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September 15, 2012, 4:30 AM

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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple on iPhone 5 Demand: “We've Been Completely Blown Away”  —  Late-sleeping early adopters may be unhappy to hear that preorder inventory of Apple's new iPhone 5 has been depleted, but Apple's pretty happy with the level of demand it's seeing.  “Preorders for iPhone 5 have been incredible …
Daniel Rubino / wpcentral:
Windows Phone 8 has officially gone gold (RTM)  —  Tonight we can confirm via two known sources that Windows Phone 8 has RTM'd.  For those of you unfamiliar with the term, RTM stands for Release to Manufacturing (aka “going gold") and is one of the final steps in getting the software to market.
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
AT&T to launch Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung Galaxy Note II on October 21st  —  BGR has confirmed with a trusted source that AT&T's (T) upcoming flagship smartphones for the holidays — besides that flagship smartphone, of course — will be launching on October 21st.
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Google Apps Says Goodbye To Internet Explorer 8, Pulls Support For the Browser  —  Today, the Google Apps team announced that it will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 (and lower).  Thank goodness.  This will affect everyone using Google Apps: businesses, educational and government institutions.
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Google: Acer Is OHA Member, So Can't Work On “Non-Compatible Android” Like Aliyun  —  This week, Acer abruptly pulled out of a news conference to produce a smartphone using the Aliyun mobile operating system.  Alibaba, which makes Aliyun, said Google's pressured Acer to pull out.
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Cheapest iPhone 5 costs an estimated $168 to make but sells for $649  —  The 16GB iPhone 5, the least expensive of Apple's new smartphone models, costs $167.50 to manufacture, according to an analysis by UBM Tech Insights.  —  Tech Insights estimates the iPhone 5 costs about $35 more than the iPhone 4S to make.
Erin Griffith / PandoDaily:
With 10 Million Uniques in 10 Months, Sulia Raises $1.5 Million for Interest-Based News Aggregation  —  Sulia has become a bit of a quiet storm in New York's media scene.  The company, led by digital advertising vet Jonathan Glick (iVillage, AOL, New York Times, Gerson Lehrman Group …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Apple's timid new iPod nano sidesteps a smartwatch revolution  —  By all accounts, Apple's new iPhone 5 is a fine product, a line drive down the middle.  It will easily sell millions and likely even break some records — the massive iPhone ecosystem alone will guarantee that.
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 …
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.

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