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September 24, 2012, 7:35 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.
Bloomberg:
Apple IPhone 5 Misses Estimates Even as 5 Million Units Are Sold  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) reported debut weekend sales for the iPhone 5 that fell short of some analysts' estimates amid supply constraints.  —  More than 5 million units of the iPhone 5 were sold in the first three days …
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Facebook Confirms No Private Messages Appearing On Timeline.  They're Old Wall Posts.  —  Updated.  Some Facebook users were alarmed this morning when it appeared that private messages written in 2009 and earlier were showing up on viewable Timelines as messages “Posted by friends.”
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
Myspace teases a completely rethought service, and believe it or not, it looks beautiful  —  Myspace has just revealed a video of what appears the be the future of the once wildly popular social network, now that Justin Timberlake and others have steered it in a new direction.
Anthony Drendel:
iOS Maps and China  —  It seems like people really hate the new Maps in iOS 6.  Now, I'm not disputing that Maps does give a lot of strange results to a lot of people all around the world, but for a large, large number of people, iOS 6 Maps has been a huge improvement over Google Maps.
More: Daring FireballTweets: @geointer and @torabu
CNN:
Facebook raises fears with ad tracking  —  (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.  Amid growing pressure for the social networking site …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Apple supplier Foxconn: Production will resume tomorrow  —  Production at the Taiyuan factory was halted due to a riot that occurred last night.  Foxconn says there were no employees deaths related to the incident.  —  Foxconn, which builds many Apple products, told CNET that while it had shut …
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
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.  The Verizon version of the iPhone 5, which went on sale Friday, came with an unexpected feature …
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.
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.
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 …
Josh Kopelman / Redeye VC:
The Dorm Room Fund  —  I was a dorm room entrepreneur.  —  I co-founded my first company, Infonautics, back in 1991 while I was a Junior at Penn.  By the time I (barely) graduated, we had 20 employees.  It was through this personal experience at Penn that I first learned that college campuses …
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 …
Damon Lavrinc / Wired:
In Automotive First, Tesla Pushes Over-The-Air Software Patch  —  In the future, your automobile will be locked in the same cycle of never-ending software upgrades that holds sway over computers and smartphones.  For Tesla Model S owners, the future is now.
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 …

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