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11:35 AM ET, September 7, 2011

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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Carol Bartz Out at Yahoo; CFO Tim Morse Named Interim CEO  —  According to sources at the company, Yahoo's Carol Bartz is no longer CEO of Yahoo.  CFO Tim Morse has been named interim CEO.  The situation around the departure is unclear, but Bartz has had a rocky tenure in her 30 months at the company.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Carol Bartz Confirms Her Own Firing — From Her iPad  —  Title says it all.  This is the note Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz just sent out to Yahoo employees: … Crazy day.  Here's our favorite Bartz moment.
Glassdoor.com Blog:
Yahoo CEO Bartz Leaves With 33% Approval Among Employees  —  As the world continues to buzz about what's next for Yahoo after CEO Carol Bartz got fired over the phone, turns out, Yahoo employees may not be so sad to see her go.  —  According to the nearly 300 Yahoo employee reviews on Glassdoor …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Bring in the Suits: Yahoo Hiring Strategic Advisers to Plot Next Moves  —  Yahoo is preparing to hire investment bankers and other strategic advisory firms, said sources close to the Silicon Valley Internet giant, as it seeks to figure out what to do next at the company.
CNET News:   Yahoo's trials and tribulations since 2008 (timeline)
Phillip Dampier / Stop the Cap!:
Netflix Cracks Down on Sharing: One Stream Per Customer Unless You Pay More  —  Netflix streaming customers who happen to share their account with other family members are having a frustrated Labor Day weekend as Netflix completes implementation of strict new limits on the number of concurrent video streams available for viewing.
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Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:   Netflix: We're not cracking down on simultaneous streams
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Editorial Independence  —  There's confusion - way too much confusion - about my status at TechCrunch and TechCrunch's status at Aol after last week's announcement that I was launching a venture fund, partially backed by Aol.  —  The multiple conflicting statements made by Aol.
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Dan Primack / Fortune:   The biggest CrunchFund loser is...
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
YOUR MOVE, AOL: The World Awaits AOL's Response To Mike Arrington's Classic Ultimatum
Tim Carmody / Wired:
Amazon's Future Is So Much Bigger Than a Tablet  —  Amazon has swiftly become the most disruptive company in the media and technology industries.  Its potential in this space is simply off the charts: bigger than Apple's, bigger than Google's or Microsoft's.  —  09.06.11 From Epicenter
Sara Yin / PC Magazine:
AT&T Unlikely to Avoid Multi-Billion Dollar T-Mobile ‘Break Up’ Fee  —  AT&T could still be forced to pay Deutsche Telekom a termination fee of at least $3 billion, even if U.S. regulators ultimately block AT&T's $39 billion takeover of Deutsche-owned T-Mobile.
Discussion: Fast Company and SlashGear
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Ray Stern / Valley Fever:
Phoenix “iCloud” Company Dumps Trademark Lawsuit Against Apple, Changes Name  —  An Arizona company formerly known as iCloud Communications has dumped its trademark lawsuit against Apple and apparently changed its name.  —  The Phoenix-based iCloud caused a ruckus in the tech world earlier …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Google Goes Big With Its Hulu Bid  —  Hulu's corporate owners are currently mulling bids from three would-be buyers: Amazon, Yahoo, and the Dish Network.  —  And then there's Google.  The search giant has also made an offer for the video site, but it seems to be playing a different sport …
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Facebook iOS app gets monster update to 3.5  —  .  —  Facebook's iOS app just got a monster update, including the following:  — Made it easier to share with who you want  — Added the ability to tag friends and places in posts  — Added the ability to share external links from a web view
bitly blog:
You just shared a link.  How long will people pay attention?  —  How long is a link “alive” before people stop caring?  Does it matter what kind of content it is, or where you shared it?  At bitly we see a lot of links, and while every link is special, we're learning a few general principles that we can share.
