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6:05 PM ET, July 10, 2008

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Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone 2.0 Firmware (5A347) Available Early  —  Once again, digging through Apple's XML files has revealed the url to the iPhone 2.0 Firmware that is presently available on Apple's servers.  One of our readers found this new firmware image:  —  iPhone1,2_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw (download link)
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Google Mobile Blog:
Searching on an iPhone can be fun  —  You probably agree that nothing can be made too easy.  We've been dreaming of ways to make searching on phones easier and more fun.  —  Today, we're showing off our first native app for the iPhone and iPod touch — Google Mobile App.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
iPhone Application Overview And Demo Videos  —  It's not official quite yet, but the iPhone App Store is live and you can download version 2.0 of the iPhone software - which is all you need to run the 552 applications currently available.  —  We've been gathering videos and overviews …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Analyst: 35% of iPhone 3G buyers will get it for $199  —  The pricing of the next generation iPhone may be a point of confusion on Friday and Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster expects only 35 percent of buyers will get the $199 price.  As a result, initial sales of the iPhone 3G may be diluted.
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
iPhone App Store first impression: Sublime beyond belief  —  If you don't have an iPhone, you're going to want one real soon.  I say this not because of peer pressure or because of the Apple marketing machine.  Or even because of the iPhone 3G.  I say it because the App Store …
Discussion: CNET News.com
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
A walk through the App Store, iPhone style  —  You've already seen the App Store in its iTunes pants, and if you've ever used iTunes before, you pretty much know how it works.  Here, we do a quick pictorial walkthrough of how the App Store works from your iPhone, once you have the iPhone 2.0 firmware installed.
Joe Hewitt / Facebook Blog:
Facebook for iPhone  —  Last August we launched our Facebook iPhone website, and almost a year later it has over 1.5 million people using it regularly.  We are thrilled to see so many enjoying Facebook on their iPhones, so we've been working on ways to take our iPhone experience to the next level.
Discussion: VentureBeat and iLounge
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
iPhone App Store Has Launched (Updated)  —  Update: The iPhone 2.0 software is now available.  —  Update 2: Top apps by number of downloads is here.  —  Apple's iPhone App Store is now live, several hours ahead of its rumored 9 am PST launch.  To access it, download iTunes 7.7 here.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
iPhone App Store: The Early List of Top Downloads
Discussion: VentureBeat
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
iPhone apps: Bad for Facebook, OpenSocial?
Sean Alexander / Addicted to Digital Media:
Remote: iTunes and Apple TV Remote Control
Discussion: eHomeUpgrade
Rodney Rumford / FaceReviews:
Facebook for iPhone in iTunes App Store
Rhonda Wickham / Wireless Week:
Samsung Instinct Sets Record at Best Buy  —  Preliminary sales results from Best Buy reveal that Samsung's Instinct is a best-seller for the retailer.  In fact, a company spokesman said it has sold better than any other phone the retailer has carried since the Motorola RAZR which launched in Q4 two years ago.
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Chris Morrison / VentureBeat:
NowPublic buys up Guy Kawasaki's Truemors (believe it or not)  —  When Guy Kawasaki started Truemors, a site for spreading Internet rumors, his intentions weren't quite clear.  Was it an experiment?  A joke?  The product of too much free time?  Or perhaps not too much time — after all …
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Bold Gets Approved by FCC  —  BlackBerry fans here in the US will be happy to learn that the BlackBerry 9000 aka Bold has just passed through the FCC testing process and received its approval.  It has been quite a ride with the Bold dating back to October when we first broke …
Discussion: MobileBurn.com and TECH.BLORGE.com
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FCC blesses BlackBerry Bold
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Where Apple's New iPhone Doesn't Help: AT&T's 3G Dead Zones  —  Excited about buying Apple's (AAPL) new iPhone 3G, which goes on sale tomorrow?  Pumped about those blazing-fast 3G Internet speeds?  Hope you don't live in beautiful Bozeman, Montana; Burlington, Vermont; or Des Moines, Iowa.
New York Post:
SCRIPPS CEO: I WANT MY FRESTON  —  FORMER Viacom CEO Tom Freston could be returning to the cable network world.  —  While Freston seems to be enjoying his life outside the limelight, that hasn't stopped Scripps Interactive CEO Ken Lowe from trying to pull him back in.
Joseph Pisani / CNBC.com:
Workplace BlackBerry Use May Spur Lawsuits  —  Addicted BlackBerry users have already nicknamed themselves crackberrys, but lawyers are now calling the digital device in the workplace something else: A lawsuit waiting to happen.  —  As employers hand out electronic devices to their employees …
Discussion: BB Geeks and CrackBerry.com blogs
DEMO.com:
VMware's CEO switch targeted at Microsoft, analysts say  —  In tapping a former Microsoft executive to lead VMware's battle against the Redmond giant, VMware's EMC-controlled board of directors decided co-founder Diane Greene lacked the business savvy to win a struggle for market share, analysts say.
Discussion: Network World, BroadDev and Valleywag
Electronista:
Seagate reveals first 1.5TB drive, more  —  Seagate today broke through a long-held barrier and released a 1.5 terabyte version of the Barracuda 7200.11.  The storage is 500GB more than any other 3.5-inch desktop hard drive and is accomplished through extra refinement of perpendicular magnetic recording …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Google as the new pressroom  —  When I saw Edward Roussel, head of digital for the Telegraph, on my last trip to London, he said over breakfast that he'd been thinking about my book title's question — What Would Google Do? — in relation to newspapers and he came up with a radical notion:
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Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
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Hanna Sistek / CNET News.com:
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Discussion: Valleywag and PSFK
Robert Vamosi / Defense in Depth:
ZoneAlarm updated after Microsoft's DNS patch
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Why Some Don't Need to Join the Conversation
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In an Iranian Image, a Missile Too Many
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