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3:32 AM ET, July 11, 2008

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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 …
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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.
Raanan Bar-Cohen / WordPress for iPhone:
WordPress For iPhone  —  The WordPress for iPhone App is nearly ready to go.
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Ben Wilson / CNET News.com:
iPhone app hands-on: Super Monkey Ball (with screenshots)
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Charles Starrett / iLounge:
News: iPhone Gems: Launch day App Store software worth seeing
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
iPhone App Store: The Early List of Top Downloads
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Sean Alexander / Addicted to Digital Media:
Remote: iTunes and Apple TV Remote Control
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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.
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Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone 2.0 Firmware (5A347) Available Early
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
iPhone 2.0 Software Adds 802.1X for Enterprises
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Another key early Facebook employee, Jeff Hammerbacher, is leaving the company  —  Facebook may now be the largest social network in the world, and it may be continually innovating with nice new products like its Twitter-like iPhone application, but more and more beloved early employees are heading out the door.
Daniel Langendorf / last100:
Amid the App Store fanfare, Apple releases significant update for AppleTV  —  While we're waiting for MobileMe to become available for longer than five minutes, it's worth noting among the App Store fanfare that Apple has also updated its AppleTV.  —  Early Thursday Apple released iTunes 7.7, making the App Store possible.
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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 …
Associated Press:
F.C.C. Chairman Favors Penalty on Comcast  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission said Thursday that he would recommend that Comcast, the nation's largest cable company, be punished for violating agency principles that guarantee customers open access to the Internet.
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Vindu Goel / Bits:
An Imminent Victory for ‘Net Neutrality’ Advocates
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Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
All Nvidia G84 and G86s are bad  —  Comment No word on MCPs yet  —  THE BURNING QUESTION on everyone's mind is what Nvidia parts are failing in the field?  No GT200 jokes here, NV personnel are still quite sensitive about that, but our moles have told us about the bum GPUs.
Associated Press:
Outage hobbles new Apple Web service  —  Users have trouble accessing new Apple's $99-per-year MobileMe service, which launches Friday.  —  SEATTLE (AP) — Apple's new data-synching service got off to a rocky start Thursday, as some users were denied access to their accounts just hours …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Priming the Pump: New Users, Meet the Old Winners  —  Social media, it's all about the democratization of communication and empowering new voices - right?  A few years into the new media revolution, reality is looking a little more complicated than that theory would suggest.
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google: No Sex in Second Life-Killer Lively (GOOG)  —  What's the difference between Linden Lab's (SAI 25 #11) Second Life and Lively, the new virtual world announced by Google?  —  How much time do you have?  Second Life requires its own software and needs a PC equipped with a high-end graphics card; Lively runs in a Web browser.
Discussion: Mashable!
Cade Metz / The Register:
Cokeheads slip AI onto Yahoo! front page  —  NPUC 08 Yahoo! is now using real-time automated algorithms to select news stories on its famous front page, claiming a 25 to 30 per cent increase in click through rate - and millions of dollars in additional yearly revenue.
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.
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
When Everything On The Internet Is Encrypted...  For years, we've been pointing out that as the entertainment industry, telcos and the government increase efforts to spy on the activities of users (for various reasons, good or bad), all it's going to do is speed the adoption of encryption technologies.
Discussion: p2pnet
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.
InfoWorld:
Artificial intelligence tied to search future  —  AI (Artificial intelligence) has the potential to enhance Internet searches, but obstacles still must be overcome, a speaker stressed at a technical conference Thursday hosted by IBM.  —  Entitled “The New AI: New Paradigms for Using Computers Workshop …
Discussion: Beyond Search
 
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