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3:25 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 …
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Apple's iPhone 3G: 1m sold in three days since launch
Discussion: Ars Technica and GamesIndustry.biz
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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, TG Daily and Electronista
Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku:
Nintendo Introduces Wii Motion Plus
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 …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Live from E3: Notes from Microsoft briefing
Discussion: Furrier.org and VentureBeat
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 …
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
eBay wins counterfeit-sales lawsuit brought by Tiffany
Discussion: RobWebb2k
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 …
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 …
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:
Discussion: CNET News.com
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Icahn Issues Open Letter to Shareholders of Yahoo!
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 …
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.
comScore:
Americans Viewed 12 Billion Videos Online in May 2008  —  Fox Interactive Media Gains Market Share on Increase in Videos Viewed at MySpace.com  —  comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released May 2008 data from the comScore Video Metrix service …
Discussion: Beet.TV and HipMojo.com
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Veoh Targets Video Ads Based On Past Viewing Patterns  —  If behavioral targeting is the great hope for display advertising on the Web, can it work for videos as well?  Web video startup Veoh thinks it can and is bringing its behavioral targeting advertising program out of beta today.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
gPhone?  Just a Rumor - The Real Story Is The Android Developer Revolt  —  Of course, we all know that the event of the past week (or perhaps we should say the event of the year, given the news coverage), has been the launch of the iPhone 2.0.  Yet even amidst the iPhone news frenzy …
 
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InfoWorld:
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Tony Smith / The Register:
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Turns Out Viacom Is Really Interested In What Google Employees …
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Spammers announce World War III with spam emails packing malicious payloads
Bill Ray / The Register:
3 days on: The iPhone users still to make a call
Discussion: TG Daily and Mobile Computer
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
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