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4:35 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 …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Unveils iPhone 3G For $199 at 8 GB; Includes GPS; Available July 11; MobileMe Email Replace .Mac; 6M Sold So Far  —  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.
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 …
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.
Discussion: Infinite Loop and Webware.com
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 … SAN FRANCISCO—At Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference here, CEO Steve Jobs took the stage just after 10 a.m. PDT.  Stay tuned for the latest news on the 3G iPhone, Mac OS X 10.6, and an iSpaceship.  (We're not sure about that last one.)
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The 3G iPhone Almost Real...on July 11
Discussion: Social Media, Switched and DVICE
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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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:   iPhone 3G questions unanswered: AT&T subsidy, 3G data price, no video?
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
$199 iPhone? Sure, with a 2-year contract
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
WWDC live blogging: Steve Jobs takes the stage, unveils the $199 3G iPhone
Discussion: Gizmodo
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: Download Squad
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
WWDC live blogging: Apple launches MobileMe
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
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
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
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.
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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