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2:40 PM ET, June 29, 2007


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Facebook is the new AOL  —  Earlier in the week, I made a comment in passing in a post about Vimeo: … A few people picked up on it and speculated what I might have meant by it.  In reading those posts and poking around a bit, I found a post that Scott Heiferman made just after Facebook Platform launched in May:
Marc Andreessen /
Now playing: Silicon Valley short attention span theater  —  Oh, this is so exciting!  —  Five weeks after the launch of Facebook's new platform, certain Internet commentators (whom you can find in my "Guilty Pleasures" blogroll, directly to your right — and no, I'm not talking about Rosie) …
Discussion: GigaOM, A VC, Valleywag and
Peter Galli /
Exchange Update Fixes Potential iPhone Mail Issues  —  Microsoft has just released an update to Exchange 2007 that should fix issues that could have prevented Apple's new iPhone from receiving mail from Exchange Server 2007.  —  The Redmond, Wash., software maker released June 28 the third update …
Peter Galli /   FSF: The iPhone Will Betray You
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   Exchange Server Rollup 3: An IMAP fix for the iPhone?
BBC:   Apple's iPhone makes it to stores
Burtonator / Kevin Burton's NEW FeedBlog:
Powerset - Out of Stealth  —  I'm sitting at Powerset's demo right now.
Discussion: OnoTech
AMD to Ship Industry's First Native x86 Quad-Core Processors In August  —AMD's Stable Infrastructure Strategy Enables Availability of Systems from Platform Partners in September—  Continuing to lead the shift of mainstream enterprise computing to energy-efficient processors, AMD …
Rich Brown / CNET
AMD's native quad-core CPUs on track
Discussion: Computerworld and PC World
John Spooner / ChipLand:
Where for at thou, Barcelona?  —  June is nearly over and it's …
Discussion: and DailyTech
Darren Murph / Engadget:
AT&T customers seeing sudden boost in EDGE speeds?  —  Shortly after beginning the shutdown process of AMPS and TDMA networks, and just hours before the launch the EDGE-capable iPhone, a number of users are reportedly seeing dramatic increases in EDGE throughput.
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
Fine EDGE: AT&T Boosts Network Speeds
Discussion: Christopher Null
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Report from the line  —  So, it's been non-stop in line here.  I haven't had my hands on a keyboard until 3 a.m.  —  Why did I wait in line in Palo Alto and not the more sexy San Francisco?  Easy, I knew there'd be more geeks in line here.  And the line did not disappoint.
Peter Sayer / PC World:
EU Turns to YouTube to Create EUtube  —  The European Commission is turning to video-sharing Web site to disseminate information about the workings of the European Union to its citizens, through a new channel on the site called EUtube, it announced Friday.
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal:
Sharing the Sights and Sounds of Europe through YouTube
Discussion: Computerworld
USA Today:
Q&A: Apple's Steve Jobs and AT&T's Randall Stephenson  —  With the much-awaited iPhone set to launch Friday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs and AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson spoke with me about the hotly-desired phone.  An edited transcript follows.  —  Q: IPhone Day is finally here.  How do you feel?
Michiko Kakutani / New York Times:
The Cult of the Amateur  —  Digital utopians have heralded the dawn of an era in which Web 2.0 — distinguished by a new generation of participatory sites like and, which emphasize user-generated content, social networking and interactive sharing …
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
MySpace to follow rival's lead  —  MySpace is likely to change its technology strategy to allow other online companies to "plug" their web services directly into its social networking site, according to Chris DeWolfe, one of its founders.  —  The move would mark a new step in the evolution …
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
An AIR of Invisibility  —  Al Mandel, who helped market the original LaserWriter at Apple and later had several high-level positions at AOL, used to say, "The step after ubiquity is invisibility," by which he meant that once a technology had reached the point where everyone had it …
Discussion: Ryan Stewart and JD on EP
Robert Verkaik / The Independent:
Google sued over defamatory postings found on web search  —  Google, the world's biggest search engine, is being sued by a London businessman in a landmark legal action that could hold the US-based company liable for the publication of inaccurate, malicious or damaging material on the internet.
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  —  Free Music Essentials Kit with Purchase of LG VX9400  —  BASKING RIDGE, NJ — On June 29 Verizon Wireless stores and kiosks …
Hugo Ortega / Uber Tablet:
Hugo Ortega phones his wife using...  I've been hiding from you all wanting to scream out "surprise" and yet the only surprise I had this week was on me.  It seems FedEX had clearance delays so my new arrival turned into a new debacle.  So with several emails, phone calls …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPhone multi-city lineblog  —  This is it, iDay.  Nerds from coast to coast will be lining up at their local Apple and AT&T stores to snag what's essentially the most anticipated consumer electronics launch ever.  So what else is there to do but live blog those lines in whichever cities we can?
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Ars in line for the iPhone... in Cincinnati (Updated periodically)
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft readies a consumer healthcare platform
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
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Discussion: CNET
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
The Push vs Pull Gradient
Discussion: Venture Chronicles
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft's latest marketing ploy: Gigantic pushpins
Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
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