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2:00 AM ET, June 10, 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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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.
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.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPhone 3G hands-on  —  Sorry, we don't have pictures but Apple took us into a dramatically lit back-room to check out the new iPhone 3G.  Here's what you need to know:  — We did a quick data test — at our location we went from 104Kbps on the EDGE iPhone to 215Kbps on the 3G model. 2x ain't bad, yo.
Walt Mossberg / Mossblog:
The 3G iPhone: First Impressions  —  I'll have a full, detailed review of the new 3G iPhone in a few weeks, but here are some first impressions based on Apple's (AAPL) announcement today.  —  The Biggest Pluses  —  Speed: Because the biggest problem with the original iPhone was the slow AT&T …
Discussion: BoomTown
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Crave, iLounge and CrunchGear
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is 3G Ready for the iPhone Stress Test?
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:   iPhone 2.0 Big in Bubbleland, But 2-3 Years Behind the Times in The Real World?
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
Office and iWork viewing, more coming to iPhone in July
Discussion: MacRumors
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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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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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: MacRumors, Crave, PC World and TG Daily
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Danny Hakim / New York Times:
3 Net Providers Will Block Sites With Child Sex  —  ALBANY — Verizon, Sprint and Time Warner Cable have agreed to block access to Internet bulletin boards and Web sites nationwide that disseminate child pornography.  —  The move is part of a groundbreaking agreement with the New York attorney general …
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Steven Musil / CNET News.com:   ISPs agree to block access to child porn sites, newsgroups
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.
Jim Puzzanghera / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Google's Eric Schmidt talks about how to run the world (not that he wants to)  —  Despite its famous motto of “Don't be evil,” there are some in the dark corners of the Web who speculate that Google's real plan is to take over the world.  Google Watch features headlines such as “Google Must be Stopped,” and “Is Google God?”
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Andrew Noyes / Tech Daily Dose:   Google CEO Speech Sours DC Press Corps
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 …
Discussion: Patent Law Blog and The Register
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.
Discussion: paidContent.org and TechCrunch
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.
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar, Medialoper and TeleRead
 
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Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
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Industry Moves: Fox Appoints Erik Moreno As New SVP Of Corp Dev
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Federated Media launches analytics tools, gets new partners
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Deborah Gage / The Technology Chronicles:
John Gage Leaves Sun Microsystems To Become A Venture Capitalist
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Nokia N85 in the wild!
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Microsoft Exits Classified Listings Business
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