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5:25 PM ET, June 30, 2007

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Ken Mingis / Computerworld:
The iPhone: Two reviews, one conclusion — it's a glimpse of the future  —  The must-have phone of '07 lives up to its hype  —  It's been almost six months since Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs took the wraps off the iPhone, which has been touted as a game-changing device for the mobile phone industry.
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Initial review of iPhone  —  I just spent a couple of hours playing with my new iPhone.  —  I remember that the first few times I try a new cell phone, I wish it would just work the way my old one did.  So I'm trying to factor that in, and imagine what it will be like to use it later, but it's not easy.
Discussion: Scobleizer
Alfredo Padilla / wirelessinfo.com Blog:
Apple iPhone Cell Phone Review - Audio Quality
Discussion: Gizmodo
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iPhone First Impressions
Discussion: iPhone Matters and Podcasting News
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
iPhones iPlenty: the sell-out that wasn't  —  Doesn't it seem like January 9th of this year was much, much more than just a half year ago?  In the nearly six months since it was announced, the iPhone has dominated the technology press.  Coverage online reached such a feverish pitch …
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CNET News.com:
iPhone supply lives to sell another day  —  Long lines for Apple's iPhone moved quickly Friday evening on both coasts, as the general public finally got its hands on what is perhaps the most hyped gadget in tech history.  —  In both New York and San Francisco, lines that had stretched …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple Sells Tens of Thousand of iPhones the First Night
Discussion: PC World
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
Apple Retail: Who Needs Woodstock, iGot iPhone!
Discussion: PC World
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
Jobs springs a $12m iPhone surprise
Discussion: p2pnet and VoIP & Gadgets Blog
Nik Cubrilovic / New Web Order:   Liveblogging iPhone Launch
Neha / Google Health Advertising Blog:
Does negative press make you Sicko?  —  Posted by Lauren Turner, Account Planner, Health  —  Lights, camera, action: the healthcare industry is back in the spotlight.  (Not that it ever left the stage.)  Next week, Michael Moore's documentary film, Sicko, will start playing in movie theaters across America.
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Criticizes Moore's Sicko  —  It's unusual for a Google department to do peppered movie reviews.  In Google's health advertising blog - which is, well, trying to sell Google ads to the health industry - they talk about Michael Moore's movie Sicko:  —  While legislators, litigators …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
iPhone activations hosed until morning?  —  We've been hearing scattered reports some that newly-christened iPhone owners are having a heck of a time finalizing the activation process in iTunes.  That sucks for a couple reasons: first, these puppies are darned near useless without being activated …
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Big iPhone headache: Waiting for AT&T activation  —  So I admit it: I bought an iPhone.  —  That was the easy part.  But I should have realized that if the customer service whizzes at AT&T could find a way to mar what was otherwise a perfectly pleasant experience, it would.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Glitches at AT&T Bedevil Apple iPhone Owners
Discussion: BloggingStocks
Eric Butterfield / PC World:
How Tough Is the iPhone?  —  PC World manhandles the new Apple phone to see how much abuse it can take.  —  Recommend this story?  —  It would be a shame—after waiting hours in line and spending $500 to $600 on an iPhone—to lose it to a minor mishap.  To see how well Apple's phone …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Eventstreaming: The Seed Of A Revolution  —  An interesting thing happened during yesterdays iPhone launch and it wasn't just observing Robert Scoble's mastery of self promotion (in a good way of course).  Thousands of people* who were not lining up for an iPhone, be that because they simply …
Discussion: WinExtra, Off On A Tangent and SMC
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Can She Turn Yahoo Into, Well, Google?  —  IN early May, a little more than a month before she became president of Yahoo, Susan L. Decker found herself dining at Gorat's Steak House in Omaha along with her husband and two of the restaurant's most famous regulars: Warren E. Buffett and Bill Gates.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Rise of the Rose Bashers?  —  A curious thing has happened with Kevin Rose's new startup Pownce: the Digg users really hate it.  For a service whose success will rely on the founder's credentials and referring traffic over from the popular news site, that's a little worrying.
Discussion: p2pnet
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TED / uncov:
Kevin Rose: YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG
Discussion: Glass House and digg
Tim Wu / Slate:
iPhony  —  WHY APPLE'S NEW CELL PHONE ISN'T REALLY REVOLUTIONARY.  —  When the word iPhone appears in Apple press releases, the word revolutionary is rarely far behind.  But what counts as revolutionary?  In Apple's case, the bar is high.  Since the 1970s, the firm has changed both the personal computer and music industries.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Clickable Areas in AdWords vs AdSense  —  Google once changed the top AdWords in their search results so that only clicking on the title of an ad - the link itself - you'd be taken to the advertiser's site.  Google said they did this (along with a change in ad colors from light blue to light yellow) …
Discussion: Googling Google
Rodney Rumford / FaceReviews.com:
Yahoo Facebook Music Videos Application Rocks  —  Rating:  —  Yahoo has joined facebook and hit a home run in the process with the Yahoo Music Videos Application.  This is an official application from Yahoo Music.  This application is one of the best designed, executed and deeply integrated facebook applications we have seen yet.
 
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