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11:40 AM 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 . 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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BBC:
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.
Discussion: TechFold
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:   MySpace, Facebook mirror class divisions in US society
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google To Acquire GrandCentral  —  Google is in acquisition discussions with telephone management startup GrandCentral, we've learned, and we have a high degree of confidence that the deal has actually been closed.  We are trying to nail down the acquisition price.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Plaxo reboots, gets in sync  —  A few years ago, Philippe Kahn, who headed up Borland and started a couple of other companies including LightSurf and Starfish Software said, "Synchronization between various devices needs to happen quite automatically, without complication and has to be transparent."
Discussion: HipMojo.com, 901am and eHomeUpgrade
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Market Wire:
SOURCE: Local.com  —  Local.com Corporation (NASDAQ: LOCM), a leading local search engine, today announced that the company has been awarded patent number 7,231,405 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the process of indexing and retrieving web-related information by geographical location.
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Local.com Announces Patent For Location-Based Search  —  I've got a patent, you've got a patent.  It seems that nearly everyone running an Internet company has a patent nowadays.  Local.com is the latest to announce a patent in the local space.  The patent (no. 7,231,405) …
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
LinkedIn to open up to developers  —  I talked to LinkedIn founder and Chairman Reid Hoffman on Friday at the Supernova 2007 conference about Facebook's rapid growth and potential incursion into his territory.  He told me that over next 9 months LinkedIn would deliver APIs for developers …
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:   Will Linked-in open up?  —  Apparently Linked-in is considering …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Reader Suffers Down Time  —  Google Reader, the market leading RSS reading platform according to some reports, appears to have suffered from technical difficulties resulting in feeds not refreshing from around 11pm US PST Sunday.  —  Reports on the Google Reader user forums would confirm the issue.
Discussion: Download Squad
Samsung:
SAMSUNG Mass Producing Industry's First 1.8-inch, 64GB Solid State Drive, Targeted for Notebook PCs  —  Seoul, Korea - June 25, 2007: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, announced that it has begun mass producing 1.8-inch solid state drives …
Discussion: UNEASYsilence, Gizmodo and Engadget
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Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
Samsung Now Shipping 64GB SSD
Discussion: DailyTech
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Yahoo Sales Chief Joins Martha Stewart  —  The post-Terry Semel era at Yahoo sees a shakeup at the top of its cross-platform, North America sales team, as Wenda Harris Millard moves from the portal company to Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.  —  Did Millard jump or was she pushed?
Discussion: The Register
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Associated Press:
Yahoo sales chief quits in reshuffling
Discussion: p2pnet
Nokia:
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 …
PC World:
Symantec Offers Compensation for Bad Software Update  —  More than a month after Symantec Corp. knocked out 50,000 Chinese PCs with a bad software update, the company is ready to offer compensation.  But Chinese users eligible for the offer have to act fast; it's only good for a couple of weeks.
Discussion: The Register
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Symantec offers free software as amends for antivirus snafu
Cliff Edwards / Business Week:
In DVD War, Both Sides Could Lose  —  Sure, Blockbuster has given Blu-ray a boost over HD DVD, but the high-definition DVD-format battles could be waged for years to come  —  When Atsutoshi Nishida took over as chief executive of Toshiba (TOSBF) two years ago, he had a simple plan …
Discussion: Podcasting News
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Fujitsu's 12.1-inch T8140 tablet with SSD: 3.3-pounds, 11.3-hours  —  So you liked the looks of Fujitsu's tiny T4220 12.1-inch convertible tablet, right?  Only that 3 hours off battery was a deal breaker.  No worries, meet the smaller, lighter, and more efficient Lifebook T8140.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and GottaBeMobile.com
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Hollywood Seeks Ways to Fit Its Content Into the Realm of the iPhone  —  The iPhone doesn't go on sale until Friday, but Steven P. Jobs, the chief executive of Apple, is already changing the perception of the mobile phone, from a quick way to call a friend to a hip, media-friendly device.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
iPhone cravers make their way to Craigslist  —  Whenever something's a legitimate social phenomenon these days, you can typically follow the zeitgeist on Craigslist.  The impending iPhone is no exception.  I was inspired by a recent Cult of Mac post to hunt on Craigslist for some of my favorite …
Discussion: Cult of Mac
Bryan Betts / The Register:
Lotus leaps into social networking  —  But will it do Web 2.0 without Notes?  —  IBM is the latest big company to jump onto the social networking bandwagon, via its Lotus subsidiary which has at last released its much-hyped information-sharing and community-building software, Lotus Connections.
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Google: 'We all have to invent the wheel'  —  Douglas Merrill first learned about online security while growing up in Arkansas.  A natural geek, he spent Saturdays putting together computers with his dad, a physics professor.  —  While exploring the wilds of a young cyberspace in his early teens …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
 
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