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September 18, 2012, 11:35 PM

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Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
First iPhone 5 Reviews: Thinner, Lighter, LTE “Stunningly Fast”  —  The embargo has just lifted on the first iPhone 5 reviews.  Apple has provided some publications with an early review unit of the iPhone 5.  We are collecting some of the more interesting points from each review, but you can click each title to read the full writeup.
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
The iPhone Takes to the Big Screen  —  The world's most popular smartphone becomes significantly faster, thinner and lighter this week, while gaining a larger, 4-inch screen—all without giving up battery life, comfort in the hand and high-quality construction.  —  [ See post to watch video ]
CNET:
iPhone 5 review: Finally, the iPhone we've always wanted  —  The good: The iPhone 5 adds everything we wanted in the iPhone 4S: 4G LTE, a longer, larger screen, and a faster A6 processor.  Plus, its top-to-bottom redesign is sharp, slim, and feather-light.  The bad: Sprint and Verizon models can't use voice and data simultaneously.
More: Bloomberg
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The iPhone 5  —  The iPhone 5 is really nice.  It feels great, looks great, has the best display I've seen at any size, runs noticeably faster, networks noticeably faster, is way thinner and lighter than any of its predecessors, takes better photos, and, in my six days of testing, gets totally decent iPhone-4S-level battery life.
Sung Hu Kim / Twitter Blog:
Expand your experience: New Twitter for iPad  —  Today you can download the new Twitter for iPad.  We've rebuilt the app from the ground up to make it fast, beautiful and easy to use.  Twitter for iPad brings you closer to what's happening all over the world, and makes it easy to keep …
Sachin Agarwal / Twitter Blog:
Because you have more to show  —  Starting today you can make your presence on Twitter more meaningful with new Twitter profiles.  Upload an all-new header photo on mobile apps for iPad, iPhone and Android or twitter.com, and the same image will appear whenever anyone views your profile on the web or these apps.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Beta Launches New Mobile Ad Network Using Your Data To Target You With Banner Ads In Other Apps  —  Facebook today begins testing its own mobile ad network.  Advertisers can pay to target you with ads for app stores or websites based on your Facebook data that appears while you're on other apps and mobile sites.
iFixit:
Apple EarPods Teardown  —  After three years of research and development, Apple has released the newest version of their popular headphones, now dubbed “EarPods.”  Join us as we crack these pods open and take a look at what three years of R & D can accomplish.  Love all of these gadget teardowns?
Microsoft Corporation:
Microsoft Signs Licensing Agreement With Research In Motion  —  exFAT file technology helps mobile industry leader provide cutting-edge capabilities to customers.  —  Microsoft Corp. announced today that Microsoft and Research In Motion (RIM) have signed a patent licensing agreement …
Reuters:
German government urges public to stop using Internet Explorer  —  (Reuters) - The German government urged the public on Tuesday to temporarily stop using Microsoft Corp's Internet Explorer following discovery of yet-to-be repaired bug in the web browser that the software maker said makes PCs vulnerable to attack by hackers.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Developers seeing lightning fast app review times as Apple readies the App Store for iPhone 5  —  Apple is getting its ducks in a row for the release of the iPhone 5.  One of the ways it's doing that is ensuring that as many apps as possible are ready for the new taller screen of the new device.
Nick Wingfield / NYT Bits:
With Hollywood Hire, Microsoft Bolsters Entertainment Efforts  —  Microsoft has hired Nancy Tellem, a former top CBS television executive, to oversee the production of original video content to be delivered to the company's Xbox video game console, according to people with knowledge of the move …
Michael Zhang / PetaPixel:
Apple's Jonathan Ive to Design a Single Uber-Limited Edition Leica M  —  Do you love the design of Apple products?  Do you have infinitely deep pockets?  If you said yes to both questions, then I have some good news for you.  —  At Leica's special event last night, after the new Leica M was announced …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
AT&T will be slapped with net neutrality complaint over FaceTime blocking  —  Free Press, Public Knowledge, and the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute have informed AT&T that they intend to file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission against the wireless carrier for violating network neutrality rules.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
New departure from Zynga: Omgpop's chief revenue officer (exclusive)  —  Joining the exodus of executives who have left Zynga recently, Wilson Kriegel, the former chief revenue officer of Omgpop, has left the company, GamesBeat has learned.  —  Kriegel was part of the company that Zynga bought earlier …
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Success of Crowdfunding Puts Pressure on Entrepreneurs  —  PORTLAND, Ore. — An effort to build a sleek aluminum charging dock for the iPhone generated fervor online when it was announced last December.  The project's creators raised close to $1.5 million through Kickstarter, a crowdfunding Web site …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Prismatic takes on Twitter in the race to build a better serendipity engine  —  Thanks to its recent forays into curated content, particularly around topics like the Olympics, it's become obvious that Twitter wants to be more than just a utility for distributing links: it wants to target users based on the …
More: ReadWriteWeb and Prismatic BlogThanks:@mathewi
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Gogo increases in-flight Wi-Fi prices, removes single pass on some flights  —  Updated at 3:53 p.m. PT with confirmation from Gogo PR.  —  In-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo has increased its pricing on several flights throughout the United States, including the popular San Francisco to New York flight on Virgin America.

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