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12:25 AM ET, July 1, 2007

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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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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
U.S. healthcare industry: Google wants to protect you from Michael Moore's Sicko  —  Taking a break from reading the wall-to-wall iPhone coverage on TechMeme, I ran across a post from Lauren Turner, who works for Google as an account planner selling ads to the healthcare industry.
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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Google to HMOs: pay us and we'll defuse "Sicko"  —  Google's "Health Advertising Team" is trying to sell the health industry on buying ads to be shown opposite searches for "Sicko."  The idea is to counter Michael Moore's amazing, enraging, must-see indictment of the health industry's grip …
Discussion: UMBC eBiquity
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 …
Lev Grossman / Time:
"I Take the iPhone Home"  —  Somewhere in the unwritten amendments to the U.S. Constitution it is stipulated that every gadget reviewer is entitled to his or her personal iPhone quibble.  Here's mine: when you're transferring content from your computer to the iPhone, you can't simply drag …
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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.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Initial review of iPhone
Alfredo Padilla / wirelessinfo.com Blog:
Apple iPhone Cell Phone Review - Audio Quality
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Gizmodo
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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Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
Apple Retail: Who Needs Woodstock, iGot iPhone!
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
Jobs springs a $12m iPhone surprise
Discussion: p2pnet and VoIP & Gadgets Blog
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.
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:   iPhone activations hosed until morning?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Glitches at AT&T Bedevil Apple iPhone Owners
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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.
Ben Macintyre / Times of London:
Why computers can' t surpass Go and collect $1 million  —  There's one game where artificial intelligence can't beat humans  —  Ten years ago last month, to the dismay of many chess enthusiasts, the IBM supercomputer program Deep Blue beat the world chess champion Gary Kasparov …
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.
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.
Discussion: Yahoo! Music Blog
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Toshiba kicks out its own 4GB microSDHC card  —  Oh, Toshiba.  Usually we wouldn't react too kindly to jumping in the game nearly half a year late, but considering just how rare these 4GB microSDHC cards still seem to be, we'll give you a pass on this one.  Sure enough, Tosh is finally ready …
Discussion: Mobility Site
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iPhone not supported under 64-bit Windows XP or Vista — oops  —  Struggling with your new iPhone on a 64-bit Windows Vista or XP system?  Take solace, you're not alone.  The error message, "The software required for iPhone is not installed.  Run the iTunes installer to remove iTunes …
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