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12:30 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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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.
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 …
Apple:
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.
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Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Apple's iPhone 3G: 1m sold in three days since launch  —  Apple has sold more than 1m of its new iPhone 3G handsets, the consumer electronics giant announced today, just three days since the chaotic launch of the second version of the smartphone.  —  Apple's chief executive Steve Jobs …
Discussion: GamesIndustry.biz
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple: 1 million iPhone 3Gs sold
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:   Apple: One million iPhones sold, 10 million App Store downloads in first weekend
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 …
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Turns Out Viacom Is Really Interested In What Google Employees Are Uploading/Viewing On YouTube  —  from the Google-janitors-are-supposed-to-know- copyright-laws dept  —  With all the fuss over a court telling Google it needs to give Viacom its log files, Google and Viacom have been discussing ways …
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New York Times:
In Bid for Yahoo, Microsoft Turns More Aggressive  —  By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED and ANDREW ROSS SORKIN  —  Shareholders searching for détente in the battle between Yahoo and Microsoft are unlikely to find it in Microsoft's new proposal to buy Yahoo's search business, one the Internet company swiftly rejected on Saturday.
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Brett Terpstra / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Did Apple set developers up for failure?  —  As I'm sure many of you have noticed, many of the applications from the App Store are crashing frequently.  Basically, an app I want to launch opens a blank screen, pauses for a moment, and then drops me back to my home screen without so much as an apology.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Hardware 2.0 and MacRumors
Michael Mace / Mobile Opportunity:
Hypenotized by Apple  —  Watching the cloud of hype around last week's release of the new iPhone, I was struck by the way Apple's psychological influence over the tech industry continues to grow.  I'm having trouble thinking of any recent technology product, let alone a 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 …
Discussion: Datamation
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Guy Kawasaki's Alltop Launches Frienderati: The Top Friends From FriendFeed  —  If you want to know what the “top people on FriendFeed” are saying, you can now see their feeds on a new Alltop page called Frienderati.  It is just a list of the top 100 or so names on FriendFeed (actually …
 
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