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8:20 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 …
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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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.
Discussion: CNN, CNET News and ReveNews
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: Guardian and Monday Note
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 …
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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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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.
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.
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Analysis: AOL's Armstrong feeling the heat with Project Devil  —  (Reuters) - Forget the Michael Arrington sideshow — AOL boss Tim Armstrong has a bigger problem, involving the “Project Devil” advertising unit.  —  Project Devil, which is a large-ad format with interactive panels that dominate a Web page …
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: The Mac Security Blog
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple's co-founder Ron Wayne on its genesis, his exit and the company's future  —  It was a sunny but windy Tuesday morning in Brighton and the first day of Update Conference, an event that's primary focus is mobile design and development, along with plenty of discussion.
Discussion: Guardian, Thanks:zee
 
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Patricia Sellers / Fortune:
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Steve Green / VEGAS INC:
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Discussion: TG Daily, The Register and TeleRead
Michael Arrington / @arrington:
Excited to announce the very first #CrunchFund investment @PrismSkylabs - http://t.co/FaNUlxX
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
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Anders Bylund / Ars Technica:
Can a marriage of AOL and Yahoo save the fading Web titans?
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Reopens iTunes Match Beta for U.S. Developers
David Kocieniewski / New York Times:
Rich Tax Breaks Bolster Makers of Video Games
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Unboxed: Computer-Generated Articles Are Gaining Traction
Discussion: SEO Book.com and TeleRead
David Kirkpatrick / Techonomy:
Social Power and the Coming Corporate Revolution
Discussion: Scobleizer