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September 23, 2012, 9:55 PM

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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
How Ridiculous Is It That Apple Maps Redirect To Google Maps On The Web?  —  Yes, Apple Maps redirect to Google Maps on desktop, Android and any non-iOS 6 phones when you share your location.  Womp.  Obviously this is happening because there's no hub for Apple Maps on the web, but still …
James Glanz / New York Times:
Data Centers Waste Vast Amounts of Energy, Belying Industry Image  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jeff Rothschild's machines at Facebook had a problem he knew he had to solve immediately.  They were about to melt.  —  The company had been packing a 40-by-60-foot rental space here with racks …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
What Will Marissa Do: Yahoo CEO Zeroes in on Search, While Her Ad Team Eyes Tech Upgrade Options  —  It's been nice to see all the euphoria at Yahoo about free food and Apple iPhones kicking it up a notch.  —  But, purple people, guess what?  Them's just your basic table stakes in Silicon Valley …
Paul Graham:
MG Siegler:
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Megaupload Readies for Comeback, Code 90% Done  —  With 50 million visitors per day at its peak, Megaupload was one of the largest websites on the Internet.  —  This quickly changed January this year when the U.S. Government took down the file-hosting service and had several key employees arrested including founder Kim Dotcom.
Tweets: @kimdotcom
Mark Shuttleworth:
Amazon search results in the Dash  —  It makes perfect sense to integrate Amazon search results in the Dash, because the Home Lens of the Dash should let you find *anything* anywhere.  Over time, we'll make the Dash smarter and smarter, so you can just ask for whatever you want, and it will Just Work.

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Microsoft:
5 mind-bending facts about quantum computing  —  In GIF form, five of the most mind-bending things scientists have learned about life on an atomic and sub-atomic level.
Freshdesk:
How to not sound like a robot in your email notifications?  —  Your notifications don't have to be just notifications.  They can be another opportunity to charm your customers and to keep them hooked.  Learn how.
VMware:
Your Grandfather's Backup Tools Weren't Built for Today's Virtual Environments.  —  When the health of your business rides on the availability of your virtual machines and the applications they run …
Zoho:
The customer service lessons we must all learn from that Comcast call  —  By now, you've probably heard the call that hijacked the Internet last week.  If not, let me warn you.  It is painful - incredibly painful.
Pure Storage:
2014: Pure, EMC, HP, and Violin all Up Their Games  —  The past few months have seen bold announcements from EMC, HP, Violin, and of course Pure Storage, the net result of which is that the market has changed and moved forward appreciably.
 

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