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September 14, 2012, 5:15 AM

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Matt Townsend / Bloomberg:
Wal-Mart to Offer Apple's Pre-Orders for First Time  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), the world's largest retailer, will take pre-orders for the new Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPhone for the first time and offer discounts on the device.  —  The iPhone 5, announced yesterday, can be ordered tomorrow …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
iPhone 5 won't support simultaneous voice and data on Verizon or Sprint  —  Apple's new iPhone 5 features support for LTE networks across the world, but it won't be able to offer simultaneous voice and data on all of them.  The Verge has confirmed with Verizon Wireless that the iPhone 5 …
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Will LTE buckle under the iPhone 5's weight?  —  If you've owned a smartphone on AT&T for longer than a couple years, you likely remember this well: the network was pushed to the brink of disaster by the overwhelming popularity of the iPhone 3G, 3GS, and 4.  Prior to the iPhone …
Brian X. Chen / NYT Bits:
Why the iPhone 5 on Verizon and Sprint Won't Juggle Calls and Data  —  A lot has changed in Apple's new iPhone.  But with the Verizon Wireless and Sprint versions of the iPhone 5, there's something that will remain the same from the old model: The phone still won't be able to place a call …
Kevin Fitchard / GigaOM:
What's AT&T planning?  Hidden specs unearthed in the GSM iPhone 5  —  There's more to the AT&T version of the iPhone 5 than meets the eye.  ExtremeTech's Neal Gompa sorted through the device's testing documentation at the Federal Communications Commission and found there are two more 4G …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Thoughts and Observations Regarding Yesterday's iPhone 5 and Music Event  —  A Double Feature  —  There's been a consistent formula to the post-Steve Jobs Apple keynote events.  Tim Cook opens, and speaks in broad terms about where Apple is.  Numbers and milestones.
More: The Verge
David Pogue / Pogue's Posts:
Google Glass and the Future of Technology  —  New gadgets — I mean whole new gadget categories — don't come along very often.  The iPhone was one recent example.  You could argue that the iPad was another.  But if there's anything at all as different and bold on the horizon, surely it's Google Glass.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple's new iCloud.com officially launches with updated Mail, Find My iPhone, Reminders and Notes apps  —  Apple has today launched the new official version of iCloud.com — its web portal for cloud services — to all users, reports 9to5Mac.  The site features versions of its Mail …
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Why Does Apple Announce iPhone Pricing And Availability But Other Phone Makers Don't?  —  One of the nice things Apple does when announcing a new product — which its competitors only sometimes do, especially in the phone industry — is tell you how much it will cost and when it will go on sale.
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Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Google Finally Adds Do-Not-Track Support in Latest Test Version of Chrome  —  Google has included support for the Do Not Track privacy setting in its latest Chrome developer build, which was released today.  —  Do Not Track — which aims to help users opt out of being tracked across Web sites …
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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Google adds another cool tool to Search: The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon  —  Forget using Google's more powerful search operators, the best ones are the most fun ones.  We've seen ‘tilt’ and ‘do a barrel roll’, but over the past day or so, the company has added another cool new search operator: Bacon number.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft details Office 2013 RT, confirms Preview release and lack of Macros or add-ins  —  We got a brief look at Office 2013 RT for Windows RT tablets at IFA last month, but Microsoft is revealing the finer details of the software today.  In a post on the company's Office Next blog …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Friendster Founder Jonathan Abrams Launches Nuzzel: A Fast, Simple, Social News Reader  —  Jonathan Abrams, whose resume as a founder or co-founder includes the Founders Den startup workspace, event service Socializr, social bookmarking service HotLinks, and Friendster (I don't need to explain that last one …
More: VentureBeat and GigaOM

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