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11:20 AM ET, June 18, 2009

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Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac:
Enable tethering shortcut found - iPhone 3.0 is Live!  —  iPhone 3.0 is live! so we are going to repost our tethering tutorial with some big improvements.  You now don't have to do any downgrading or torrenting.  Seems you can just run a little command in terminal (Make sure you are on OS 3.0 on a 3G iPhone and iTunes 8.2):
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
How to tether your iPhone running OS 3.0 without jailbreaking, for free  —  Is it simple?  Yes.  Risky?  A bit.  Legal?  We'll leave that to the lawyers 'cause we know that you're aching to give tethering a spin over your newly downloaded iPhone OS 3.0 update.
Daniel Ionescu / PC World:
iPhone 3.0 Update: 10 Hidden Features  —  It has been a crazy night trying to download the latest iPhone update, with many reporting that they are unable to access Apple's servers due to unusually high traffic.  But Apple's servers are now up to scratch and everybody should have the 3. software …
Discussion: PC World and USA Today
PC World:
The iPhone OS 4.0 Wishlist  —  Nick Mediati and Ginny Mies, PC World  —  We've delved into iPhone OS 3.0 and so far, we like what we've seen.  But after playing with it all day, we noted a few new features that should be thrown in for the next update as well as a few existing apps that desperately need a makeover.
Discussion: New York Times, GMSV and Phones Review
Jesse David Hollington / iLounge:
Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iPhone OS 3.0
Discussion: MacRumors
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Is Now Resorting To Selling Killer Domain Names On The Cheap  —  No sooner do we finish writing up Yahoo deadpooling yet another project, Gallery, do we get a tip that Yahoo apparently has another money saving/making plan: Selling off domains it owns.  That's exactly what it has done …
Business Week:
Iran's Twitter Revolution?  Maybe Not Yet  —  Some Iranian election protesters used Twitter to get people on the streets, but most of the organizing happened the old-fashioned way  —  Media across the globe have been focusing on a “Twitter Revolution” in Iran as hundreds of thousands …
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Data: Iranians turning to Facebook during crisis
Discussion: Time and New York Times
Robert McMillan / PC World:
In Iran, Cyber-activism Without the Middle-man
Discussion: Salon and NewTeeVee
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Fires Back At Bing, Launches “Explore Google Search”  —  I wrote earlier that it was probably driving Google crazy to see people “amazed” that Bing is doing stuff that Google itself has long offered.  Now Google's fighting back.  The first shot?  A new Explore Google Search page.
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
About that new BlackBerry Messenger... It's coming to all devices on OS 5.0, newer version revealed  —  You read the headline right, kids — the new and insanely hot BlackBerry Messenger that we exclusively showed off to the World looks to be headed to all BlackBerry devices that will receive the OS 5.0 treatment.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Another Music Start-Up Sued: EMI Takes Grooveshark to Court  —  Digital music start-ups seem to come in two flavors these days: Those being sued by the major music labels and those with expensive licensing deals they can't afford.  —  But for some reason, plucky Grooveshark …
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Sirius XM iPhone app offers free 7-day trial  —  Satellite radio seems to be something people either fall in love with, or can't understand why anyone would.  I've been a loyal XM listener for years.  To my surprise, XM's merger with Sirius didn't wipe out my favorite channels.
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Jeff Scott / 148Apps148Apps:
Sirius XM App Tunes Into the App Store
Discussion: The iPhone Blog
Owen Fletcher / PC World:
T-Mobile to Offer Huawei's Android Phone Next Quarter  —  T-Mobile will release a smartphone running Google's Android operating system in Europe in the late third quarter, the phone's Chinese manufacturer, Huawei Technologies, said Thursday.  —  Huawei's U8230 will go on sale in Europe …
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David / TmoNews:
Samsung “Highlight” On Its Way  —  Well, another Samsung dropping for T-mobile in the coming weeks and while its not the phone we are all hoping for, its bound to please the kiddies still looking for a little touch screen enjoyment.  We believe this phone to be one and the same with the Samsung …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Who's Watching Google Watch You?  Web Publishers Face Congress Today  —  Here's a nice way to visualize the Internet privacy circa 2009 — Google's assessment of what I'm interested in, at least when it comes to Web browsing (click to enlarge):  —  That listing comes from Google's …
Discussion: CNET News and Broadband Politics
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Animoto Is Already Cash-Flow Positive, Raises Another Round To Go To 11  —  In a world where most startups choose gaining users over making money, Animoto is an odd exception: It's doing both.  Since launching in August 2007, the company has signed up some 750,000 users, and some 10% of those are paying customers.
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Not Ma Bell's Yellow Pages  —  AT&T plans to launch a local search site for young people later this year.  —  For AT&T, the Yellow Pages is still big business.  —  The telephone company's advertising solutions unit, which includes its Yellow Pages business, generated $1.3 billion in revenue in the first quarter of the year.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch
Phil Libin / Evernote Blogcast:
Big Update: Evernote for iPhone 3.0 is Here  —  Ever since Apple announced plans for the new iPhone 3.0 a couple of months ago, we've been hard at work rebuilding Evernote to take advantage of the platform's new features.  Today is the big payoff: iPhone 3.0 officially launches and our new app is ready to go!
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Facebook hit by privacy blow  —  European privacy regulators could be about to throw a spanner into the works of attempts by social networking sites such as Facebook to find new ways to increase profits as they try to restrict the way internet groups release personal data.
Discussion: The Register
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
NBC Taps Microsoft For Ad-Sales System  —  General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal will use technology from Microsoft Corp. to sell commercial time on its broadcast and cable-TV networks in a process similar to the sale of online advertising.  The change, which the companies plan to announce Thursday …
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
$1 Million Netflix Prize So Close, They Can Taste It  —  Electrical engineer Martin Piotte and software engineer Martin Chabbert of Montreal decided to enter a million-dollar contest to improve Netflix's recommendation engine after they read about it in a 2008 Wired magazine article.
Erica Ogg / CNET News:
iPhone 3G S hits stores Friday: Will the crowds follow?  —  Despite the intense amount of interest in Apple's third-generation iPhone, this Friday's launch of the device may not bring out the hordes of Apple fans like it has in years past.  —  The first days that the original iPhone was on sale in June 2007 …
Discussion: iLounge, O'Grady's PowerPage and MacNN
Bill Calder / Technology@Intel:
Intel's New Brand Structure Explained  —  Over the last year or so, Intel has been quietly working behind the scenes taking a hard look at our brand structure and exploring ways to make it more rational and easier to understand.  The fact of the matter is, we have a complex structure …
 
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
Keeping a True Identity Becomes a Battle Online
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Thanks:atul
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
New TSMC Chip Development Effort Focuses on Wireless First
Discussion: Softpedia News
Carolyn Duffy Marsan / Network World:
Feds: IPv6 is a priority
Neil McAllister / Neil McAllister's blog:
Opera Unite: The real plan is to put software in control again
Discussion: Digits
Leslie Cauley / USA Today:
Carriers' exclusivity deals create digital divide, senators told
Discussion: MacDailyNews, Thanks:mrinaldesai
 Earlier Items: 
John Dowdell / jd/adobe:
Adobe on “HTML5”  —  The current WhatWG proposals called …
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog and digg.com
Tom Steinert-Threlkeld / Between the Lines:
‘Quality Scores’ For Web Content: How Numbers Will Create …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Web standards group scrutinizing Apple patent
Discussion: Macsimum News and The Register
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Twitter Search Lands (Barely) on the Map: .001 Percent Share
 

 
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