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11:15 AM ET, June 30, 2007

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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 …
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Nik Cubrilovic / New Web Order:   Liveblogging iPhone Launch
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Long-Awaited iPhone Goes on Sale
Discussion: MY iTablet
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
Waiting at the San Francisco Apple Store
Discussion: CNET News.com
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
It lives up to every bit of hype  —  Amazing device.  Amazing line.  Steve Jobs showed up, unfortunately that was after we had left the store but we saw him arrive and walk into the store (he walked to the store from his home).  —  Also joining us in line was Andy Hertzfeld in addition to Bill Atkinson, who I talked about earlier.
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David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iPhone First Impressions  —  It was difficult, but I finally tore myself away from playing with my 8GB iPhone to put together a First Impressions post.  I tried touching on a few things that we might not have discussed before, or at least things that I particularly appreciate that might …
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
iPhone teardown reveals better-than-iPod construction (photos)  —  A disassembly of the iPhone immediately after its public launch has revealed small, but useful, information about the Apple handset's assembly.  —  Technicians at iFixit have dissected the device from front to back …
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPhone first hands-on and unboxing  —  Say hello to iPhone.  —  (Don't go far, we're uploading more pictures every minute.)
Discussion: Cult of Mac and digg
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple posts iPhone user manual
Discussion: MacRumors and Mobility Site
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Will the iPhone violate GPL 3?  —  You have to feel a little sorry for the Free Software Foundation, which launched the first overhaul of its General Public License (GPL) in 16 years on the same day that Apple's iPhone launch hogged the spotlight.  —  But the foundation, like everybody and his brother …
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Josh / FSF:
FSF releases the GNU General Public License, version 3
Discussion: TechnoLlama, Compiler and Wired News
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.
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TED / uncov:
Kevin Rose: YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG  —  There's no way I could sleep tonight without ripping the s**t out of Pownce.  The only thing that really irritates me about Pownce is that it has to exist on the same internet that I use.  —  Pownce is a web service that lets you "share stuff with your friends".
Discussion: Glass House and digg
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: Off On A Tangent and SMC
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 …
Discussion: Apple 2.0
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 …
Discussion: Engadget
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
iPhone activation disasters  —  I was so excited flying from my home in Halifax to New York this morning—I was getting an iPhone!  But three hours after getting my hands on one,I am ready to drop the thing from the 44th floor of the New York Hilton—and I probably would if I was sure it would hit someone from AT&T.
Paul Kedrosky / Wall Street Journal:
The Jesus Phone  —  The Apple iPhone is set to be released today at 6 p.m., and I feel like I already have one.  Apple's new "Jesus phone" — it combines Internet access, an iPod music player, and, oh yes, a phone — has been accompanied by a loud, relentless, and unavoidable drumbeat of hype.
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Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Behind the iPhone Frenzy
Discussion: robhyndman.com
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
CNN.com To Launch Web 2.0 Re-design This Weekend  —  Over the past year or so we've seen many mainstream publications 'web 2.0-ize' their web presence.  BBC has been a leading force, while in March USA Today announced a re-design.  Also we covered the Martha Stewart re-design in April.
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
GOOGLE SUED BY ANOTHER IDIOT WHO DOESN'T UNDERSTAND INTERNET LAW  —  Brian Retkin, a 48-year old British man, is suing Google, claiming the search engine is somehow responsible for the accuracy and defamatory nature of everything written on the internet.  Retkin is accused of profiting …
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David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Brian Retkin Speaks On Google Suit
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
MacDailyNews:
iBrick: Apple and AT&T botch iPhone activation at launch [UPDATED]  —  Apple and AT&T seem to have their signals crossed.  Multiple MacDailyNews readers and users in Apple Discussions (Apple.com > Support > Discussions > iPhone > Phone) are reporting their iPhones are being turned into iBricks while they wait for AT&T activation.
Discussion: Inquirer
Associated Press:
AT&T Is Buying Oklahoma-Based Carrier  —  AT&T, the wireless carrier, agreed on Friday to acquire the rural wireless provider Dobson Communications Corporation for $2.8 billion in cash.  —  The offer of $13 a share adds about 1.7 million customers to AT&T's nearly 62 million …
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Power Plays: How power consumption will shape the future of computing  —  A day at Intel  —  At the Research@Intel day last week, Intel had a huge array of technologies and active research initiatives on display for press and analysts.  As I toured the company's Santa Clara offices …
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Tech.co.uk:
Intel resurrects 90s Pentium for Larrabee
Discussion: Ars Technica and TechSpot News
 
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget Mobile:
3G iPhone for Europe to be announced Monday?
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Lifehacker Top 10: Top 10 iPhone applications
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My chat with SharedBook execs
CNET News.com:
AT&T: 2.5G upgrades won't make iPhone Web surfing faster
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Why iPhone will change the mobile music business
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And the idea is...  After four and a half months of sweat …
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Verizon COO: 'iWhatever'
David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
MonkCast #7: GPLv3 Day is here, Web APIs (good for business?)
Rachel Rosmarin / Forbes:
IPhone Under The Knife
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