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1:10 PM ET, June 12, 2008

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Beltzner / Mozilla Developer News:
Coming Tuesday, June 17th: Firefox 3  —  Whenever we're asked “when is Firefox going to be released” we endeavor to answer to the best of our abilities, but the truth of the matter is that we'll only ever ship “when it's ready”.  We have a lot of indicators that help us understand when the product …
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Mozilla sets release date for Firefox 3: June 17
Drew Olanoff / Download Squad:
Opera Desktop Browser 9.5 is Final - Take your stuff with you
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Aza Raskin / Aza's Thoughts:
Firefox Mobile Concept Video
Mozilla:
Firefox 3 (Release Candidate 3) Release Notes
Corvida / ReadWriteWeb:
Firefox 3 To Be Released On June 17th
Gregg Keizer / Macworld:
Mac bug forces Mozilla to Firefox 3.0 RC3
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
Leaving Yahoo!  —  It seems that word has started to leak out, so I might as well remove any speculation or ambiguity.  In the next few weeks, I'll walk the halls at Yahoo! as an employee one last time and turn in my purple badge.  After 8.5 years of service and a better experience …
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
iPhone 3G's True Price Compared  —  Ever since Apple announced that they're cutting $200 from the iPhone's price and lowering the iPhone 3G down to $199, people have been rumbling about how the increased AT&T data plan price negates any savings you get up front on the phone.
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Google CEO talks of good, evil and monopoly fears  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc Chief Executive Eric Schmidt on Wednesday detailed his theory of competition in the Web industry while saying Google's famous mantra of “Don't be evil” is often misunderstood.
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Heather Knight / San Francisco Chronicle:
Different sort of free Wi-Fi starts to thrive
Discussion: FierceWireless
John Letzing / MarketWatch:
Google CEO details delicate iPhone relationship
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
RepairPal, It's Like Google Health for Your Car  —  Going to the mechanic is like going to the doctor.  When something needs to be fixed, for most people there is no easy way to tell if they are being charged the going rate or are being ripped off.  Enter RepairPal, a new site launching publicly today …
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Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
RepairPal: Yes, your mechanic is ripping you off
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Palm Centro heads to Verizon, in stores tomorrow for $99  —  Come on, T-Mobile, all we need is you to get on board now and that'll make a perfect Yahtzee! for Palm with its surprise hit, the Centro.  Thanks to Verizon's expected announcement today, the top three US carriers now carry …
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Nick Knupffer / Technology@Intel:
USB 3.0 for the masses - Dispelling the myths.  —  There has been a lot of unanswered speculation recently regarding USB 3.0 and Intel's involvement; I thought it was about time to set the record straight.  By the way: USB 3.0 will be a new wired USB standard - operating at faster speeds than previous USB generations.
Discussion: DailyTech, TG Daily, Engadget and InfoWorld
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Intel: Enough with the whining; We're not holding back USB 3.0
Discussion: Electronista
Matt Dodd / The iLife:
Live from the 2008 Apple Design Awards (Liveblog and Photos) - WWDC08  —  Since 1996, every year at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple has awarded the most innovative Macintosh software and related hardware produced by independent developers with a Design Award.
Discussion: iLounge and Macsimum News
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Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple Design Awards winners
Kim Hart / Washington Post:
A Flashy Facebook Page, at a Cost to Privacy  —  Add-Ons to Online Social Profiles Expose Personal Data to Strangers  —  Facebook fanatics who have covered their profiles on the popular social networking site with silly games and quirky trivia quizzes may be unknowingly giving a host of strangers an intimate peek at their lives.
Discussion: Digg
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Seawolf 9110 Joins the Pack, Javelin, Aurora and Thunder throw a party  —  It almost seems like we're unearthing a new BlackBerry model every week.  There were a number of doubters on the internet when we first posted news of the BlackBerry 9100 and external display.
David Pogue / New York Times:
An Imitator That Rivals the iPhone  —  The story so far: Apple introduced the iPhone a year ago, and has sold six million of them.  Then on Monday, Apple unveiled an improved model that brings faster Internet, G.P.S. and a much lower price to an already well-designed device.
Serkan Toto / CrunchGear:
New kissing robot from Japan  —  Sega Toys today announced [JP, PDF] they will start selling a new humanoid robot in Japan, E.M.A., on September 26th.  E.M.A. stands for “Eternal, Maiden, Actualization” (whatever that means).  —  The robot is supposed to be female and stands 38 cm tall.
Discussion: Ubergizmo, Engadget and The Raw Feed
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Mobile broadcaster Flixwagon hitches to iPhone  —  Flixwagon, a tool for live video broadcasting to the Web via smartphones, is working on a version for the Apple iPhone and Windows Mobile devices.  —  Tel Aviv, Israel-based Flixwagon is still relatively new.
Discussion: Beet.TV and NewTeeVee
Business Wire:
Comcast Increases Upstream Speeds for Its High-Speed Internet Customers for No Additional Charge  —  Upstream Speed to Nearly Triple for Performance Customers and More Than Double for Performance Plus Customers  —  PHILADELPHIA—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Comcast (Nasdaq:CMCSK - News, CMCSA - News) …
Phil Wahba / eWeek:
NYSE to Sell Market Data to Websites  —  Moves by NYSE and Nasdaq come as exchanges seek to generate more revenue from market data, which now exceeds the revenue from equities trading.  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Stock Exchange, a unit of NYSE Euronext, has asked …
Discussion: paidContent.org
 
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Yahoo's Display Endgame: Combine AMP with Right Media
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Tara Parker-Pope / NYT:
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