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12:40 PM 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:
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.
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 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.
Discussion: CrunchGear, PalmAddicts and Tech Blog
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).
Arn / MacRumors:
Possible Photos of 3G iPhone with Video iChat
Discussion: Boy Genius Report
CNN:
Patent Filing Lays Out What's Next For IPhone
Discussion: The Macalope
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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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 …
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: STARTUP CHATTER and broadstuff
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 …
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.
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Could Facebook Be the New Ning?  —  Earlier this week something interesting happened in the world of social networking: Verizon, which this week became America's largest mobile carrier after moving to acquire Alltel, moved its branded social network to Facebook.
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Mark Danks / PlayStation.Blog:
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Caitlin Fitzsimmons / Guardian:
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Nvidia, AMD vie with Intel over USB 3.0
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Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Silverlight 2 Beta 2 arrives on time, available now (Updated)
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple pushing iPhone developers to charge for would-be free apps
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