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5:00 PM ET, June 25, 2007


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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 …
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, zedgeHeadz, IntoMobile and Gizmodo
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 …
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.
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."
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 …
Discussion: alarm:clock
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 …
Chris Williams / The Register:
Blinkx raises the stakes in online video
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 …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Samsung's 64GB SSDs: ready to roll
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.
Discussion: Podcasting News
Dave Winer / Scripting News:   TwitterGrams, Day 3  —  Tom Simonite at New Scientist …
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 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
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.
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
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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Linda Rosencrance / Computerworld:
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Apple Employees Flaunting iPhones in Public Like Crazy
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Stefanie Olsen / CNET
Tech-books: Microsoft, Houghton Mifflin strike deal
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Greg Sandoval / CNET
TorrentSpy begins weeding out copyright content
Discussion: Ars Technica
Anne Broache / CNET
Court: More time for a Vonage work-around?
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Epson Perfection V200 Photo Scanner: 3D Object Scannnig for $99
Discussion: CNET
 Earlier Items: 
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Intel revs up FSB speeds with Core 2 Duo E6750
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Microsoft's anti-virtualization stance: forget DRM, think Apple
Frank Watson / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Yahoo! Names Hastings, Nebraska Greenest City
Discussion: CNET and WebProNews
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Xerox Enters Search Market
Brian Milligan / BBC:
The man who invented the cash machine
Discussion: CrunchGear and Slashdot
Joris Evers / CNET
Google: 'We all have to invent the wheel'
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Reader Suffers Down Time
Discussion: Download Squad and Googlified