September 22, 2012, 3:10 PM

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Mike Dobson / Exploring Local:
Google Maps announces a 400 year advantage over Apple Maps  —  I had a call from Marc Prioleau of Prioleau Advisors this morning and speaking with him prompted me to look into the uproar over Apple's problems with its new mapping application.  So, this column is Marc's fault.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
TomTom: Don't Blame Apple Maps Problems On Us!  —  When Apple launched the original iPhone, one of the biggest complaints about the phone was that it was awful for making phone calls.  —  Apple did not bear the brunt of this criticism, though.  It was its cellular partner AT&T who was …
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
The iPhone 5 Performance Preview  —  This morning we finally got our hands on Apple's iPhone 5.  While we are eager to get started on battery life testing, that'll happen late tonight after a full day's worth of use and a recharge cycle.  Meanwhile, we went straight to work on performance testing.
Paul Graham:
Startup = Growth  —  A startup is a company designed to grow fast.  Being newly founded does not in itself make a company a startup.  Nor is it necessary for a startup to work on technology, or take venture funding, or have some sort of “exit.”  The only essential thing is growth.
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
The first three iPhone 5 (and one EarPod) ads hit: Thumbs, Physics, Cheese and Ears  —  It sounds like the first iPhone 5 ads are narrated by Jeff Daniels of Dumb and Dumber and Newsroom fame.  —  Thumbs shows how the 4-inch screen is tailored to the windshield-wiper motion of your thumb.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Fortune's “Most Powerful Women” Features Techies: IBM's Rometty Tops List, but Yahoo's Mayer Grabs Cover  —  Fortune magazine put out its “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” list today, which was topped by IBM CEO Ginni Rometty.  —  The nod to the leader of the longtime tech giant was followed …

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