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7:35 PM ET, July 10, 2008


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Google Mobile Blog:
Searching on an iPhone can be fun  —  You probably agree that nothing can be made too easy.  We've been dreaming of ways to make searching on phones easier and more fun.  —  Today, we're showing off our first native app for the iPhone and iPod touch — Google Mobile App.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
iPhone Application Overview And Demo Videos  —  It's not official quite yet, but the iPhone App Store is live and you can download version 2.0 of the iPhone software - which is all you need to run the 552 applications currently available.  —  We've been gathering videos and overviews …
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
iPhone App Store first impression: Sublime beyond belief  —  If you don't have an iPhone, you're going to want one real soon.  I say this not because of peer pressure or because of the Apple marketing machine.  Or even because of the iPhone 3G.  I say it because the App Store …
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
A walk through the App Store, iPhone style  —  You've already seen the App Store in its iTunes pants, and if you've ever used iTunes before, you pretty much know how it works.  Here, we do a quick pictorial walkthrough of how the App Store works from your iPhone, once you have the iPhone 2.0 firmware installed.
Ben Wilson / CNET
iPhone app hands-on: Super Monkey Ball (with screenshots)
Discussion: Gizmodo
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
iPhone App Store: The Early List of Top Downloads
Discussion: VentureBeat
Charles Starrett / iLounge:
News: iPhone Gems: Launch day App Store software worth seeing
Sean Alexander / Addicted to Digital Media:
Remote: iTunes and Apple TV Remote Control
Discussion: eHomeUpgrade
Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone 2.0 Firmware (5A347) Available Early  —  Once again, digging through Apple's XML files has revealed the url to the iPhone 2.0 Firmware that is presently available on Apple's servers.  One of our readers found this new firmware image:  —  Link removed at request of Apple
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
iPhone OS 2.0 Unlocked (YES!)  —  The new iPhone OS 2.0 software has been unlocked and jailbroken.  It was released just hours ago and it has already been cracked by the iPhone Dev Team.  The first one took a couple of months, but this one was actually unlocked before Apple released it to the public.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
iPhone 2.0 Software Adds 802.1X for Enterprises  —  Apple adds secure enterprise logins for iPhone: The iPhone 2.0 software, available through a download link for existing 2G iPhones today, adds promised support for the 802.1X port-based authentication required in any company that's even remotely serious about its network security.
Discussion: MacRumors iPhone Blog
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Analyst: 35% of iPhone 3G buyers will get it for $199  —  The pricing of the next generation iPhone may be a point of confusion on Friday and Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster expects only 35 percent of buyers will get the $199 price.  As a result, initial sales of the iPhone 3G may be diluted.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
It's iPhone 3G tear-down time
Discussion: Gizmodo, 9 to 5 Mac and The iPhone Blog
Joe Hewitt / Facebook Blog:
Facebook for iPhone  —  Last August we launched our Facebook iPhone website, and almost a year later it has over 1.5 million people using it regularly.  We are thrilled to see so many enjoying Facebook on their iPhones, so we've been working on ways to take our iPhone experience to the next level.
Discussion: TechCrunch and VentureBeat
Rodney Rumford / FaceReviews:
Facebook for iPhone in iTunes App Store
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: The Line Begins In Palo Alto (Updated)  —  And the lines begin.  —  With about 21 hours to go before the West Coast debut of the iPhone 3G, I took a drive over to the Apple (AAPL) store on University Avenue in Palo Alto, just a mile or two from CEO Steve Jobs' house, to check out the scene.
Discussion: Forbes and Voices
Chris Morrison / VentureBeat:
NowPublic buys up Guy Kawasaki's Truemors (believe it or not)  —  When Guy Kawasaki started Truemors, a site for spreading Internet rumors, his intentions weren't quite clear.  Was it an experiment?  A joke?  The product of too much free time?  Or perhaps not too much time — after all …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Jerry Yang's Pledge: Not on My Watch  —  If BoomTown had any doubt that Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang was going to knuckle under to the public kneecapping given to him by the activist investor Carl “Shark” Icahn and Microsoft CEO Steve “My Way or the Highway” Ballmer earlier this week …
Rhonda Wickham / Wireless Week:
Samsung Instinct Sets Record at Best Buy  —  Preliminary sales results from Best Buy reveal that Samsung's Instinct is a best-seller for the retailer.  In fact, a company spokesman said it has sold better than any other phone the retailer has carried since the Motorola RAZR which launched in Q4 two years ago.
Jeff Dudash /
Samsung Instinct™, Exclusively from Sprint, Sets New High …
Discussion: Computerworld and
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Google as the new pressroom  —  When I saw Edward Roussel, head of digital for the Telegraph, on my last trip to London, he said over breakfast that he'd been thinking about my book title's question — What Would Google Do? — in relation to newspapers and he came up with a radical notion:
Discussion: Wordblog
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Where Apple's New iPhone Doesn't Help: AT&T's 3G Dead Zones  —  Excited about buying Apple's (AAPL) new iPhone 3G, which goes on sale tomorrow?  Pumped about those blazing-fast 3G Internet speeds?  Hope you don't live in beautiful Bozeman, Montana; Burlington, Vermont; or Des Moines, Iowa.
Jamin Brophy-Warren / Wall Street Journal:
Modest Web Site Is Behind a Bevy of Memes  —  Creating viral videos and concepts has become a keystone for many businesses marketing online.  —  Such Web phenomena are known by technophiles as “memes.”  Coined by biologist Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book “The Selfish Gene,” …
Discussion: Valleywag and PSFK
VMware's CEO switch targeted at Microsoft, analysts say  —  In tapping a former Microsoft executive to lead VMware's battle against the Redmond giant, VMware's EMC-controlled board of directors decided co-founder Diane Greene lacked the business savvy to win a struggle for market share, analysts say.
Discussion: Network World, BroadDev and Valleywag
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