Good Day, Bad Day
High hopes, identity tokens.
GOOD DAY FOR: High hopes, as Apple said it had sold a million iPhones in the device's first 74 days on the market, beating the company’s sales target by two weeks. It took Apple two years to sell its first million iPods. (AP in Yahoo! Finance)
BAD DAY FOR: Identity tokens, as shares of implantable microchip maker VeriChip fell after a report saying the chip could cause cancer. The report, in the Associated Press, said that the rice-sized radio device had possibly caused cancer in lab dogs and rats. VeriChip and the Food and Drug Administration said there was no credible cause for alarm. (The New York Times, free registration required)
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