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10:05 AM ET, June 7, 2008

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Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
Breaking: Exclusive leaked pics of the iPhone 2!  Thinner design?  Check!  Different colors?  Check!  Video chatting?  Check and check!  —  It wasn't long ago that my inbox was full of screen caps from an image editing program of a new iPod, it was a fat yet small iPod that we now know as the 3rd gen Nano.
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
3G iPhone firmware leaked: tri-band HSDPA and GPS are go  —  It's easy to take for granted the 3G iPhone's launch at this point.  After all, Steve said it was “coming later this year,” as did a number of prominent mobile executives.  And then there's been the barrage of carrier announcements …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Loads of fake Apple shots hit the web: 3G iPhone pre-WWDC edition  —  It's a few days before a big Apple event, and you know what that means: a ridiculous amount of really bad fake Apple product shots.  Actually, you have to hand it to this first guy, pictured above.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Unwired View
Michael Gartenberg / JupiterResearch:
The importance of AAPL's event on Monday isn't a new iPhone  —  There's certainly been a lot of speculation about what Apple will or will not announce on Monday when Steve Jobs takes the stage at their Worldwide Developers Conference.  (there's also this event going on next week but I don't think anyone has noticed).
Discussion: The Macalope and Tech Sanity Check
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
iPhone 2 Leaked Pics Show 3G Video Calling With Other Phones and iChat, Plus (RED) Version  —  These leaked pics from what looks like some sort of Apple or AT&T marketing material give up lots more information on the phone, including (if it's real) what the final shape is going to look like.
Arn / MacRumors:
Possible Photos of 3G iPhone with Video iChat  —  A tipster has broadcast claimed 3G iPhone images to a number of rumor and tech sites in the hope of getting their images published:  —  MacRumors, Appleinsider CrunchGear and Engadget have all received these photos.  The entire set is published in the comment thread.
Discussion: Boy Genius Report
CNN:
Patent Filing Lays Out What's Next For IPhone
Discussion: The Macalope
Mark Hachman / AppScout:
Rumor: Amazon Hit With Denial-of-Service Attack, Again  —  Amazon.com was taken down by a distributed denial-of-service attack that struck the Web site's load-balancing system, according to a rumor that's begun circulating among security professionals.  —  According to a security professional …
Discussion: The Inquisitr
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Alistair Croll / GigaOM:
Why Amazon Went Down, and Why It Matters  —  Amazon.com's U.S. retail site became unavailable around 10:25 AM PST, and now appears to be back up.  Amazon's not naming names — all that director of strategic communications Craig Berman would say was that: “Amazon's systems are very complex …
Discussion: CNET News.com
The Official Google Blog:
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish  —  You may have noticed that Google has a new favicon, the small icon you see in your browser next to the URL or in your bookmarks list.  Some people have wondered why we changed our favicon — after all, we hadn't in 8.5 years(!).
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Internet Week New York: Men in expensive suits and women in, um, very little  —  NEW YORK—Thus far, my experience with the Internet Week New York party scene has one of dichotomies.  On Wednesday I went from a lively dance floor to a room full of awkward male Kevin Rose groupies.
Discussion: broadstuff and Mashable!
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Plan B  —  On May 22, I wrote: “I must have a Plan B, because I intend to build a business that depends on this service.”  —  I was referring to Twitter, and the business is NewsJunk.com.  —  Rafe Needleman takes it a step further, suggesting today that Twitter shut down completely until it's ready to provide reliable service.
Edith Honan / Reuters:
T-Mobile sues Starbucks over AT&T Internet deal  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - T-Mobile USA is suing Starbucks, saying the coffee shop chain secretly colluded with AT&T to offer free WiFi Internet access in its cafes despite an exclusive agreement with T-Mobile.  —  In the lawsuit …
1938 Media:
1938 Media And c|net Announcement  —  Yeah, I know it's crazy.  Live in a few weeks.  —  UPDATE: To reiterate what I say on the video for the apparent dopes out there.  —  We were not acquired by cnet.  —  I will be writing a column there and 1938 Media will produce 1 video a week for them.
 
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