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4:45 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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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 …
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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 …
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 …
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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 …
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Chris Williams / The Register:
Blinkx raises the stakes in online video
Tom / New Scientist Technology Blog:
Twitter ye not  —  Keep reading and you could be in on the start of something big - a new web phenomenon that will before long be the toast of the media.  —  It is the offspring of column-inch grabbing microblog platform Twitter, and it's simple to explain.
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:   TwitterGrams, Day 3  —  Tom Simonite at New Scientist …
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Court: More time for a Vonage work-around?  —  Editor's note: This story was updated at 9:20 a.m. PST.  —  WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court weighing the patent case that Verizon filed against Vonage heard arguments on Monday for an hour without reaching an immediate decision.
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Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Vonage Death Vigil: Zero Hour at the Appeals Court
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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
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.
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 …
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: CrunchGear, Engadget, technabob and Gizmodo
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Google: 'We all have to invent the wheel'  —  Douglas Merrill first learned about online security while growing up in Arkansas.  A natural geek, he spent Saturdays putting together computers with his dad, a physics professor.  —  While exploring the wilds of a young cyberspace in his early teens …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
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 …
 
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