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September 17, 2012, 4:55 AM

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Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
iPhone 5 Benchmarks Appear in Geekbench Showing a Dual Core, 1GHz A6 CPU  —  John Poole of PrimateLabs let us know that the first iPhone 5 benchmark has hit Geekbench.  —  The results show an iPhone5,2 device running iOS 6 with a Dual-Core 1.02GHz ARMv7 processor and 1GB of RAM.
AnandTech:
iPhone 5 Memory Size and Speed Revealed: 1GB LPDDR2-1066  —  Quick analysis of the A6 SoC photos from the iPhone 5 launch event tells us all we need to know about the memory interface, speed and bandwidth of the new platform.  As always, the A6 features a PoP stack combining the SoC itself and its DRAM.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
iPhone 5: Customers in the Big Apple camp out 8 days early  —  By Sunday there were 7 in the queue — each of them for commercial purposes  —  FORTUNE — In the popular imagination — and in Samsung TV ads — the people willing to wait in line for days to buy the newest Apple (AAPL) …
AppleInsider:
First Apple iPhone 5 orders now shipping from China  —  Customers who were among the first to preorder the iPhone 5 from Apple have begun seeing updates that their orders are shipping from China.  —  While some iPhone 5 orders are now shipping, the packages are still not scheduled …
Chris Dixon:
Facebook's embedded option  —  The best way to think of Facebook's stock is as the sum of two businesses: the existing display ad businesses, and a probability-weighted option on a new line of business.  This is how Wall Street views it.  For example, here is a section of a recent Goldman Sachs analyst report on Facebook:
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Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Marissa Mayer Just Gave Every Yahoo Employee An iPhone 5  —  New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer just sent an email to all of Yahoo's full time and part time employees in the US, promising them a new Apple, Samsung, Nokia, or HTC smartphone.  —  “People are happy,” says a source at the company.
Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
Disruptions: Let Silicon Valley Eat ... Ramen Noodles?  —  You don't have to spend much time in Silicon Valley to start hearing that the people don't care about money.  People here are just trying to make the world a better place.  Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists eat ramen noodles for dinner and drive old, clunky Hondas to work.
John Jannarone / Wall Street Journal:
Winklevoss Twins of Facebook Fame Return to Invest in SumZero  —  The Winklevoss twins lost the biggest social-network showdown ever when their rival, Mark Zuckerberg, walked away with Facebook.  Now they are trying again—with a social network for professional investors.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Top BitTorrent Countries In The World, Top Torrent Towns In The UK  —  The Digital Music Index is a report produced by Musicmetric, a data and analytics company that maps the trends and preferences of music fans around the world.  The data collated and crunched is then supplied to the music industry …
Noel Randewich / Reuters:
PCs no longer consume majority of DRAM chips: IHS iSuppli  —  (Reuters) - For the first time since the 1980s, personal computers no longer account for the majority of demand for DRAM memory chips.  —  Data released by market research firm IHS iSuppli on Friday showed that only 49 percent …
Jake Smith / 9to5Mac:
Full fifth-generation iPod touch and seventh-generation iPod nano schematics, blueprints on file  —  Just like it did for the iPhone 5, Apple has posted schematics for the new fifth-generation iPod touch and seventh-generation iPod nano - both of which will be available to customers in the coming weeks.
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