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September 17, 2012, 8:20 AM

Top News

Sam Byford / The Verge:
iPhone 5 breaks AT&T sales record in ‘most successful iPhone launch ever’  —  The iPhone 5 has set a new pre-order record for AT&T, the carrier announced today, selling faster than any previous iPhone.  The phone became available to order on September 17th and quickly sold out of its initial stock bound …
Chris Dixon:
Facebook's embedded option  —  The best way to think of Facebook's stock is as the sum of two businesses: the existing display ad businesses, and a probability-weighted option on a new line of business.  This is how Wall Street views it.  For example, here is a section of a recent Goldman Sachs analyst report on Facebook:
More: TechCrunchTweets: @stevecheney
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.
Scott Hanselman:
Everything's broken and nobody's upset  —  Software doesn't work.  I'm shocked at how often we put up with it.  Here's just a few issues - literally off the top of my head - that I personally dealt with last week.  — My iPhone 4s has 3 gigs of “OTHER” taking up space, according to iTunes.
John Jannarone / Wall Street Journal:
Winklevoss Twins of Facebook Fame Return to Invest in SumZero  —  The Winklevoss twins lost the biggest social-network showdown ever when their rival, Mark Zuckerberg, walked away with Facebook.  Now they are trying again—with a social network for professional investors.
Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
Disruptions: Let Silicon Valley Eat ... Ramen Noodles?  —  You don't have to spend much time in Silicon Valley to start hearing that the people don't care about money.  People here are just trying to make the world a better place.  Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists eat ramen noodles for dinner and drive old, clunky Hondas to work.
John Herrman / BuzzFeed:
Twitter To Remove Third-Party Image Services From Its Apps  —  Last month's Twitter policy changes not-so-subtly suggested that third-party clients are not long for this world.  Next to be put on notice: the image sites.  —  Twitter will soon remove support for third-party image hosts …
More: Betabeat and AllTwitter

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
The art of humble disruption  —  Dave Campbell might seem like an unlikely poster child for tech disruption.  But his big, bold ideas have been quietly moving Microsoft for two decades - and he's far from done.
Intel:
Intel Injects Laughter into Mobile Messaging  —  Intel is creating a fun spin on communication with the launch of Pocket Avatars, a new over-the-top (OTT) mobile messaging app developed by Intel Labs technologists.
VMware:
How vCloud Hybrid Service is Different: 10 Cloud Capabilities on vCloud Hybrid Service that Don't Exist on AWS  —  With vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS), we're firmly focused on solving enterprise customer cloud problems …
Zoho:
The Secret of Effective Project Management  —  Let me get straight to the point.  The Secret of Effective Project Management is finding the right balance between managing too little and managing too much.
Syncano:
3 Ways to Build More Apps in Less Time  —  “How fast can you build it?”  You've probably heard this question a thousand times.  A few years ago, building apps quickly wasn't an option.
 

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