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9:50 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 - so here's the release:
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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 …
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 …
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 …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Twice as Fast, Half the Price
Discussion: Gizmodo and Apple Gazette
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.
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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.
Discussion: The Inquisitr, WinExtra and Lost Remote
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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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Apple answers call for iPhone applications  —  Apple wowed the cell phone industry a year ago with the first version of the iPhone.  And now its new software development kit and soon-to-be-launched application store featuring third-party applications could change the game yet again.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Crave and Homotron.net
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
YouSendIt Does The Heavy Lifting For Outlook  —  YouSendIt, an online file transfer service with a focus on businesses, is removing the beta label from an Outlook plugin that automatically reroutes large attachments through its so-called “FedEx for the internet” system.
Talk About Nseries:
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′!!!
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
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 …
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: Mashable! and Techdirt
Dennis O'Reilly / CNET News.com:
The fastest way to open a local file in Google Docs  —  What I really want to do is add a link to Google Docs on the right-click (context) menu in Windows Explorer.  That way I could open a file in Google Docs by right-clicking it in Explorer and choosing Send To > Google Docs.
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 …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
AT&T Mobility Chief: New 3G iPhone 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 mobile Internet experience.  Offering a combination of great user interface with (slow) …
 
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Paul McNamara / Paul McNamara's blog:
More site trouble for Amazon.com?
Apple:
About the security content of QuickTime 7.5
Discussion: Zero Day
Mike Ricciuti / CNET News.com:
Microsoft readies revamped database, security software
Discussion: eWeek
BBC:
Microsoft's standards bid stalled
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
HP DreamColor LP2480zx Shows Off Its One Billion Colors
Discussion: VentureBeat and Engadget
Fred von Lohmann / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Supreme Court Victory for Patent First Sale Doctrine
BIZ / Twitter Blog:
We Made It!  —  It looks like we were spot-on with our estimate …
Niclas Mika / Reuters:
TomTom says navigation app already runs on iPhone
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Charles Cooper / Coop's Corner:
So the press has become Steve Jobs' willing tool? What else is new?
Danny Hakim / New York Times:
Net Providers to Block Sites With Child Sex
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Smartphones Now Ringing for Women
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Sid Yadav / Rev2.org:
CokeTag: Share Your Stuff, Branded with Coke
Discussion: ben barren
Jim Puzzanghera / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Google's Eric Schmidt talks about how to run the world (not that he wants to)
Microsoft:
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Continues to Emerge …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo Shareholders Seek Repeal of Severance Plan
Discussion: WebProNews and CNET News.com
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What Magazines Still Don't Understand About The Web
 

 
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