incoming 4g service EE.  It's a new company, new network and a new brand.
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
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.
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