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3:50 AM ET, June 26, 2007

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Petemortensen / Cult of Mac:
Apple Employees Flaunting iPhones in Public Like Crazy  —  In case you haven't heard, this weekend marked the iPhone's coming out party.  Though the iPhone actually goes on sale this Friday, Apple employees decided to take the iPhone out into the world one week early.  How do I know?
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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 …
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple basks in iPhone buzz  —  news analysis As iPhone Week dawns, one thing is clear: marketing is a lot easier—and cheaper—if you let other people do it for you.  —  Some day business students will look back at the first half of 2007 to learn about Apple's best marketing campaign ever …
Discussion: Andrew Lark, Macsimum News and TechFold
Charles Cooper / CNET News.com:
Time for blogosphere to get real about church and state  —  As they are wont to say back where I grew up, Chas Edwards is a stand-up guy.  Full disclosure: Chas is a former CNET colleague who left the company more than a year ago to become the publisher of Federated Media …
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Mike / CrunchNotes:
Sorry CNET, You've Mistaken Me For Someone Who Gives A Damn  —  The blogosphere (but not CNET) seems to have moved on from this weekend's diversionary game of whack-a-blogger.  Valleywag started the mud slinging by suggesting that a bunch of FM authors, including me, were taking payoffs to write advertising content.
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Google: Vista search changes fall short  —  Google on Monday said it's still not convinced that Microsoft's planned tweaks to Windows Vista go far enough to head off its antitrust concerns.  —  "It appears that more may need to be done to provide a truly unbiased choice of desktop search products …
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Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Google calls for more limits on Microsoft
Peter Kaplan / Reuters:
Google Seeks to Extend Microsoft Antitrust Decree
Discussion: paidContent.org
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Exonerated defendant sues RIAA for malicious prosecution  —  Former RIAA target Tanya Andersen has sued several major record labels, the parent company of RIAA investigative arm MediaSentry, and the RIAA's Settlement Support Center for malicious prosecution, a development first reported …
Discussion: digg
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Ray Beckerman / Recording Industry vs The People:
Tanya Andersen Sues RIAA for Malicious Prosecution in Oregon  —  Tanya Andersen, the disabled single mother in Oregon who had been defending herself against baseless copyright infringement allgations by the RIAA for almost two years, until the RIAA finally dropped its case against her …
Discussion: Epicenter, p2pnet and TechSpot News
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
The Ultimate iPhone Campout Guide: Updated  —  Our non-agoraphobic cousins over at Gridskipper updated their iPhone Campout maps with five more locations that show you where the nearest food, coffee, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, and hotels are in relation to Apple stores.
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AppleInsider:
Insanity: First iPhone line forms in Manhattan (four days early)  —  Two individuals can now flaunt the crown of "the very first iPhone line waiters", having camped out Monday morning on a Midtown Manhattan sidewalk more than four days before the Apple device is due to go on sale.
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com
LiveScience:
Odds Given on iPhone Failure  —  When the long-awaited iPhone hits store shelves this week, no doubt many Apple enthusiasts will adopt early as they've done in the past with other products from the company.  But just how crazy it gets is anyone's bet.  —  In fact, BetUS.com figures the odds …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Friendster sees massive 40 percent page view boost in May  —  Friendster, the early social network that stumbled badly three years ago and gave up leadership status to MySpace, Facebook and others, continues to recover — and its 40 percent page view boost last month is remarkable.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Mitch Kapor's Foxmarks To Leap Into Search World  —  Mitch Kapor likes to solve problems.  In the 80's, he was the guy behind Lotus 1-2-3, the first killer app for computers.  More recently he decided to tackle a a simpler problem - synchronizing Firefox bookmarks across multiple computers.
Discussion: TechFold
Inside Higher Ed:
When 'Digital Natives' Go to the Library  —  College and university librarians got some unconventional advice Saturday: Play more video games.  —  At a packed session for academic librarians attending the annual meeting of the American Library Association, in Washington …
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 . http://www.danah.org/papers/essays/ ClassDivisions.html  —  (If you have comments, please add them to the related entry on my blog.
 
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Scott Beale / Laughing Squid:
The Helicopter  —  A helicopter landed at Foo Camp 2007 on Saturday afternoon.
Discussion: BoomTown, Boing Boing and Epicenter
Reuters:
AOL takes page from blogs, relaunches news
Michael Foroobar / VentureBeat:
Lijit raises $3.3M for intimate blog search
Katie Jacobs Stanton / Google Finance Blog:
Finance on the go  —  Posted by Nick Fey, Designer, Google Finance
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Sun eyes supercomputing glory
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Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
The Pmarca Guide to Startups, part 4: The only thing that matters
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
The First Apple iPhone Display Goes Up In Seattle and No …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Cult of Mac and EMAC
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
The Search Share Battle - does it really matter?
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Security start-up Untangle goes open-source
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James S. Granelli / Los Angeles Times:
U.S. lags behind leaders in Internet speed
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A smooth Apps move
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