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9:10 AM ET, June 9, 2009

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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 …
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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.
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 …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Sorry, iPhone 3G Owners, I'm Not Sympathetic  —  If you ask Apple or AT&T how much the iPhone 3G S costs, they'll emphasize two prices: $199 for the 16GB version and $299 for the 32GB one, as Apple does here.  It's only in the fine print and disclaimers that they'll explain that only new customers …
Discussion: VentureBeat and MobileCrunch
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 …
BBC:
Twitter hype punctured by study  —  Micro-blogging service Twitter remains the preserve of a few, despite the hype surrounding it, according to research.  —  Just 10% of Twitter users generate more than 90% of the content, a Harvard study of 300,000 users found.
John Leyden / The Register:
LxLabs boss found hanged after vuln wipes websites  —  Shocking development in VAserv megahack affair  —  Free whitepaper - Calculating total power requirements for data centers  —  The boss of Indian software firm LxLabs was found dead in a suspected suicide on Monday.
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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 …
Times of India:   Techie hangs himself in HSR Layout
Google Open Source Blog:
Introducing Android Scripting Environment  —  The Android Scripting Environment (ASE) brings scripting languages to Android by allowing you to edit and execute scripts and interactive interpreters directly on the Android device.  These scripts have access to many of the APIs available …
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Apple security is ‘struggling,’ researcher says  —  Laments lack of ‘formal security program’  —  Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer - 30-day free trial  —  A well-known security consultant says Apple is struggling to effectively protect its users against malware and other online threats …
Discussion: Computerworld Blogs and CrunchGear
Michael Manoochehri / ProgrammableWeb:
The Twitpocalypse is Near: Will Your Twitter Client Survive?  —  Within the next few days, some applications and mashups based on the Twitter API may behave unpredictably or even crash - at least that's the warning given by Canadian software company WhereCloud's Twitpocalypse website.
Discussion: GigaOM
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Compete: Facebook.com US Reach Grew by 8% in May; Twitter Growth Flattens  —  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 …
Associated Press:
Could Twittering about your vacation put your home at risk?  —  Like a lot of people who use social media, Israel Hyman and his wife Noell went on Twitter to share real-time details of a recent trip.  Their posts said they were “preparing to head out of town,” that they had …
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
How the $0 Netbook Might Just Help Save the Media Industry  —  Information Wants to Be Free; Now Hardware Does, Too.  And That Could Be a Very Good Thing Indeed  —  Here's why I'm suddenly hopeful about the media industry: Because the tech industry is screwed too.  —  OK, let me explain.
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.
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:
Google to Reveal Apps Enhancements  —  Expectations are running high for an event Google will hold on Tuesday to announce enhancements to the business-oriented Premier edition of its Apps collaboration and communication suite.  —  The morning event, to be held in San Francisco …
Discussion: Googling Google
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
YouTube Video Streams Top 1 Billion/Day  —  We've been hearing for some time (starting with an ex-Youtube employee) that the number of video streams per day reported by Comscore, Nielsen and other metrics services way under-report on Youtube's total video streams.  —  It's hard to compare apples to apples, though.
Discussion: MarketingVOX, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Seth Rosenblatt / CNET News:
Safari 4 fast, but only minor tweaks from beta  —  The public version of Safari 4 came out Monday amid all the iPhone noise at WWDC, and Apple confirmed what those who played around with the beta version already knew: Safari is now a serious browser for serious Windows users, and its position on Macs has been bolstered.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple's Cool Matrix-Style App Wall  —  Today at Apple's WWDC event in San Francisco, Apple had a bunch of Cinema Display monitors mounted together on a wall showing what looked to be some sort of pulsating canvas.  But a closer look revealed that it was actually a huge collection of icons …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Pulse2 and techeblog.com, Thanks:atul
John Markoff / New York Times:
Opening Doors on the Way to a Personal Robot  —  Consider it one small step — or a roll, actually — for a robot, one not giant, but significant step for robotics.  —  Willow Garage, a Silicon Valley robotics research group, said that its experimental PR2 robot, which has wheels and can travel …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
You Call 50,000 Palm Pres Sold A Success?  Investors Don't Think So.  —  Some early estimates are in on how the Palm Pre did its launch weekend.  J.P. Morgan puts sales at more than 50,000, other analysts go as high as 100,000.  Everyone is trying to spin this as a success because Sprint stores “sold out” of their inventory.
 
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Bruce Einhorn / Business Week:
China Tries a New Censorship Strategy
Discussion: Associated Press and Gizmodo
Paul Sandle / Reuters:
Most firms unaware of Web domain changes: survey
Discussion: Techdirt and TechCrunch Europe
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Major Policy Enforcements Happening on Facebook Platform Ad Networks Tonight
Michael Hickins / InformationWeek:
Computers Key To Air France Crash
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Max Chafkin / Inc.com:
The Start-up Guru  —  Paul Graham's business school …
Discussion: Texas Startup Blog
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Do Young Venture Capitalists Have an Advantage?
Discussion: CenterNetworks, Thanks:mrinaldesai
David Lidsky / Fast Company:
Key Not: Why the Jobs-less Apple WWDC Signals Trouble
Meghan Keane / the Econsultancy blog:
The Wall Street Journal is considering a “hyperpaid” model.  Will it work?
Discussion: TeleRead, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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