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8:45 PM ET, June 25, 2007


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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 …
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  —  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?
Discussion: CrunchGear and MacRumors
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
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.
Tom Krazit / CNET
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 …
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
Patrick / Blog:
White suits on Wired
Discussion: and Valleywag
Peter Kaplan / Reuters:
Google Seeks to Extend Microsoft Antitrust Decree  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters)—Google Inc. asked a federal judge on Monday to extend the consent decree that settled the landmark antitrust case against Microsoft Corp. in order to address competition concerns involving the Windows Vista operating system.
Discussion: Computerworld and
Anne Broache / CNET
Google: Vista search changes fall short
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
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 …
James S. Granelli / Los Angeles Times:
U.S. lags behind leaders in Internet speed
Discussion: Macsimum News
Anh Huynh / DailyTech:
Seagate Announces 1TB Drives  —  New Barracuda 7200.11 and ES.2 offer capacities up to 1TB with 32MB caches  —  Seagate today unveiled two 1TB hard drives for consumer and enterprise markets - the new Barracuda 7200.11 and Barracuda ES.2.  Seagate claims to have "the world's most advanced family …
Discussion: Computerworld
Austin Modine / The Register:   Seagate joins 1TB HDD battlefield
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Victim of Dropped RIAA Lawsuit Sues RIAA, Alleges Illegal Investigation of US Citizens  —  Tanya Andersen, who had been defending herself against a debilitating RIAA lawsuit for about two years before the RIAA dropped its case, has launched a bigtime offensive against her former accusers …
Discussion: Ars Technica and p2pnet
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
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 …
Discussion: Game | Life and Slashdot
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 …
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Craigslist Q & A: Classifieds Community NO 'Walled Garden'
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