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2:05 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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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple Sells Tens of Thousand of iPhones the First Night  —  If the reports 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 …
Discussion: PC World
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
Apple Retail: Who Needs Woodstock, iGot iPhone!
Discussion: PC World
Nik Cubrilovic / New Web Order:   Liveblogging iPhone Launch
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
Jobs springs a $12m iPhone surprise
Discussion: p2pnet and VoIP & Gadgets Blog
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
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.
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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 …
Discussion: Podcasting News
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.
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 …
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
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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: Off On A Tangent and SMC
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 …
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
Discussion: Cult of Mac and digg
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple posts iPhone user manual
Discussion: MacRumors and Mobility Site
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
iPhone First Impressions … SATURDAY, 30 JUNE 2007 … FRIDAY, 29 JUNE 2007 … THURSDAY, 28 JUNE 2007 … WEDNESDAY, 27 JUNE 2007
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
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.
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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