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5:30 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?  —  The rumblings of a Sprint iPhone 5 have been growing louder as we've marched toward the device's rumored October arrival, and today we've got more evidence to support the claims that Hesse and Co. may soon be landing Apple's upcoming smartphone.
Robert Scoble / Google+:
I am asking Google to remove me from the Google+ suggested user list.  Here is my thinking.  —  1. I don't need to be on the list.  My bosses don't care.  It isn't needed for my role in the industry or my business model.  By being off the list on Twitter I have found my natural audience.
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.
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Andreas Udo de Haes / Computerworld:
CIA, Mossad, MI6 targeted by Iranian DigiNotar-hackers  —  Andreas Udo de Haes Webwereld Netherlands  —  After breaching the Dutch CA (Certification Authority) DigiNotar, Iranian hackers managed to sign forged certificates for the domains of spy agencies CIA, Mossad and MI6.
Discussion: Hacking for Christ
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
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Marco.org, Eileen Rivera and @davewiner
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
David Meyer / Guardian:
Samsung Galaxy Tab sold just 20,000 out of 1m shipped, claims rival  —  Lenovo boss says that trying to undercut Apple means losing money as Chinese company offers tablet close to iPad pricing  —  An executive at Android tablet maker Lenovo claims that Samsung sold only 20,000 of the 1m tablets …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iPhone 5 Cases Suggest a Much Larger Device with a 4" Screen  —  While we've seen a number of possible “iPhone 4S” parts based on the iPhone 4 design in recent weeks, the design of the iPhone 5 has remained unclear with little concrete evidence of the device's design having yet surfaced.
Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps:
Understanding the iOS and Android Market in China  —  China is fast-becoming the second-largest market in terms of downloads for many developers including companies like Rovio, but it lags behind in terms of monetization.  The country came in just behind the U.S. in page views …
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
AdMob To Stop Serving Ads To Mobile Web, Google Pushes Developers To Use AdSense
Discussion: MacNN and Google Mobile Ads Blog
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
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
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