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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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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...
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
Timing fishy on WSJ's Jobs story and Apple's Monday morning news  —  You've got to really hand it to Apple and the Wall Street Journal - they came in out of nowhere and threw Wall Street for a loop that left investors and analysts looking a bit bedazzled, as if they didn't know what had him them.
Discussion: Digits and TechVi
Fred Vogelstein / Wired News:
Great Wall of Facebook: The Social Network's Plan to Dominate the Internet — and Keep Google Out  —  Larry Page should have been in a good mood.  It was the fall of 2007, and Google's cofounder was in the middle of a five-day tour of his company's European operations in Zurich, London, Oxford, and Dublin.
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.
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
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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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 …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Now We're Talking: AIM With Push Support Hits The App Store  —  There's been a lot of talk the past few days since the launch of the iPhone 3.0 software about the lack of Push Notification apps in the App Store.  Well, today brings a big one: AOL Instant Messenger (AIM).
Thanks:atul
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The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:   Apple approving apps with push, Beejive goes live
Mike Wasylik / Copyblogger:
How Facebook is Gunning for Google (And Killing SEO)  —  This weekend, my mother-in-law asked me to enter a life of crime.  —  Not in the real world, of course - she'd like the father of her grandkids to remain jail-free.  No, instead she invited me to play that Mafia game that's so popular on Facebook.
1000words.kodak.com:
A Tribute to KODACHROME: A Photography Icon  —  They say all good things in life come to an end.  Today we announced that Kodak will retire KODACHROME Film, concluding its 74-year run.  —  It was a difficult decision, given its rich history.  At the end of the day, photographers have told us …
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Reuters:
Kodak kills Kodachrome film after 74 years
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.
Jim Giles / New Scientist:
Email patterns can predict impending doom  —  EMAIL logs can provide advance warning of an organisation reaching crisis point.  That's the tantalising suggestion to emerge from the pattern of messages exchanged by Enron employees.  —  After US energy giant Enron collapsed in December 2001 …
Discussion: CNET News, Switched and Boing Boing
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.
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.
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 departing that job for another in New Corp. (NWS), as new digital head Jon Miller continues to reshape the division.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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.
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.”
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 …
Discussion: digg.com
internetnews.com:
Critics Call On FCC to Curb AT&T, Verizon Pricing  —  The No Choke Points coalition claims that incumbent telcos gouge smaller providers and businesses for network access.  —  WASHINGTON — To curb the rates large telecom providers charge for access to the so-called middle mile of their data networks …
Discussion: PC World, DSLreports and Bloomberg
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 …
Evan Hessel / Forbes:
Yahoo!'s Dangerous Newspaper Deal?  —  Desperate for digital revenue, newspapers are sharing their advertisers with Yahoo!.  —  As newspapers around the country struggle to develop strategies for growing revenues online, more and more of them are turning to an unlikely ally for salvation: Yahoo!.
Discussion: AdAge, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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
 
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