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September 11, 2012, 3:05 PM

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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 …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
GoDaddy Says Our Crash Wasn't Anonymous, It Wasn't A Hack, It Wasn't A DDoS.  It Was Internal Network Issues  —  GoDaddy has confirmed that its DNS problems yesterday, which caused thousands of websites to go down for most of the day, are now over.  And while an alleged member …
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Intel wants to redefine mobile personal computing via voice, gesture functionality  —  Summary: Intel is working to provide “human-like senses” to computing by enabling touch and speech functionality across all devices.  —  Rachel King  —  SAN FRANCISCO — As technology becomes more …
Eric Paley:
Founder Collective II  —  In late 2008, in the midst of the financial crisis, a small band of founders got together and started imagining the fund that we all wished existed when we started our own companies.  We felt that there was a gap in the market for a fund that was dedicated …
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.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
RIM's BlackBerrys Losing Shelf Space, Mindshare Among Carriers  —  With Apple's next generation iPhone in the offing and new Windows Phone 8 and Android handsets headed to market in the weeks ahead, Research In Motion's forthcoming BlackBerry 10 devices are no longer top of mind …
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 …
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Google makes 4,000 Boingo Wi-Fi hotspots free across the US in September, excludes iOS and Windows Phone  —  Boingo is offering consumers free Wi-Fi at more than 4,000 hotspots across America as part of a collaboration with Google Play.  However, it looks like iOS, Windows Phone and Blackberry users aren't invited.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
GOOGLE: We Didn't Know You Could Patent Round Corners  —  Google appears to have been blindsided by the fact that Apple won its lawsuit against Samsung.  —  In an interview with Bloomberg TV, David Lawee, VP of corporate development, says, “We didn't believe rounded corners were patentable.”
More: 9to5Google
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.
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.
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 …
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Quora Adds Trending Topics (And No, They're Not All Tech-Related)  —  A year or two ago, it might have been easy to brush aside Quora for being another Valley water cooler with little mainstream crossover potential.  But the content on the site has since diversified into other areas like food and entertainment, politics and film.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Reuters goes ‘Inside the iPhone Patent Portfolio’ to predict future iPhone technology, litigation  —  Thomson Reuters is out with new a paper, titled “Inside the iPhone Patent Portfolio,” with the goal of highlighting “patent and litigation activity across Apple's 1,298 mobile patents.”
More: Reuters and I4U News

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