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Apple:
Apple Sells Over One Million iPhone 3GS Models  —  iPhone 3.0 Software Downloads Reach Six Million  —  Apple® today announced that it has sold over one million iPhone™ 3GS models through Sunday, June 21, the third day after its launch.  In addition, six million customers …
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Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
iPhone 3GS Selling As Quickly As iPhone 3G  —  Whether the Phone 3GS will find as much demand as the iPhone 3G over the first few months of its release is still to be seen, but as of now it's off to a strong start.  —  Note that it took 74 days for the first million iPhones to sell …
Rik Myslewski / The Register:
After six months, Steve Jobs speaks  —  One million reasons why ‘The iPhone is winning’  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs took his first small step towards retaking the reins in Cupertino on Monday morning, issuing a short statement in a press release announcing that sales of the company's new iPhone 3GS* …
Jay Yagnik / The Official Google Blog:
A new landmark in computer vision  —  Science fiction books and movies have long imagined that computers will someday be able to see and interpret the world.  At Google, we think computer vision has tremendous potential benefits for consumers, which is why we're dedicated to research in this area.
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Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Google's vision improving for image search
Discussion: Search Engine Land
The Intermittent Kevin:
Find My iPhone works, and it is awesome.  —  (Note: some screenshots are quite obviously simulated.)  —  (Note 2: this is my first blog post in over three years, feel free to read my ancient history if you like.)  —  Myself and two compadres, Ryan and Mark, are in Chicago …
Kevin Marks / Epeus' epigone:
Farewell to Google  —  I'm no longer working for Google.  I had an interesting time there and worked on lots of fascinating projects with great colleagues, so this is a small look back at some of them.  —  My first taste of Google was to work on orkut, before starting the project now known …
Discussion: GigaOM, Thanks:atul
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   A Social Force Departs Google
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Adding an Amazon or Apple Affiliate Link to Your Blog?  The Feds Want to Know.  —  Let's say you're a small-time blogger who makes a habit out of writing about, say, music or books or software or videogames.  And let's say that you've decided to join an “affiliate program” …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
What's In A Name, Indeed.  Apple Now Calling It The “iPhone 3GS”, No Space  —  When the iPhone 3G S was announced at this year's WWDC conference, I first wrote it as the “iPhone 3GS” and was corrected by a colleague that according to Apple, there was a space between the “G” and the “S.”
Discussion: TidBITS and CrunchGear
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Most iPhone Owners Haven't Upgraded To iPhone 3.0 Software
Discussion: Macworld, 9 to 5 Mac and TUAW
Kristen Schweizer / Bloomberg:
Twitter to Post First Sales From Companies Such as Starbucks, Whole Foods  —  Twitter Inc. plans to generate its first revenue this year from companies such as Dell Inc., Whole Foods Market Inc. and Starbucks Corp., which use the micro- messaging site to communicate with millions of customers.
Wall Street Journal:
Iran's Web Spying Gets Western Aid  —  European Gear Used in Vast Effort to Monitor Communications  —  By CHRISTOPHER RHOADS in New York and LORETTA CHAO in Beijing  —  The Iranian regime has quietly developed, with the assistance of European telecommunications companies …
Peter Cohen / Macworld:
Dunkin' Donuts releases ‘social’ iPhone app  —  Dunkin' Donuts, the popular fast food chain famous for its coffee and baked goods, has released Dunkin' Run, a free app for the iPhone and iPod touch.  It's designed to make it easier for Dunkin' Donuts customers to make group orders …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
HP launches web-connected, touch-screen printers that don't need computers  —  Hewlett-Packard announced this morning that it has created a touch-screen printer that can print images off the web directly, without the need to connect to a computer.  —  It raises the question: what's the peripheral, the computer or the printer?
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
T-Mobile Will Drop Its Second Android Phone, The myTouch 3G, This August For $199.  —  As the first Android phone, T-Mobile's G1 was a much welcomed entry into the smartphone market.  And it may have been considered the must-have smartphone were it not for a certain device from Apple.
Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
TiVo Elbows Its Way Into Living Rooms With Recording Patent, Movie Rentals  —  TiVo Inc., armed with a federal court ruling backing the company's digital-recording patent, plans to elbow its way onto every U.S. pay-television system to attract millions of new subscribers.
Brian X. Chen / Epicenter:
How Apple, AT&T Are Closing the Mobile Web  —  A growing chorus claims that Apple's questionable approval policy for its iPhone application store raises issues with net neutrality.  —  Free Press, a group that advocates the idea of an open internet — that is, one in which consumers …
Discussion: BetaNews and Guardian, Thanks:atul
Alex Williams / New York Times:
Mind Your BlackBerry or Mind Your Manners  —  For the first half-hour of the meeting, it was hardly surprising to see a potential client fiddling with his iPhone, said Rowland Hobbs, the chief executive of a marketing firm in Manhattan.  —  At an hour, it seemed a bit much.
Discussion: blogs.chron.com and UMBC ebiquity, Thanks:atul
The Official Google Blog:
All for Good: Bringing search, scale and openness to community service  —  While many organizations are doing great work to enable community service locally, it's not simple to search across opportunities from a variety of places to find what's right for you.
James Cowie / Renesys Blog:
The Proxy Fight for Iranian Democracy  —  If you put 65 million people in a locked room, they're going to find all the exits pretty quickly, and maybe make a few of their own.  In the case of Iran's crippled-but-still-connected Internet, that means finding a continuous supply of proxy servers …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Bing mobile application concepts  —  The Live Search mobile application, although as crippled it is outside of the United States, is still a very cool mobile search application that featured intelligent voice search and location-based search capabilities only recently Google could match on the iPhone Google app.
DSLreports:
Verizon Announces New FiOS Tiers, Promotions - 10/2 and 20/5 tiers upgraded to 25/15, new netbook offer...  There's confirmation this morning on a slew of changes coming to Verizon's FiOS tier lineup that we were the first to report last week.  While there's no official press release yet …
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Microsoft Hires Yahoo Data Center Chief  —  Microsoft has hired Kevin Timmons, previously the head of Yahoo's data center team, to lead its Data Center Services organization, the company said today.  Timmons joined Microsoft Global Foundation Services (GFS) today, becoming the second member …
Sarah Jacobsson / PC World:
Acer Bargain Laptops Include Blu-ray  —  Late last week, Sony dropped news of its “affordable” entertainment notebooks ($880 isn't too shabby for a notebook sporting a Blu-Ray drive, but still . . .).  Of course, it didn't take Acer long to fire back with bargain deal of its own.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Experimental Google Product Boxes on Search Results?  —  Searching Google for tivo and dell inspiron, Steve Baldwin says he saw above Google image product boxes to the side.  They're gone for Steve now, he says, adding that he was probably “randomly chosen to see them.”
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
When It Comes To Search Trends, Google Is Lagging Behind Bing  —  As Microsoft tries to take away market share from Google with its new search engine, Bing, it is battling Google feature by feature.  One feature where Microsoft seems to be edging out Google is with displaying recent search trends.
John Cook / TechFlash:
Paul Allen-backed Xiant looks to help manage email overload  —  Paul Allen must be sick and tired of wading through email.  First, the Microsoft co-founder incubated Gist, a Seattle startup that's trying to help people more effectively manage and consolidate personal messages flowing through Twitter, Facebook and email.
Discussion: PR Newswire
 
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