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12:25 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 . 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.
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.
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) …
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."
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Todd / Plaxo's Personal Card:
Introducing an All-New Plaxo
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Plaxo 3.0, the new "Switzerland" of social networks, but...
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
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 …
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: Gizmodo, UNEASYsilence and Engadget
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Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
Samsung Now Shipping 64GB SSD
Discussion: DailyTech
Associated Press:
Yahoo sales chief quits in reshuffling  —  The Internet firm will combine its search and display ad departments.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo Inc. said Sunday that its chief domestic sales officer had resigned and that the company would merge its search and display advertising departments …
Discussion: p2pnet
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David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Yahoo Sales Chief Joins Martha Stewart
Discussion: The Register
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 …
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
BBC:
Leader of net piracy gang jailed  —  A Briton has been jailed for 51 months after pleading guilty to software piracy charges in the US.  —  From his Australia home Hew Griffiths led the DrinkOrDie piracy group which specialised in cracking protection codes on software, music and movies.
Discussion: Inquirer
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
Frank Watson / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Yahoo! Names Hastings, Nebraska Greenest City  —  Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) today announced that Hastings, Nebraska, has won its "Be a Better Planet" Greenest City in America challenge.  The birthplace of Kool-Aid, Hastings will receive a grand prize of $250,000 to be dedicated toward city …
Discussion: CNET News.com
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.
 
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