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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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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.
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
iPhone 3GS Selling As Quickly As iPhone 3G
Discussion: Boy Genius Report
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’
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.
Discussion: TechCrunch and SEO and Tech Daily, Thanks:atul
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Tom Krazit / CNET News:   Google's vision improving for image search
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
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  —  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
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.
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 …
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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 …
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.
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 …
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
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
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
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 …
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.
Discussion: WMPoweruser.com and WMExperts
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
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
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.
Peter Cohen / Macworld:
Seagate offers new BlackArmor NAS for small business  —  Seagate announced Monday a new Network Attached Storage (NAS) system for small businesses - the BlackArmor NAS 220.  The system will be released in July in 2 terabyte (TB) and 4TB configurations for $430 and $700 respectively.
Discussion: Engadget and Electronista
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Geodelic Raised $3.5 Million For Location-Aware Recommendations  —  On a mobile phone, the more you can automate search, the more likely people are to use it.  Or at least that is the principle which seems to be guiding Geodelic Systems, a startup which is creating a “search-less search” experience for mobile phones.
 
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Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Microsoft Hires Yahoo Data Center Chief
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
Display Ad Firm Tumri Closes $15 Million Financing; Time Warner Adds Backing
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Open-Source Routers Are Becoming an IT Option
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Acer Bargain Laptops Include Blu-ray
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BBC:
Google to cut China porn results
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PC World:
Nortel Accepts Nokia Siemens Bid for Wireless Assets
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Arianna Talks About New CEO, New Local Sites and Paying for Content
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Start-ups stifled by noncompetes
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