September 14, 2012, 3:25 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.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
New iPhone 5 Pre-orders Through Verizon Slip to September 26 Delivery [Update: AT&T at 14-21 Days]  —  While Apple's shipping estimates on iPhone 5 pre-orders quickly slipped to two weeks just an hour after the online store reopened earlier, the company's U.S. carrier partners have seen …
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 …
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:
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Preliminary ruling by ITC judge clears Apple of infringement of four Samsung patents  —  Administrative Law Judge James E. Gildea just issued his preliminary ruling on Samsung's ITC complaint against Apple.  At this stage of the investigation, four Samsung patents, including a couple of allegedly standard-essential ones, are at issue.
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 …
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.
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, once used an iPhone.  Now he uses a Samsung Galaxy Note …
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 …

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