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September 16, 2012, 11:00 PM

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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.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Ballmer discusses Surface pricing and Microsoft as a devices-and-services company  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has discussed Windows 8 a number of times this year, once describing it as “the rebirth of Microsoft Windows,” but the outspoken chief of Microsoft has switched gears to talk …
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?  —  Mark Zuckerberg spoke at a conference organized by TechCrunch in San Francisco on Sept. 11.  He appears, very publicly and honestly, to focus on building a company, not on toys.  —  You don't have to spend much time in Silicon Valley …
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) …
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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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 …
Will Oremus / Slate:
Why Twitter Caved and Handed an “Occupy” Protester's Data to the Government  —  A judge forced Twitter to hand over deleted tweets from one of the hundreds of protesters arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge during a demonstration in October 2011.  —  Twitter surprised and impressed civil liberties groups …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Google and Alibaba Continue Warring Over Acer Phone  —  Google and Alibaba are none too happy with each other this weekend after last week's launch event in Shanghai for a new smartphone with Acer hardware and Alibaba software was postponed.  —  Google says that Alibaba's Aliyun operating system …
John Jannarone / Wall Street Journal:
The Return of Facebook's Winklevoss Twins  —  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.  —  Flush with at least $65 million …

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