Discussion: ReadWriteEnterprise and Poynter
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple 27" Thunderbolt Displays Shipping to Stores  —  MacRumors has learned that Apple is beginning to ship the new 27" Thunderbolt Display to stores and resellers this week.  This means that customers should be able to see and buy the devices very soon.  We haven't yet heard any news …
The Independent:
.xxx rated: internet's red-light district has arrived  —  The scramble for the adult industry's new dedicated domain name has begun, its American founder tells Nick Clark  —  Stuart Lawley is expecting a gold rush - and xxx marks the spot.  Following a decade-long battle …
Steven Leckart / The Daily:
How a grad student perfected the art of the TOS  —  Gregg Bernstein's eureka moment came the way so many do: while poring over typeface licenses.  —  He was designing for a record label, which required buying fonts and then paging through interminable terms-of- service notices restricting how he could uses his purchases.
Discussion: TUAW and Cult of Mac
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Seagate plays the 4TB card with its GoFlex Desk external HDD, shipping now for $250  —  That tangled mess of a backup solution feeling a little cramped?  Yeah, join the crowd.  Seagate's looking to give you a dash of capaciousness — a dash that you could desperately used — with its newest desktop HDD.
Shayndi Raice / Wall Street Journal:
Groupon Reevaluating IPO Plans Due to Market Volatility  —  Groupon Inc. is reevaluating its plans to go public in the face of stock market volatility, said a person familiar with the matter.  —  The Chicago-based daily deals site isn't cancelling its initial public offering, said this person …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
HP approached LG, Samsung about sale of PC business  —  Hewlett-Packard approached LG, Samsung and others about the sale of its PC business last year, a source told CNET.  —  The PC maker sounded out the Korean electronics giants late last year long before its announcement last month …
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Did Wal-Mart Throw A Lawsuit To Get Access To Netflix Customers?  —  Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) recently surged into third place in the movie-download business, barely a year after buying the startup Vudu.  Now, the giant internet retailer may have scored another coup.
Roger Cheng / CNET News:
Nvidia CEO sees tenfold growth in mobile-chip biz  —  Nvidia, best known for its high-end graphics chips, will generate a vast majority of its revenue from its now burgeoning mobile-processor business, according to outspoken Chief Executive Jen-Hsun Huang.  —  Huang, speaking to a roundtable …
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Verizon Wireless' Motorola DROID BIONIC launches September 8th, $299.99  —  Verizon Wireless on Wednesday finally made the Motorola DROID BIONIC official, again, along with release details and pricing.  The sleek Android smartphone launches Thursday, September 8th, for a hefty $299.99 on contract.
Reuters:
Exclusive: Facebook first half revenue hits $1.6 billion: source  —  (Reuters) - Facebook's revenue rose to $1.6 billion in 2011's first half, a source with knowledge of its financials told Reuters.  —  Net income in the first half of 2011 came to almost $500 million, according to the source …
Discussion: @felixsalmon
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
The End Is Nigh: Teen Heartthrob Justin Bieber Is A Startup Investor  —  A new Justin Bieber video is circulating of Justin Bieber playing basketball with NBA star Steve Nash.  —  The play date happened at Chelsea Piers in late June.  —  How is this relevant to tech, you ask?
Discussion: Mark Evans Tech
 
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Car Price Comparison Company TrueCar Raises $200M+, Gears Up For IPO
Discussion: Bloomberg and Reuters
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Former Xmarks CEO And Serial Entrepreneur James Joaquin Joins Catamount Ventures As Partner
Discussion: AllThingsD
Zach Epstein / BGR:
HTC Jetstream 4G speeds shown off on live AT&T LTE network [video]
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
MPAA's Bogus ‘Piracy’ Numbers Mean It Thinks Downloaders Would Buy 200 More DVDs Per Year
Reuters:
U.S. must reveal some cellphone tracking cases: court
Discussion: ZDNet
BostInnovation.com:
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Discussion: CNET News, Thanks:sliggity
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
How Sweden Dismantled Many Of Its Online Civil Rights At The Orders Of US Content Industries
 Earlier Items: 
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John Brownlee / Cult of Mac:
Atari Prepares Its Own iPad Arcade Joystick To Take On iCade
Discussion: DVICE, TUAW and Pocket-lint
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
Conan O'Brien's Burbank TV Studio Is Up for Rent on Airbnb
Discussion: Business Insider and Geekosystem
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Can gamification help solve the online anonymity problem?
Thanks:mathewi