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12:35 PM ET, June 10, 2008

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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 …
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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 …
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.
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.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Apple answers call for iPhone applications
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Crave and The Digital Home
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
iPhone 2.0 Big in Bubbleland, But 2-3 Years Behind the Times in The Real World?
Maggie Shiels / BBC NEWS | dot.life:
Hands on with iPhone 3G
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, Macworld UK and Slashdot
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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:
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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HP:
HP Fuses Style and Mobility for Consumers and Business with Its …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Gearlog
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) …
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.
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Docs to Add PDF Storage  —  After allowing people to collaborate on documents, spreadsheets and presentations, Google Docs will support a new file type: PDF.  Judging from Google's code, PDFs will have a distinct section and won't be imported as Google Docs documents.
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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.
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.
Business Wire:
Disney.com Breaks New Ground Streaming Full-Length Movies Online for the First Time Ever  —  ‘Wonderful World of Disney’ Films Will Hit the Web Following ABC Television Presentation  —  NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Disney.com announced today that for the first time ever the site …
Discussion: Engadget HD
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.
Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Continues to Dominate US, UK Searches in May 2008  —  Google continued its dominance over the U.S. search market in May, grabbing 68.29% of all searches in May 2008, seeing increases both month-over-month and year-over-year, according to Hitwise.  Both Yahoo and MSN saw decreases from April 2008 and May 2007.
Discussion: CNET News.com
Apple:
About the security content of QuickTime 7.5  —  This document describes the security content of QuickTime 7.5, which can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads.  —  For the protection of our customers, Apple does not disclose, discuss …
Brad Stone / Bits:
Is a New Digital Video Service Derailing Amazon.com?  —  Amazon.com had another bad day.  —  After a two-hour outage on Friday, the site again had intermittent problems Monday.  Keynote Systems, a mobile and Internet performance management firm based in San Mateo, Calif. …
 
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
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What I learned by sitting in an Apple store during WWDC
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Christopher Lawton / Associated Press:
Consumers rethink purchase plans for electronic gadgets
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Mike Ricciuti / CNET News.com:
Microsoft readies revamped database, security software
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