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3:40 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.
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.
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.
Damon Darlin / Bits:
Steve Jobs Shows Off Fast-Surfing $199 iPhones
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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: Gizmodo
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
WWDC live blogging: Apple launches MobileMe
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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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Cory Ondrejka / collapsing geography:
new job, not like the old job  —  Many key moments of my career have soundtracks.  — Deciding to leave Lockheed Sanders, move to California, and help start Acclaim Coin-Op?  Jane's Addiction's live album.  — Finally crushing Armageddon's game object memory leak?  Veruca Salt's “8 Arms to Hold You.”
Discussion: The Register
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
New EMI Digital Exec: I Don't Buy Music
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Sling announces proof-of-concept SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone  —  We had a feeling it was coming any day now, but now we have confirmation that Sling won't be leaving iPhone and iPod touch users in the lurch when it comes to streaming TV to their devices.  The bad news is the software …
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PC World:
Sneak Preview: SlingPlayer for IPhone
Discussion: Gizmodo and The iPhone Blog
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.
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 …
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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