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4:10 PM ET, July 14, 2008

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Apple:
Apple Sells One Million iPhone 3Gs in First Weekend  —  Apple® today announced it sold its one millionth iPhone™ 3G on Sunday, just three days after its launch on Friday, July 11. iPhone 3G is now available in 21 countries—Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland …
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iPhone App Store Downloads Top 10 Million in First Weekend  —  Apple® today announced that iPhone™ and iPod® touch users have already downloaded more than 10 million applications from its groundbreaking new App Store since its launch late last week.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Piper Jaffray analyzes first weekend iPhone sales  —  UPDATE: Apple on Monday issued a press release announcing that it sold its 1 millionth iPhone 3G on Sunday.  News from the company has apparently overtaken Gene Munster's analysis, below.  —  “iPhone 3G had a stunning opening weekend …
Jennifer Leggio / Feeds:
Hyperlocal social networking: iPhone 3G may be the trigger
Discussion: Mashable!
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Apple's iPhone 3G: 1m sold in three days since launch
Discussion: Ars Technica and GamesIndustry.biz
Microsoft:
Microsoft Sets the Record Straight  —  On July 12, Yahoo! Inc. released a statement relating to recent discussions involving Yahoo!, Microsoft, and Carl Icahn.  Microsoft believes the statement contains inaccuracies that need to be corrected.  —  On the evening of July 12, Yahoo! …
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Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Carl Icahn spins a different story on latest MSFT-YHOO deal  —  On Saturday we got the Yahoo! spin on things, and now this morning Carl Icahn fires back, in an open letter to Yahoo! shareholders.  I mentioned the heavy amount of spin in the Yahoo! press release, and Icahn noticed, too:
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Nintendo's Wii MotionPlus add-on makes the Wii Remote a true 1:1 motion controller  —  While we saw it hinted at in patents, Nintendo is springing quite the doozy on us at E3 in the form of its new Wii MotionPlus add-on.  Perhaps in a preemptive strike against supposed Wiimote competition …
Discussion: Forbes and TG Daily
Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku:
Nintendo Introduces Wii Motion Plus
Bonnie Cha / CNET News.com:
Palm Treo 800w debuts with Sprint  —  The world may still be all abuzz with iPhone 3G talk, but believe it or not, there are other smartphones out there and Sprint just happened to land a pretty good one.  Today, the carrier and Palm unveiled the Palm Treo 800w, a Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone targeted at business users.
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Vincent Nguyen / SlashGear:
Treo 800w Review for Sprint
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo:   Lighting Review: Palm Treo 800w Smartphone
InfoWorld:
Enterprises become the battleground for social networking  —  The battle to provide social networking in the enterprise is under way between solutions from established software vendors and readily available offerings such as Facebook and LinkedIn, with these sites possessing a lot of momentum …
PC World:
3G iPhone's Mediocre Battery Life Still Beats Rivals  —  The 3G iPhone's sub-6-hour battery life gets a word score of fair from the PC World Test Center, but it still beats out other 3G handsets.  —  Yardena Arar, PC World  —  Recommends  —  The battery life on Apple's new 3G iPhone isn't great …
Michael White / Bloomberg:
Sony's PlayStation 3 Gaining Ground on Xbox With Games, Blu-Ray  —  Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3, the 2007 loser in the fight for second place in video-game console sales, is gaining ground on Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360.  —  The PlayStation 3 outsold the Xbox 360 in the U.S. in the first five months …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Bezos Gets His Game On  —  With an undisclosed investment in Social Gaming Network by his personal fund, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is proving Om right.  Back in May, when Bezos invested in Kongregate, another casual gaming site, Om thought it might be the first of many.
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Social network creator SGN gets funding from Amazon's Bezos …
Discussion: Post I.T.
Alex Iskold / ReadWriteWeb:
iPhone: The New Personal Computer  —  When Apple first announced the launch of its iPhone platform, we wrote here that it is a game changer.  Even the core of iPhone is a major advance in mobile computing, but with the platform iPhone becomes the new personal computer.
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Court Clears eBay in Sale of Counterfeit Items  —  EBay has scored an important victory against a legal nemesis.  —  In a long-awaited decision in a four-year-old trademark lawsuit against eBay brought by the jeweler Tiffany and Company, Judge Richard Sullivan of the Federal District Court …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Microsoft opens up E3 with loud, energetic press conference  —  LOS ANGELES—Once again it's that time: big hype for giant press conferences by the video game industry's biggest names.  —  In this case, we're talking Microsoft, and its annual Xbox 360 bacchanalia.
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Live blogging: Microsoft's E3 2008 press conference: partnership …
Thomas Frank / USA Today:
Printer dots raise privacy concerns  —  WASHINGTON — The affordability and growing popularity of color laser printers is raising concerns among civil liberties advocates that your privacy may not be worth the paper you're printing on.  —  More manufacturers are outfitting greater numbers …
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Facebook literally spells out “Comment” to get users to do it — like they do on FriendFeed  —  Sometime within the past few days, Facebook quietly changed the layout of its commenting functionality on Mini-Feed items.  Previously, there was a little speech bubble with a plus sign in it which on click brought up the comment box.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
 
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