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1:20 PM 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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richardlai's Xanga:
Enable tethering on iPhone 3.0 - Too easy...  (WORLDWIDE carriers)  —  Tested platform: iPhone 3G 16GB, Firmware 3.0, O2 Contract  —  iTunes not needed.  —  This is a walkthrough of how I enabled tethering on my iPhone 3G on O2 UK.  It was a lot easier than I thought - no jailbreaking needed …
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.
Gareth Beavis / TechRadar.com:
O2: We'll disconnect ‘free’ iPhone tetherers
Discussion: SlashGear and Electricpig.co.uk
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: MacRumors
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Jesse David Hollington / iLounge:
Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iPhone OS 3.0
Discussion: MacRumors and The iPhone Blog
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Munster: 500,000 new iPhones this weekend  —  Will there be long lines outside Apple Stores Friday at 7 a.m. when the iPhone 3G S goes on sale?  —  Gene Munster thinks there will, although not as long as last year's.  —  Piper Jaffray's senior research analyst issued a report to clients Thursday …
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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 …
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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Don Reisinger / CNET News:
Sirius XM's latest blunder: Its iPhone app
Discussion: dailywireless.org and mocoNews
Brandon Badger / Google Book Search Blog:
New Features on Google Books  —  Think about how you use a book.  You want to read it, sure—but there are a host of other ways for you to interact with the words between the covers.  You might want to flip through the pages to find an image.  You might want to open right up to the table …
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, which runs a very nice …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft backtracks, extends XP availability to 2011  —  Hammered over downgrade plan, company gives OEMs more time to sell XP PCs  —  Computerworld - Just hours after a noted research analyst criticized Microsoft's plans to limit sales of Windows XP PCs, the company said it would extend …
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Collecta: True Real-Time Social Search  —  Real-time search engines made our list as one of the top 5 Twitter related trends to watch, not only because the demand for these tools has increased, but also because we're seeing services like Tweetmeme and OneRiot innovate at lightning speed in this space.
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 …
Verizon:
Globetrotting This Summer?  International Services From Verizon Wireless Keep Customers Connected From The Beach To The Boardroom  —  Customer Inquiries  —  For customer inquiries, please call 800-922-0204 or go to  —  BASKING RIDGE, NJ — More than 220 destinations for voice calling …
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
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.
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Nvidia: For smartbooks, Windows CE beats Android  —  Mature CE trumps Google's upstart OS, says chip maker  —  Computerworld - Despite the hype surrounding Google Inc.'s Android operating system, Nvidia Inc. sees more immediate promise in Microsoft Corp.'s Windows CE for ARM-based netbooks.
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 …
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 …
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
 
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Lucas Mearian / PC World:
Analysis: Did Apple Downgrade the New MacBook Pro's SATA Interface?
Discussion: Engadget
Google Watch:
Google Hunkers Down on Software Projects with ‘Innovation Reviews’
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Collecting IP Addresses Illegal in Sweden
Discussion: The Register, p2pnet and Slashdot
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Publishers Hire ComScore To Kill Off The Click-Through
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Thanks:atul
Timothy Hay / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Kleiner's iFund May Exceed Its $100M Cap For Mobile Apps
Discussion: mocoNews and FierceMobileContent, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Keeping a True Identity Becomes a Battle Online
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Thanks:atul
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Carolyn Duffy Marsan / Network World:
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Neil McAllister / Neil McAllister's blog:
Opera Unite: The real plan is to put software in control again
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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
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Facebook hit by privacy blow
Discussion: The Register
 

 
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