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2:50 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 . 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 …
The Boy Genius Report:
iPhone data plan dubbed the iPlan?
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
Craigslist Q & A: Classifieds Community NO 'Walled Garden'  —  Who owns local online? undoubedtly believes it has some proprietary rights, announcing U.S. Patent # 7,231,405 for location-based search today.  —  Is anyone taking ownership of classifieds online …
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."
Newsweek:   Start-Up Bard  —  New Web companies in Silicon Valley …
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
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: and Search Engine Land
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
Techgage News:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Preview
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
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Epson Perfection V200 Photo Scanner: 3D Object Scannnig for $99  —  Stand-alone photo scanners like Epson's just released Perfection V200 are great for folks who used film cameras during the stone age to take pictures.  Whereas those of us who reached full statue during the digital camera boom …
Discussion: CNET
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
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 …
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 …
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