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3:15 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.
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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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 …
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 …
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
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 …
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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) …
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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.
Grant Crowell / Search Engine Watch Blog:
blinkx launches contextual online video search ad platform  —  The video search engine blinkx today announced its new advertising platform, AdHoc, billed as "the first contextually relevant video advertising platform."  The program is designed to offer all media companies and advertisers …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Search Engine Land
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Chris Williams / The Register:
Blinkx raises the stakes in online video
Discussion: WebProNews
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Intel revs up FSB speeds with Core 2 Duo E6750  —  NDAs dropped today on Intel's latest dual-core offering, the Core 2 Duo E6750.  The CPU is a close cousin to the E6700, clocked at the same 2.66GHz speed but with a faster 1333MHz bus.  In fact, it's the company's first desktop with a 1333MHz FSB …
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
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Anh Huynh / DailyTech:
Intel Unveils Core 2 Duo E6750 Performance
Discussion: Engadget
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 …
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
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 …
JVC Press Release:
JVC LAUNCHES NEW 1080p FLAT PANEL LCD TVs  —  JVC today expanded its LCD TV line-up with the addition of four new models that offer 1080p full HD resolution.  All four models, in 37-, 42- and 47-inch screen sizes, incorporate an array of JVC technologies that combine to deliver sharp …
Discussion: Engadget, CrunchGear, technabob and Gizmodo
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 and Googlified
Burke Hansen / The Register:
ICANN goes to the Caribbean  —  The ICANN Puerto Rico meeting kicked off this morning with the usual platitudes and words of gratitude for the host nation and sponsors, but it did give us an overview of what to expect from ICANN in the next few months.  —  Dr. Paul Twomey, ICANN's president …
Discussion: Computerworld
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 …
 
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