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9:50 AM ET, June 8, 2008

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Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
IPhone Rumors Conflict  —  Production problems?  Price cuts?  Will Mac fans be disappointed or relieved when the final show begins?  —  The Web continues to buzz with speculation about what might or might not happen Monday when Apple (nasdaq: AAPL - news - people ) Chief Executive Steve Jobs …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
iPhone 3G?  —  The hype is in overdrive that there's a new iPhone coming on Monday.  On the other hand, I've been hearing that Forbes/Financial Times/Barrons' rumors of troubles in getting the new 3G iPhone design done and to production are correct and that there's no way that it'll be ready to ship this month.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Engadget
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 …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Nightmare on Microsoft Street  —  Imagine this:  —  Google starts buying up a series of promising and innovative Web 2.0 companies that Microsoft is either partnered with or clearly is or should be interested in.  —  It starts with Digg, moves onto, say, Spot Runner and others (Meebo …
Robbie Bach / San Francisco Chronicle:
MICROSOFT ENTERTAINMENT & DEVICES DIVISION PRESIDENT: “We ship lots of 3G phones already on Windows Mobile. ...  We will outsell the iPhone.  We will outsell the BlackBerry.”  —  You won't hear the words “Zune” and “phone” uttered in any proximity to one another by Microsoft's Robbie Bach any time soon.
Discussion: wmpoweruser.com
Corvida / ReadWriteWeb:
Generation Y - Welcome To Their World  —  We've showed how Gen Y is going to change the web.  In doing so, Gen Y is also changing the world.  Despite all of this, the world of Generation Y eludes a lot of the previous generations.  Generation Y is absorbed in a world made possible through technology.
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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APC:
Router crashes blamed on Windows XP SP3 … Broadband modem/router maker Billion says XP SP3 has been causing its BiPAC 5200-series routers to go into a constant crash and reboot cycle.  —  The company has produced firmware upgrades that solve the problem.
Nitin Karandikar / GigaOM:
Powerset vs. Cognition: A Semantic Search Shoot-out  —  Powerset, which implements semantic search, recently released a public beta based on the limited data set of Wikipedia.  But while there is no question that Powerset has some interesting and valuable semantic search technology …
Virginia Heffernan / New York Times:
Rank and File  —  Blessed are the list makers, with their sharp pencils, their certainties, their mix of words and numbers.  Walt Whitman made lists.  Nabokov made lists.  Last year, while declaring in Time magazine that “literary lists are basically an obscenity,” Tom Wolfe admitted …
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Eclipse Intuit Phone Love Sun  —  Check out the Eclipse Intuit Phone by Eddie Goh.  It's got all the basic stuff we've come to expect from our mobiles; powerful 5 megapixel camera with built-in software for editing and uploading to a photo album, slide-out touch keyboard with tactile feedback …
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunch:
The Mouse That Roared  —  Our visit the other day to the GooglePlex was extraordinary on a number of levels.  At its simplest, the Gmail group opened its kimono to bloggers and what's left of the mainstream media - full stop.  We were asked not to live video the announcements of Gmail Labs …
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Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
TileStack: HyperCard comes back from the dead and onto the Web
Discussion: Joho the Blog and Slashdot
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Warner Music Group Pulls Music from Last.fm
Discussion: Digg
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
The Five Questions Companies Ask About Social Media
Discussion: Scobleizer and Media Bullseye
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
Moving Mountains With the Brain, Not a Joystick
Tangos / China Web2.0 Review:
QQ To Compete With Xiaonei.com
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Amanda Natividad / paidContent.org:
Our New Social Media Deals Report: Charting VC and M&A Deals Over the Last Year
Discussion: mocoNews.net and Darren Herman
Holly Jackson / CNET News.com:
British ISP, recording industry warn illegal downloaders
Dylan Tweney / Epicenter:
AT&T Embraces BitTorrent, May Consider Usage-Based Pricing
Discussion: Gizmodo, DSLreports and Slashdot
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