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12:20 PM 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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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.
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 …
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple Sells 10,000s iPhones First Night  —  If the rumors that Apple (AAPL) had 3 million iPhones stockpiled for opening night are anywhere close to the mark, there should be plenty left over for next week.  —  Apple and AT&T (T) are not releasing sales figures, but piecing together reports …
Discussion: PC World
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
Apple Retail: Who Needs Woodstock, iGot iPhone!  —  Silicon Valley took to the streets (sidewalks) yesterday, bigtime, to flex its collective muscle, at $106 billion market cap corporation Apple's retail cash registers.  —  Is experiential retail the new Woodstock?  Are tech writers the new rock stars?
Discussion: PC World
Nik Cubrilovic / New Web Order:   Liveblogging iPhone Launch
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Long-Awaited iPhone Goes on Sale
Discussion: MY iTablet
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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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Glitches at AT&T Bedevil Apple iPhone Owners  —  Something was bound to go wrong, and for existing AT&T (T) customers trying to activate their newly purchased Apple (AAPL) iPhones, the problem looked like this: … The discussion boards on Apple's website were lit up overnight with frustrated customers …
Discussion: BloggingStocks
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
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
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple posts iPhone user manual
Discussion: MacRumors and Mobility Site
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
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: Hardware 2.0, Engadget and Gizmodo
Josh / FSF:
FSF releases the GNU General Public License, version 3  —  The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today released version 3 of the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL), the world's most popular free software license.  —  "Since we founded the free software movement, over 23 years ago …
Discussion: TechnoLlama, Compiler and Wired News
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
iPhone First Impressions … SATURDAY, 30 JUNE 2007 … FRIDAY, 29 JUNE 2007 … THURSDAY, 28 JUNE 2007 … WEDNESDAY, 27 JUNE 2007
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Everyone's Gunning For YouTube  —  The focus and experimentation on IPTV is switching away from watching short clips on YouTube to watching full length shows on downloadable TV applications like Joost, Babelgum, Veoh TV , Netflix (which now has a Silverlight application) and others.
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
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
 
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