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2:30 AM ET, June 27, 2007

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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.
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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."
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: iLounge and MacDailyNews
Steven Levy / Newsweek:
First Look: Test Driving the iPhone  —  A first look at the most eagerly anticipated gizmo ever.  —  A couple of weeks ago I went to Pittsburgh for what I thought would be a day trip.  Since I was headed back that evening, I didn't take my laptop, but because of thunderstorms across the Eastern Seaboard …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
How does the iPhone stack up in total cost?  —  It's no secret or surprise that Apple pushed AT&T into whipping up some new plans for the iPhone — specialness aside, one look at AT&T and users can get lost in its myriad plans, 44 in all (including prepaid, data, etc.).
Discussion: CNET News.com and Jay & Silent Rob
John Dvorak / PC Magazine:
Shut Up About the iPhone, Already!
Discussion: CrunchGear, Scobleizer and IntoMobile
Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPhone facts from the first reviews
Discussion: The EduTech Blog
Steve Dowling / Apple:
AT&T and Apple Announce Simple, Affordable Service Plans for iPhone
Kennethn / Official Google Docs & Spreadsheets Blog:
An entirely new way to stay organized  —  Posted by: Ron Schneider, Technical Lead, Google Docs & Spreadsheets  —  Today we introduced some exciting changes to Google Docs & Spreadsheets.  —  Here's what's new:  — Looking pretty - The entire document list has been given a complete visual overhaul …
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Karen / Official Google Blog:
Why we're buying DoubleClick  —  In April we announced that we're buying DoubleClick, a leading company in the ad serving business.  When we made this announcement, we gave some of our reasons.  But because online advertising is complicated, I thought I'd step back a bit and offer some more context.
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 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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Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Vista-only game cracked to run on XP
Discussion: DailyTech
Nikki Finke / Deadline Hollywood Daily:
MySpace Pair Looking To Loot News Corp  —  EXCLUSIVE: I'm told that MySpace founders Chris DeWolfe and Tom Anderson have made a very aggressive (some would term it rather fanciful) compensation proposal to owner News Corp for when their contract is up in October.
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:   MySpace's Anderson, DeWolfe Want Megabucks To Re-Up With News Corp.: Report
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Betas: Windows Live Photo Gallery; Microsoft Live Drive Here  —  Ever since Microsoft launched Live Search last year, they've been keeping a steady pace of new services integrations as they grow the Live Suite, specifically integration between interfaces for mobile, desktop, and web …
Tolles / blog.topix.com:
Topix Cracks the Top 20 & Gets a New Suit  —  For the first time, Topix hit the top 20 most visited news and info sites, according to Hitwise May 2007 data.  I'm especially happy about this, since the other big news is that Rich is stepping up to manage from the board, and I'm stepping in as CEO of Topix.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Sugar Publishing Raises New Round; Partners With NBC Universal  —  Sugar Publishing, the company behind the hugely successful Team Sugar and ten or so other blogs aimed at the female demographic, will announce a new round of financing tomorrow.  They are not disclosing the size of the round …
Discussion: paidContent.org and alarm:clock
 
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Aaron Ricadela / Business Week:
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Kim Hart / Washington Post:
Sprint Ad Campaign Leaves Nextel's Name in the Dust
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Flickr-izing Image Search
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Ricky Cadden / Symbian-Guru.com:
N95 vs. iPhone - Internet
Discussion: IntoMobile and Darla Mack
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Bush's spectrum boss shouts down network neutrality supporters
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Study Shows US Mobiles Outpacing Land Lines
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple stores hosting 'iPhone World Premiere' Friday night
Discussion: Ars Technica and TechSpot News
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Hack Attack: Sync your Firefox extensions and profiles across computers
 Earlier Items: 
Elizabeth Montalbano / Computerworld:
New Yorkers camp out for iPhone despite summer heat
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and Pogue's Posts
Behind the Scenes:
A special note for our CNN Pipeline subscribers
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Fake iPhones: a retrospective
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Facebook for the Enterprise = Facebook  —  Guest post …
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
AOL launches new blog-like news site
Sarah Ellison / Wall Street Journal:
Dow Jones, News Corp. Agree On Set of Editorial Protections
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Modder faces jail time after raid turns up counterfeit games, mod chips