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10:00 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 …
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?
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 …
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
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 …
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, figures the odds …
Discussion: The Raw Feed
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 …
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
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Google Wants More Oversight For Microsoft
Discussion: The Register
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.
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.
Sarah Karush / Associated Press:
Appeal Heard in Verizon-Vonage Case
Discussion: The Register and Tech Trader Daily
James S. Granelli / Los Angeles Times:
U.S. lags behind leaders in Internet speed  —  A communications workers union advocates measures to improve Americans' access to faster broadband connections for medical, educational and business purposes.  —  Forget how far the nation is falling behind the rest of the industrialized world …
Discussion: Macsimum News
Linda Rosencrance / Computerworld:
Report: U.S. lags behind other nations in broadband speeds
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 …
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 …
Ray Beckerman / Recording Industry vs The People:
Tanya Andersen Sues RIAA for Malicious Prosecution in Oregon
Discussion: Ars Technica and p2pnet
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
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
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.
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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White suits on Wired
Greg Sandoval / CNET
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