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September 23, 2012, 6:50 PM

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James Glanz / New York Times:
Data Centers Waste Vast Amounts of Energy, Belying Industry Image  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jeff Rothschild's machines at Facebook had a problem he knew he had to solve immediately.  They were about to melt.  —  The company had been packing a 40-by-60-foot rental space here with racks …
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Apple Maps: Damned If You Do, Googled If You Don't  —  While still a teenager, my youngest daughter was determined to take on the role of used car salesperson when we sold our old Chevy Tahoe.  Her approach was impeccable: Before letting the prospective buyer so much as touch the car …
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
Is Going for Rapid Growth Always Good?  Aren't Startups So Much More?  —  I think I've read Paul Graham's post on “Startup = Growth” three or four times now.  And of course on Twitter I've seen the Tweets, ReTweets and superlatives on what a great post it is.
More: Oliver ThylmannTweets: @msuster and @pkedrosky
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
What Will Marissa Do: Yahoo CEO Zeroes in on Search, While Her Ad Team Eyes Tech Upgrade Options  —  It's been nice to see all the euphoria at Yahoo about free food and Apple iPhones kicking it up a notch.  —  But, purple people, guess what?  Them's just your basic table stakes in Silicon Valley …
More: FM Signal
MG Siegler:
My Product Feedback  —  Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile Mobile …
Mark Shuttleworth:
Amazon search results in the Dash  —  It makes perfect sense to integrate Amazon search results in the Dash, because the Home Lens of the Dash should let you find *anything* anywhere.  Over time, we'll make the Dash smarter and smarter, so you can just ask for whatever you want, and it will Just Work.
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Craigslist, 3taps & The Court Battle For The Soul Of Public Data  —  Who owns the kind of information collected by Craigslist?  The classifieds site has staked its claim in a series of lawsuits against apartment listings mapper PadMapper and Craigslist data scraper 3taps.
More: TechCrunchThanks:@rwwmike
Steven Levy / Wired:
The Indomitable Mary Meeker  —  There is no president of the Internet.  But there is a queen.  That only-somewhat-exaggerated sobriquet belongs to Mary Meeker, the 53-year-old financial analyst turned venture capitalist.  Back in 1995, Meeker—then an analyst at Morgan Stanley …

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