The Rundown: Gabby Douglas Wows in London, Latest iPhone Might Disappoint

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July 30, 2012 ‐ By

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-So, in case you haven’t heard, the London Olympics are happening. The main events so far have been the Opening Ceremony, which had everything from fire, to David Beckham, to a slew of umbrella-toting, flying Mary Poppinses (?!); the gymnastics competition, which saw teen phenom Gabby Douglas advance to the all-around competition while, surprisingly, world champ Jordyn Wieber did not; and swimming, where Michael Phelps did not medal in the 400-meter IM race (Ryan Lochte took gold). Phelps and Lochte both won silver for the 400-meter freestyle relay. And Lia Neal, a 17-year-old from New York, became only the second African-American female swimmer to win a medal in the Olympics. And finally, in men’s gymnastics, another New Yorker, John Orozco, is trying to take the U.S. team to gold.

-Word is that former President Bill Clinton will be speaking at the Democratic National Convention. Meanwhile, President Obama will be in New York today for a fundraiser.

-Mitt Romney is going to Poland today, the final leg of an international tour that started in England, where he insulted the British by questioning their preparedness for the Olympic Games, and continued in Israel, where he raised $1 million. While there, Romney give a speech in which he took a hard line against Iran’s nuclear aspirations.

-Joel Ewanick, General Motors’ chief marketing officer and the man responsible for cancelling the automaker’s Facebook advertising, is out. It’s unclear what exactly led to his unexpected departure; he had also planned on cancelling the company’s Super Bowl advertising and had rocky relationships with outside firms.

-Leaked pictures that are supposed to be images of the yet-to-be-released Apple iPhone 5 show a phone that looks remarkably like the iPhone 4S. Business Insider says Apple could be in trouble if these photos are the real deal. Would you buy it?

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