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2:25 PM ET, June 10, 2008

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Don Reisinger / The Digital Home:
Apple may soon be free from AT&T  —  While everyone else was calling the iPhone the greatest device of all time and putting Steve Jobs on that pedestal he enjoys so much yesterday, AT&T quietly told its investors that the revenue sharing deal it had with Apple for the past year has ended.
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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) …
AddyDugdale / Gizmodo:
AT&T Memo to Retail Managers Shows iPhone 3G Policy  —  We knew it wouldn't be long before someone from AT&T leaked a policy memo vis-a-vis the iPhone 3G's July 11 launch.  As well as all the mobile provider's pricing details from yesterday, the document contains a bit more info …
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 …
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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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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 …
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Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Code execution flaws hit QuickTime again
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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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.
Don Reisinger / The Digital Home:
Apple may have killed the BlackBerry  —  During the first hour of Steve Jobs' keynote at WWDC, I was wondering why I was wasting my afternoon listening to his stooges drone on about software.  But then, in a moment of pure triumph, Steve walked onto the stage and unveiled the new 3G iPhone.
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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.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Lingro: Possibly The Coolest Dictionary and Translation Service We've Ever Seen  —  Lingro is a fantastic collaborative dictionary and translation service that combines open dictionaries on the web with user contributions under a CreativeCommons license.  It's particularly useful for people reading …
Discussion: Creative Commons
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
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.
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Touts the Apps in the Cloud  —  Google product manager expects the cloud will be the main venue for application development going forward.  —  BOSTON - A Google product manager said the next 10 years in enterprise applications will be in the cloud, a fitting sermon …
Discussion: CNET News.com
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
Amid iPhone din, Apple previews Snow Leopard Server  —  In addition to publicly sharing a few details about the next major release of Mac OS X, called Snow Leopard, Apple has also posted a preview of Snow Leopard Server as well.  —  The server version of Snow Leopard will, of course …
Robin Goad / Hitwise Intelligence:
Blog traffic reaches all time high  —  UK Internet visits to weblogs reached an all time high last week.  As the chart below illustrates, Blogs and Personal Websites accounted for 1.19% of all UK traffic, equivalent to one in every 84 internet visits.  —  Taking the slightly longer view …
 
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Grant Gross / IDG News Service:
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Sun's Gage to Join Kleiner Perkins
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Nathania Johnson / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Continues to Dominate US, UK Searches in May 2008
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Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Iomega DVR Expander adds 500 extra gigs to your DVR
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Is a New Digital Video Service Derailing Amazon.com?
Christopher Lawton / Associated Press:
Consumers rethink purchase plans for electronic gadgets
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