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7:45 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: 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?
Discussion: CNET News.com and Jay & Silent Rob
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Why I Didn't Buy An iPhone: The Network
John Dvorak / PC Magazine:
Shut Up About the iPhone, Already!
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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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 …
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Microsoft:
Windows Live Moves Into Next Phase with Renewed Focus on Software + Services  —  Q&A: Chris Jones, corporate vice president, Windows Live Experience Program Management, discusses how a new Windows Live product suite planned for release in the coming months will help customers more easily and safely communicate and share online.
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.
N'Gai Croal / Level Up:
EXCLUSIVE: What is WiiWare?  Level Up Gets the Scoop On Nintendo's Brand New Bag  —  Patience is a virtue, a wise man once said, and nowhere is this more true than the circumstances surrounding the story we're about to bring you right now.  A month or so before the March Game Developers Conference …
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.
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.
 
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Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:
ICANN Mulls Registrar Changes
Discussion: RSS, CircleID and WebProNews
Melissa Santos / News, Sports, Entertainment:
UW will abet file-sharing lawsuits, it says
Discussion: Inquirer
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Judge rejects Google's anti-Microsoft antitrust bid
Discussion: GigaLaw.com Daily News and RSS
heise.de:
German Wikipedia receives state funding
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Fixed Mobile Networks Converge, TMobile launches HotSpot@Home
Discussion: Michael Gartenberg
Brad Stone / New York Times:
MySpace, Chasing YouTube, Upgrades Its Offerings
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Wall Street Journal:
Cellphones Get Wi-Fi, Adding Network Options
Karen / Official Google Blog:
Put your photos on a map, and Picasa on your phone
 Earlier Items: 
Christopher Soghoian / slight paranoia:
Go Fish: Is Facebook Violating European Data Protection Rules?
Discussion: The Register
Aaron Ricadela / Business Week:
Oracle's Mixed Message
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Kim Hart / Washington Post:
Sprint Ad Campaign Leaves Nextel's Name in the Dust
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
MySpace's Anderson, DeWolfe Want Megabucks To Re-Up With News Corp.: Report
Discussion: Valleywag
Yahoo! Search Blog:
Flickr-izing Image Search
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Hack Attack: Sync your Firefox extensions and profiles across computers
Discussion: DailyTechRag
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Fake iPhones: a retrospective