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11:45 AM ET, September 12, 2011

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Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
YouTube Founders Aim to Revamp Delicious  —  SAN MATEO, Calif. — Chad Hurley and Steve Chen have some experience with turning a small Web site into Internet gold.  In 2006 they sold their scrappy start-up YouTube to Google for $1.65 billion.  —  More recently they picked an unlikely candidate …
Focus Taiwan:
HTC mulling purchase of operating system: report  —  Taipei, Sept. 12 (CNA) Cher Wang, chairwoman of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp., said the company is considering buying an operating system (OS), but is in no rush, according to a recent news report.  —  After the global PC heavyweight …
Technology Review:
Groupon's Hidden Influence on Reputation  —  A Groupon deal might boost sales but, it can also lower a merchant's reputation as measured by Yelp ratings, say computer scientists who have analyzed the link between daily deals and online reviews.  —  One of the biggest internet phenomena …
Discussion: Screenwerk and Business Insider
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Report: Groupon Grew Its Revenues 13% In August, Gained 2% Marketshare  —  In light of reports that the company was canceling its investor roadshow and postponing its IPO, daily deals aggregator Yipit has some positive information about Groupon's trajectory in August, namely that it had a banner month revenue-wise.
Bloomberg:
Dell Loses Orders as Facebook Do-It-Yourself Servers Gain: Tech  —  Sept. 12 (Bloomberg) — When Facebook Inc. set out to build two new data centers, engineers couldn't find the server computers they wanted from Dell Inc. or Hewlett-Packard Co. They decided to build their own.
IDC:
IDC: More Mobile Internet Users Than Wireline Users in the U.S. by 2015  —  By 2015, more U.S. Internet users will access the Internet through mobile devices than through PCs or other wireline devices.  As smartphones begin to outsell simpler feature phones, and as media tablet sales explode …
Dave Reisner / ls /etc/ | more:
Google Bought Me!  The First Two Days  —  For the past several months, I've been playing Operations Developer for Zagat Survey, taking care of the production website infrastructure, expanding our internal development environments, acting as liason to our hosting provider …
Discussion: Betabeat
LAUNCH:
A Horribly Unimpressive List of Products Yahoo Launched under Carol Bartz  —  [ Carol Bartz just after she became Yahoo CEO.  Photo by Yahoo social media team via creative commons license. ]  —  Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz got the boot this week, but we wanted to review the products that launched during …
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Christopher Beam / New York Magazine:
Bubble Boys  —  Out in Silicon Valley, the last bastion of full employment, the Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerbergs of the future are staying up all night writing code in dorms.  —  Feross Aboukhadijeh likes to tell the story of how he got famous.  It happened last fall, as he was beginning his junior year at Stanford.
Discussion: GMSV
Somini Sengupta / New York Times:
Hacker Rattles Internet Security Circles  —  He claims to be 21 years old, a student of software engineering in Tehran who reveres Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and despises dissidents in his country.  —  He sneaked into the computer systems of a security firm on the outskirts of Amsterdam.
Discussion: Gizmodo and The Mac Security Blog
Farhad Manjoo / Slate Magazine:
How TechCrunch changed startup culture.  —  A few months ago, Michael Arrington heard a tip that Caterina Fake, the co-founder of Flickr, was starting a new company.  Ordinarily, this would have been enough for Arrington, the founder of the blog TechCrunch, to bang out a post with details about Fake's new firm and her backers.
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
In This Episode of “As the AOL Turns”: Will Arrington Appear at TechCrunch Disrupt?
Discussion: NBC Bay Area, Guardian and Monday Note
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 …
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@cnbc:   Amazon in Talks to Launch Netflix-like Digital Book Service-Amazon Would Charge Customers Fee for Access to Digital-Book Library-WSJ
Joshua Topolsky / This is my next:
Samsung Focus S and Focus Flash, HTC Titan headed to AT&T with Windows Phone 7 Mango on-board  —  Timed to coincide with Microsoft's much-anticipated BUILD event happening this week, word has just hit the streets that Samsung will be launching two new Windows Phone devices — both running version 7.5 …
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Edward Moyer / CNET News:
IBM's Watson to offer medical advice to doctors  —  IBM has inked a deal with health insurer WellPoint that will let WellPoint use the technology behind “Jeopardy"-playing computer Watson to suggest patient diagnoses and treatments.  —  The arrangement, which marks the first time the Watson technology …
Alana / Nielsen Wire:
Social Media Report: Spending Time, Money and Going Mobile  —  Social media not only connects consumers with each other, but also with just about every place they go and everything they watch and buy.  Nielsen's new Social Media Report looks at trends and consumption patterns across social media platforms …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Broadcom Buys Chipmaking Technology Company Netlogic For $3.7 Billion  —  Broadcom this morning announced that it has agreed to acquire NetLogic Microsystems, which delivers a range of semiconductor solutions.  Under the agreement, NetLogic shareholders will receive $50 per share in a transaction …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Sequoia Leads $20 Million Round In MongoDB Big Data Database Provider 10gen  —  10gen, a company which offers enterprises a big data database built off of MongoDB, has raised $20 million in financing, led by Sequoia Capital and with participation from 10gen's other existing investors Flybridge Capital and Union Square Ventures.
Discussion: Betabeat and GigaOM
James Grimmelmann / Ars Technica:
Feature: Owning the stack: The legal war to control the smartphone platform  —  In the last few weeks, the smartphone industry appeared to produce more lawsuits than phones.  Apple briefly managed to stop the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in all of Europe, and is now going after the whole Galaxy line.
 
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Badgeville adds social fabric analysis to its gamification suite
Discussion: TechCrunch, GigaOM and Forbes.com
David Carr / New York Times:
News Trends Tilt Toward Niche Sites
Discussion: FM Blog
Patricia Sellers / Fortune:
Intel's Sean Maloney: The man who couldn't speak
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Analysis: AOL's Armstrong feeling the heat with Project Devil
Discussion: Marketing Pilgrim
Steve Green / VEGAS INC:
Righthaven says it might have to file for bankruptcy
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Michael Arrington / @arrington:
Excited to announce the very first #CrunchFund investment @PrismSkylabs - http://t.co/FaNUlxX
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple's co-founder Ron Wayne on its genesis, his exit and the company's future
Discussion: Business Insider and Guardian, Thanks:zee
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
And The 2011 TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon Winners Are ...
Discussion: TechCrunch
Anders Bylund / Ars Technica:
Can a marriage of AOL and Yahoo save the fading Web titans?
Discussion: @abrams
 

 
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