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11:45 PM ET, June 28, 2007

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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Internal Apple Stevenote: iPhone, iPods with OS X, and "off the charts" Macs in the pipeline  —  Apple held a somewhat rare, company-wide virtual meeting with Steve Jobs this morning (11am Pacific Time), wherein Steve Jobs discussed the gravity of the iPhone on Apple's business …
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John Markoff / New York Times:
A Trade-Off on iPhone Data Speed  —  On the eve of the Apple iPhone's debut, the top executives of Apple and AT&T today defended their decision to rely upon AT&T's slow Edge wireless data network, rather than a faster network that is less widely available.  —  Early reviews of the iPhone …
Discussion: mocoNews.net and Social Media
Wall Street Journal:
iPhone 'Surfing' On AT&T Network Isn't Fast, Jobs Concedes  —  Apple and AT&T CEOs  —  Say Wi-Fi Gives Boost;  —  Seeing Parallels to Mac  —  In an interview on the eve of the iPhone launch, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs and AT&T Inc. CEO and Chairman Randall Stephenson addressed concerns …
Discussion: CNET News.com and Publishing 2.0
USA Today:
Q&A: Apple's Steve Jobs and AT&T's Randall Stephenson
Discussion: Listening Post and MacDailyNews
Jasmine France / CNET News.com:
The iPod ain't dead yet
Discussion: PC World
Kate / Google LatLong:
It's a click & drag situation  —  Posted by Ryan Sturgell and Barry Brumitt, Software Engineers, Google Maps  —  Can you imagine going back to clicking arrows and waiting for the screen to refresh just to move the map left/right/up/down?  It'd be as big a bummer as going back to 8-track tapes.
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Drag Directions in Google Maps
Discussion: CNET News.com and Rev2.org
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
A PR person's dream  —  Looking at my email I think a PR person's dream is to have me as a captive audience so that he or she can bring clients by and get them to see their stuff.  —  So, today, their dream will be realized.  I'll be a captive of a line in front of the Palo Alto University Ave Apple store.
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Steve Dowling / Apple:
iPhone Premieres This Friday Night at Apple Retail Stores
Eric Pooley / Time:
Exclusive: Rupert Murdoch Speaks  —  "They're taking five billion dollars out of me and want to keep control," Rupert Murdoch was saying into the phone, "in an industry in crisis!  They can't sell their company and still control it — that's not how it works.  I'm sorry!"
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Valleywag:
Hypebusting: Facebook has 'thrown the entire startup world for a loop'  —  FROM A FACEBOOK PLATFORM DEVELOPER — I work for a startup in the Valley and have nothing natural against Facebook at all - in fact my team and I have spent every hour of every day for the past four weeks developing …
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Valleywag:
Hypebusting: Facebook's 'platform'
Discussion: VentureBeat
Valleywag:
Debunk: Steve Jobs buries radical transparency  —  Corporations have to adjust to the new era of radical transparency, says slavishly trend-following magazine, Wired.  Which means it's time for a debunk.  Read past Robert Scoble's self-aggrandizing anecdote about one of his guests …
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Valleywag:
Data Junkie: The world map of social networks  —  Click for the full-size version, and the map notes.  —  Let's play global domination.  Here's a map of the world, showing the dominant social networks by country, according to Alexa.  There are way more players than anybody, from a vantage point in Silicon Valley, would expect.
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Skype on the Nokia N800: it's alive, it's ALIVE!  —  I'm getting ready to leave NYC and the Digital Experience show, but had to share one tidbit before leaving.  Among the many booths I stopped at was the Nokia booth.  The big news there wasn't a new device, it was a service, and that service is Skype!
Inside AdSense:
Referrals 2.0 launches to all AdSense publishers  —  This past March, we launched a referrals beta to test the feature and iron out some wrinkles.  Now that we've finished our testing, we're pleased to announce that referrals 2.0 will soon be available to all AdSense publishers in referrals-supported languages.
Raju Vegesna / Zoho Blogs:
iZoho - Zoho for iPhone  —  ...or should I say 'Office for your iPhone'.  This is fun project going live in record time (thanks to our APIs and of course our team).  —  iZoho (no, its not an online desktop ) is an easier way to access your Zoho Apps on your Mobile...atleast, iPhone for now.
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Gonzales: It's time to punish 'attempted' piracy  —  Attorney General Alberto Gonzales created quite a stir last month when he called for an aggressive rewrite of criminal copyright laws, including prison time for "attempted" copyright infringement, life behind bars for pirated software use …
Discussion: usdoj.gov and Techdirt
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
The Saboteurs Of Search  —  If your online business, like thousands of others on the Web, relies on Google searches for traffic, then Brendon Scott is a good person to have on your side.  —  For a price, he can boost a site to the top of Google (nasdaq: GOOG - news - people ) …
The Boy Genius Report:
AT&T Internal Apple iPhone document leaked.  Prepaid iPhones, unboxing, credit checks, and more!  —  For anyone that thought we'd actually stop running iPhone coverage, you're crazy!  Now, on to the good stuff.  Thanks to an exclusively obtained leaked document, we're prepared to take you on a journey to iLand.
 
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
First in line  —  When we arrived at the Apple store this morning …
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