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September 24, 2012, 4:20 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 …
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.
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Verizon says iPhone 5 won't be ‘relocked’  —  You are here  —  Home » Verizon Communications Inc » Verizon says iPhone 5 won't be ‘relocked’  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Wireless said Monday that it won't prevent its version of the iPhone 5 from being used on AT&T's network.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple TV updated to iOS 5.1, bringing Shared Photo Streams, AirPlay broadcasting and more  —  Apple has updated the Apple TV software to version 5.1, bringing along with it support for the new Shared Photo Streams introduced in iOS 6, as well as iTunes Account Sharing and other goodies, reports MacRumors.
Iain Marlow / Globe and Mail:
Flatlining user base spells end of RIM's growth story  —  A decade after Research In Motion Ltd. introduced its first smartphone, the tribe of BlackBerry users has stopped growing.  —  RIM is in the midst of a long-running slump in sales, but despite that, it has still managed to sell enough devices …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Beloved email client Sparrow will get yet another post-acquisition update to support iPhone 5  —  The much-loved email client Sparrow will be getting another compatibility update, adding support for the iPhone 5′s larger screen.  The news came from a tweet by Sparrow founder Dom Leca today.
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Facebook Confirms No Private Messages Appearing On Timeline.  They're Old Wall Posts.  —  Updated.  Some Facebook users are seeing private messages written in 2009 and earlier showing up on viewable Timelines as messages “Posted by friends.”  —  TechCrunch has investigated more …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple warns ex-MobileMe users with 20GB free iCloud storage of ‘downgrade’ coming Sept. 30  —  Apple has begun sending last-minute reminders to users currently enjoying 20GB of free iCloud storage, warning that from September 30, it will downgrade their accounts unless they take action.
Wall Street Journal:
Revenge of the Nerds, the Sequel: Silicon Valley Wallflowers Now Hot  —  As Web Darlings See Stocks Fall, Spotlight Hits Business Tech; ‘Sexy Again’  —  Phil Fernandez was used to being a Silicon Valley wallflower.  —  His start-up makes software for marketing departments, and for years …
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Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Google shares hit all-time high  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc shares set an all-time high on Monday, with the Web giant's reliable advertising business back in vogue among Wall Street investors disenchanted with younger social media companies.  —  The stock reached $747.84 around noon eastern time …
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 …
AFP:
Microsoft faces fine over browser commitment: EU (Update)  —  US software giant Microsoft faces yet more heavy fines after it promised to offer clients a choice of web browser but then failed to do so, the EU's competition commissioner said Monday.  —  Microsoft apologised in July for a …
Rachel Metz / Technology Review:
Even Sleeping Smartphones Could Soon Hear Spoken Commands  —  Nuance is working with chipmakers on technology that would enable “persistent listening” apps.  —  Speech recognition software company Nuance is working with chip makers on how to build a chipset for a mobile device that would let users …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
eBay Debuts Setify, Its Own Pinterest-Like Tool To Share Collections Of Items  —  eBay has just debuted a new tool, called Setify, which allows users to allow people to create collections of items on eBay, and from other sources as well.  —  Setify, which is in private beta …
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Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
After getting access to the Twitter firehose, social media data startup Dataminr lands $13m  —  Real-time social media data firm Dataminr today announced that it has raised $13 million in Series B funding.  The company says the round was led by existing Series A investors from the financial industry …

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