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10:55 AM ET, June 10, 2008

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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
O2 confirms free iPhone deal and more  —  I'm short of time today - covering the Being Digital conference - but my story of last night has been confirmed by O2's release, pasted below:
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
iPhone 3G Pricing and Activation Details: $30 Unlimited Data, Activated In Store Only  —  We just talked to AT&T's President of National Distribution Glenn Lurie, who gave us all the pricing and activation details for the iPhone 3G, which won't be getting special treatment anymore.
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Why users should be scared of Apple's new notification system  —  What caveats will the new push-notification service come with?  —  (Credit: James Martin/CNET News.com)  —  One of the finer points worth digging deeper into from Monday morning's Apple news out of the WWDC is the company's …
Crave at CNET UK:
O2 3G iPhone: Apple cracks down on unlocking  —  According to our sources at O2, Brits who want to buy a 3G iPhone are going to have to sign up to a contract before they can get their hands on one, wherever they buy it.  This is seriously bad news for people eager to unlock their new iPhone …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Engadget and Slashdot
Om Malik / GigaOM:
AT&T Mobility Chief: New 3G iPhone Is a Game-changer  —  After months of rumor-driven frenzy, the much talked about 3G iPhone from Apple finally became a reality, promising yet another revolution in the mobile Internet experience.  Offering a combination of great user interface with (slow) …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
I Am A Member Of The Cult Of iPhone  —  I've been to enough Steve Jobs keynotes now to know that the man is able to take a crowd and bend it to his will.  Every time, I've been a willing subject - sometimes (but not every time) to find myself in a hangover-like state a day later when I try …
Rick Merritt / EE Times:
The $199 iPhone: still a money maker  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. — Apple is likely to reap significant profits despite slashing the cost of its updated iPhone in half, said analysts.  Although details about the phone are still scarce, sources said they believe Infineon and Samsung have continued to snag the top chip designs in the handset.
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
Surprise!  Stewart and Colbert have come to Hulu  —  In an unexpected move, video site Hulu will be getting some political loudmouths just in time for the 2008 presidential election: Comedy Central's late-night personalities Jon Stewart of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Game Over. Hulu Wins. They Have The Daily Show. And Colbert.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Sit Back & Watch: NewTeeVee Station  —  Over the past 18 months, there has been quite an explosion of video choices on the web.  The number of interesting shows keeps going up by the day, making it harder to keep up with the new, cool stuff that makes Must-See-NewTeeVee.
James Kanter / New York Times:
E.U. Snubs Microsoft on Office Systems  —  BRUSSELS — Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes of the European Union delivered an unusually blunt snub to Microsoft on Tuesday by recommending that businesses and governments use software based on open standards.
Discussion: The Register
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
HP takes a swing at Apple's MacBook Air with new Voodoo Envy laptop  —  Hewlett-Packard's VoodooPC division will launch a new Voodoo Envy 133 laptop computer for luxury consumers.  And the design looks like it will go head to head with Apple's MacBook Air.  —  Like the MacBook Air …
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Nokia N79, N85 and 5800 XpressMedia (Tube) Pictures Revealed!!!  —  While browsing through flickr I have discovered images of possible new additions to the Nseries portfolio.  Clear pictures of the N79 and rumoured N85 as well as images of other Nokia devices have been uploaded today thanks to 'giusdama77′!!!
USA Today:
Judge orders teens to post apology on YouTube  —  VIERA, Fla. — A judge here is using YouTube to punish two boys who used the video-sharing website for a prank that ended with battery and criminal mischief charges against them.  —  The prank, known as “fire in the hole,” has become common in the past year.
Discussion: Techdirt and Mashable!
Fred / A VC:
Techmeme and “Blogging 2.0”  —  Man I hate the term “blogging 2.0”.  It's just that blogging is evolving and we need something to call it.  Anyway, the term blogging 2.0 refers to the disaggregated posting and microblogging trend that twitter spawned and friendfeed and others have fueled.
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
.Mac becomes MobileMe: “Exchange for the rest of us”  —  If the WWDC Keynote was a drinking game, Phil Schiller would have had half the auditorium in comas, so many times did he use the word “cloud” during his presentation of Apple's updated web services.  MobileMe is the new .Mac …
 
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Christopher Lawton / Associated Press:
Consumers rethink purchase plans for electronic gadgets
Discussion: Techdirt
Nicholas Carr / The Atlantic Online:
Is Google Making Us Stupid?
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
I'm a phone freak  —  Everywhere I go I carry three phones now:
Discussion: Off On A Tangent
Paul McNamara / Paul McNamara's blog:
More site trouble for Amazon.com?
Apple:
About the security content of QuickTime 7.5
Mike Ricciuti / CNET News.com:
Microsoft readies revamped database, security software
Discussion: eWeek
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Apple answers call for iPhone applications
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Niclas Mika / Reuters:
TomTom says navigation app already runs on iPhone
Wall Street Journal:
Cable Group to Unveil Targeted-Ad Plan
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Smartphones Now Ringing for Women
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