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1:05 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.
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 …
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
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.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is 3G Ready for the iPhone Stress Test?  —  In a few hours from now, there is a good chance that as part of The Steve Jobs Show, Apple will introduce a brand-spanking new, 3G iPhone.  It has some folks I know in the wireless world not really looking forward to the big surge of traffic …
Jesusdiaz / Gizmodo:
iPhone App Store Available in Early July, Loaded with Apps  —  After 250,000 downloaded SDKs, 25,000 official beta developers applicants (only 4,000 accepted), the Application Store is finally coming in July.  And it's going to be full of applications.  —  • Super Monkey Ball.
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Confirmed: If You Bought a 1st Gen iPhone After May 27th, You get a 3G iPhone Free
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
Office and iWork viewing, more coming to iPhone in July
Discussion: MacRumors and PC World
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
iPhone 2.0 Big in Bubbleland, But 2-3 Years Behind the Times in The Real World?
Discussion: AppleInsider and Bits
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 …
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Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
.Mac becomes MobileMe: “Exchange for the rest of us”
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: Crave, PC World and TG Daily
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Jennifer Hakes / Apple:
Apple Previews Mac OS X Snow Leopard to Developers  —  Apple® today previewed Mac OS® X Snow Leopard, which builds on the incredible success of OS X Leopard and is the next major version of the world's most advanced operating system.  Rather than focusing primarily on new features …
Longofest / MacRumors:   Mac OS X ‘Snow Leopard’ to Focus on Performance, Quality
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: Medialoper and TeleRead
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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:   The Kindle: “Looks Like a Million to Me”
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 …
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
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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The Meaningless WiMax Patent Pool
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Interesting search experiments at Viewzi
Discussion: The Inquisitr
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
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Nokia N85 in the wild!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Exits Classified Listings Business
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Delicious needs work
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