Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPhone 3G lines start at the Apple Cube... one week early — So we heard some really over-eager folks have decided to get a jump on the iPhone 3G line — a really, really big jump. Obviously, we had to head down and see if it was true... and it is. Right now, about ten people have started …
Discussion: Apple 2.0, Scobleizer, I4U News, Silicon Alley Insider, Lockergnome, MacRumors iPhone Blog, Latest Geek Stuff, jkOnTheRun and Mark Evans
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0: Who would wait a week in line for an iPhone 3G?
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Waiting in line for iPhones is glorious
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: iPhone 3G Line already started in NYC
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun: iPhone 3G mania- line forming a week early in NYC
Kerry Woo / Gear Diary:
Let Freedom Ring (iPhone 3G style)
Let Freedom Ring (iPhone 3G style)
Discussion: The Unofficial Apple Weblog, MacNN and Just Another iPhone Blog
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
On Day Care, Google Makes a Rare Fumble — Two months ago, Google held a series of secret focus groups with employees who have children in Google's day care facilities. The purpose was to gauge their reaction to the company's plan to raise the amount it charged for in-house day care by 75 percent.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Memex 1.1
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Parents Cry as Day Care Decision Sparks Employee Rebellion
Daniel Ratner / Google LatLong:
Tour the Tour de France with Street View — One of the things I look forward to every summer is the Tour de France. I'm always fascinated when I hear about the hairpin turns and steep climbs. To bring the Tour de France to life and help you experience it stage by stage …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited, The Official Google Blog and Google Earth Blog
Google ‘faces Street View block’ — Google's plans to launch a mapping tool in the UK could be referred to the Information Commissioner. — Street View matches photos of locations to maps, including passers-by who were captured as the photograph was taken.
Discussion: TechCrunch UK, Startup Meme, Gadgetell, TECH.BLORGE.com, LEWIS 360°, ReadWriteWeb, broadstuff, Google Maps Mania, Valleywag, The Official Google Blog and BBC NEWS
Shoaib Hashmi / Startup Meme: Google Map's ‘Street View’ having tough time in UK
Jodie Andrefski / Gadgetell: Google continues to fire up the masses, this time with “Street View”
Dave Parrack / TECH.BLORGE.com: Google faces Street View ban in the UK - Does it violate privacy law?
Michael Hay / LEWIS 360°: Is Google above the law?
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google's Street View Challenged in the UK
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: DO YOU WANT THE WORLD TO SEE WHERE YOU LIVE?
Keir Clarke / Google Maps Mania: Some Friday Fun From Google Maps
Darren Waters / BBC NEWS: Google, privacy and Street View
San Francisco Chronicle:
Merchants angry over getting yanked by Yelp — Four years ago, Geri Rebstock started using Yelp, a popular site for consumers to review local businesses and services. She critiqued her favorite veterinarian, a neighborhood print shop and an acupuncturist who took care of her bad wrist.
Discussion: Traffick, TECH.BLORGE.com, ben barren, Screenwerk and Social Media
Andrew Goodman / Traffick: New Online Phenomenon: The Review Farm
JD Lasica / Social Media: Merchants angry at getting yanked by Yelp
Swati Pandey / Los Angeles Times:
Digital download model puts song exposure above sales — Some artists are using the pay-what-you-want option. But industry experts question the plan's long-term worth. — Mash-up artist Girl Talk's new album, “Feed the Animals” comes with some impressive numbers: About 300 sampled songs …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Top Torrent Sites Ranked by Google — BitTorrent's popularity is growing every day. Despite the lawsuits that some of the larger torrent sites are involved in, they continue to grow traffic wise. Let's take a look at how Google ranks the top torrent sites.
KathrynV / DSLreports: Top Torrent Sites According to Google …
The Law and Your Privacy — As you may have seen in the news, YouTube received a court order to produce viewing data from our database, including usernames and IP addresses. In order to protect our community's privacy, we strongly opposed this motion when Viacom and others filed it.
Discussion: The Utube Blog and NewTeeVee
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: YouTube Responds to Court Order News
David Kirkpatrick / Fortune:
Why Microsoft will win Yahoo — To understand Microsoft's pursuit of Yahoo, you have to take a clear-eyed look at Google. It's not the greatest tech company after all. — NEW YORK (Fortune) — In the end, Microsoft is almost surely going to end up owning Yahoo's search business.
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: MSFT vs. Google Fight Remains to be Won
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Finally, A Windows Mobile Facebook App! — For users of the Windows Mobile platform, visiting Facebook while on the go meant loading up the mobile web page in their device's browser. Meanwhile, Blackberry users have had their own downloadable app since late 2007.
Discussion: Boy Genius Report, Startup Meme, Download Squad and IntoMobile
Joshua Karp / Boy Genius Report: Facebook app comes to Windows Mobile
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Announcing Tech.NewsJunk.Com — There's a new site on the net today: — http://tech.newsjunk.com/ — It's the counterpart to the political NewsJunk, which is focused on news of the 2008 presidential campaign. The Tech site is focused on technology product news.
Discussion: Scobleizer, WinExtra and broadstuff
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Off of the tech entertainment train
Steven Hodson / WinExtra: Adding TechJunk as one of my always open tabs
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: BUILDING MEMETRACKERS IS THE NEW MEME
Curt / Committee to Protect Bloggers:
Iran Now to Kill Bloggers - Follow That, China! — In its never-ending pursuit of complete elimination of dissent, Iran is introducing a law to murder bloggers. Cyrus Farivar, preparing an story of The World radio program, sent us a note with a link to this story on iAfrica.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Global Neighbourhoods
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Iran Parliament to Debate Death Penalty for Bloggers