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7:00 PM ET, June 22, 2009

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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 …
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
It's Official: Steve Jobs Already Back at Work  —  Jobs is in the House!  —  Confirmed!  Steve Jobs did report to work today, as I suggested in an earlier post, at Apple's Cupertino headquarters, according to employees who have seen him on campus.  —  Officials at Apple [AAPL Loading...
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily, BetaNews and Digits
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* …
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
Timing fishy on WSJ's Jobs story and Apple's Monday morning news
Discussion: TechVi and MediaFile
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 …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
A Social Force Departs Google  —  Kevin Marks, a social force within Google and one of the main drivers behind its recent social efforts (including OpenSocial, its Social Graph API, and Microformats) is leaving the company.  He announced his departure today on his blog.
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.
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 …
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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Wall Street Journal:
T-Mobile, Verizon to Sell Google-Based Phones by Motorola  —  Two large U.S. wireless carriers plan to launch Motorola Inc. smart phones based on Google Inc.'s Android operating system before the end of the year, according to people familiar with the matter.
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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.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Releases MacBook Pro Firmware Update to Address SATA Interface Speeds  —  Last week, we reported on a discussion in our forums regarding Apple's apparent downgrade of the SATA hard drive interface to 1.5 Gbps in the latest 13" and 15" MacBook Pros when compared to previous-generation MacBook Pros running at 3.0 Gbps.
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 …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Another Top Exec Gone From FIM, as It Readies a Name and Structure Change  —  Mike Angus, EVP and General Counsel of Fox Interactive Media, is also departing that job for another in New Corp. (NWS), as new digital head Jon Miller continues to reshape the division.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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?
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: CNET News and PR Newswire
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, Thanks:atul
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.
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
Rafat Ali / mocoNews:
Stephen King Horror Story: Simon & Schuster Text-Messaging Case Sent Back To Lower Court  —  Simon & Schuster, the book publishing company owned by CBS (NYSE: CBS) Corporation, may have to pay as much as $90 million in fines over a Stephen King book promo, according to a new appeals-court ruling.
Discussion: Techdirt and textually.org
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.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Ziff Davis CEO: ExtremeTech Won't Shut Down After All  —  Earlier today, ExtremeTech.com announced in a message on its site that it would be “folding up its tent” at the end of the week, and that six staffers would be leaving owner Ziff Davis.  (We reported the news yesterday, citing a Venturebeat report).
Discussion: ExtremeTech
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 Gadget Lab
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
More BitTorrent Users Go Anonymous  —  The UK government has high hopes for the piracy warnings Internet providers will be required to send to copyright infringing customers.  The warnings are designed to scare users away from illicit file-sharing, but when we asked our readers what action …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Most iPhone Owners Haven't Upgraded To iPhone 3.0 Software  —  While announcing that it sold more than 1 million iPhone 3G S devices over the weekend, Apple (AAPL) also said that it's served up more than 6 million downloads of the new iPhone 3.0 software, which became available last Wednesday.
Discussion: Macworld, Digital Daily, 9 to 5 Mac and TUAW
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 …
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.
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.
 
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Dianne See Morrison / mocoNews:
Payment Platform OneTXT Raises $2 Million; Lucy Hood Joins Board
Discussion: Business Wire and paidContent
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Obama's USPTO choice supports patent reform
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Experimental Google Product Boxes on Search Results?
Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
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Brian X. Chen / Epicenter:
How Apple, AT&T Are Closing the Mobile Web
Discussion: BetaNews and Guardian, Thanks:atul