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9:55 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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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: Phones Review and PC World
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!
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
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Iranians find ways to bypass Net censors
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.
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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Jeff Scott / 148Apps148Apps:
Sirius XM App Tunes Into the App Store
Discussion: The iPhone Blog
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.
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
New iPhone Is Better Model-Or Just Get OS 3.0  —  Apple Inc.'s iPhone has been a smashing success, redefining the smart-phone market and creating a new hand-held computing platform that has attracted over 50,000 third-party apps, or software programs, in less than a year.
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPhone 3G S review
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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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.
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.
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
Paul Carr / Guardian:
And we'll tweet at the end of the tour  —  Episode 32: In which I attend Jeff Pulver's 140 Characters conference and pay tribute to the brilliance of his no-connectivity plan  —  I'm trying to imagine how it happened.  The point at which, perhaps three weeks ago, Jeff Pulver convened …
Neil McAllister / Neil McAllister's blog:
Opera Unite: The real plan is to put software in control again  —  Online services are disintermediating traditional apps.  Opera hopes to use social networking as a Trojan horse to put traditional apps back in charge  —  The folks at Opera Software would like you to believe that Opera Unite …
Discussion: Digits
Richard / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF and Public Knowledge Reluctantly Drop Lawsuit for Information About ACTA  —  Washington, D.C. - The Obama Administration's decision to support Bush-era concealment policies has forced the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Public Knowledge (PK) to drop their lawsuit …
Discussion: DSLreports and Techdirt
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 …
Carolyn Duffy Marsan / Network World:
Feds: IPv6 is a priority  —  U.S. government roadmap urges deployment of next-gen Internet technology  —  For the last year, it's been all quiet on the IPv6 front in the United States.  But now the U.S. government is making noise about this next-generation Internet technology …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Another Music Startup Sued: EMI Takes Grooveshark to Court  —  Digital music startups seem to come in two flavors these days: Those that are being sued by the major music labels, and those that have expensive licensing deals that they can't afford.  —  But for some reason, plucky Grooveshark …
Discussion: hypebot
John Dowdell / jd/adobe:
Adobe on “HTML5”  —  The current WhatWG proposals called “HTML 5” have been stirring up a lot of polarizing speech lately... articles with Flash-killer headlines lead to street-level fracases.  —  It's hard for Adobe to have an official opinion on whatever this consortium …
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog and digg.com
 
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Leslie Cauley / USA Today:
Carriers' exclusivity deals create digital divide, senators told
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Web standards group scrutinizing Apple patent
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Twitter Search Lands (Barely) on the Map: .001 Percent Share
John Cook / Gawker:
Is the Associated Press Aiding Iranian Censorship?
Discussion: Media Decoder
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
MobileMe pushes out new Find My iPhone, Remote Wipe service
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Google's Sergey Brin spills on the secrets of a nimble giant
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