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6:55 PM ET, June 26, 2007

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Steve Dowling / Apple:
AT&T and Apple Announce Simple, Affordable Service Plans for iPhone  —  All Plans Include Unlimited Data & Visual Voicemail  —  AT&T Inc. and Apple® today announced three simple, affordable service plans for iPhone™ which start at just $59.99 per month.
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Steve Dowling / Apple:
Apple and AT&T Announce iTunes Activation and Sync for iPhone  —  Already Familiar to Tens of Millions of iPod Users  —  Apple® and AT&T Inc. today announced that iPhone™ users will be able to activate their new iPhones using Apple's popular iTunes® software running on a PC …
Ben Popken / Consumerist:
Apple: 6 Ways To Cancel Any Cellphone So You Can Get An iPhone
Discussion: IntoMobile, Gadget Lab and digg
Ryan Block / Engadget:   How does the iPhone stack up in total cost?
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Internet Radio "Day of Silence" hushes thousands of stations  —  Today is June 26, and that means that it's the Internet radio Day of Silence.  The Day of Silence was organized by Radio Internet Newsletter publisher Kurt Hanson in order to protest against retroactive royalty rate increases …
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Apple Stores to temporarily close at 2pm on Friday  —  We already know that AT&T retail stores plan on closing early on Friday—around 4 or 4:30pm—and then re-opening at 6pm for the iPhone launch.  This is so that they can prepare for what they have ever-so-creatively dubbed the "iDay."
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Elizabeth Montalbano / Computerworld:
New Yorkers camp out for iPhone despite summer heat
Discussion: Pogue's Posts
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:   iDay Minus 3: Report from an Apple Store
Wall Street Journal:
The iPhone Is Breakthrough Handheld Computer  —  One of the most important trends in personal technology over the past few years has been the evolution of the humble cellphone into a true handheld computer, a device able to replicate many of the key functions of a laptop.
Discussion: IP Democracy
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David Pogue / New York Times:
The iPhone Matches Most of Its Hype  —  Talk about hype.  In the last six months, Apple's iPhone has been the subject of 11,000 print articles, and it turns up about 69 million hits on Google.  Cultists are camping out in front of Apple stores; bloggers call it the "Jesus phone."
Discussion: CrunchGear and Digital Daily
Bill Ray / The Register:
Netgear promises 3G femtocells by end of year
Discussion: SMS Text News
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
The iPhone will be compatible with Microsoft Exchange, after all  —  Apple's iPhone is going to be compatible with Microsoft Exchange Server, after all.  —  Earlier this month, a number of articles and analyst reports claimed that Apple's iPhone would not be compatible with Exchange Server …
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Flickr Photos Integrated into Yahoo Image Search  —  Yahoo Image Search has added Flickr images into its image index.  Now, Yahoo Image Search is serving over 300 million Flickr photos in its query results via a live feed from Flickr; so once an image is uploaded to a Flickr account, it's available via Yahoo Image Search too.
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Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Flickr Photos Integrated into Yahoo Image Search
Discussion: Conversion Rater
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
LinkedIn marks progress to IPO, hires ex-Tivo CFO  —  Armed with a bevy of new managers from top Silicon Valley firms and explosively growing revenues, business networking site LinkedIn Corp. is gearing up to become one of the first big post-dotcom Internet IPOs.
John Dvorak / PC Magazine:
Shut Up About the iPhone, Already!  —  This is the last week of Apple iPhone hype, hyperbole, and hand-wringing.  Oh wait, I mean the last week of pre-iPhone hype, hyperbole, and hand-wringing—we have a few more post-iPhone months left on the calendar.  I am sick of it.  It's all anyone talks about.
Discussion: CrunchGear, Scobleizer, IntoMobile and digg
Glenn Fleishman / New York Post:
DON'T GET 'HUNG UP' ON BUYING AN IPHONE  —  TENS of thousands of people are expected to line up this Friday for themost hyped gadget of the decade - the iPhone.  —  Don't be one of them.  —  Oh, it's a technological marvel.  But Apple's all-in-one handheld isn't the best cellphone …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Modder faces jail time after raid turns up counterfeit games, mod chips  —  A San Diego-area man has been arrested and charged with 10 felonies relating to selling pirated games and modding consoles.  Frederick Brown was taken into custody earlier this month after his home was raided …
Discussion: Game | Life, Kotaku and TechSpot News
Tom Ivan / Next Generation:
'Vista-Only' Titles Cracked  —  Hacking group warez has released a patch allowing gamers to run Halo 2 and Shadowrun, both released by Microsoft as Windows Vista-only titles, on the firm's older Windows XP operating system.  —  It had been claimed that neither title would be able …
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
AOL launches new blog-like news site  —  AOL has relaunched AOL News.  And it looks like Download Squad's parent company has taken a cue from blogs.  —  The new design lays out news in an blog-like fashion, with excerpts of all the day's main stories laid out chronologically from top to bottom.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Fake iPhones: a retrospective  —  As the zero day quickly approaches, we thought only a retrospective detailing some of the highlights — and lowlights — to come out of the always-colorful knockoff industry could encapsulate this whole new level of buzz the iPhone has brought to the mobile industry.
 
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Karen / Official Google Blog:
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Kennethn / Official Google Docs & Spreadsheets Blog:
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Thomas Hawk / Official Zooomr Blog:
ZOOOMR LAUNCHES PAID PRO ACCOUNTS [NOW WITH VIDEO]
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Facebook for the Enterprise = Facebook  —  Guest post …
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BBC:
EC threat to BBC over downloads
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Sprint:
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