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4:15 PM ET, June 29, 2007

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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?
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Ars in line for the iPhone... in Cincinnati (Updated periodically)  —  Everyone else is covering the iPhone line in budding metropoli (is that a word?) such as New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago.  I hear there were 50+ people in line for the iPhone at the Michigan Avenue Apple Store in downtown Chicago as of 5am.
Discussion: Apple 2.0, Fast Wonder and Gizmodo
BBC:   Apple's iPhone makes it to stores
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 …
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Ben Ames / PC World:   AMD's Barcelona Server Chip on Schedule
Rich Brown / CNET News.com:
AMD's native quad-core CPUs on track
Discussion: Computerworld
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:
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Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Now playing: Silicon Valley short attention span theater  —  Oh, this is so exciting!  —  Five weeks after the launch of Facebook's new platform, certain Internet commentators (whom you can find in my "Guilty Pleasures" blogroll, directly to your right — and no, I'm not talking about Rosie) …
Discussion: GigaOM, Valleywag, A VC and robhyndman.com
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iPhone accessories unveiled: Bluetooth headset (with dock) is $129  —  The iPhone accessories have been announced.  It's a fairly limited assortment with the most interesting being Apple's new Bluetooth headset.  $129 is the price just like we heard.  5.5-hours of talk and 72-hours of standby.
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Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Apple Prices iPhone Accessories
Darren Murph / Engadget:
AT&T customers seeing sudden boost in EDGE speeds?  —  Shortly after beginning the shutdown process of AMPS and TDMA networks, and just hours before the launch the EDGE-capable iPhone, a number of users are reportedly seeing dramatic increases in EDGE throughput.
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Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
Fine EDGE: AT&T Boosts Network Speeds
Discussion: Christopher Null
Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
Exchange Update Fixes Potential iPhone Mail Issues  —  Microsoft has just released an update to Exchange 2007 that should fix issues that could have prevented Apple's new iPhone from receiving mail from Exchange Server 2007.  —  The Redmond, Wash., software maker released June 28 the third update …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   Exchange Server Rollup 3: An IMAP fix for the iPhone?
Peter Sayer / PC World:
EU Turns to YouTube to Create EUtube  —  The European Commission is turning to video-sharing Web site YouTube.com to disseminate information about the workings of the European Union to its citizens, through a new channel on the site called EUtube, it announced Friday.
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Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal:
Sharing the Sights and Sounds of Europe through YouTube
Discussion: Computerworld
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 …
Michiko Kakutani / New York Times:
The Cult of the Amateur  —  Digital utopians have heralded the dawn of an era in which Web 2.0 — distinguished by a new generation of participatory sites like MySpace.com and YouTube.com, which emphasize user-generated content, social networking and interactive sharing …
Tech.co.uk:
Intel resurrects 90s Pentium for Larrabee  —  Advanced multi-core CPU will be based on Pentium MMX  —  Intel's upcoming massively multi-core Larrabee processor will be based on the long defunct Pentium MMX CPU, Tech.co.uk can exclusively reveal.  —  According to sources close to Intel …
Discussion: Ars Technica and TechSpot News
Rachel Rosmarin / Forbes:
IPhone Under The Knife  —  Most gadget fans waiting in line for hours outside Apple (nasdaq: AAPL - news - people ) and AT&T (nyse: T - news - people ) stores across America are doing so because they can't wait to purchase, use and cherish a $499 iPhone.  But a few people in line …
Discussion: Epicenter
Verizon:
Verizon Wireless Stores Open All Day June 29 For Customers To Test Drive The Nation's Most Reliable Wireless Network, Purchase Any Of 18 Multi-Media Music Devices  —  Free Music Essentials Kit with Purchase of LG VX9400  —  BASKING RIDGE, NJ — On June 29 Verizon Wireless stores and kiosks …
 
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