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12:20 AM ET, June 30, 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?
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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: hyku | blog and digg
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.
Valleywag:
IPhone: Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht in iPhone line on CNBC
WCAU-TV:
Mayor Gets Earful Over iPhone Campout
Discussion: O'Grady's PowerPage
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:   Waiting at the San Francisco Apple Store
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Ars in line for the iPhone... in Cincinnati (Updated periodically)
Discussion: Fast Wonder and Apple 2.0
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:
Will the iPhone violate GPL 3?  —  You have to feel a little sorry for the Free Software Foundation, which launched the first overhaul of its General Public License (GPL) in 16 years on the same day that Apple's iPhone launch hogged the spotlight.  —  But the foundation, like everybody and his brother …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Free Software Foundation releases GPL 3
Josh / FSF:
FSF releases the GNU General Public License, version 3
Discussion: Wired News and Compiler
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPhone first hands-on and unboxing  —  Say hello to iPhone.  —  (Don't go far, we're uploading more pictures every minute.)
Discussion: digg
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple posts iPhone user manual
Discussion: MacRumors and Mobility Site
Katie Allen / Guardian:
Music industry attacks Sunday newspaper's free Prince CD  —  The eagerly awaited new album by Prince is being launched as a free CD with a national Sunday newspaper in a move that has drawn widespread criticism from music retailers.  —  The Mail on Sunday revealed yesterday …
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
iPhone teardown reveals better-than-iPod construction (photos)  —  A disassembly of the iPhone immediately after its public launch has revealed small, but useful, information about the Apple handset's assembly.  —  Technicians at iFixit have dissected the device from front to back …
Discussion: Apple 2.0, Zero Day and MAKE Magazine
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.
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 …
Dan Moren / iPhone Central:
What we have here is a failure to communicate  —  Oh yes, my friends, a failure to communicate indeed.  After waiting in line and shelling out more than $600, I believe myself to be in possession of the first DOA iPhone.  I plugged it into the dock and caught a tantalizingly brief glimpse …
Discussion: A View from the Isle
Associated Press:
AT&T Is Buying Oklahoma-Based Carrier  —  AT&T, the wireless carrier, agreed on Friday to acquire the rural wireless provider Dobson Communications Corporation for $2.8 billion in cash.  —  The offer of $13 a share adds about 1.7 million customers to AT&T's nearly 62 million …
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 …
CNET News.com:
AT&T: 2.5G upgrades won't make iPhone Web surfing faster  — Extra: IBM 1401 Mainframe, the musical - Crave: How to keep the pool clean and green - Security Bites Podcast: Web security challenge - Podcast: The tech world waits for Apple - Phishing scam spreading via Yahoo IM worm …
Discussion: Macsimum News
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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