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4:15 PM ET, June 28, 2007


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Steve Dowling / Apple:
iPhone Premieres This Friday Night at Apple Retail Stores  —  Free Workshops, Genius Bar Support and One to One Personal Training  —  Apple's revolutionary iPhone™ will go on sale this Friday, June 29 at 6:00 p.m. local time at Apple® retail stores nationwide.
Kent German / CNET
Apple says two iPhones per person  —  Attention iPhone line sitters: you can forget about hording devices for later sale on eBay.  Apple announced this morning that iPhone sales will be limited to two per person, max.  Interestingly, that's one more than the AT&T stores will allow you to buy.
Josh / Netly News:   iPhone Blogging for Dollars
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Get on ScobleShow, get fired  —  Last night one of the people who've been on the ScobleShow (my video show) wrote me and told me he was fired for appearing on my show without PR permission.  I won't tell you who that was since he's interviewing for a new position now, but it made me realize …
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 …
Adario Strange / Epicenter:
Hypocrite Steve Jobs: Blogging Ethics From Behind A Mask
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Rachel Boltz / The Story of Feedster:
Welcome to Feedster, Version 2.0!  —  We've just completed a site redesign here at Feedster that includes a few feature changes:  —  To start with the obvious, the site looks completely different.  When comparing the old with the new, it's quite apparent that we decided to keep only the name from the old design.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Didn't Someone Tell Feedster They Were Dead?
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
NewCo Names Jason Kilar CEO  —  NewCo, the coming joint video venture between News Corp and NBC Universal, is keeping itself in the news, though it has yet to put out a product.  The company said today in an emailed press release it will be led by Jason Kilar, an executive at until last year …
Staci D. Kramer /
Industry Moves: NBCU-NWS JV Gets CEO—Former Amazon Exec Jason Kilar
Discussion: CinemaTech
Press Release: Verizon Wireless Stores Open All Day June 29 for Customers to Test Network, Buy Music Devices  —  Verizon Wireless Stores Open All Day June 29 for Customers to Test Drive the Nation's Most Reliable Wireless Network, Purchase Any of 18 Multi-Media Music Devices
Discussion: Julie Ask
Kent German / CNET
Verizon Wireless thumbs its nose at the iPhone
Ina Fried / ZDNet:
Microsoft ending Vista family discount  —  Five months after its introduction, Microsoft is discontinuing a program that offered some Windows Vista purchasers the ability to buy additional copies of the operating system at a substantial discount.  —  Since Windows Vista went on sale …
Discussion: Computerworld
Branding matters — even when searching  —  University Park, Pa. — Web searchers who evaluated identical search-engine results overwhelmingly favored Yahoo! and Google, providing evidence that branding matters as much on the Internet as off, according to a Penn State study.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Zoho tweaks apps for iPhone  —  Zoho debuted iZoho today, which allows iPhone users to view Zoho Writer, Sheet and Show documents, and to edit Writer documents in the Safari browser.  The user interface has been modified for the iPhone.  For example the pages slide across the screen …
Josh /
Five Free Blu-ray Movies with Purchase of Player  —  The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) has revealed an exciting offer for those of you who are still looking to pick up a Blu-ray player.  If you purchase a Blu-ray player (including the PS3) between July 1st and September 30th …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Blu-ray's newst attack on HD DVD: 5 movie freebies
Discussion: DailyTech
Data Junkie: The world map of social networks  —  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 J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
Start-Ups Make Inroads With Google's Work Force  —  As Google Inc. exploded into a company of more than 12,000 employees, attracting a million resumes a year, the Internet giant rarely lost staff to start-ups or had prospective workers turn down job offers.  Now, though, Google's magnetic pull …
Hanging up on ringtones  —  With the market for downloadable over-the-air content flat, operators and music companies are looking to other ways of making money from mobiles, says Adam Webb  —  Although Apple's iPhone is only released in the US tomorrow, its ringtone has been available …
Discussion: broadstuff and
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 ) …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET
IBM Study: Online multiplayer games build business leaders  —  Hmmm, which would you choose?  —  Sitting in a dreary classroom to bone up on an MBA, or stretched out in an easy chair honing your business leadership skills while engaged in a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMPORG)?
Nick Carr / Guardian:
Software companies are building their way to a very material future  —  At dozens of sites around the world today, construction crews are erecting vast, windowless buildings, each designed to hold thousands of computers.  Connected to the internet through thick bundles of fibre-optic cables …
Discussion: Insider Chatter and Techdirt
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!
Let's Kill Dave!:
Penny Arcade's Jerry "Tycho" Holkins gripes about Microsoft blogging, I respond...  In today's Penny Arcade, you put the screws to us Microsoft bloggers (in the gaming business), by saying, "Microsoft's marketing isn't slimy, it's just bad. … As one of those bloggers …
Discussion: Epicenter
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Q&A with Bruce "Tog" Tognazzini
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Social sites battle for new users
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