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9:00 PM ET, June 29, 2007

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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Report from the line  —  So, it's been non-stop in line here.  I haven't had my hands on a keyboard until 3 a.m.  —  Why did I wait in line in Palo Alto and not the more sexy San Francisco?  Easy, I knew there'd be more geeks in line here.  And the line did not disappoint.
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPhone multi-city lineblog  —  This is it, iDay.  Nerds from coast to coast will be lining up at their local Apple and AT&T stores to snag what's essentially the most anticipated consumer electronics launch ever.  So what else is there to do but live blog those lines in whichever cities we can?
Valleywag:
IPhone: Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht in iPhone line on CNBC  —  Does what it says on the tin.  We've got video of the Digg founder and his Diggnation co-host Alex Albrecht sitting outside a store in San Francisco waiting for an iPhone.  "I'm gonna get two," says Alex, before the guys launch into their usual carny-like patter.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Video: interview with Steve Wozniak!  —  We caught up with the one and only Steve Wozniak waiting in line to take an iPhone (or six) home.  He even gave a bunch of people in line shirts and signed line badges.  Aw, how nice!  —  [MP4] Download in wide VGA  —  [AVI] Download in wide VGA
Discussion: digg
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Ars in line for the iPhone... in Cincinnati (Updated periodically)
Discussion: Fast Wonder and Apple 2.0
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:   Waiting at the San Francisco Apple Store
WCAU-TV:
Mayor Gets Earful Over iPhone Campout
Discussion: O'Grady's PowerPage
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:   Rumors spreading of European iPhone news for Monday
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Thank God it's iDay
Discussion: SiliconValley.com
Thomas Ricker / Engadget Mobile:
3G iPhone for Europe to be announced Monday?
Discussion: Mashable! and Gizmodo
Joshua Gay / FSF:
iPhone restricts users, GPLv3 frees them  —  On Friday, June 29, not everyone in the continental U.S. will be waiting in line to purchase a $500 iPhone.  In fact, hundreds of thousands of digital aficionados around the globe won't be standing in line at all, for June 29 marks the release …
Discussion: Inquirer
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Free Software Foundation releases GPL 3
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Will the iPhone violate GPL 3?
Discussion: eWEEK.com and CNET News.com
Josh / FSF:
FSF releases the GNU General Public License, version 3
Discussion: Compiler and Wired News
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Verizon COO: 'iWhatever'  —  What do you do when your main competitor is about to unleash the most hyped gadget ever to the cell phone-toting masses?  Give said gadget a mocking nickname in a memo to employees.  —  The Thursday letter to Verizon Wireless employees from Chief Operating Officer Jack Plating …
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AMD:
AMD to Ship Industry's First Native x86 Quad-Core Processors In August  —AMD's Stable Infrastructure Strategy Enables Availability of Systems from Platform Partners in September—  Continuing to lead the shift of mainstream enterprise computing to energy-efficient processors, AMD …
Tom / Project Red Stripe:
And the idea is...  After four and a half months of sweat and toil we are pleased to announce our idea:  —  We are developing a web service that harnesses the collective intelligence of The Economist Group's community, enabling them to contribute their skills and knowledge to international and local development organisations.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Sunset at Sunrocket?  Layoffs rumored  —  BREAKING: Sunrocket, one of the many VoIP service providers that has been suffering as a result of an all-out voice assault by the cable companies is rumored to have hit a major airpocket today.  Our sources say that the company laid off nearly …
Discussion: Techdirt and dslreports.com
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Powerset: Is There More Than Buzzwords And Patent Threats?  —  from the do-we-have-anything-useful?  dept  —  There's been so much hype around search startup Powerset that it seems like it's going to be quite difficult to live up to it.  The company kicked off by raising a lot of money …
Discussion: Between the Lines and WebProNews
Ray Rivera / New York Times:
City May Seek Permit and Insurance for Many Kinds of Public Photography  —  Some tourists, amateur photographers, even would-be filmmakers hoping to make it big on YouTube could soon be forced to obtain a city permit and $1 million in liability insurance before taking pictures or filming on city property, including sidewalks.
kottke.org:
Facebook is the new AOL  —  Earlier in the week, I made a comment in passing in a post about Vimeo: … A few people picked up on it and speculated what I might have meant by it.  In reading those posts and poking around a bit, I found a post that Scott Heiferman made just after Facebook Platform launched in May:
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
An AIR of Invisibility  —  Al Mandel, who helped market the original LaserWriter at Apple and later had several high-level positions at AOL, used to say, "The step after ubiquity is invisibility," by which he meant that once a technology had reached the point where everyone had it …
 
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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Long-Awaited iPhone Goes on Sale
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPhone first hands-on and unboxing
Discussion: digg
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Lifehacker Top 10: Top 10 iPhone applications
Discussion: Quick Online Tips and digg
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
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Katie Allen / Guardian:
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CNET News.com:
AT&T: 2.5G upgrades won't make iPhone Web surfing faster
Discussion: Macsimum News
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Behind the iPhone Frenzy
Raghav 'Rags' Gupta / GigaOM:
Why iPhone will change the mobile music business
Discussion: Macworld and MacUser
 Earlier Items: 
David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
MonkCast #7: GPLv3 Day is here, Web APIs (good for business?)
Tech.co.uk:
Intel resurrects 90s Pentium for Larrabee
Discussion: Ars Technica and TechSpot News
Rachel Rosmarin / Forbes:
IPhone Under The Knife
Discussion: Epicenter
BBC:
The Tech Lab: Bradley Horowitz
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Webcasters' Plea Falls on Deaf Ears
Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Apple Prices iPhone Accessories
Michiko Kakutani / New York Times:
The Cult of the Amateur  —  Digital utopians have heralded …