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10:30 PM ET, September 4, 2011

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Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
iPhone 5 launch could be signaled by ‘Apple fixture installation’ at Best Buy on October 21st  —  We've just been tipped off this evening to a Best Buy location that's been scheduled to have a mysterious “Apple fixture” installed on Friday, October 21st.  That lines up nicely …
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Alex Wagner / PhoneDog.com:
Best Buy prepping for Sprint iPhone 5 in the first week of October?
Jacob Appelbaum / Tor Blog:
DigiNotar Damage Disclosure  —  About an hour ago I was contacted by the Dutch Government with more details about the DigiNotar Debacle.  It seems that they're doing a great job keeping on top of things and doing the job that DigiNotar should've done in July.
Discussion: Securelist and @xentek
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Why keeping up with RSS is poisonous to productivity, sanity  —  On this long Labor Day weekend in the US, we're bringing you a set of opinion pieces from various Ars writers—and we've love to have you join the conversation in the comments.  —  On the surface, RSS seems great for those of us …
Ed Bott / The Ed Bott Report Blog:
The decline and fall of TiVo and Media Center  —  Summary: The streaming media era began in 2008, and the DVR is an endangered species.  TiVo, the company that defined the DVR category a decade ago is on the ropes, and Microsoft has all but declared Media Center a legacy app.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Jamie Davidson / The Cat Was Killed:
An exploration of Yelp's own filtered reviews  —  An article was published recently by the Chicago Tribune about a dog trainer in Chicago and his positive reviews being filtered on Yelp only after he refused to advertise with Yelp.  Before he talked to Yelp, his business had a 4 star rating …
Discussion: Chicago Tribune
Graham Cluley / Naked Security:
DNS hack hits popular websites: Daily Telegraph, The Register, UPS, etc  —  Popular websites including The Register, The Daily Telegraph, UPS, and others have fallen victim to a DNS hack that has resulted in visitors being redirected to third-party webpages.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft weighs in on Mosaid-Nokia patent deal  —  Summary: Microsoft is party to the just-announced deal between Nokia and Mosaid, a Canadian patent licensing firm.  The Redmond company has a “passive economic interest,” its officials are saying.  —  In the latest installment of …
Tom Krazit / mocoNews:
Why HP's Hasty, Bumbling Decision To Dump Mobile Hardware May Doom WebOS  —  It's never pretty to watch a big tech company scramble for direction (that is, unless you compete against that company).  HP (NYSE: HPQ) is currently trying to wind down a mobile business that it hardly launched …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Jo Adetunji / Guardian:
‘Twitter terrorists’ face 30 years after being charged in Mexico  —  School teacher and radio presenter accused of spreading false reports that gunmen were attacking schools in Veracruz  —  A man and a woman are facing 30-year prison terms in Mexico for allegedly using Twitter to spread panic over a series of child kidnappings.
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Microsoft to win from Google Motorola buy: Acer  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft will be the winner in Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility as the deal makes Google a direct rival to its phone-making clients, a senior executive from Acer Inc said on Friday.  —  Acer uses operating software …
Mike Anderson / NBC Bay Area:
Behind Google's Freddie Mercury Doodle  —  Go behind the scenes of one of the most involved Google doodles ever.  —  Google is celebrating what would have been Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday on Monday with its second longest doodle to date.  —  Google is celebrating what would have been …
 
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Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps:
Understanding the iOS and Android Market in China
Thanks:eldon
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
AdMob To Stop Serving Ads To Mobile Web, Google Pushes Developers To Use AdSense
Discussion: MacNN
Michael Geist / Toronto Star:
Leaks show U.S. swayed Canada on copyright bill
Discussion: Michael Geist Blog
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
Mac OS X Lion installation stats bode well for digital distribution
Discussion: AppleInsider
 Earlier Items: 
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
World's First BitTorrent Certified Digital TV Launches
Discussion: Business Insider, Thanks:alliewag
Emil Protalinski / Friending Facebook Blog:
German website creates two-click Like button, Facebook not amused
Discussion: ct and jwz