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10:30 AM 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:
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 …
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 …
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) …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Facebook Developers Demand to Spam What's Wrong with This Picture?
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests
Hypebusting: Facebook's 'platform'
Discussion: VentureBeat
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?
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 …
Think Secret:
Gallery: Full-resolution iPhone interface screen shots  —  Think Secret sources have passed along a number of full-resolution screen captures of the iPhone's interface, including shots of the calendar, email, alarm clock, timer, and RSS reader functionality.
Discussion: Engadget, Gadget Lab and digg
Kent German / CNET
Jobs hints at wireless music downloads on the iPhone
Discussion: ZDNet
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Internal Apple Stevenote: iPhone, iPods with OS X, and "off …
Think Secret:
Steve Jobs: Free iPhones for Apple employees
Discussion: DailyTech, Engadget and Gadgetell
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
Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
Knowledge Search: Google Answers for Russia  —  When Google Answers was shut down last November, many suggested that Google would be working on something to take its place.  Yesterday, the official Russian Google Blog announced a new "Question and Answers" site would be available - but only in Russia.
Discussion: InsideGoogle and WebProNews
Alex / alex.moskalyuk:
Google Answers relaunches, so far in Russia only
Discussion: TechCrunch
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 …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Exchange Server Rollup 3: An IMAP fix for the iPhone?  —  Microsoft rolled out on June 28 the third rollup of fixes for Exchange Server 2007, a product introduced in December 2006.  —  According to a Microsoft Knowledge Base article on Rollup 3, Microsoft has fixed a number of Exchange issues, including:
John Spooner / ChipLand:
Where for at thou, Barcelona?  —  June is nearly over and it's appearing more and more like Advanced Micro Devices will not deliver its much anticipated (both in this blog and elsewhere) quad-core Barcelona chip this month.  Several sites are now reporting a September launch date.
Stephen Shankland / CNET   AMD's quad-core 'Barcelona' coming in August
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Powerset: The natural language search mashup platform  —  Powerset finally came out of stealth mode tonight at its offices in San Francisco.  The technology is not ready until September, but the company unveiled what it is doing to revolutionize search.  "The patents and technology are locked down …
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.
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Twitter to nab VC funds?
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First in line  —  When we arrived at the Apple store this morning …
Anne Broache / CNET
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