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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 . 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.
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 …
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 …
Market Wire: Granted U.S. Patent Number 7,231,405 for Location-Based Search  — 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 …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: 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. is the latest to announce a patent in the local space.  The patent (no. 7,231,405) …
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.
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.
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Google Reader outage
Discussion: Googlified
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 …
Vince Veneziani / CrunchGear:
Samsung Now Shipping 64GB SSD
Discussion: DailyTech
The Register:
Plaxo looks to social networking market  —  Online address book provider Plaxo has introduced a major overhaul in an effort to catch up with networking sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook.  —  Plaxo has released Plaxo 3.0, an online address book and calendar that synchronises services from Microsoft …
Discussion: Reuters
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."
Discussion: Pito's Blog
Newsweek:   Start-Up Bard  —  New Web companies in Silicon Valley …
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 …
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.
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.
Brian Milligan / BBC:
The man who invented the cash machine  —  "They're clever scoundrels," fumes John Shepherd-Barron at his remote farmhouse in northern Scotland.  He is referring to the seals which are raiding his salmon farm and stealing fish.  —  "I invented a device to scare them off by playing the sound …
Discussion: CrunchGear and Slashdot
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: and Search Engine Land
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 …
Discussion: All about Microsoft and MacUser
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PC World:
Symantec Offers Compensation for Bad Software Update
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Lotus leaps into social networking
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