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1:50 PM ET, June 9, 2008


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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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Games Begin: Live Coverage Of Apple WWDC Event In San Francisco  —  It's now around 8 am PDT.  We're arriving at Moscone West a couple of hours before the 10 am Steve Jobs Keynote.  For the next couple of hours we'll be live blogging the bedlam around the registration table, taking photos …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Ars at WWDC '08: Live keynote coverage here!  —  9:41am: We're headed into the hall.  —  9:40am: Everyone is up and migrating towards the doors to the hall.  Everyone is getting ready to go in.  —  9:31am: The press is still assembling, the developers are still waiting to be seated.
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Live blog: Steve Jobs at WWDC 2008  —  Make sure you come back to this URL later Monday for live coverage of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference.  I'll be blogging from inside Moscone West in San Francisco starting at 10 a.m. PDT, when Apple CEO Steve Jobs plans to take the stage to unveil …
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Jefferson Graham / USA Today:
It's presto, change-o as new iPhone is unveiled  —  LOS ANGELES — Wouldn't it be cool if you could use your cellphone to monitor activities in your home, say, to zoom in for an audio/video check of the baby's room while you were at work, or even adjust the heat?
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Blogging The WWDC; Here Comes 3G iPhone; To Demo “Snow Leopard,” OSX Update; Super Monkey Ball  —  The time is near.  —  I'm sitting in an exhibition hall at Moscone West in San Francisco, waiting for Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs to give the keynote at the company's 2008 Worldwide Developers Conference.
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
A whopping $35 million for RockYou's social-network apps  —  That rumor of a $400 million valuation might not be too far off base: social-media application powerhouse RockYou announced Monday that it has raised $35 million in Series C venture capital.  —  The round was led by venture firm DCM …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Widget-maker RockYou raises $35M, claims larger reach than Slide
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Meet Sense Networks, the latest player in the hot ‘geo’ market  —  What if your nightlife agenda was dictated not by text messages, phone calls, or your city edition of Time Out, but by a shifting pattern of dots on a Google Map?  —  As absurd as it may sound, a New York company called Sense Networks thinks that's the solution.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Jobs' Apple as premier platform mantra to accelerate  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs will deliver another sermon to the Mac faithful at the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), but amid all the pyrotechnics about the iPhone, App Store and third party software goodies keep in mind the big picture: There's a platform war about to start.
Cory Bohon / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Rumor: Mac Fusion - a new developer Mac
Maggie Fox / eWeek:
Energy Dept Claims World's Fastest Computer  —  A computer designed to run virtual tests of U.S. nuclear weapons will be the world's fastest, 1 Petaflop - 1,000 trillion - calculations per second.  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A computer designed to run virtual tests of U.S. nuclear weapons …
Supercomputer sets petaflop pace
Discussion: SlashGear and TechSpot
Betsy Schiffman / Wired News:
What's Good for Apple Is Better for Everyone Else  —  As Apple prepares to launch the iPhone 2 on Monday, competitors like Palm and RIM are not worried.  On the contrary, they are licking their chops, preparing for a surge in sales, even though Apple expects to sell millions of new iPhones worldwide.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Icahn miffed at Yahoo response; Has Google envy too  —  Another day another Carl Icahn to Roy Bostock letter.  In this installment, our activist billionaire is annoyed by the Yahoo chairman's terse response to his previous letter.  —  Hmm.  Maybe these folks should just pick up the damn phone.
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
YouTube: You Created the Content, Now Sell the Ads  —  Google, Looking to Monetize Video Site, Is Letting Content Producers Sell Advertising on Their Branded Channels  —  NEW YORK ( — Google has struggled to find the best way to monetize YouTube.  The latest idea: Let content creators sell ads.
John P. Falcone / Crave: The gadget blog:
SanDisk confirms death of TakeTV and Fanfare  —  SanDisk has killed off the Fanfare video download service and its companion hardware, the TakeTV.  A terse note on the Fanfare Web site indicates that the “Fanfare beta has come to a conclusion, and the Fanfare application will be disabled as of 5/15/08.”
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