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September 11, 2012, 5:00 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:
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 …
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 …
More: CNET and SlashGear
Austin Carr / Co.Design:
Will Apple's Tacky Software-Design Philosophy Cause A Revolt?  —  By now it's almost inevitable given the company's track record: No matter what Apple unveils tomorrow at the Yerba Buena Center (an iPad Mini? iPhone 5?), pundits will herald the company for its innovative thinking and bold hardware design.
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.
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.
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.”
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 …
Mat Honan / Wired:
Cosmo, the Hacker ‘God’ Who Fell to Earth  —  Cosmo is huge — 6 foot 7 and 220 pounds the last time he was weighed, at a detention facility in Long Beach, California on June 26.  And yet he's getting bigger, because Cosmo — also known as Cosmo the God, the social-engineering mastermind …
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: Forbes and The Verge
Robert Mankoff:
Nipplegate: Why the New Yorker Cartoon Department Is About to Be Banned from Facebook  —  The New Yorker has a Facebook page for our cartoons, which a lot of you like, or maybe it's just one person with a lot of time on their hands, liking the page over and over again.  But in any case, it's a whole lotta like.
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.
Andrew Hoyle / Crave:
Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update confirmed for October … Samsung has confirmed its flagship phone the Galaxy S3 will receive the update to the latest version of Android, known as Jelly Bean, as soon as October.  If you can't wait that long then the 4G version will be available with Jelly Bean as standard.
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.
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
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 …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
GitHub goes down, second major service outage in two days  —  On Monday, GitHub.com was down.  While the company took quite a while to get the issue completely fixed, the service was only completely offline (Major Service Outage as opposed to Partial Service Outage) for a grand total of 19 minutes and 59 seconds.
More: GigaOM
Tiffany Kary / Bloomberg:
Twitter Told to Produce Protestor's Posts or Face Fine  —  Twitter Inc. has to turn over information about an Occupy Wall Street protester's posts or face a fine, a judge ruled, giving the company three days to show it isn't in contempt of court.  —  New York State Supreme Court Judge Matthew …

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