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2:25 PM ET, June 22, 2009

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Apple:
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 …
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Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
iPhone 3GS Selling As Quickly As iPhone 3G  —  Whether the Phone 3GS will find as much demand as the iPhone 3G over the first few months of its release is still to be seen, but as of now it's off to a strong start.  —  Note that it took 74 days for the first million iPhones to sell …
Rik Myslewski / The Register:
After six months, Steve Jobs speaks
Discussion: TUAW
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Most iPhone Owners Haven't Upgraded To iPhone 3.0 Software
Discussion: Macworld and 9 to 5 Mac
Jay Yagnik / The Official Google Blog:
A new landmark in computer vision  —  Science fiction books and movies have long imagined that computers will someday be able to see and interpret the world.  At Google, we think computer vision has tremendous potential benefits for consumers, which is why we're dedicated to research in this area.
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Tom Krazit / CNET News:   Google's vision improving for image search
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 …
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Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:   How the west built Iran's ‘lawful intercept functionality’
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple: Bruised or Burnished?  —  The market has had a weekend to absorb news of Steve Jobs' liver transplant and the successful launch of the iPhone 3G S. How will investors react?  —  If ever there were a moment to leak potentially explosive news about the health of Apple CEO Steve Jobs …
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John Lauerman / Bloomberg:
Jobs's Pancreatic Cancer Is One of Few That Liver Transplants May Control
Discussion: GMSV and Computerworld Blogs
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
Apple Should Reveal Jobs's Transplant If He Stays, Governance Experts Say
Discussion: p2pnet
The Intermittent Kevin:
Find My iPhone works, and it is awesome.  —  (Note: some screenshots are quite obviously simulated.)  —  (Note 2: this is my first blog post in over three years, feel free to read my ancient history if you like.)  —  Myself and two compadres, Ryan and Mark, are in Chicago …
Discussion: DailyTech, TUAW and Slashdot
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.
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
T-Mobile myTouch 3G announced, starts shipping late July
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 …
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 …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
HP launches web-connected, touch-screen printers that don't need computers  —  Hewlett-Packard announced this morning that it has created a touch-screen printer that can print images off the web directly, without the need to connect to a computer.  —  It raises the question: what's the peripheral, the computer or the printer?
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 (AdAge.com) — 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.
James Cowie / Renesys Blog:
The Proxy Fight for Iranian Democracy  —  If you put 65 million people in a locked room, they're going to find all the exits pretty quickly, and maybe make a few of their own.  In the case of Iran's crippled-but-still-connected Internet, that means finding a continuous supply of proxy servers …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Bing mobile application concepts  —  The Live Search mobile application, although as crippled it is outside of the United States, is still a very cool mobile search application that featured intelligent voice search and location-based search capabilities only recently Google could match on the iPhone Google app.
Alex Williams / New York Times:
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: blogs.chron.com and UMBC ebiquity, Thanks:atul
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 momentum for ARM (ARM.L).  —  ARM's chip designs have become popular …
DSLreports:
Verizon Announces New FiOS Tiers, Promotions - 10/2 and 20/5 tiers upgraded to 25/15, new netbook offer...  There's confirmation this morning on a slew of changes coming to Verizon's FiOS tier lineup that we were the first to report last week.  While there's no official press release yet …
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
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Gawking at the Media World  —  NEW YORK — Nick Denton is sitting amid the rows of screen-staring digital workers in the fourth-floor walkup that serves as Gawker headquarters, having neglected to build himself a private office.  —  “I would do it, but I don't want to be mocked by the blogs …
Discussion: Bloggasm
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: TechCrunch, Electronista and Gadgetell
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: I4U News and Payments News
 
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