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12:25 AM ET, June 9, 2009

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Apple:
Apple Announces the New iPhone 3G S—The Fastest, Most Powerful iPhone Yet  —  iPhone 3G Now Available for $99  —  Apple® today introduced the new iPhone™ 3G S, the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet, packed with incredible new features including improved speed and performance …
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
iPhone 3GS Complete Feature Guide  —  As expected, the new Apple iPhone 3GS is out.  We were right: The photos of the new iPhone were real.  Here you have a comprehensive guide to the iPhone 3GS' new features:  —  Speed  —  The “S” stands for “SPEED!”  And according to Apple …
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
iPhone 3G S announced: $199 16GB, $299 32GB, June 19th  —  As endlessly predicted, Apple's unveiled a new iPhone today at WWDC, the iPhone 3G S — the “s” stands for speed.  Although it looks almost exactly like the 3G, it's much, much faster — some tasks are almost four times faster.
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
iPhone 3GS Hands On  —  I just saw the new iPhone.  There's a reason its the same hardware design.  It's derivative of the first 3G and evolutionary rather than revolutionary, but there's still a lot to love.  I'll keep updating in real time.  —  The hardware looks the same but the screen …
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
The reason why AT&T won't support MMS with the iPhone until “late Summer”, tethering info!  —  We were just told the real reason why AT&T won't be supporting MMS on the iPhone 3G or iPhone 3G S at launch, and you're going to laugh... Technically it will work right away our ninja tells us.
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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
iPhone 3G users to pay $200 premium for early upgrade to iPhone 3G S  —  During its presentation at WWDC Monday, Apple highlighted new pricing for the iPhone 3G and the upcoming iPhone 3G S model but didn't explain that existing iPhone 3G customers will have to pay a $200 premium to upgrade …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Why The iPhone 3G S May Be A Sucker's Bet Right Now  —  The new iPhone 3G S sounds great.  It's not a huge update to the iPhone, but it packs a few very important things: More speed, more storage, more battery and a better camera that can do video.  It's a no-brainer to upgrade to it …
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
AT&T speaks on tethering, iPhone 3G S preorders, upgrades  —  We spoke with an AT&T representative to get the details on subsidized, early upgrade, and no-contract pricing for the iPhone 3G S. We also got a little more information on MMS and tethering support, which may or may not be good news.
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
AT&T: The iPhone's anchor  —  Backstage at the keynote event that kicked off Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference today, there were likely some smiles from Apple execs as the audience chuckled at the little jabs against Microsoft - you know, comments that poked fun at Windows Vista …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Bartz Continues Torpedoing Yahoo Search  —  Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz has been talking a lot over the past two weeks about Yahoo and how it competes against Google and Microsoft.  Each time she does, I feel like she's digging the hole even deeper for Yahoo's prospects in search.
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Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent.org:
Yahoo's Bartz Dings Bing; No AOL Deal Happening in The “Forever Future”
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple's new MacBook family: non-removable batteries, lower prices  —  Apple just let loose a new 15-inch MacBook Pro at WWDC 2009, with what appears to be the same built-in, non-removable battery (or, non-user serviceable, if we're being proper) as in the current unibody 17-incher.
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John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Everything You Need to Know About Snow Leopard  —  Apple is giving Snow Leopard, the next version of OS X, a proper unveiling today at WWDC.  Here are all the details, as we get them.  The biggest news?  It's only $29 to upgrade, and coming in September  —  Snow Leopard, otherwise known …
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
WWDC: Apple shipping new versions of Safari web browser and QuickTime video player
David Lidsky / Fast Company:
Key Not: Why the Jobs-less Apple WWDC Signals Trouble  —  Wow, there's two hours of my life that I won't get back anytime soon.  Today's epic bore of a keynote address at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference signals the problem that Steve Jobs has created as the designated showman/face of Apple.
Max Chafkin / Inc.com:
The Start-up Guru  —  Paul Graham's business school and investment fund, Y Combinator, has launched 145 companies — for a lot less money than you would think  —  Of all the things that Paul Graham hates about running a start-up — and there's not a whole lot about it that he likes — the customers bug him the most.
Discussion: Texas Startup Blog
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Do Young Venture Capitalists Have an Advantage?  —  In venture capital, success breeds success.  Entrepreneurs and investors tend to knock on the doors of the venture capitalists who have repeatedly grown tiny start-ups into billion-dollar companies.  —  But are newer, younger venture capitalists actually better at the job?
Discussion: CenterNetworks, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Voice startup rollup continues: SabSe buys Jaxtr  —  Another internet voice startup has ceased independent existence: Telecommunication services company SabSe has bought Jaxtr for an undisclosed amount.  —  Jaxtr, as we've covered over the last few years, has gained more than ten million total users through …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
BREAKING: Boston Globe Guild Calls NYT's Bluff, Narrowly Rejects Concessions: 277-265  —  The results are in earlier than expected: members of the Boston Newspaper Guild narrowly rejected a concession package worth $10 million dollars, setting in motion reprisals by the New York Times Co. …
C.K. Sample III / Obsessable:
Full video of WWDC 2009 Keynote with Phil Schiller now available  —  Full video of today's Phil Schiller hosted Keynote from Apple's World Wide Developer Conference is now available online.  —  Head over to Apple.com to watch today's WWDC 2009 Keynote now.  —  News by company: … Profile pages:
Matt Villano / Time:
Can Computer Nerds Save Journalism?  —  Word to those who think the Internet spells the end of traditional print media: “hacker journalists” have arrived to save the day.  (Read “The State of the Media: Not Good.")  —  A cadre of newly minted media whiz kids, who mix high-tech savvy …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Keyen Farrell Countersues Jeremy Schoemaker, Claiming Defamation  —  Back in April, Jeremy “Shoemoney” Schoemaker filed suit against Google AdWords employee Keyen Farrell, saying that Farrell had violated his trademark on “Shoemoney” by using it Google ads.  Today, Farrell is firing …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Webhost hack wipes out data for 100,000 sites  —  Vaserv suspects zero-day virtualization vuln  —  Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer - 30-day free trial  —  A large internet service provider said data for as many as 100,000 websites was destroyed by attackers who targeted a zero-day vulnerability …
Discussion: Neowin.net
Lam Vo / Speakeasy:
Webby Awards Recognize Internet's Weirdest and Wackiest  —  Tonight, the crème de la crème of the Internet scene will be waltzing down the red carpet at New York's Cipriani Wall Street to be honored at the 13th Annual Webby Awards ceremony.  The digital kudosfest …
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Compete: Facebook.com US Reach Grew by 8% in May; Twitter Flat  —  May stats are out from Compete, and the web analytics company says US traffic to Facebook's main consumer website increased by 8% during the month to 82.9 million uniques.  For those keeping track at home, that's back up from Facebook's …
Michael Hickins / InformationWeek:
Computers Key To Air France Crash  —  It's no secret that commercial airplanes are heavily computerized, but as the mystery of Air France Flight 447 unfolds, we need to come to grips with the fact that in many cases, airline pilots' hands are tied when it comes to responding effectively to an emergency situation.
 
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