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September 22, 2012, 5:00 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.
Reuters:
Apple seeks U.S. Samsung sales ban, $707 million more in damages  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc has asked for a court order for a permanent U.S. sales ban on Samsung Electronics products alleged to have violated its patents along with additional damages of $707 million on top of the billion-dollar verdict won by the iPhone maker last month.
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.
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Twitter CEO says curation tools for newsrooms are coming  —  “So, how does it feel to be the voice of the press in the 21 century?,” Emily Bell asked Twitter CEO Dick Costolo during a keynote interview Friday at the Online News Association Conference in San Francisco.  —  “I don't view that as my job, of course,” he said.
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.
Casey Newton / CNET:
YouTube to keep serving videos on older version of its app  —  Even as it disappears as a pre-installed app on iOS 6, the company tells CNET it will keep supporting the old app indefinitely.  —  YouTube fans who don't upgrade your iOS device to the latest version, relax …
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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HP:
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