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8:00 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.
Valleywag:   Facebook V Myspace: The shaky sociology of social networks
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 …
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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
Fred Vogelstein / Wired News:
TechCrunch Blogger Michael Arrington Can Generate Buzz ... and Cash  —  One Tuesday morning in early May, Michael Arrington was sound asleep in his bedroom in Atherton, California, when three men burst in.  Naturally, he was startled.  His first reaction, he recalls, was to tell them to "get the f**k out."
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Newsweek:
Start-Up Bard  —  New Web companies in Silicon Valley aren't really launched until they're blogged in TechCrunch.  —  If you are trying to get a tech start-up company off the ground, and in Silicon Valley—who isn't?—one of the most important people in your life is Mike Arrington, 37 …
Patrick / Fleck.com Blog:
White suits on Wired
Discussion: Valleywag
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.
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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: Macsimum News and TechFold
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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: paidContent.org and Computerworld
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:   Google: Vista search changes fall short
Google:
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 …
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Karen / Official Google Blog:
A smooth Apps move
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Microsoft's anti-virtualization stance: forget DRM, think Apple  —  This weekend Eric Lai of Computerworld attempted to describe the possible relationship between Vista's DRM and Microsoft's licensing restrictions against virtualization.  The view that Microsoft's prohibition stems from fears …
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
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 …
Popular Mechanics:
Blade Runner at 25: Why the Sci-Fi F/X Are Still Unsurpassed  —  A quarter-century after Ridley Scott's dark vision of the future changed the face of filmmaking, special-effects maestro and MythBuster Adam Savage offers an appreciation.  —  Twenty-five years ago,
Discussion: digg and Slashdot
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 …
Discussion: dslreports.com, HipMojo.com and Gearlog
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Four Things You Should Know About Collecting User Reviews  —  At Internet Retailer 2007, I was impressed with a presentation presented by Geoffrey Robertson, VP of eCommerce at JC Whitney.  JC Whitney is the largest direct marketer of automotive aftermarket parts in the world, and is also one of the largest e-tailers.
 
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Friendster sees massive 40 percent page view boost in May
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Nintendo's Market Cap Rises Above Sony's
Discussion: GigaOM
Marcus Yam / DailyTech:
Xbox 360 HD DVD Add-on Sells 155,000 Units in U.S.
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Portals Can't Keep Upfront Buyers From TV
Discussion: paidContent.org
Inside Higher Ed:
When 'Digital Natives' Go to the Library
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
blinkx Wants to Match Ads to Videos Too
Tom / New Scientist Technology Blog:
Twitter ye not  —  Keep reading and you could be in on the start …
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
ManiaTV Favoring Original Fare
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Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
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TorrentSpy begins weeding out copyright content
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Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
Craigslist Q & A: Classifieds Community NO 'Walled Garden'
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Intel revs up FSB speeds with Core 2 Duo E6750
Discussion: AnandTech and Hardware 2.0
JVC Press Release:
JVC LAUNCHES NEW 1080p FLAT PANEL LCD TVs
Samsung:
SAMSUNG Mass Producing Industry's First 1.8-inch, 64GB Solid State …
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Local.com Announces Patent For Location-Based Search
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Xerox Enters Search Market
 

 
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