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September 24, 2012, 12:15 PM

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Apple:
iPhone 5 First Weekend Sales Top Five Million  —  Apple® today announced it has sold over five million of its new iPhone® 5, just three days after its launch on September 21, and more than 100 million iOS devices have been updated with iOS 6, the world's most advanced mobile operating system. iPhone 5 …
Wall Street Journal:
Apple Gave Few Phones to Other Retailers  —  Apple Inc.'s AAPL -1.35% new iPhone 5 remained a hot item following the sales kickoff Friday, with customers flocking to stores to buy the new handset.  But they seemed to have little luck finding the gadget at the Silicon Valley company's retail …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Apple's 5 million iPhone 5 sales: What analysts are saying  —  First weekend sales set a record, but Wall Street found them disappointing  —  FORTUNE — Smartphone sales, like presidential debates, are a game of expectations — although in the case of Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 5, it's one the analysts played but the not the company.
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Riot breaks out at Foxconn's Taiyuan plant, reportedly over guards beating up a worker  —  News just came in that workers at Foxconn's Taiyuan plant have started a riot in the wee hours in China, and that police forces are on site to control the crowd.  While the motive isn't clear …
New York Times:
Foxconn Factory in Taiyuan, China, Is Closed After Worker Riot  —  Foxconn Technology, a major supplier to some of the world's electronics giants, including Apple, said on Monday that it had closed one of its large Chinese plants early Monday after police were called in to break up a fight among factory employees.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Source: Apple Aggressively Recruiting Ex-Google Maps Staff To Build Out iOS Maps  —  Apple is going after people with experience working on Google Maps to develop its own product, according to a source with connections on both teams.  Using recruiters, Apple is pursuing a strategy …
CNN:
Facebook raises fears with ad tracking  —  By Emily Steel in New York and April Dembosky in San Francisco  —  (Financial Times) — Facebook is working with a controversial data company called Datalogix that can track whether people who see ads on the social networking site end up buying those products in stores.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
What Will Marissa Do?:  Mayer to Reveal Strategy to Troops This Week  —  On Friday, I began a series about the various and sundry things new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer was up to at the Silicon Valley Internet giant.  —  First up was a look at how she is zeroing in on improving its troubled search efforts …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook Mobile Payments Via Carrier Billing (And Bango) Now Live In U.S., UK And Germany  —  Another step ahead for Facebook's strategy to make more money out of its mobile business: the company is now accepting mobile payments for its mobile web service via carrier billing in the U.S. …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Frustrated with poor mobile sales, publishers blame ad agencies  —  Publishers are seeing mobile audiences growing fast - but revenue is yet to catch up, and it's the ad industry taking the blame.  —  Mobile makes up a fifth of reader traffic for 87 percent of publishers …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
New Zealand Prime Minister orders enquiry into “unlawful” spying of Kim Dotcom  —  The Kim Dotcom saga continues to unfold in New Zealand after the country's prime minister ordered a full enquiry into claims that the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) unlawfully spied on the Megaupload founder.
James Glanz / New York Times:
Data Centers in Rural Washington State Gobble Power  —  QUINCY, Wash. — Set in the dry hills and irrigated farmland of Central Washington, Grant County is known for its robust harvest of apples, potatoes, cherries and beans.  But for Microsoft, a prime lure was the region's other valuable resource: cheap electrical power.

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