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September 14, 2012, 6:05 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.
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Apple Wins Patent Ruling Against Samsung at Trade Agency  —  Apple Wins Patent Ruling Against Samsung  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) won a round of a U.S. International Trade Commission case brought by Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) over patented technology in the iPhone and iPad tablet computer …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Brian X. Chen / NYT Bits:
Why the iPhone 5 Does Not Have N.F.C. — It Can't  —  Apple's iPhone 5 got bigger than its predecessor, and some wonder why the company didn't make room inside for a technology called near-field communications (N.F.C.), which enables devices to exchange information wirelessly over very short distances.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Amazon's new Kindle Fire and Fire HD 7 now on sale  —  Revealed at a press event earlier this month, Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 7 is now available for $199 today from Amazon.com.  The 7-inch tablet includes a 1280 x 800 7-inch IPS screen, HD webcam for Skype and 16GB of storage.
Paul Mozur / Wall Street Journal:
Apple's iPhone Faces Challenges in China  —  BEIJING—Apple Inc.'s new iPhone is aimed in part at the growing ranks of straying Chinese power users like James Liang.  —  Mr. Liang, chairman of Chinese online travel website Ctrip.com, once used an iPhone.  Now he uses a Samsung Galaxy Note …
DSLreports:
Exclusive: Some Comcast Users Will See 500 GB Cap - Company to Scale Cap Size With Tier Speed  —  It appears that Comcast is tinkering with the idea of offering higher caps with higher tiers of service, and will again shake up their speed options sometime in the next year for the majority of users.
More: GigaOM
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 …

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