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5:50 PM ET, July 14, 2008


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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 …
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 …
PR Newswire:
Microsoft and Netflix Unveil Partnership to Instantly Stream Movies and TV Episodes to the TV via Xbox LIVE  —  Exclusive agreement creates game-changing home entertainment experience; more than 10,000 movies and TV episodes will be available to watch instantly at no additional cost to paying subscribers.
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 …
Reuters:   Xbox 360 will outsell Sony's PS3: Microsoft
Xbox Press:
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Microsoft giving the Xbox 360 a totally new Dashboard
Discussion: TG Daily
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! …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Microhoo mudslinging: Icahn says Yahoo distorts facts of offer; Microsoft agrees  —  The Microhoo saga gets messier by the minute and will probably get worse as we near the Aug. 1 shareholder meeting where Carl Icahn tries to boot Yahoo's board and CEO Jerry Yang.
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:
PR Newswire:
Icahn Issues Open Letter to Shareholders of Yahoo!
Discussion: Digital Daily and BetaNews
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
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Social network creator SGN gets funding from Amazon's Bezos …
Discussion: Xconomy
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.
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, Gearlog and TG Daily
Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku:
Nintendo Introduces Wii Motion Plus
Microsoft Signs Agreement to Purchase Data Quality Start-up Zoomix  —  The Zoomix development group will join Microsoft's R&D center in Israel  —  Microsoft announced today that it has signed an agreement to purchase Zoomix, an Israeli start-up focused on data quality software.
Discussion: TechCrunchIT and One Microsoft Way
InfoWorld:   Microsoft buys Zoomix to add data quality to SQL Server
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 …
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
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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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Foo Camp 2008: Shangri La For Geeks
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Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Cash- and code-based software economies
Ola Rosling / The Official Google Blog:
No cameras. No lights. Just data.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
TokBox Brings Easy Video Chat To All Platforms With AIR
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 Earlier Items: 
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Facebook literally spells out “Comment” …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Robert Levine / New York Times:
Planned Guns N' Roses Deal Underscores Power of Video Games to Sell Songs
Discussion: The Social
Candace Lombardi / CNET
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
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Bezos Gets His Game On