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1:15 PM ET, September 5, 2011

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple Stores begin iCloud and iOS 5 training, may hint at imminent launch  —  As Apple's yet-to-be-made-official fall festivities approach, we've heard that Apple has begun iOS 5 and iCloud training with retail store employees.  According to these sources, training is done through …
Jean-Louis Gassee / Monday Note:
An Apple TV Set In Our Future?  —  Not another Apple TV black box but a real 50" flat-screen TV, “Designed by Apple in California” — and Made in China, like most Apple products.  Or Made In Korea, if the company concludes a new pact with its best frenemy, Samsung, the new king of TV sets, the new Sony.
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David Carr / New York Times:
A Tech Blogger Who Leaps Over the Line  —  When Michael Arrington, the editor of the popular Web site TechCrunch, told his bosses at AOL that he was forming a venture capital company to finance some of the technology start-ups that his site wrote about, they did not fire him or ask for his resignation.
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Deutsche Telekom begins accepting preorders for Apple's iPhone 5  —  Without knowing any details on Apple's next-generation iPhone, including its release date, Deutsche Telekom still began offering customers the ability to preorder the handset on Monday.  —  A spokesman for the German carrier confirmed …
Dan Shapiro:
How to handle a VC who flies First  —  I'm continuing to enjoy Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson's outstanding book, “Venture Deals”.  On page 106 (of the Kindle edition, at least) they address an issue that's very minor unless you're dealing with it: board members who like to live large on the company dime.
Rochelle King / The Official Netflix Blog:
Netflix Launches in Latin America  —  Starting today,people throughout Latin America and the Caribbean who love watching movies andTV shows can enjoy a service that has revolutionized the viewing habits of morethan 25 million North Americans by letting them watch what they want, when andwhere they want.
Feike Hacquebord / TrendLabs:
Diginotar: Iranians - The Real Target  —  In this blog posting, we present concrete evidence that the recent compromise of Dutch Certification Authority Diginotar was used for spying on Iranian Internet users on a large scale.  —  We found that Internet users in more than 40 different networks …
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 …
Patrick May / Mercury News:
Apple's design wizard has not left the building  —  He was the resident wizard at 1 Infinite Loop, the guy sporting minimalist attire, closely cropped hair and a mischievous smile as he pulled one delightful new Apple (AAPL) product after another out of his sleeve.  —  Now he's left the building.
J.P. Rangaswami / confused of calcutta:
Thinking about the Social Enterprise  —  [Disclaimer: As most of you know, I work for salesforce.com, and have been doing so since October 2010; you will also know that it is not my style to write corporate plugs on this blog, and I'm not going to start with this one.  I've written it for two reasons.
Discussion: ZDNet and Pretzel Logic
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
FBI / IFPI Teach How To Bust Private Torrent Sites  —  The U.S. Government is determined to do all it can to reduce online piracy, and a cable written by U.S. Ambassador William Taylor from Ukraine shows that this effort is not limited to the homeland.  —  The cable, dated 17 December 2008 …
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Hulu bidding heats up as DirecTV drops out  —  Satellite TV operator DirecTV has dropped out of the bidding process for Hulu after submitting too low of a bid, according the Financial Times.  —  Hulu has been on sale since June, with bids fluxuating between $1.5 and $2 billion.
 
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