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3:25 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 …
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.
Discussion: GigaOM, Pulse 2.0, I4U News and Gizmodo
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
WWDC live blogging: More new iPhone features  —  After a long demo of new apps, Steve Jobs has retaken the stage.  You can now view iWork documents, look through contacts, and view Microsoft Office documents on an iPhone.  You can save images directly to different locations.
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 …
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?
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
WWDC live blogging: Apple launches MobileMe
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Damon Darlin / Bits:
Live From S.F.: The Steve Jobs Show
Discussion: Engadget
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.
Discussion: CrunchGear
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Sling announces proof-of-concept SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone
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Sneak Preview: SlingPlayer for IPhone
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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:
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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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Widget-maker RockYou raises $35M, claims larger reach than Slide
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: Gizmodo
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.
 
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