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10:55 AM ET, June 22, 2009


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Apple Sells Over One Million iPhone 3GS Models  —  iPhone 3.0 Software Downloads Reach Six Million  —  Apple® today announced that it has sold over one million iPhone™ 3GS models through Sunday, June 21, the third day after its launch.  In addition, six million customers …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Munster: Apple sold 750,000 iPhones last weekend  —  UPDATE: Make that 1 million.  See below  —  Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster issued a report early Monday that may draw some attention away from Steve Jobs' health and put it back on the bright and shiny object Apple (AAPL) released last Friday.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
T-Mobile Will Drop Its Second Android Phone, The myTouch 3G, This August For $199.  —  As the first Android phone, T-Mobile's G1 was a much welcomed entry into the smartphone market.  And it may have been considered the must-have smartphone were it not for a certain device from Apple.
Roy Furchgott / Gadgetwise:   Behind the Design of a New Android Phone
Wall Street Journal:
Iran's Web Spying Gets Western Aid  —  European Gear Used in Vast Effort to Monitor Communications  —  By CHRISTOPHER RHOADS in New York and LORETTA CHAO in Beijing  —  The Iranian regime has quietly developed, with the assistance of European telecommunications companies …
John Lauerman / Bloomberg:
Jobs's Pancreatic Cancer Is One of Few That Liver Transplants May Control  —  Steve Jobs, Apple Inc.'s chief executive officer, had one of the few types of pancreatic cancers that may be controlled by a liver transplant, doctors said.  —  Jobs, 54, had a transplant about two months ago, a person familiar with the matter said.
Discussion: GMSV and Computerworld Blogs
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple: Bruised or Burnished?
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Steve Jobs' return to Apple linked to liver transplant
Tiphereth / Social Media Today:
How not to use Twitter: HabitatUK as a case study  —  Habitat is a trendy furniture store, set up by Terence Conran in the 1970s, for those who've never been to the UK its like a slightly more upmarket version of Ikea.  @HabitatUK turned up on Twitter a couple of days ago …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
When It Comes To Search Trends, Google Is Lagging Behind Bing  —  As Microsoft tries to take away market share from Google with its new search engine, Bing, it is battling Google feature by feature.  One feature where Microsoft seems to be edging out Google is with displaying recent search trends.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Report: FTC to go after blogger freebies  —  The Federal Trade Commission is planning to crack down on bloggers who review or promote products while earning freebies or payments, the Associated Press reported Sunday.  —  This would, for the first time, bring bloggers under FTC guidelines …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
LG Electronics adopts ARM processors in TVs — to help with Web 2.0 features  —  LG Electronics, the world's second largest maker of televisions, has adopting ARM's processors in its line-up of future digital TVs, one more sign of significant momentum for ARM, the small firm in the U.K.
Discussion: Softpedia News and CrunchGear
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
To Build Display, Yahoo Joins Self-Serve Ad Fray  —  Targets Small Marketers and Those It Hopes to Convert From Search  —  NEW YORK ( — Klaussner Home Furnishings, a 2,000-employee regional furniture manufacturer and retailer in Asheboro, N.C., doesn't exactly fit the profile of a typical Yahoo advertiser.
Brian X. Chen / Epicenter:
How Apple, AT&T Are Closing the Mobile Web  —  A growing chorus claims that Apple's questionable approval policy for its iPhone application store raises issues with net neutrality.  —  Free Press, a group that advocates the idea of an open internet — that is, one in which consumers …
Discussion: Guardian, Thanks:atul
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Spotify launches ‘CD-quality’ streaming for premium users  —  Spotify, the music streaming service, has upped the quality of its sound to CD level, in a bid to attract more users to its premium service.  —  The sound upgrade will only be available to those who subscribe to its premium service and pay £9.99 a month.
Alex Williams / New York Times:
At Meetings, It's Mind Your BlackBerry or Mind Your Manners  —  For the first half-hour of the meeting, it was hardly surprising to see a potential client fiddling with his iPhone, said Rowland Hobbs, the chief executive of a marketing firm in Manhattan.  —  At an hour, it seemed a bit much.
Discussion: and UMBC ebiquity, Thanks:atul
Ted Dziuba / The Register:
Opera Software reinvents complete irrelevance  —  Unites browser with self-delusion  —  Free whitepaper - Transforming IT through convergence, alignment and good governance  —  Fail and You Last week, in a bold attempt at being relevant again, Opera Software unveiled Opera Unite …
New York Times:
Investors Bet on Payments via Cellphone  —  SAN FRANCISCO — On a PC, having to fill out a form and type in a credit card number to buy something is only mildly annoying.  On a cellphone, it could make you want to skip the purchase entirely.  —  This is why investors …
Discussion: Payments News
Google to cut China porn results  —  Google says it will take “all necessary steps” to remove pornography from its Chinese language portal,  —  The firm was responded to criticism from China's internet watchdog which said Google was “disseminating pornographic and vulgar information”.
Discussion: Mashable! and AppScout
Sarah Jacobsson / PC World:
Acer Bargain Laptops Include Blu-ray  —  Late last week, Sony dropped news of its “affordable” entertainment notebooks ($880 isn't too shabby for a notebook sporting a Blu-Ray drive, but still . . .).  Of course, it didn't take Acer long to fire back with bargain deal of its own.
Discussion: Electronista
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Google Opens Up Digital-Education Portal
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