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3:55 PM ET, June 7, 2008

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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.
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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.
Financial Times:
Apple relents on iPhones subsidy  —  By Andrew Parker in London, Paul Taylor in New York and Richard Waters in San Francisco  —  The new version of the Apple iPhone is set to be sold at significantly lower prices than the existing one, in a tacit acknowledgement by the US technology company …
Discussion: Infinite Loop and Gizmodo
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 …
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
iPhone 2 Leaked Pics Show 3G Video Calling With Other Phones …
Discussion: CrunchGear, PalmAddicts and Tech Blog
CNN:
Patent Filing Lays Out What's Next For IPhone
Discussion: The Macalope
Michael Gartenberg / JupiterResearch:   The importance of AAPL's event on Monday isn't a new iPhone
Arn / MacRumors:
Possible Photos of 3G iPhone with Video iChat
Discussion: Boy Genius Report
Om Malik / GigaOM:
T-Mobile Sues Starbucks Over Free Wifi  —  What do they say - one man's meat is another man's poison.  Looks like that was for T-Mobile USA that has filed a lawsuit against Starbucks, which had recently switched over from T-Mobile to AT&T.  —  AT&T offering free WiFi at Starbucks locations …
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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 …
Desiree Everts / CNET News.com:
T-Mobile sues Starbucks over Wi-Fi deal  —  T-Mobile USA is suing Starbucks, accusing the coffee behemoth of a breach of contract by allowing AT&T to provide customers with free Wi-Fi access in its cafes.  —  In a complaint filed Thursday in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan …
Discussion: PC World
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(!).
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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Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:
Rodale's Ostroff Exits; Zinczenko, Michaelson, Others Promoted  —  Rodale announced a management shakeup designed to strengthen its growing e-commerce, international and Men's Health businesses.  Departing in the shuffle is Bill Ostroff, who was president of Rodale Interactive and chief marketing officer.
Discussion: paidContent.org and HipMojo.com
James Lewin / Podcasting News:
Apple Should Open Up Apple TV  —  Apple TV is seen by many as a technology also-ran.  —  \While it's sold several million units, it's missing that certain something that would turn the device into a hit, like the iPod, the iPhone, or even Apple's notebook computers.  —  Apple TV is perfectly positioned to take off.
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
Dylan Tweney / Epicenter:
AT&T Embraces BitTorrent, May Consider Usage-Based Pricing  —  AT&T's new chief technical officer, John Donovan, wants you to know that his company does not, under any circumstances, slow down BitTorrent users or throw other monkey wrenches in the operation of specific applications.  —  “No. Never have.
Discussion: DSLreports and Slashdot
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
A rallying cry against cyberbullying  —  Lawmakers and Internet executives are perking up to the growing problem of kid bully fights on the Web.  —  Legislators are newly arming themselves with laws that will protect kids from being repeatedly harassed via the Internet, text messages, or other electronic devices.
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