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September 16, 2012, 7:55 PM

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AnandTech:
iPhone 5 Memory Size and Speed Revealed: 1GB LPDDR2-1066  —  Quick analysis of the A6 SoC photos from the iPhone 5 launch event tells us all we need to know about the memory interface, speed and bandwidth of the new platform.  As always, the A6 features a PoP stack combining the SoC itself and its DRAM.
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
iPhone 5 Benchmarks Appear in Geekbench Showing a Dual Core, 1GHz A6 CPU  —  John Poole of PrimateLabs let us know that the first iPhone 5 benchmark has hit Geekbench.  —  The results show an iPhone5,2 device running iOS 6 with a Dual-Core 1.02GHz ARMv7 processor and 1GB of RAM.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Ballmer discusses Surface pricing and Microsoft as a devices-and-services company  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has discussed Windows 8 a number of times this year, once describing it as “the rebirth of Microsoft Windows,” but the outspoken chief of Microsoft has switched gears to talk …
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Marissa Mayer Just Gave Every Yahoo Employee An iPhone 5  —  New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer just sent an email to all of Yahoo's full time and part time employees in the US, promising them a new Apple, Samsung, Nokia, or HTC smartphone.  —  “People are happy,” says a source at the company.
Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
Disruptions: Let Silicon Valley Eat ... Ramen Noodles?  —  Mark Zuckerberg spoke at a conference organized by TechCrunch in San Francisco on Sept. 11.  He appears, very publicly and honestly, to focus on building a company, not on toys.  —  You don't have to spend much time in Silicon Valley …
Will Oremus / Slate:
Why Twitter Caved and Handed an “Occupy” Protester's Data to the Government  —  A judge forced Twitter to hand over deleted tweets from one of the hundreds of protesters arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge during a demonstration in October 2011.  —  Twitter surprised and impressed civil liberties groups …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
iPhone 5: Customers in the Big Apple camp out 8 days early  —  By Sunday there were 7 in the queue — each of them for commercial purposes  —  FORTUNE — In the popular imagination — and in Samsung TV ads — the people willing to wait in line for days to buy the newest Apple (AAPL) …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Google and Alibaba Continue Warring Over Acer Phone  —  Google and Alibaba are none too happy with each other this weekend after last week's launch event in Shanghai for a new smartphone with Acer hardware and Alibaba software was postponed.  —  Google says that Alibaba's Aliyun operating system …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
In New Ad Campaign, Samsung Tries to Win on the Merits  —  For many, the iPhone 5 is the talk of the weekend — and that includes Samsung.  —  The Korean phone maker will tomorrow start running a print ad campaign in national and regional papers that compares the features of its Galaxy S III with those of Apple's iPhone 5.
BuzzFeed:
Tech Figures Raised At Least $27 Million For Obama Campaign  —  Leaked fundraising documents show Silicon Valley emerging as a key source of Democratic money and power.  Valley money bests Hollywood.  —  President Obama with Google chairman (and occasional advisor) Eric Schmidt

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