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5:55 PM ET, June 9, 2008

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Paul Miller / Engadget:
iPhone 3G is finally official, starts at $199, available July 11th  —  It's been a long, leak-filled wait, but Apple finally took the wraps off its 3G iPhone.  Thinner edges, full plastic back, flush headphone jack, and the iPhone 2.0 firmware — Apple's taking a lot of the criticisms to heart from the first time around.
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Teresa Brewer / Apple:
Apple Introduces the New iPhone 3G  —  Twice as Fast at Half the Price  —  Apple® today introduced the new iPhone™ 3G, combining all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is 3G Ready for the iPhone Stress Test?  —  In a few hours from now, there is a good chance that as part of The Steve Jobs Show, Apple will introduce a brand-spanking new, 3G iPhone.  It has some folks I know in the wireless world not really looking forward to the big surge of traffic …
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
$199 iPhone?  Sure, with a 2-year contract  —  How can they sell the iPhone 3G so low?  You have to sign a 2-year contract.
Discussion: Engadget, jkOnTheRun and Gizmodo
Business Wire:
AT&T to Offer Next-Generation iPhone on Its High-Performance 3G Network  —  Broadband Speed and New Capabilities Enhance Iconic Mobile Device  —  $199 Starting Price Significantly Expands Mass Market Appeal  —  New Corporate E-Mail and Web Applications Move iPhone Further Into Business Market
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The 3G(PS) iPhone Arrives (See The Video From the Stevenote)  —  Apple announced its new 3G iPhone today.  It is much thinner, much faster, and much cheaper than its predecessor.  Starting at $199(with a two-year contract), you get an 8 gigabyte device with GPS that works on AT&T's high-speed 3G network …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Between the Lines
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:   iPhone 3G questions unanswered: AT&T subsidy, 3G data price, no video?
Saul Hansell / Bits:
The Cost of the $199 iPhone: $10 More Per Month for Data
Chauncey Dupree / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple will not recieve follow on revenue from its new iPhone partners
Discussion: MacRumors iPhone Blog
PC World:
3G iPhone: New Look, New Price, New Features
Discussion: Gizmodo
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Steve Jobs keynote live from WWDC 2008  —  We're in line at the Moscone Center (which is actually pretty spare at the moment), but it's early.  The media's got a ton of MacBook Airs.  Stay tuned for our live coverage of the event.
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
MobileMe announced for iPhones, Macs, and PCs — .Mac is dead  —  The rumors were true, Apple just announced their new MobileMe service.  Push mail, contacts and calendar data all in the cloud and synced back to your iPhone over the air.  Works with the Mac's Mail.app, iCal …
Discussion: LiveSide and Download Squad
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Games Begin: Live Coverage Of Apple WWDC Event In San Francisco  —  Update: See Our In Depth Coverage As Well:  —  It's now around 8 am PDT.  We're (Mike and Mark) arriving at Moscone West a couple of hours before the 10 am Steve Jobs Keynote with Matt Hickey from CrunchGear.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Apple makes its play for the cloud: MobileMe
Discussion: Valleywag
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Ars at WWDC '08: Live keynote coverage here!
Discussion: Infinite Loop and Webware.com
Jesusdiaz / Gizmodo:
iPhone App Store Available in Early July, Loaded with Apps  —  After 250,000 downloaded SDKs, 25,000 official beta developers applicants (only 4,000 accepted), the Application Store is finally coming in July.  And it's going to be full of applications.  —  • Super Monkey Ball.
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Harrison Hoffman / Webware.com:   MLB.tv debuts killer iPhone app
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Supreme Court Says Patent Holders Can't Shake Down Entire Supply Chain  —  The Supreme Court continues to bring a bit of common sense back to the patent system.  While most of the tech world was sitting around paying attention to whatever Steve Jobs has to say this morning …
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Pete Yost / Associated Press:   High court rules against multiple royalties
Rebecca / OUPblog:
Looks Like a Million To Me: How I Realized that Amazon's Kindle and Sony's E-Reader Were Exceeding Sales Estimates  —  By Evan Schnittman … When the Kindle first launched there was plenty of predictions about how it and its predecessor the Sony Reader would sell.
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar, Medialoper and TeleRead
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Nick Carr: Is Google making us stupid?  —  It's not yet on the Web, but the July issue of The Atlantic has an exceptional and provocative article by Nick Carr, asking “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”  It's a riff on Carr's book, The Big Switch (reviewed here), but covers new ground and has me worried.
Jesusdiaz / Gizmodo:
Samsung “Announces” Omnia Cellphone on the Worst Day Ever  —  It's not that the Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional-based 3G Samsung Omnia is not a good phone.  In fact, we already knew that it looks very good.  It's just that today, dear Samsung people, today is just not the right day to announce …
Discussion: Boy Genius Report and DVICE
 
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
WiMax patent alliance announced
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Delicious needs work
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Silverlight 2 beta 2 - Go Live if you dare
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
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Discussion: Associated Press
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