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September 14, 2012, 12:45 PM

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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple's iPhone 5 Pre-order Shipping Estimates Slip to Two Weeks  —  Just an hour after pre-orders for the iPhone 5 went live, Apple Store shipping estimates for new pre-orders have already slipped to two weeks in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, and Australia.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft employees getting free Surface tablets, new work PCs, Windows Phone 8  —  Microsoft employees are just getting out of their big company meeting at KeyArena in Seattle, and if you hear any of them comparing Steve Ballmer to Oprah, there's a reason: The company announced a surprise package …
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 …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Joseph Ax / Reuters:
Twitter surrenders Occupy protester's tweets  —  (Reuters) - Twitter handed over tweets from an Occupy Wall Street protester to a New York criminal judge on Friday after months of fighting a subpoena from prosecutors.  —  The company surrendered the micro-blogging posts …
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.
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Apple says Lightning to HDMI and Lightning to VGA cables will arrive in a matter of months  —  There's been some confusion as to what Apple's new all-digital Lightning connector will be capable of, but the company has just cleared that up.  An Apple spokesperson told The Verge that Lightning …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
HP's Whitman: ‘We have to offer a smartphone eventually’  —  Summary: HP's Meg Whitman says the company has to offer a smartphone eventually, despite the computing giant's move to ditch its webOS smartphone range last year.  —  Zack Whittaker  —  HP chief executive Meg Whitman said during …
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.
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Twitter Hires Elite Apple Hacker Charlie Miller To Beef Up Its Security Team  —  In Twitter's early days, hackers enjoyed breaking into the company's accounts to embarrass news anchors or make obscene jokes about Britney Spears' nether regions.  Lately, it seems like world-class hackers …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Injustice Continues as Megaupload User Data Negotiations Go Bust  —  Almost nine months have passed since Megaupload's servers were raided by the U.S. Government yet after all this time there is no agreement on how former users can retrieve their files.  —  Meanwhile, Megaupload's 1103 servers …
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
China Unicom confirms iPhone 5 launch coming in next three months  —  A China Unicom executive has confirmed that, as long as regulatory approval comes as expected, Apple's new iPhone 5 will arrive on the carrier's network within three months of the handset's September 21st launch.
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Faith Merino / VatorNews:
Study: 1 in 5 U.S. women are now using Pinterest  —  Pew study finds 12% of U.S. adults are now using Pinterest, but nearly 20% of women are on the site  —  I've gotten hooked on Pinterest.  It's the only way to keep track of all the stuff I want.  It makes it so easy to keep track …

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