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11:00 PM ET, September 7, 2011

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Bloomberg:
HTC Sues Apple Using Patents Obtained From Google Last Week  —  HTC Corp. (2498), Asia's second-biggest maker of smartphones, filed infringement claims against Apple Inc. (AAPL) today, using patents obtained from Google Inc. (GOOG) last week.  —  The nine patents originated with Palm Inc. …
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Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
These are the patents Google gave to HTC to assert against Apple  —  Bloomberg was first to report today that HTC is now asserting nine patents against Apple that Google assigned to HTC last week.  —  I published some quick first comments on Google+, and meanwhile I've obtained the complaints and can list the patents-in-suit.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Electronista
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:   HTC: We Paid For Patents We Got From Google
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Exclusive: Arrington out at AOL (for real this time)  —  Not TechCrunch editor.  Not AOL Ventures employee.  Michael Arrington is on his own.  —  It has been a very long week for AOL.  And it's about to get even longer.  —  Last Thursday, word leaked that one of its employees …
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Chadwick Matlin / Fortune:
The “end of TechCrunch”?  It might not be such a bad thing  —  What would the startup scene be like without the blog that currently animates it?  A whole lot better, actually.  —  FORTUNE — At TechCrunch's Disrupt conference earlier this year, Michael Arrington brought Arianna Huffington …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
After the CEO, Yahoo needs to fire its board  —  There is one place Yahoo can easily finish first: the company with the worst and most ineffectual board with the spine of a centipede.  I have not been a fan of Yahoo's board for a long time and nothing really has changed my mind.
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yang Says “Not for Sale”: All-Hands on Yahoo's Slippery Deck!  —  At a prequel for the many VPs of Yahoo to the all-hands meeting for all 13,500 employees of the Silicon Valley Internet giant that is taking place at 11 am, Yahoo co-founder, director and former CEO Jerry Yang told the group the company was “not for sale.”
Mike Shields / digiday:DAILY:
Why Yahoo's Next CEO Should Be From NYC, Not the Valley
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Bartz's severance package tops $10 million
Discussion: CNNMoney.com
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:   Here's The Memo Yahoo's Board Sent Employees After Firing Bartz
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal:
With Carol Bartz Out, Is Yahoo a Takeover Target?
Alberto Vildosola / Android and Me:
Eric Schmidt: Ice Cream Sandwich coming out in October or November  —  You can always count on Eric Schmidt to say a bit more than what he's supposed to.  At the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, Schmidt mentioned-intentionally or not-that Ice Cream Sandwich is coming out sometime in October or November.
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 …
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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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
The Bombshell That Wasn't: FOSS Patents' Android Scoop Misses The Mark  —  As the legal challenges against Android have mounted, a few voices have risen more quickly than the rest.  One of these is patent analyst Florian Mueller's, whose site FOSS Patents has chronicled cases like Apple v. Samsung …
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Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Shocker for Android OEMs: Google document proposes giving Motorola time-to-market advantage …
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Offline Google Docs  —  As promised, Google started to roll out the offline version of Google Docs, but don't expect too much.  Much like the offline Gmail and offline Google Calendar, Google Docs works offline only if you use Chrome and install an app from the Chrome Web Store.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch and TechCrunch
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Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
Google Docs suffers outage
Discussion: @ajblum and @kevinmarks
Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Bringing Hyper-V to “Windows 8” … Whether you are a software developer, an IT administrator, or simply an enthusiast, many of you need to run multiple operating systems, usually on many different machines.  Not all of us have access to a full suite of labs to house all these machines …
CNET News:
SF Police launch probe into iPhone search  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Police here have launched a probe into the investigation into a missing iPhone prototype conducted by Apple security personnel with the assistance of four plainclothes officers.  —  Lt. Troy Dangerfield told CNET today …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Turntable.fm Is About To Rock An iPhone App; We Have Screenshots  —  For the past few months, few things on the web have been hotter than Turntable.fm.  The Stickybits pivot got so hot, so fast, that a “trough of disillusionment” was inevitable — and we've probably been seeing that the past couple of weeks.
Discussion: App Advice and Gizmodo
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Oracle President Safra Catz ready to talk settlement with Google in court — Google wants to send Andy Rubin  —  Shortly before the holiday weekened, Judge William Alsup, the federal judge presiding over Oracle's patent and copyright infringement lawsuit against Google, communicated his inclination to order …
Joe Fernandez / The Official Klout Blog:
100 Million People have Klout  —  Today, I am excited to announce that 100 million people now have Klout Scores.  While this is an exciting metric for our team, I think it's important to recognize the broader implications of this milestone.  One hundred million people with Klout Scores means …
Discussion: AllTwitter
Eric Rosenblum / Google Commerce:
Google Offers Beta in Five More Cities: Austin, Boston, D.C., Denver and Seattle  —  This summer we've brought you some amazing deals from fantastic businesses in Portland, the Bay Area and New York City with Google Offers beta.  Now, we're expanding to five more areas: Austin, Boston, D.C., Denver and Seattle.
Evan Blass / pocketnow.com:
iPhone 5: First Test Photo?  —  As anyone who follows our regular series of “Test Photo” features knows, we enjoy checking out pictures captured by unreleased phones.  The holy grail of such a pursuit is, of course, tracking down an image from the next iPhone.  And we think that we've found one.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Adobe's Digital Publishing Suite to Support Newsstand for iOS 5  —  Adobe today announced that its Digital Publishing Suite will incorporate support for Apple's forthcoming Newsstand feature for iOS 5.  Newsstand is intended to serve as the organization hub for digital subscriptions in iOS 5 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook Adds Microformats To “Download Your Info” Feature  —  Facebook has quietly added support for Microformats to its “Download Your Information” feature, it appears.  The addition provides developers with a way to parse the profile information, posts, photos and videos contained in a Facebook user's account.
Discussion: Inside Facebook
 
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Nilay Patel / This is my next:
TiVo Premiere Elite announced: four tuners, 2TB of storage, $499
Discussion: PC World and TechCrunch
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Forget Wiretapping Laws, Now You Might Be Able To Use Copyright Law To Stop Anyone From Recording You Ever
Discussion: Plagiarism Today
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
HP launches cloud services private beta
Joshua Topolsky / This is my next:
Droid Bionic review
Discussion: Engadget and USA Today
Tim Carmody / Wired:
Amazon's Future Is So Much Bigger Than a Tablet