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5:10 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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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 …
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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Icahn Issues Open Letter to Shareholders of Yahoo!
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Reuters:
Xbox 360 will outsell Sony's PS3: Microsoft
Discussion: Associated Press and Reuters
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Live blogging: Microsoft's E3 2008 press conference: partnership …
Discussion: Between the Lines and TechCrunch
Nintendo.com:
Introducing Wii MotionPlus, Nintendo's upcoming accessory for the revolutionary Wii Remote  —  Nintendo's upcoming Wii MotionPlus accessory for the revolutionary Wii Remote controller again redefines game control, by more quickly and accurately reflecting motions in a 3-D space.
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Nintendo's Wii MotionPlus add-on makes the Wii Remote a true 1:1 motion controller
Discussion: Forbes and TG Daily
Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku:
Nintendo Introduces Wii Motion Plus
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: Beyond Search and Startup Chatter
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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 …
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
iPhone 3G Battery Life Beats the Competition, Apple's Own Tests
Discussion: Mobility Site
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: Xconomy and Post I.T.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Veoh Networks launches behavioral ads  —  Veoh Networks, an online video start-up featuring content such as Lost, ESPN SportsCenter, and The Bachelorette, has begun a beta test of advertisements geared to users' earlier video-watching history and other activity at the site.
Discussion: Beet.TV
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Veoh Targets Video Ads Based On Past Viewing Patterns
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 …
Discussion: Things That
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.
Discussion: eWeek and The Social Times
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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Sun unfolds 1TB of tape
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
TokBox Brings Easy Video Chat To All Platforms With AIR
comScore:
Americans Viewed 12 Billion Videos Online in May 2008
InfoWorld:
Microsoft buys Zoomix to add data quality to SQL Server
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Facebook literally spells out “Comment” …
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 Earlier Items: 
Robert Levine / New York Times:
Planned Guns N' Roses Deal Underscores Power of Video Games to Sell Songs
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Steve O'Hear / The Social Web:
Last.fm app debuts on iPhone and iPod touch (video)
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Robot crabs coming to an office near you
Discussion: CrunchGear
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Project Cassandra: Facebook's Open Source Alternative to Google BigTable
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
The Second Coming: Ars goes in-depth with the iPhone 3G
Discussion: InformationWeek and SlashGear
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Turns Out Viacom Is Really Interested In What Google Employees …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
gPhone?Just a Rumor - The Real Story Is The Android Developer Revolt
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