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4:00 AM 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 …
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Alex Wagner / PhoneDog.com:
Best Buy prepping for Sprint iPhone 5 in the first week of October?
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
iPhone 5 launch could be signaled by ‘Apple fixture installation’ at Best Buy on October 21st
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: @xentek, Naked Security and Securelist
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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 …
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.
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.
Discussion: Business Insider
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.
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
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.
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Grading the Digital School: Technology in Schools Faces Questions on Value  —  CHANDLER, Ariz. — Amy Furman, a seventh-grade English teacher here, roams among 31 students sitting at their desks or in clumps on the floor.  They're studying Shakespeare's “As You Like It” — but not in any traditional way.
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 …
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 …
CBS News:
Julian Assange, the man behind WikiLeaks  —  WikiLeaks, the website which solicits and publishes secret and suppressed material from whistleblowers all around the world, was back in the news this week, along with its mysterious and eccentric founder Julian Assange.
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire
 
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Tom Krazit / mocoNews:
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Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps:
Understanding the iOS and Android Market in China
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
AdMob To Stop Serving Ads To Mobile Web, Google Pushes Developers To Use AdSense
Discussion: MacNN
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
World's First BitTorrent Certified Digital TV Launches
Discussion: Business Insider, Thanks:alliewag
David Meyer / Guardian:
Samsung Galaxy Tab sold just 20,000 out of 1m shipped, claims rival
Discussion: PadGadget, TiPb, Fortune and PC Magazine