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6:40 PM ET, June 25, 2007


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danah boyd:
Viewing American class divisions through Facebook and MySpace  —  Citation: boyd, danah.  2007. "Viewing American class divisions through Facebook and MySpace ."  Apophenia Blog.  June 24 . ClassDivisions.html  —  (If you have comments, please add them to the related entry on my blog.
Social sites reveal class divide  —  Fans of MySpace and Facebook are divided by much more than which music they like, suggests a study.  —  A six-month research project has revealed a sharp division along class lines among the American teenagers flocking to the social network sites.
Valleywag:   Facebook V Myspace: The shaky sociology of social networks
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
First Apple iPhone shipments arrive stateside  —  The first retail-bound volume shipments of Apple Inc.'s hotly anticipated iPhone device arrived successfully in the United States this past weekend, touching down quietly at a handful of drop locations just six days before the device is due …
The Boy Genius Report:
iPhone data plan dubbed the iPlan?  —  No, we're not kidding.  Although iPlan might simply be used internally to refer to the Apple iPhone data plan, this streak of info came from a pretty high up source of ours, and it looks to be accurate.  The iPhone data plan will be around $34.99-$44.99 …
Petemortensen / Cult of Mac:
Apple Employees Flaunting iPhones in Public Like Crazy
Discussion: MacRumors
Fred Vogelstein / Wired News:
TechCrunch Blogger Michael Arrington Can Generate Buzz ... and Cash  —  One Tuesday morning in early May, Michael Arrington was sound asleep in his bedroom in Atherton, California, when three men burst in.  Naturally, he was startled.  His first reaction, he recalls, was to tell them to "get the f**k out."
Start-Up Bard  —  New Web companies in Silicon Valley aren't really launched until they're blogged in TechCrunch.  —  If you are trying to get a tech start-up company off the ground, and in Silicon Valley—who isn't?—one of the most important people in your life is Mike Arrington, 37 …
Patrick / Blog:   White suits on Wired
Chris Williams / The Register:
Blinkx raises the stakes in online video  —  Blinkx ('blinks'), the transatlantic video search engine, has beaten Google, Yahoo! and MySpace to a big technology punch by going live with a system that "listens" to speech in clips in order to allow advertisers to target users more specifically.
Discussion: Liberate Media
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Vonage: The Last Stand  —  Vonage, the beleaguered VoIP service provider is in court today, trying to defend its position that it doesn't infringe on Verizon's patents.  If Vonage loses, then things get really tough for the company, which has claimed that it has developed a workaround Verizon patents, and can still stay in business.
Google Apps Gets Mail Migration, Dozens of New Features  —  This week we're adding mail migration to Google Apps, Google's web-based platform for communication and collaboration.  This is one of more than 30 features and updates to the service we've rolled out since February 2007 …
Karen / Official Google Blog:
A smooth Apps move
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
IPhone Euphoria May Lead to Investor Disappointment  —  Apple Inc., whose market value passed $100 billion in May as euphoria mounted over its iPhone, may be facing investor expectations that are too high.  —  Apple may sell as many as 200,000 iPhones in the product's first two days …
Scott Moritz /
iPhone's $200 Million Jackpot
Wi-Fi Alliance:
Wi-Fi Alliance® Begins Testing of Next-Generation Wi-Fi Gear  —  Wide range of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ 802.11n draft 2.0 products expected to be available in time for back-to-school purchases  —  WI-FI ALLIANCE® BEGINS TESTING NEXT-GENERATION WI-FI GEAR
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Portals Can't Keep Upfront Buyers From TV  —  As media agencies committed billions to network TV last week, the Internet's biggest players appear to have made few inroads when it comes to steering some of those billions their way.  —  Both Yahoo and AOL deliberately gathered buyers …
Popular Mechanics:
Blade Runner at 25: Why the Sci-Fi F/X Are Still Unsurpassed  —  A quarter-century after Ridley Scott's dark vision of the future changed the face of filmmaking, special-effects maestro and MythBuster Adam Savage offers an appreciation.  —  Twenty-five years ago,
Discussion: digg and Slashdot
The Register:
Plaxo looks to social networking market  —  Online address book provider Plaxo has introduced a major overhaul in an effort to catch up with networking sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook.  —  Plaxo has released Plaxo 3.0, an online address book and calendar that synchronises services from Microsoft …
Nokia Eseries business devices broadly available in U.S.  —  White Plains, New York - Nokia today announces the availability of Nokia Eseries business devices in the U.S. through a variety of channels, allowing both business and individual users to obtain enterprise-grade dual-mode devices …
Linda Rosencrance / Computerworld:
Report: U.S. lags behind other nations in broadband speeds  —  U.S. ranks 16th in deployment, availability of high speed networks, CWA says  —  The U.S. is lagging behind other industrialized nations in the availability and use of high-speed broadband connections, according to a report released today …
Discussion:, and Gearlog
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Four Things You Should Know About Collecting User Reviews  —  At Internet Retailer 2007, I was impressed with a presentation presented by Geoffrey Robertson, VP of eCommerce at JC Whitney.  JC Whitney is the largest direct marketer of automotive aftermarket parts in the world, and is also one of the largest e-tailers.
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