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7:40 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?
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  —  While I don't believe it, to many, it appears that Apple has already won the smartphone and tablet wars, so the next logical conclusion is “what's next”.  Many articles about the Apple in the TV business rumors (not to be confused with the “hobbyist” Apple TV) …
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 …
Hiawatha Bray / Boston Globe:
Akamai thrives in the spirit of its lost founder  —  After its founder was killed on Sept. 11 and its business damaged in the aftermath, Akamai slid to the edge of failure.  What it still had were Daniel Lewin's technology and vision.  —  At about 9 a.m. on what would be a very bad day …
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Stewart Mitchell / PC Pro:
Confusion prompts customers to desert HP  —  The ongoing confusion over HP's future plans is causing customers to abandon ship, according to reports.  —  The company has been sending out mixed messages since its shock announcement to quit the PC business, as well as stop production of its webOS TouchPad tablet.
Peter Delevett / Mercury News:
Mountain View emerging as major center of Silicon Valley innovation  —  “Mountain View,” Paul Graham intoned, “is sort of the center of Silicon Valley.”  —  The co-founder of Y Combinator was speaking of the city's place on the map while showing a recent visitor around his startup hothouse.
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.
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
Joi Ito's Web:
Designing systems for transparency robustness  —  I've had some interesting conversations about the role of transparency and privacy and I have an opinion about this.  I think that we have a world where those in power have secrecy and citizen are forced to be transparent.
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Andy Carvin: the man who tweets revolutions  —  NPR's media strategist has become a leading player in the breaking news business  —  Andy Carvin insists that the introduction on his Google Plus profile - “I tweet revolutions” - is a joke, but nevertheless that's what he's famous for.
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.
Michael Geist Blog:
New Wikileaks Docs Show Ex-Minister Bernier Offered To Leak Copyright Bill to U.S.  —  Copyright, U.S. lobbying, and the stunning backroom Canadian response gets front page news treatment today as the Toronto Star runs my story on new revelations on copyright from the U.S. cables released by Wikileaks.
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