june 29

june 29

The Original iPhone Was Introduced 6 Years Ago Today (AAPL)

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On this day in 2007, Steve Jobs demoed the original iPhone at Macworld in San Francisco. The phone had been in development since 2005 under the code name "Project Purple 2" and was officially released to the public on June 29, 2007. It was so hyped and publicized at the...
The Original iPhone Was Introduced 6 Years Ago Today (AAPL)

Newest Viral Marketing Scheme? Transmitting Tweets to Space

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The Chasing UFOs team. (Photo: National Geographic) It’s one thing to fake intergalactic advertising like the hoaxsters at Rolling Rock did back in 2008 with moonvertising, but actually carrying through with the plan is a whole other thing entirely. When National Geographic heard about Tweets in Space, a program spearheaded...
Newest Viral Marketing Scheme? Transmitting Tweets to Space

Virgin Mobile USA Launching iPhone on June 29 with Plans Starting at $30

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In line with rumors from earlier this week, Virgin Mobile USA today announced that it will begin offering the iPhone on June 29. Virgin Mobile USA is a prepaid brand operated by Sprint. Notably, Virgin Mobile will be offering service plans for as low as $30 per month with no...
Virgin Mobile USA Launching iPhone on June 29 with Plans Starting at $30

Apple's iPhone coming to Virgin Mobile with $30/mo. plans June 29

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Virgin Mobile USA announced on Thursday that it will offer Apple's iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 beginning Friday, June 29, with contract-free plans as low as $30 per month....
Apple's iPhone coming to Virgin Mobile with $30/mo. plans June 29

Apple gets preliminary injunction on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone, effective with $96 million bond

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Following Apple’s win of an injunction on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1, the court has granted Apple with a preliminary injunction on Google and Samsung’s high-profile Galaxy Nexus smartphone. This is according to a tweet from inside the courtroom by Reuters reporter Dan Levine. Judge Koh has GRANTED Apple request for...
Apple gets preliminary injunction on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone, effective with $96 million bond

Forrester: iPhone will kill the old mobile Web

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Forrester Research just released an executive summary about Apple's (AAPL) iPhone that reads: On June 29, 2007, Apple released the highly anticipated iPhone to the public. Forrester evaluated the iPhone's capabilities, and we believe that the iPhone signals the beginning of the end for the mobile Web as we know...
Forrester: iPhone will kill the old mobile Web

6waves is bringing Ravenwood Fair to mobile

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6waves is taking its Facebook hit Ravenwood Fair to mobile. The game quietly appeared in the Canadian iTunes App Store last week, when it was soft-launched on June 29. Although the game’s App Store listing credits Ravenwood Fair Mobile to 6waves alone, the game was actually developed by New York-based...
6waves is bringing Ravenwood Fair to mobile

The morning lowdown June 29, 2012

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning… The iPhone at 5: A GigaOM retrospective (GigaOM) News has been changed forever by the iPhone (GigaOM) For SCOTUSblog, one goal: “Beat everybody” and break news of health-care ruling (Washington Post) Hulu lands major HBO deal…in Japan (GigaOM) Remix everything:...
The morning lowdown June 29, 2012
EA shutting down Restaurant City on Facebook, iOS

Virgin Mobile to Sell Prepaid iPhones

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Virgin Mobile begins selling the iPhone without a contract starting June 29 with service plans starting at $30 a month....
Virgin Mobile to Sell Prepaid iPhones

At $30/month, Virgin Mobile beats Cricket's prepaid iPhone plans

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Virgin Mobile's prepaid plans for the iPhone are hard to argue with, even with the data throttling. It's official: Virgin Mobile USA will indeed begin selling the iPhone with contract-free, prepaid plans for as low as $30 per month for some users. The company made its announcement early Thursday...
At $30/month, Virgin Mobile beats Cricket's prepaid iPhone plans

Google I/O 2012 Liveblog

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The 2012 Google I/O Developers Conference starts today at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco, Calif., with events continuing until June 29 at 4:30 p.m. PST. For those interested in what the folks at Mountain View are up to, check out 9to5Google. Seth Weintraub is live-blogging from the event...
Google I/O 2012 Liveblog

Virgin Mobile pairs pre-paid iPhone with $30 plan

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Confirming earlier reports that Virgin Mobile would be the next pre-paid seller of iPhones in the U.S., Sprint announced Thursday it would begin doing so on June 29. The iPhone 4 and 4S arrive that day with a unique twist: A low monthly rate starting at $30. Virgin Mobile, which...
Virgin Mobile pairs pre-paid iPhone with $30 plan

The Stone Roses reunion at Heaton Park: the view on Twitter

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Read how famous fans reacted to the Stone Roses comeback shows at Heaton Park in Manchester this weekendPrivileged , honoured, Stone Roses ! The Best I've ever seen!! X— G.Neville (@GNev2) June 29, 2012For those going to Heaton Park and Pheonix Park the Stone Roses last night were quite simply...
The Stone Roses reunion at Heaton Park: the view on Twitter

Hijacked Walmart Facebook Promotion Holds a Lesson in Local Marketing

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Call it a rare win-win-win for online corporate marketing: Internet pranksters successfully hijacked Walmart's Sheets Energy Strips campaign, and Walmart reaped all the publicity it could have hoped for - and the citizens of Kodiak, Alaska, got a rare visit from a rap star. But is there a lesson to...
Hijacked Walmart Facebook Promotion Holds a Lesson in Local Marketing

