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1:05 PM 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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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 …
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.
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.
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Apple's iPhone 3G: 1m sold in three days since launch  —  Apple has sold more than 1m of its new iPhone 3G handsets, the consumer electronics giant announced today, just three days since the chaotic launch of the second version of the smartphone.  —  Apple's chief executive Steve Jobs …
Discussion: GamesIndustry.biz
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple: 1 million iPhone 3Gs sold
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:   Apple: One million iPhones sold, 10 million App Store downloads in first weekend
Michael White / Bloomberg:
Sony's PlayStation 3 Gaining Ground on Xbox With Games, Blu-Ray  —  Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3, the 2007 loser in the fight for second place in video-game console sales, is gaining ground on Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360.  —  The PlayStation 3 outsold the Xbox 360 in the U.S. in the first five months …
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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 …
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.
InfoWorld:
Enterprises become the battleground for social networking  —  The battle to provide social networking in the enterprise is under way between solutions from established software vendors and readily available offerings such as Facebook and LinkedIn, with these sites possessing a lot of momentum …
Discussion: Datamation and BroadDev
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Nvidia Tries to Head Off Problem for PC Makers  —  Nvidia Corp. plans Monday to announce a way to ease the impact of a dispute with Intel Corp. that could have hurt some high-end personal computer makers.  —  The two chip makers, both based in Santa Clara, Calif., have been squabbling over terms of a licensing agreement.
Discussion: CNET News.com
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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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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Turns Out Viacom Is Really Interested In What Google Employees Are Uploading/Viewing On YouTube  —  from the Google-janitors-are-supposed-to-know- copyright-laws dept  —  With all the fuss over a court telling Google it needs to give Viacom its log files, Google and Viacom have been discussing ways …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Veoh Targets Video Ads Based On Past Viewing Patterns  —  If behavioral targeting is the great hope for display advertising on the Web, can it work for videos as well?  Web video startup Veoh thinks it can and is bringing its behavioral targeting advertising program out of beta today.
Tony Smith / The Register:
Asus blames lack of Linux Eee PCs on Atom hold-ups  —  Asus has blamed Intel not Microsoft for the apparent absence of the Atom-based Eee PC 901 from UK suppliers' shelves.  —  Readers alerted us to the fact that while Windows XP-loaded 901's are available to buy from British resellers, there's a paucity of the Linux version.
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 …
 
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