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12:10 AM ET, June 4, 2007

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Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPhone release date confirmed: yours on June 29th  —  Ready to pony the cash?  Looks like our source was right: the iPhone is yours come June 29th.  The commercial just aired on 60 Minutes, and now you can finally mark your calendar and get on with your life — for the next 25 days or so …
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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple / AT&T Television Ad Says iPhone "Coming June 29th" [Official Video]  —  Apple and AT&T advertised tonight on television that the iPhone will be available starting on June 29th, 2007.  The advertisement demonstrates the various functions of the iPhone.
Discussion: Christopher Null, Ars Technica and digg
Randall Bennett / wirelessinfo.com Blog:
iPhone release date confirmed: June 29th  —  June 29th, iPhone release date.  It's official.  —  Apple sure threw us a curve ball today, with rumors circulating around the interwebs of some sort of announcement of a release date, Apple soft announces through an advertisement during CBS's 60 Minutes.
Discussion: PC World: Techlog and Mashable!
Gizmodo:   Videos: The Three New Apple iPhone Ads Teasing Us With the June 29th Release Date
Li Yuan / Wall Street Journal:
Amp'd Mobile Files Chapter 11  —  Start-up wireless carrier Amp'd Mobile Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Friday night after it ran out of cash and failed to raise additional funding in time to meet debt payments.  With its filing, Amp'd Mobile becomes the latest …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Amp'd, another MVNO bites the dust
Rafat Ali / mocoNews.net:
Amp'd Mobile Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy; Hopes To Restructure …
Discussion: PE HUB, paidContent.org and Mark Evans
Gary Rivlin / New York Times:
In Silicon Valley, the Crash Seems Like Just Yesterday  —  GRANDPA lived through the Depression, and life thereafter was indelibly shaped by haunting memories of soup kitchens and hobos.  Similarly, the digerati of Silicon Valley endured the 1990s dot-com bubble, and since then have lived with the psychic shock of its ignoble end.
Discussion: CrunchNotes
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Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Bubbles on the brain  —  It has become commonplace in Silicon Valley and in the blogosphere to take the position that we are in another bubble — a Web 2.0 bubble, or a dot com bubble redux.  —  I don't think this is true.  —  Let's examine the theory of a new bubble from a few different angles.
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten / The Internet …:
Plazes CEO and Founder Exposed by Own Tools  —  If you don't want the world to know where you are you shouldn't use Plazes.  Plazes posts your location to a map whenever you connect to a Wi-Fi access point.  Pretty cool unless you are claiming to be somewhere where you are not.
Discussion: Mashable!
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Plazes CEO Busted By His Own Product  —  The Next Web Conference was held in Amsterdam last Friday (June 1).  The organizers had a last minute speaker back-out: Plazes CEO Felix Petersen emailed them the day before the conference to say that he couldn't make it because they were dealing …
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Google Keeps Tweaking Its Search Engine  —  THESE days, Google seems to be doing everything, everywhere.  It takes pictures of your house from outer space, copies rare Sanskrit books in India, charms its way onto Madison Avenue, picks fights with Hollywood and tries to undercut Microsoft's software dominance.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Fever Builds for iPhone (Anxiety Too)  —  During an onscreen demonstration of the iPhone in Apple's sprawling retail store here recently, an employee, clad in a black T-shirt, of course, surprised a potential customer.  —  Nonplused, the customer stammered, "You mean it's a cellphone, too?"
Alex Faaborg:
The User Interface of Firefox 3: Features  —  Firefox 3 is going to provide a wide range of improvements to performance, stability, and security, and it's also going to present several new user facing features.  Here is a quick recap of design work that's been going on in the Mozilla community …
Discussion: parislemon, MSTechToday and digg
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Netflix Prize Still Awaits a Movie Seer  —  Sometimes a good idea becomes a great one after it is set loose.  —  Last October, Netflix, the online movie rental service, announced that it would award $1 million to the first person or team who can devise a system that is 10 percent more accurate …
Stowe Boyd / /Message:
Reboot in Retrospect  —  A beautifully spare summation of Reboot by Trine-Marie Kristensen: … Tor Nørretranders opening presentation was one of the standouts of Reboot, for me.  The line "Sex is the origin of all that is noble" rang like a bell in my head for hours later …
Ryan / Invisible Inkling:
10 obvious things about the future of newspapers you need to get through your head  —  Invisible Inkling  —  Ryan Sholin on the future of newspapers, online news and journalism education.  — home  — work  — about  — more  —  10 obvious things about the future of newspapers you need to get through your head
 
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