Google Chrome lands No. 1 spot for free iOS apps

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Google’s Chrome browser is now No. 1 in Apple’s App Store for free apps. The mobile browser went live for iPhone and iPad owners yesterday, and now it holds the top spot for both device categories. The app notably allows users to view open tabs, bookmarks, and other browser particulars...
Google Chrome lands No. 1 spot for free iOS apps

Strategy Analytics: Apple Has Shipped 250M iPhones, Made $150B In Revenues In The Past 5 Years

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We know that Apple has been making a killing from the iPhone, with the device reigning as the single-most popular smartphone in a number of markets — despite Android-based handsets collectively having a bigger lead. Now, with the fifth anniversary of the iPhone fast approaching — it’s June 29 —...
Strategy Analytics: Apple Has Shipped 250M iPhones, Made $150B In Revenues In The Past 5 Years

TIME's Wireless Issue examines phone dependency in the modern age

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TIME magazine’s special wireless issue for this week takes an interesting look at how phones are now practically an extension of our minds and bodies. The cover for “THE WIRELESS ISSUE. 10 Ways Your Phone is Changing the World” notably showcases more than 200 Instagram photographs from across the world;...
TIME's Wireless Issue examines phone dependency in the modern age

Virgin Mobile to Sell iPhone Starting June 29; Rate Plans Start at $30 a Month

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Virgin Mobile announced its iPhone plans on Thursday, saying it will start offering Apple’s phone on June 29, with rates as low as $30 a month. While the monthly rates are the lowest around, customers will be paying full price for the phones. A 16 gigabyte iPhone 4S will sell...
Virgin Mobile to Sell iPhone Starting June 29; Rate Plans Start at $30 a Month

Federal Circuit extends stay of Samsung Galaxy Nexus injunction -- for the time being

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While jury selection is underway in the Apple v. Samsung trial in San Jose, California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit just issued a ruling that is moderately favorable to Samsung (though it has no bearing on the ongoing trial because it's related to a different...
Federal Circuit extends stay of Samsung Galaxy Nexus injunction -- for the time being

TNW’s Daily Dose: Foursquare’s app overhaul, Virgin Mobile USA to offer prepaid iPhone deals, and more

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Foursquare launches a complete revamp of its app, Vigin Mobile is to sell the iPhone 4 and 4S prepaid in the USA, and Airfoil Speakers Touch returns to the App Store after a high-profile absence. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through...
TNW’s Daily Dose: Foursquare’s app overhaul, Virgin Mobile USA to offer prepaid iPhone deals, and more

Apple v. Samsung: injunction hearing on Friday, design patent dropped, transparency dispute

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There have been some new developments in the first U.S. litigation between Apple and Samsung pending in the Northern District of California. Time for a roundup:Judge Lucy Koh has scheduled a preliminary injunction hearing concerning the Galaxy Tab 10.1 for Friday, June 29, 2012, as a follow-up to to the Federal...
Apple v. Samsung: injunction hearing on Friday, design patent dropped, transparency dispute

REMINDER: The iPhone Turns 5 This Week! (AAPL)

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This Friday, June 29, marks the 5th anniversary of the original iPhone's launch. At first mocked for its poor battery life and lack of physical keyboard, it didn't take long for the iPhone to set the standard for all other smartphones and crush industry leaders like RIM's BlackBerry. Apple bragged...
REMINDER: The iPhone Turns 5 This Week! (AAPL)

Hang with the Ars Editors for a Friday Fireside Chat!

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The tablet scene has changed wildly in the past two weeks. Microsoft and Google have each announced their own "in house" designs (Microsoft Surface and Nexus 7, respectively), taking the reins from OEMs (to varying degrees) in order to combat the dominance of the iPad. And to make matters even crazier, the...
Hang with the Ars Editors for a Friday Fireside Chat!
"Who needs an app store?" Five years of iPhone

Android patent license deals continue to be struck: Microsoft-Nikon is (announced) deal no. 18

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Litigation gets more publicity than licensing. It's bigger news if products are banned, or if someone is at least trying to get them banned, or if juries award damages in the hundreds of millions of dollars (or even in excess of a billion dollars). But licensing is how almost all...
Android patent license deals continue to be struck: Microsoft-Nikon is (announced) deal no. 18

YouTube Wants You To Comment Under Your Real Name

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I've written before about the benefits of having an open commenting system on websites, complete with anonymity, and I still believe in that stance. I've also made the point that the comments and communities a site develops can often be as much the stars of the show as the original...
YouTube Wants You To Comment Under Your Real Name

Symantec CEO steps down, replaced by chairman

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Security software vendor Symantec said Wednesday that Enrique Salem, its president and chief executive officer, had stepped down with immediate affect, after the company reported that its revenue for the quarter ended June 29 grew 1% year-over-year to $1.7 billion....
Symantec CEO steps down, replaced by chairman

Virgin Mobile Will Sell The iPhone June 29, Plans Start At $30 Per Month (AAPL)

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Apple's iPhone is heading to Virgin Mobile. Beginning on Friday, June 29, you can pick one up from Best Buy, RadioShack, or virginmobileusa.com and choose from any of the plans below. You have to pay full price for the phone, however -- an iPhone 4S is $649 and an iPhone...
Virgin Mobile Will Sell The iPhone June 29, Plans Start At $30 Per Month (AAPL)
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