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7:30 PM ET, June 26, 2007

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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."
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 …
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 …
USA Today:
Apple's iPhone isn't perfect, but it's worthy of the hype  —  The mania over Apple's iPhone launch has created stratospheric expectations that are near impossible to live up to.  Yet with a few exceptions, this expensive, glitzy wunderkind is indeed worth lusting after.  —  That's saying a lot.
Discussion: Digital Daily
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
iPhone reviews: Not perfect, but worthy of the hype
Discussion: Computerworld
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 …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
How does the iPhone stack up in total cost?
Discussion: Jay & Silent Rob
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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Brad Kava / Mercury News:   Day of silence for Net broadcasters
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 and IntoMobile
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Ryan Kim / The Technology Chronicles:
iPhone keeping survey-takers busy
Discussion: Digital Media Wire
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.
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple stores hosting 'iPhone World Premiere' Friday night  —  Apple's retail stores will be open until midnight on Friday to accommodate iPhone customers.  —  Apple is promoting the "iPhone World Premiere" from 6pm to midnight Friday night outside its retail stores around the country.
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: Kotaku, TechSpot News and Game | Life
Inside AdSense:
We go round and round  —  As you'll recall, we recently introduced new formats for AdSense ads.  This week, we've added a new dimension for publishers in customizing these ad formats.  You've long been able to customize the size and colors of your ad units; now, you can also customize …
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 …
 
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Facebook for the Enterprise = Facebook  —  Guest post …
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