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4:20 PM ET, March 17, 2009

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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Live from Apple's iPhone OS 3.0 preview event  —  9:30AM We're currently at the doors, and we probably don't have to tell you that people are champing at the bit to get inside.  We'll be knocking down old ladies and tripping unsuspecting humans soon enough, so stay tuned!
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Apple:
Apple Previews Developer Beta of iPhone OS 3.0  —  Beta Release Provides New SDK, Over 1,000 APIs & 100 New Features  —  Apple® today previewed its iPhone™ OS 3.0 software and announced the immediate availability of a beta software release to registered developers.
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
iPhone 3.0 to include peer-to-peer support, push notification  —  In offering a preview look at the new iPhone OS 3. platform, senior vice president of iPhone software Scott Forstall announced that Apple has added over a thousand new Application Programming Interfaces to allow developers greater access …
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
iPhone finally gets copy and paste!  —  No surprises here: Apple just announced that iPhone OS 3.0 will support copy and paste.  A double-tap auto-selects the text you want with movable “grab points,” and a pop-up edit bar display buttons for cut, copy, and paste.  Finally!
Discussion: Gizmodo and digg.com
Darren Murph / Engadget:
MMS finally comes to Apple's iPhone 3G via OS 3.0  —  Apple's done a decent job of implementing features that we've all been clamoring for into its forthcoming OS 3.0, and aside from copy and paste, there's probably no one single feature add bigger than this.
Discussion: Gizmodo, MobileCrunch and Joystiq
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
iPhone 3.0 OS Guide: Everything You Need to Know  —  iPhone 3.0 OS, the next generation operating system for the iPhone, iPod touch, and whatever Apple device comes next.  New features, new apps, here you will find all the information you need.  —  NEW IPHONE OS 3.0 FEATURES
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
App Store: 25,000 apps, 800 million downloads  —  At its iPhone 3.0 software preview event in Cupertino, Calif. today, Apple gave out some pretty huge statistics for the iPhone platform so far.  The two big ones: There are now over 25,000 apps in the App Store, and those apps have been downloaded over 800 million times.
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
First iPhone 3.0 Apps Show Off New Functionality  —  To demonstrate the piles of new features and APIs included in iPhone OS 3.0, Apple brought along a few developers to show off their new wares.  Here's what they've got so far.  —  First off, we've got another version of the Sims.
Jeremy Kessel / CrunchGear:
The iPhone OS 3.0 Announcement Final Scorecard  —  The iPhone 3.0 Announcement has come to an (abrupt) end.  So how did Apple fare according to our Scorecard?  Well, as you can see there is still room for improvement, but slighty better than expected - 75 out of 120 possible points.
Discussion: MobileCrunch and Gear Diary
John Mahoney / Gizmodo:   Apple Puts Onus On AT&T For 3G Tethering, Confirms Hardware Support
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Andrew Nusca / Between the Lines:
CD sales drop, digital downloads on the rise  —  The number of Internet users paying for digital music increased by just over 8 million in 2008 to 36 million Internet users, and purchases of online digital music downloads increased by 29 percent since last year, accounting for 33 percent …
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Why Total Music Purchases By Web Users Are Still Falling
Discussion: CNET News
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:   Not News: CD Buyers Disappearing Daily. …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Discovery To Amazon: Hands Off Our Kindle!  —  Here's an odd one I didn't see coming: Discovery Communications (DSICA), the cable network best known for bringing you fare like “Shark Week”, says that Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle e-book reader violates one of its patents.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Computer Science Programs Make a Comeback in Enrollment  —  For the first time in six years, enrollment in computer science programs in the United States increased last year, according to an annual report that tracks trends in the academic discipline.  —  The revival is significant …
Discussion: Ars Technica and Microsoft Pri0
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Gemini 8325 live picture  —  Sorry it's not the greatest picture in the world, but at least we can put a face to the specs and info.  We dropped word of the BlackBerry Gemini a while back, and it looks to be cross between an 8300 and an 8900.  Ugh, the madness never stops.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Twine Could Soon Surpass Delicious, Prepares Ontology Authoring Tool  —  Nova Spivack's semantic web company Twine is developing a free service to write and host semantic ontologies; the classification trees that enable machines to put concepts in topical context.
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
'I'm a PC' Marketing Pays Off for Microsoft, OEMs  —  [Editor's Note: Please read the companion post at Apple Watch.  Together, the two posts offer full analysis of February Windows PC and Mac sales data and six charts (three per post).]  —  That's my conclusion after reviewing February U …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
He's Baaaaaack: Steve Case Reemerges at AOL  —  As BoomTown reported earlier today, AOL was abuzz with the rumors that former execs from the online service's glory days, including still controversial former CEO Steve Case (pictured here), might make an appearance at a huge staff pep rally called by its new CEO Tim Armstrong.
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News:
Microsoft, Lexmark to cross-license patents  —  In a move to tie their collaboration tighter, Microsoft and Lexmark on Tuesday announced that they have entered into a broad patent cross-licensing agreement.  —  Under the arrangement, Lexmark will license its patents for its printers …
Discussion: Microsoft, Softpedia News and TechFlash
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Google advertising appearing in iPhone applications?  —  Google wants its ad engine to serve up ads everywhere — and today we're seeing some on iPhone applications.  Specifically on restaurant review app Urbanspoon.  We're also hearing that they're appearing in another application, Backgrounds.
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Jason Toff / Google Chrome Blog:
Google Chrome has a new beta  —  Since we took the “beta” tag off Google Chrome in December, we've been updating two release channels: developer and stable.  With our latest release, we're re-introducing the beta channel for some early feedback — and if you're reading the brand new Google Chrome blog …
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
“Sizable” Layoffs Coming To MySpace, Fox  —  Pali Research analyst Rich Greenfield says “sizable layoffs” are coming to Fox Interactive.  Mostly this has to do with Google being unlikely to renew its search deal with the News Corp. (NWS) property when it expires in 2010.
Discussion: VatorNews, Tech Trader Daily and Gawker
Sydney Morning Herald:
Banned hyperlinks could cost you $11,000 a day  —  The Australian communications regulator says it will fine people who hyperlink to sites on its blacklist, which has been further expanded to include several pages on the anonymous whistleblower site Wikileaks.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Won't AT&T Admit to Its Wireless Network Problems?  —  Last summer, when Apple introduced its 3G iPhone device, I brought up the issue of AT&T not being ready for the data usage brought on by the data-centric touchscreen phone.  Company officials of course denied having such problems, assuring me that they were ready.
 
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Don Reisinger / CNET News:
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AT&T offering refurbished 16GB iPhone 3Gs for $149?
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Yahoo to streamline redesigned home page
BBC:
‘Super-fast’ game download launch
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Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
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