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: Scobleizer, I4U News, Silicon Alley Insider, Lockergnome, MacRumors iPhone Blog, Latest Geek Stuff, jkOnTheRun and Mark Evans
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) — Our man on the street, Wayne Schulz (he's everywhere) just reported that the lines are beginning to form in front of the Apple Store in New York. … UPDATE: … Has camping out in line for Apple products taken precedent over football tickets or concerts?
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
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
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
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
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
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 …
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
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Problem With Identi.ca Is That It Is Not Twitter — The launch of Twitter clone Identi.ca earlier this week caused a bit of a blogstorm because it appears to have a solution to Twitter's all-too-regular downtime. (That problem has reached comical proportions, with the familiar Twitter Fail Whale …
Discussion: David Risley, I'm Not Actually a Geek, Lockergnome and Russell Beattie's Weblog
Hutch Carpenter / I'm Not Actually a Geek: Weekly Recap 070408: Identi.ca Nearly Identical
Russell Beattie / Russell Beattie's Weblog: Let the microblogs bloom
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
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: Startup Meme, Download Squad and IntoMobile