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  • Piper 'Conservative' On iPhone Estimates Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 4:25 PM ET

    Piper Jaffray is admitting that its initial estimate of 500,000 iPhone 3GS handsets might have been too conservative. Gene Munster published a note this afternoon based on admittedly non-scientific data, but useful information nonetheless.

  • Apple SF Store Keeps Ringing Up iPhone Sales Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 3:33 PM ET

    So just how busy is Apple's flagship San Francisco store? By 915aPDT, 354 customers had come in to buy their iPhone 3GS's. Not bad for a little more than 2 hours of sales. Three hours later, at 1215pPDT, that number had swollen to 647.

  • Apple's iPhone Lines Don't Disappoint Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 1:23 PM ET
    iPhone Release

    To say that Apple's iPhone 3GS is living up to its advanced billing is an understatement. Outside this flagship Apple store in San Francisco, the line has stretched a few hundred deep consistently for the last several hours. Apple even offered free coffee and bagels for those here.

  • Fine Dining Bites Back at the Crunch in UK Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 11:26 AM ET
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    Savvy consumers swarmed to London's Regent Park Thursday for the opening of Taste of London's four-day gourmet food festival. The event was teaming with cost-conscious foodies getting a chance to taste the wares of Michelin-starred chefs for a fraction of the price.

  • RIM Gets 'Hung Up' On iPhone? Maybe Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 4:37 PM ET
    RIM Earnings

    So you gotta wonder whether Research in Motion's lighter than expected Blackberry sales and subscription sign-ups are a sign of sluggishness in the smart phone sector? Or whether this could be a sign that Apple's iPhone is starting to chip away at RIM's success in the marketplace.

  • Apple Fills in Some Gaps With Latest iPhone Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 2:37 PM ET
    Apple iPhone 3G S

    After two years, the iPhone’s designers have finally gotten around to providing some basic functions. The result is a great leap forward for the iPhone, says David Pogue.

  • Earnings Preview: RIM To Meet The Street Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 12:33 PM ET
    RIM Earnings

    This is a big day for Research in Motion as it prepares to release its first quarter earnings, and with Apple's iPhone 3GS debuting tomorrow, a big week for the wireless sector.

  • Making Hay Out of Obama's Swat Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | 2:39 PM ET

    We had a neat little segment from John Harwood's interview with President Obama yesterday that went a little viral.

  • Apple Stops Promising Friday iPhone Pre-Order Delivery Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | 12:48 PM ET
    New iPhone 3GS

    Apple has stopped taking iPhone 3GS pre-order reservations with promised delivery for Friday, June 19 at apple.com so the company can make sure it has enough inventory at its 211 US retail stores as well as other partners including AT&T and Best Buy outlets.

  • Disney Goes PC With The NetPal Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | 12:26 PM ET
    Disney's new Netpal netbook

    The Walt Disney Co. is no stranger to the consumer electronics business, enjoying big success with its Hannah Montana MP3 players, digital cameras, flat-panel TVs and the like. But today's entry into the netbook arena is the company's most ambitious plan yet to seize on the success of electronics and a consumer's insatiable need for gadgets.

  • iPhone 3GS Could Be a Blockbuster Tuesday, 16 Jun 2009 | 7:14 PM ET
    New iPhone 3GS

    As we head toward the release date for Apple's next big iPhone, the 3GS, pundits and experts are stepping forward with some pretty robust sales estimates.

  • Twitter Comes Of Age, Plays A Role In Iranian Election Tuesday, 16 Jun 2009 | 2:17 PM ET
    Twitter

    With tensions beginning to broil on the streets of Tehran, impeded journalists and citizens looking to get their messages out to the world are relying on the micro-blogging site Twitter, where even 140-character messages can carry some impact on the world's stage.

  • New iPhone 3GS

    Since Sunday's blog reports of widespread iPhone pre-order sell-outs, and hand-wringing by Apple faithful that their pockets would remain empty of the new 3GS because of pre-order mania, several of you have written in to school me as to why. And it's a fascinating look at the relationship between Apple and its carrier and its other distribution partners.

  • Tweeting Iran: Election Protests in 140 Characters Tuesday, 16 Jun 2009 | 10:46 AM ET
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    As Iran's government cracks down on traditional media after the country's disputed presidential election, tech-savvy Iranians have turned to the microblogging site Twitter.

  • Swine Flu Scammers Provoke FDA Crackdown Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | 4:38 PM ET
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    Concerned over the surge of phony swine flu treatments hawked on the Internet, the Food and Drug Administration has ordered dozens of Web site operators to stop making fraudulent claims, leading to a drop in the number of scams.

  • Apple iPhone 3GS Sold Out? Nope! Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | 2:53 PM ET

    Quick, how many blogs have you read since yesterday suggesting that pre-orders for the new Apple iPhone 3GS have been so robust, that they're already sold out? Boy Genius Report had that news yesterday. InformationWeek is reporting that Apple and AT&T have both already sold out of their launch day pre-order units. Not quite.

  • RIM Shot As iPhone Surges? Not Quite Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | 2:25 PM ET
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    Here we go again: another new round of competition in the white-hot smart phone sector, and once again, some of the experts are writing off Research in Motion spacer as it tries to fend off the oncoming Apple spacer iPhone steamroller. Or is it the other way around? Not so fast.

  • Palm Surges, But for How Long? Friday, 12 Jun 2009 | 1:45 PM ET
    Palm Pre

    It's raining money at Palm, as the decision to move Ed Colligan out of the CEO's job apparently has unlocked even more shareholder value, to the tune of another 8 percent today, on top of a big percentage gain a day earlier.

  • Colligan Gets Smacked by Palm Wednesday, 10 Jun 2009 | 5:59 PM ET

    It was just a matter of time, and most of the folks I'm talking to have been surprised thus far that Palm CEO Ed Colligan lasted as long as he did after former Apple exec Jon Rubinstein stepped in as executive chairman.

  • Apple App Store Is The Big Story Wednesday, 10 Jun 2009 | 4:20 PM ET
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    Back when Apple was just launching the App Store I wrote that this was a paradigm shifting kind of advance, good for Apple, great for the iPhone and fantastic for its users.