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5:00 AM ET, June 27, 2007

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Wall Street Journal:
The iPhone Is Breakthrough Handheld Computer  —  One of the most important trends in personal technology over the past few years has been the evolution of the humble cellphone into a true handheld computer, a device able to replicate many of the key functions of a laptop.
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David Pogue / New York Times:
The iPhone Matches Most of Its Hype  —  Talk about hype.  In the last six months, Apple's iPhone has been the subject of 11,000 print articles, and it turns up about 69 million hits on Google.  Cultists are camping out in front of Apple stores; bloggers call it the "Jesus phone."
Steven Levy / Newsweek:
First Look: Test Driving the iPhone  —  A first look at the most eagerly anticipated gizmo ever.  —  A couple of weeks ago I went to Pittsburgh for what I thought would be a day trip.  Since I was headed back that evening, I didn't take my laptop, but because of thunderstorms across the Eastern Seaboard …
USA Today:
Apple's iPhone isn't perfect, but it's worthy of the hype  —  The mania over Apple's iPhone launch has created stratospheric expectations that are near impossible to live up to.  Yet with a few exceptions, this expensive, glitzy wunderkind is indeed worth lusting after.  —  That's saying a lot.
Discussion: Mossblog, iLounge and MacDailyNews
Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPhone facts from the first reviews  —  Well, the first reviews are in.  But you may have missed some of the more interesting factoids unearthed by the trio of gadget reporters deigned worthy by El Jobso to get a pre-launch iPhone.  Here's a few fresh n' interesting iPhone facts right off the presses:
Discussion: Channel 9 and The EduTech Blog
Ryan Block / Engadget:
How does the iPhone stack up in total cost?
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Why I Didn't Buy An iPhone: The Network
John Dvorak / PC Magazine:
Shut Up About the iPhone, Already!
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Roundup: Apple iPhone Reviews
Kennethn / Official Google Docs & Spreadsheets Blog:
An entirely new way to stay organized  —  Posted by: Ron Schneider, Technical Lead, Google Docs & Spreadsheets  —  Today we introduced some exciting changes to Google Docs & Spreadsheets.  —  Here's what's new:  — Looking pretty - The entire document list has been given a complete visual overhaul …
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Karen / Official Google Blog:
Why we're buying DoubleClick  —  In April we announced that we're buying DoubleClick, a leading company in the ad serving business.  When we made this announcement, we gave some of our reasons.  But because online advertising is complicated, I thought I'd step back a bit and offer some more context.
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
LinkedIn marks progress to IPO, hires ex-Tivo CFO  —  Armed with a bevy of new managers from top Silicon Valley firms and explosively growing revenues, business networking site LinkedIn Corp. is gearing up to become one of the first big post-dotcom Internet IPOs.
Tolles / blog.topix.com:
Topix Cracks the Top 20 & Gets a New Suit  —  For the first time, Topix hit the top 20 most visited news and info sites, according to Hitwise May 2007 data.  I'm especially happy about this, since the other big news is that Rich is stepping up to manage from the board, and I'm stepping in as CEO of Topix.
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Betas: Windows Live Photo Gallery; Microsoft Live Drive Here  —  Ever since Microsoft launched Live Search last year, they've been keeping a steady pace of new services integrations as they grow the Live Suite, specifically integration between interfaces for mobile, desktop, and web …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Fixed Mobile Networks Converge, TMobile launches HotSpot@Home  —  Time to get rid of that landline, and say hello to Cellular-WiFi convergence.  The much-talked-about dual mode T-Mobile USA wireless service, called HotSpot@Home, that uses both the cellular and WiFi networks for seamless phone calling …
Discussion: Michael Gartenberg
 
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
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Wall Street Journal:
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Kim Hart / Washington Post:
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Bush's spectrum boss shouts down network neutrality supporters
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Vista-only game cracked to run on XP
Discussion: DailyTech
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Hack Attack: Sync your Firefox extensions and profiles across computers
Discussion: DailyTechRag and digg
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Fake iPhones: a retrospective
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AOL launches new blog-like news site
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