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11:05 PM ET, September 5, 2011

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MG Siegler / parislemon:
It's Not A Mirror, It's A Crystal Ball  —  Aside from a few tweets, I've mainly stayed out of the latest TechCrunch brouhaha.  These things tend to flare up every few months, and they ultimately end up meaning nothing.  But I would like to address one thing in particular …
Discussion: @mathewi, @jeffjarvis and @lanceulanoff
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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.
Chester Wisniewski / Naked Security:
Operation Black Tulip: Fox-IT's report on the DigiNotar breach  —  Fox-IT, the security auditors hired to investigate the compromise of DigiNotar, the digital certificate authority that signed fraudulent certificates for Google, the CIA and others, released their preliminary findings this afternoon.
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Toby Sterling / Associated Press:
Experts suspect Iran involvement in Dutch hacking … AMSTERDAM (AP) — Hackers who broke into a Dutch web security firm have issued hundreds of bogus security certificates for spy agency websites including the CIA as well as for Internet giants like Google, Microsoft and Twitter, the government said Monday.
Discussion: Electronista
John Cook / GeekWire:
Photos: A look at Amazon's new delivery locker at 7-Eleven  —  Amazon's new locker system at 7-Eleven store in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood  —  Yesterday, my two-year-old son and I did a little investigative reporting.  Our goal?  Find the Seattle area 7-Eleven housing Amazon.com's new delivery locker system.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Customer Support Surprise: Phone Reps Handling 10,000 Calls A Week From 60 Countries  —  Google has long received mixed-to-negative criticism for its customer service — or lack thereof.  But Francoise Brougher is changing all that.  Perhaps the least well-known senior executive outside Google …
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.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
How Market Fares After Labor Day Will Determine If Groupon's IPO Is Delayed — Or Even Pulled (or Not)  —  No other recent Web 2.0 company has undergone more scrutiny of late than Groupon.  —  And that's why some are wondering if — especially given the still dicey economic situation …
Discussion: PE Hub Blog
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac:
GameStop to carry iOS devices soon, begins trading-in used iPhones, iPads and iPods for in-store credits  —  We've received a word from several sources that GameStop will soon begin offering the entire lineup of Apple's popular iOS mobile devices such as iPhones, iPods and iPads at their stores.
Discussion: iPhone, TUAW, Neowin.net and PadGadget
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
T-Mobile's Next Big Android Phone Gets Caught On Camera  —  If you recognize the phone up top, ye ol' hypothalamus is probably already hard at work churnin' out the “Do Want” signals.  If you don't, here's all you need to know: it's called the HTC Amaze 4G (or the HTC “Ruby” …
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft denies Windows Phone location tracking accusations  —  Microsoft has denied claims that it collects phone location data without permission.  —  The software giant is the subject of a lawsuit filed last week which claims that Microsoft's camera software in Windows Phone 7 users …
Melanie Lee / Reuters:
Dell to partner Baidu to develop tablets, mobile  —  (Reuters) - Dell Inc said on Tuesday it will partner China's top search engine Baidu Inc to develop tablet computers and mobile handsets.  —  Baidu offered a glimpse of its upcoming mobile operating system and launched a new mobile application platform …
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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Patrick Moorhead / TechPinions:   Why Apple Should Build a TV
 
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Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat:
China's Perfect World game operator to invest $100M in venture capital fund
Discussion: PR Newswire and TechCrunch
David Meyer / ZDNet:
Wikileaks: Microsoft aided former Tunisian regime
Discussion: TechEye and Slashdot
Tim O'Reilly / Google+:
This New York Times piece on the Amazon-California sales tax …
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Deutsche Telekom begins accepting preorders for Apple's iPhone 5
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New Wikileaks Docs Show Ex-Minister Bernier Offered To Leak Copyright Bill to U.S.
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Akamai thrives in the spirit of its lost founder
Thanks:wiredmike
Peter Delevett / Mercury News:
Mountain View emerging as major center of Silicon Valley innovation
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Andy Carvin: the man who tweets revolutions
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Confusion prompts customers to desert HP
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