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September 14, 2012, 4:35 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.
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Preliminary ruling by ITC judge clears Apple of infringement of four Samsung patents  —  Administrative Law Judge E. James 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.
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 …
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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 …
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.
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 …
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.

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