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2:45 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.
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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.
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Apple WWDC Liveblog Coverage  —  We're at Moscone Center now, and the place is buzzing.  If you want this in another language, click on one of Gizmodo's international affiliates above—you know, those little letters in top right corner of the homepage.  They're simultaneously liveblogging this in their native languages.
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 …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Unveils iPhone 3G; “Snow Leopard” OSX Update Coming; MobileMe Email Service Debuts, Replacing .Mac  —  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.
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?
Michael Johnston / iPhone Alley:
WWDC 2008 Keynote Live Audio Stream  —  Once again, iPhone Alley is proud to stream live audio from Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference Keynote Address.  The stream will be audio only, but it should hold up well to traffic.  Steve Jobs' keynote starts at 10AM Pacific, 12PM Central, on Monday the 9th.
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 …
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Widget-maker RockYou raises $35M, claims larger reach than Slide
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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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:
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.
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: TeleRead, Medialoper and O'Reilly Radar
Maggie Fox / eWeek:
Energy Department 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 …
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BBC:
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.
Discussion: PalmAddicts and diversity.net.nz
 
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