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7:00 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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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 …
Saul Hansell / Bits:
The Cost of the $199 iPhone: $10 More Per Month for Data  —  The biggest news from Apple is what Steve Jobs didn't say: It has completely changed the basis of its deals with AT&T and other wireless carriers.  —  According to a press release from AT&T, the carrier will no longer give a portion of monthly usage fees to Apple.
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 …
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.
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: jkOnTheRun and Gizmodo
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
iPhone 3G questions unanswered: AT&T subsidy, 3G data price, no video?  —  Everyone at the WWDC conference is extremely excited about the new iPhone 3G — and that's an understatement.  However, there are a few questions that Apple's chief executive left unanswered:
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
Ryan Block / Engadget:   iPhone 3G hands-on
Harrison Hoffman / Webware.com:   MLB.tv debuts killer iPhone app
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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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.
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Is Steve Jobs sick again, or just thin?
Discussion: Valleywag
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
Apple lets loose a few small details about Snow Leopard  —  As we reported last week, the next major release of Mac OS X will be called Snow Leopard.  While developers attending WWDC will get details from Bertrand Serlet, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering …
Discussion: CNET News.com
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Cory Bohon / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple posts details about Snow Leopard
Discussion: DailyTech and Engadget
PC World:
Apple Confirms OS X Snow Leopard but Offers No Details
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Macworld
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.
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:
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Discussion: TechConsumer and TechCrunch
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Tim Anderson / The Register:
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Microsoft Open Sources Podcasting Software
Betsy Schiffman / Wired News:
What's Good for Apple Is Better for Everyone Else
Sven Naumann / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Duplicate content due to scrapers
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Icahn miffed at Yahoo response; Has Google envy too
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A whopping $35 million for RockYou's social-network apps