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6:55 PM ET, September 11, 2011

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Zee Kane / The Next Web:
Amazon reportedly in talks to launch a Netflix for books  —  BREAK THE NEWS!  —  In February, Amazon.com launched its long-awaited subscription video-streaming service as part of Amazon Prime, setting itself up to be a serious rival to Netflix.  If we're honest, it's yet to take off but let's …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Unboxed: Computer-Generated Articles Are Gaining Traction  —  “WISCONSIN appears to be in the driver's seat en route to a win, as it leads 51-10 after the third quarter.  Wisconsin added to its lead when Russell Wilson found Jacob Pedersen for an eight-yard touchdown to make the score 44-3 ... . ”
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
CBS News Ends Relationship With Source of Bogus Steve Jobs Death Tweet (Exclusive) … CBSNews.com has severed its relationship with the host of a web show who sent out an erroneous Tweet yesterday saying that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had died.  —  The offending Tweet was sent …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Windows 8 Gets Ready for Its Big Debut  —  The world got a sneak peek at Windows 8 at the D9 conference in May.  Now, Microsoft is ready to more fully peel back the covers on the next version of its flagship operating system.  —  That look will come next week at the company's Build developer conference in Anaheim, Calif.
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Windows 8 tablet from Samsung has Intel inside
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
There was no Facebook, Twitter or YouTube on 9-11  —  Today, around the globe, people are, sadly, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  In posting my remembrance, I got to thinking how much has changed technologically and how much circumstances …
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com:
Linux.com and The Linux Foundation taken offline following security breach  —  On or around August 12 the servers used to maintain and distribute the Linux operating system were compromised.  No one noticed for over two weeks allowing malware to fill those servers accessed through kernel.org.
David Kirkpatrick / Techonomy:
Social Power and the Coming Corporate Revolution  —  Civilizations have clashed in an unexpected way this year, as ordinary people using Facebook and Twitter knocked down dictators in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya—and are threatening absolute rule in Syria.  A so-called Arab spring brought waves of liberation to a long-oppressed region.
Discussion: Scobleizer and E L S U A
Noah Davis / Business Insider:
Here's A Great Story About The Astonishing Lengths Apple Went Through To Keep The iPad Secret  —  We talked to the developer of a very successful iPad app yesterday, and he told us a tale about the absurd steps he and his team went through to get an iPad before the product's launch.
David Kocieniewski / New York Times:
Rich Tax Breaks Bolster Makers of Video Games  —  The United States government offers tax incentives to companies pursuing medical breakthroughs, urban redevelopment and alternatives to fossil fuels.  —  It also provides tax breaks for a company whose hit video game this year was the gory Dead Space 2 …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Reopens iTunes Match Beta for U.S. Developers  —  Apple has sent out an email to registered developers today notifying them that the company has opened the iTunes Match beta to additional developers in the United States.  The iTunes Match beta was initially opened late last month …
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Dennis Fisher:
GlobalSign Says Web Server Was Hacked, But No Signs of CA Breach
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
294 Patent Lawsuits Were Filed In August 2011; Mobile Handset Complaints Up 25 Percent Yearly
Discussion: Electronista
Eric Smalley / CNET News:
DIY flying robo hacker threatens wireless networks
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
In Battle Over The ‘Tweet’ Trademark, Twitter Sues Twittad
Discussion: VentureBeat and The Trademark Blog
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
AllFacebook Founder Launches Holler to Help People Connect Offline
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Christopher Lawton / Tech Europe:
Facebook Agrees to Work With Government on German Privacy Code
Discussion: BBC, Social Barrel and Computerworld
Sean Buckley / Engadget:
Xbox Live Fall 2011 Dashboard update preview: Bing search, voice control, and a Metro overhaul
 

 
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Mickey Djuric / The Canadian Press:
Canadian officials won't say whether or how the new Online News Act should apply to AI companies using Canadian news for training or providing chatbot answers

Marek Miller / The Keyword:
Google launches News Showcase in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania; several publishers added a feature where Google pays for reader access to paywalled content

Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
Carpenter Media told a Sound Publishing union that it plans to lay off 62 people, including over half the unionized newsroom at The Daily Herald of Everett, WA

 
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