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3:10 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 …
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
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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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