The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung.

1. States’ $69 million e-book settlement with publishers is preliminarily approved (PaidContent)

2. Apple announces record pre-orders for iPhone 5 (TechCrunch)

3. Atlantic Media readies its business news startup, Quartz (Nieman Lab)

4. Winklevoss twins are back with their own social network (WSJ)

5. 13 tech trends to adopt before the year’s end (The Next Web)