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10:45 AM ET, July 14, 2008

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Apple:
Apple Sells One Million iPhone 3Gs in First Weekend  —  Apple® today announced it sold its one millionth iPhone™ 3G on Sunday, just three days after its launch on Friday, July 11. iPhone 3G is now available in 21 countries—Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland …
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Alex Iskold / ReadWriteWeb:
iPhone: The New Personal Computer  —  When Apple first announced the launch of its iPhone platform, we wrote here that it is a game changer.  Even the core of iPhone is a major advance in mobile computing, but with the platform iPhone becomes the new personal computer.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Piper Jaffray analyzes first weekend iPhone sales  —  UPDATE: Apple on Monday issued a press release announcing that it sold its 1 millionth iPhone 3G on Sunday.  News from the company has apparently overtaken Gene Munster's analysis, below.  —  “iPhone 3G had a stunning opening weekend …
Brett Terpstra / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Did Apple set developers up for failure?  —  As I'm sure many of you have noticed, many of the applications from the App Store are crashing frequently.  Basically, an app I want to launch opens a blank screen, pauses for a moment, and then drops me back to my home screen without so much as an apology.
Discussion: The Apple Core
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Apple:
iPhone App Store Downloads Top 10 Million in First Weekend  —  Apple® today announced that iPhone™ and iPod® touch users have already downloaded more than 10 million applications from its groundbreaking new App Store since its launch late last week.
Discussion: Engadget and TeleRead
New York Times:
In Bid for Yahoo, Microsoft Turns More Aggressive  —  By MICHAEL J. de la MERCED and ANDREW ROSS SORKIN  —  Shareholders searching for détente in the battle between Yahoo and Microsoft are unlikely to find it in Microsoft's new proposal to buy Yahoo's search business, one the Internet company swiftly rejected on Saturday.
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Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
NBC Goes For Web Gold  —  Net close to Olympics sell-out; preps for record traffic  —  NBC is 85 percent sold out of online ad inventory for its Summer Olympics coverage, which kicks off Aug. 8 in Beijing.  The company has signed on McDonald's, Johnson & Johnson, Hilton, Coca-Cola and Anheuser-Busch, among other brands.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Michael Mace / Mobile Opportunity:
Hypenotized by Apple  —  Watching the cloud of hype around last week's release of the new iPhone, I was struck by the way Apple's psychological influence over the tech industry continues to grow.  I'm having trouble thinking of any recent technology product, let alone a smartphone …
Daniel Terdiman / Geek Gestalt:
Is E3 game gathering still influential?  —  Though E3 returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center this year, giant booths like the one above will not be seen.  Instead, the event will be an invite-only affair for press and analysts.  —  The video game industry's best-known event, E3 …
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PC World:
3G iPhone's Mediocre Battery Life Still Beats Rivals  —  The 3G iPhone's sub-6-hour battery life gets a word score of fair from the PC World Test Center, but it still beats out other 3G handsets.  —  Yardena Arar, PC World  —  Recommends  —  The battery life on Apple's new 3G iPhone isn't great …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Mobility Site and 9 to 5 Mac
Robert Vamosi / Defense in Depth:
The man who changed Internet security  —  Programming note: As of Friday, July 11, 2008, Defense in Depth will now only carry my weekly column plus additional commentary on the state of computer security.  My security news blogs will instead appear under the CNET News Security banner going forward.
Discussion: Ars Technica
Jeff Carlson / TidBITS:
Send SMS for Free via AIM on iPhone  —  I expected that iPhone 3G service from AT&T would be more expensive compared to the original iPhone - $30 per month for data on top of voice service, a $10 increase), but the telco slipped in a poison profit pill by removing SMS text messaging from the plan.
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Touchscreen BlackBerry Thunder First Live Shots  —  The burning question answered by these pics from CrackBerry: What does the touchscreen BlackBerry's keyboard look like?  As rumored, landscape gets you full QWERTY, while portrait mode drops you to SureType to squeeze in all the buttons.
Discussion: Fast Company and Electronista
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Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
Exclusive: First Live Pics of the BlackBerry Thunder!
 
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Don Reisinger / Ars Technica:
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