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Thursday’s Media and Technology Roundup

By Daniel Lippman
June 24, 2010

RUSSIA/Russian president at Twitter, off to Silicon Valley-Reuters
“Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited microblogging sensation Twitter and sent his first tweet message on Wednesday before heading to U.S. technology hub Silicon Valley, which he sees as a possible model for Russia to follow,” writes Peter Henderson.

Fans scramble for Apple’s iPhone upgrade- Reuters
Apple fans queued overnight by the hundreds outside stores in the United States, Europe and Japan to snap up the latest iPhone, setting a new benchmark in the fast-growing smartphone market.

Apple’s new iPhone approaches as iPad surprises again-Reuters
“Apple Inc has sold 3 million iPads in less than three months, a faster-than-expected pace that boosted its stock days before the company’s newest iPhone hits store shelves,” reports Gabriel Madway and Paul Thomasch.

Microsoft sees strong online ad growth-Reuters
“Digital advertising will continue to grow strongly for the next four to five years, driven by online video and emerging markets, a Microsoft executive said on Wednesday,” writes Cyril Altmeyer.

CNN gives former NY Governor Spitzer TV show-Reuters
“Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who resigned in disgrace two years ago after admitting to using a prostitute, will co-host a new show on CNN, the cable news network said on Wednesday,” reports Mark Egan.

New iPhone Arrives; Rivals, Beware-NYT
“Apple releases only one new model a year, so the new iPhone had better be pretty amazing to compete. It is,” says David Pogue in his review.

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