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1:10 PM ET, July 12, 2008

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Don Reisinger / Mashable!:
How the iPhone App Store Will Kill iPhone Web Apps  —  Now that the App store is up and running and the millions across the globe that have waited for chat applications and games finally have a service available to them to get most of what they need on their iPhone and iPod touch …
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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
European retailers sell out at iPhone 3G launch  —  European retailers were sold out of the new iPhone 3G before stores in the US even opened on Friday, thanks in part to strong marketing from Apple's mobile partners.  —  The initial sales surge not only blew through stores' inventory …
Discussion: iPhone Savior and Digg
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Location Awareness on the iPhone  —  I spent part of yesterday relocking, unbricking and upgrading my iPhone so that I could check out some of the new apps.  After some trial and error, it worked (hint: you have to upgrade iTunes to 7.7 first!).  I was curious which apps would use location …
Hanna Sistek / CNET News.com:   Truphone's VoIP app dials up iPhone
Jim Kukral / The Daily Flip, Jim Kukral:
The Death Of The A-list  —  It's July 2008.  Robert Scoble walks the early morning iphone3G line yelling “you're live on the internet” while broadcasting live on his Nokia phone via Qik.com.  But does anyone care what he's doing or knows who he is?  From the looks of the dreary eyed people in line …
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Jason's long goodbye: Give me a break  —  I know that the goodbye post written by Mahalo supremo Jason Calacanis for his blog is supposedly heartfelt, and full of what he no doubt believes (or hopes we will believe) is authentic human emotion, but it still feels all wrong.  Is it the fact that it reads like a bad script?
John Markoff / New York Times:
Can't Find a Parking Spot?  Check Smartphone  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The secret to finding the perfect parking spot in congested cities is usually just a matter of luck.  But drivers here will get some help from an innocuous tab of plastic that will soon be glued to the streets.
Norman Chan / Maximum PC all:
Microsoft Announces Futuristic-Looking Arc Mouse  —  We received a festive press kit in the mail today from Microsoft with details of their impending peripheral releases for the 2008 Holiday season.  What immediately caught our eye was the new Arc Mouse, a collapsible wireless mouse designed to be both stylish and portable.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
It's worth the hell  —  Apple continues to amaze.  I've never seen a company have a technical meltdown in front of the eyes of the world the way Apple did today.  Yet when my son got out of the store after three hours of hell inside the store (we were snuck to the front of the line by someone …
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John Markoff / New York Times:
iPhone Users Plagued by Software Problems  —  SAN FRANCISCO — On Friday, the iPhone was the iCan't for many users.  —  Apple suffered massive network gridlock Friday morning as many of the six million users of the original iPhone tried to upgrade to new software at the same time as the first buyers …
Discussion: Apple 2.0
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Is Apple Manufacturing a First-Day iPhone Shortage?
Discussion: CrunchGear, The Next Web and TG Daily
Robert Verkaik / The Independent:
Mother sues over tale of ‘drunken party’ lifted from Bebo  —  It read like the teenage party from hell: a riot of sex and wanton damage fuelled by under-age drinking that only ended when the police arrived.  According to media reports, the mother of the teenage hostess was so angry with her daughter that she punched her.
Verizon:
V CAST Music With Rhapsody Gets Even Sweeter With LG Chocolate 3 From Verizon Wireless  —  New Flip Form Factor Turns up the Summer Heat with Enhanced Music Subscription Capabilities, Built-in FM transmitter, 2.0 Megapixel Camera and Camcorder  —  Customer Inquiries
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Todd Haselton / LAPTOP Magazine:
Gettin' Melted with the LG Chocolate 3
Discussion: PalmAddicts and Engadget Mobile
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Signs Point to Payment Platform Launch  —  Mike Germano of Carrot Creative posted a tweet earlier today that mentioned he was getting an SSL version of Facebook showing up.  Why would Facebook need and SSL version of their site up and running?  Technically they don't currently …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
PaidContent's Rafat Ali Speaks!  So, Here's Who's Next...  Earlier today, BoomTown broke the stunning-for-blogs news that ContentNext, owner of the popular online digital media news site paidContent, was being bought by the Guardian Media Group for about $30 million in an earn-out acquisition.
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
iPhone 3G Review  —  There are simple reasons why the new iPhone 3G is better than the last.  —  Apple has eliminated so many annoying little hang ups that you might run into when using the old one.  The GPS pinpoints to meters instead of blocks.  The 3G connection slashes web loading times by minutes to seconds.
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Kent German / CNET News.com:
CNET's iPhone 3G review in real time
Discussion: One More Thing and Darren Herman
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Senators propose 5-year ban on higher cell phone taxes
Discussion: Gizmodo Australia, Gizmodo and Digg
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
When the Phone Goes With You, Everyone Else Can Tag Along
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Antitrust hearing to draw Yahoo, Microsoft, Google legal eagles
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NY attorney general gets more ISPs to block alt.* newsgroups
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ZDNet:
Ex Hewlett-Packard VP pleads guilty to IBM theft
Discussion: The Register and Engadget
Arn / MacRumors:
Upgrading from Unofficial iPhone 2.0 Firmware to Official 2.0 Firmware
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
DNS researcher convinces skeptics that bug is serious
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Forum Members Hands-On with Treo 800w
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
The Cost Of Online Video: $8 Billion And Counting
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Valleywag
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Microsoft: Vista more secure than XP, Leopard, and Linux
Discussion: Microsoft
John Boudreau / Mercury News:
Apple iPhone goes on sale; early software glitch fixed
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