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11:15 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 …
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Petemortensen / Cult of Mac:
Apple Employees Flaunting iPhones in Public Like Crazy  —  In case you haven't heard, this weekend marked the iPhone's coming out party.  Though the iPhone actually goes on sale this Friday, Apple employees decided to take the iPhone out into the world one week early.  How do I know?
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple basks in iPhone buzz  —  news analysis As iPhone Week dawns, one thing is clear: marketing is a lot easier—and cheaper—if you let other people do it for you.  —  Some day business students will look back at the first half of 2007 to learn about Apple's best marketing campaign ever …
Discussion: Andrew Lark, Macsimum News and TechFold
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 …
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.
Valleywag:   Facebook V Myspace: The shaky sociology of social networks
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Exonerated defendant sues RIAA for malicious prosecution  —  Former RIAA target Tanya Andersen has sued several major record labels, the parent company of RIAA investigative arm MediaSentry, and the RIAA's Settlement Support Center for malicious prosecution, a development first reported …
Discussion: digg
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Ray Beckerman / Recording Industry vs The People:
Tanya Andersen Sues RIAA for Malicious Prosecution in Oregon
Discussion: p2pnet and TechSpot News
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:   Victim of Dropped RIAA Lawsuit Sues RIAA, Alleges Illegal …
LiveScience:
Odds Given on iPhone Failure  —  When the long-awaited iPhone hits store shelves this week, no doubt many Apple enthusiasts will adopt early as they've done in the past with other products from the company.  But just how crazy it gets is anyone's bet.  —  In fact, BetUS.com figures the odds …
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Peter Kaplan / Reuters:
Google Seeks to Extend Microsoft Antitrust Decree  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters)—Google Inc. asked a federal judge on Monday to extend the consent decree that settled the landmark antitrust case against Microsoft Corp. in order to address competition concerns involving the Windows Vista operating system.
Discussion: Computerworld and paidContent.org
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Google: Vista search changes fall short  —  Google on Monday said it's still not convinced that Microsoft's planned tweaks to Windows Vista go far enough to head off its antitrust concerns.  —  "It appears that more may need to be done to provide a truly unbiased choice of desktop search products …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Vonage: The Last Stand  —  Vonage, the beleaguered VoIP service provider is in court today, trying to defend its position that it doesn't infringe on Verizon's patents.  If Vonage loses, then things get really tough for the company, which has claimed that it has developed a workaround Verizon patents, and can still stay in business.
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Sarah Karush / Associated Press:
Appeal Heard in Verizon-Vonage Case
Discussion: The Register and Tech Trader Daily
Karen / Official Google Blog:
A smooth Apps move  —  Posted by Vikaram Gupta, Software Engineer, Google Apps  —  Today, it becomes a lot easier for organizations and schools to start using Google Apps email services without leaving any of their valuable email data behind.  Our new self-service mail migration tools …
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Google Apps Gets Mail Migration, Dozens of New Features
James S. Granelli / Los Angeles Times:
U.S. lags behind leaders in Internet speed  —  A communications workers union advocates measures to improve Americans' access to faster broadband connections for medical, educational and business purposes.  —  Forget how far the nation is falling behind the rest of the industrialized world …
Discussion: Macsimum News
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Linda Rosencrance / Computerworld:
Report: U.S. lags behind other nations in broadband speeds
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Friendster sees massive 40 percent page view boost in May  —  Friendster, the early social network that stumbled badly three years ago and gave up leadership status to MySpace, Facebook and others, continues to recover — and its 40 percent page view boost last month is remarkable.
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
The Ultimate iPhone Campout Guide: Updated  —  Our non-agoraphobic cousins over at Gridskipper updated their iPhone Campout maps with five more locations that show you where the nearest food, coffee, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, and hotels are in relation to Apple stores.
Inside Higher Ed:
When 'Digital Natives' Go to the Library  —  College and university librarians got some unconventional advice Saturday: Play more video games.  —  At a packed session for academic librarians attending the annual meeting of the American Library Association, in Washington …
Discussion: Joystiq, Game | Life and Slashdot
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Mitch Kapor's Foxmarks To Leap Into Search World  —  Mitch Kapor likes to solve problems.  In the 80's, he was the guy behind Lotus 1-2-3, the first killer app for computers.  More recently he decided to tackle a a simpler problem - synchronizing Firefox bookmarks across multiple computers.
Discussion: TechFold
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
TorrentSpy begins weeding out copyright content  —  TorrentSpy, the torrent-file search engine accused by Hollywood of aiding copyright violators, plans to use a new filtering system to remove links to pirated content from its search results.  —  FileRights, an automated filtering system …
 
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