The iPhone launch has come and gone and now it's time to recap the moving parts. Here's a look at the key components and how they graded out.
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EE Times commissioned Semiconductor Insights to tear down the iPhone and dissect its innards. The key takeaways: Infineon is the chip of choice; there are many shared iPod parts that made design easier; and Apple brands a bunch of components to hide the names.
SAP said in a short statement that it will respond to Oracle's complaint--filed March 22 and amended June 1--today.The timeline is before midnight PDT.
Does Apple's iTunes store need U2?That's the crux of a game of chicken being played between Apple and Universal Music Group, which counts U2 and other big name artists in its stable.
Notable headlines:New York Times: Universal in Dispute With Apple Over iTunes.Yahoo launches customizable ad tool.
Steve Gillmor riffs on my post about Yahoo's lack of a social networking hub, where I state: "Yahoo is about making connections, but right now its more of loose federation of Web applications and services–many spokes without a strong hub to hold together a social Web. Yahoo 360 has been a failure as a social network.
I am doing my Sunday morning surfing and Google is inaccessible. I am on my Covad T-1 and other sites are showing speedily but Google Search and Google Reader are timing out.
Taking a break from reading the wall-to-wall iPhone coverage on TechMeme, I ran across a post from Lauren Turner, who works for Google as an account planner selling ads to the healthcare industry. In the post on what is called the Google Health Advertising blog, but only contains two posts, she assures potential advertisers that Google can help protect them from the negative impact of Michael Moore's just released film "Sicko," which does to the U.
This week on the Dan & David Show, we continue our iPhone vigil as people line up around the country to get their precious device in a few hours. Many people have analyzed the iPhone value proposition, but at this point it's more of an emotional buy, and it is really cool.
News to know:Dan Farber: Powerset: The natural language search mashup platformDavid Berlind: The Desktop Virtualization Diaries (prologue): The Good, the Bad, and the horribly UglyiPhone WatchMatthew Miller: What kind of choices do you have if you don’t want an iPhone?David Berlind: Nokia's N95 costs more ($749) than the iPhone.