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2:40 PM ET, June 7, 2010

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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Steve Jobs live from WWDC 2010  —  9:38AM Hey, if you guys want, click on that Digg badge and vote us up.  No pressure, but if you don't a puppy will die.  —  9:37AM We think they mean to calm everyone down with this music, which makes sense since crazies were literally shoving people out of the way to get to seats.
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Ryan Block / gdgt live:
Live WWDC 2010 keynote coverage  —  Manual updating, hit F5!  —  9:42AM - Louis Armstrong setting the mood while thousands of developers funnel in.  Just a little more than 15 minutes to go!  —  9:27AM - Alright, we're in!  This is actually the earliest I've ever seen Apple seat the press …
Gizmodo:
This is Gizmodo's liveblog for the Apple WWDC Event on 6/7.  —  Here are some quality liveblogs: gdgt, Ars Technica, Ubergizmo, Mac Rumors, Wired, Technologizer, NYT, Mac Life, and Apple Insider.  Check Gizmodo.com for more news — Jason Chen: There are currently 8500 native iPad apps.
Discussion: Geek.com, mocoNews, TUAW and Computerworld
Paul Miller / Engadget:
iPhone 4 announced  —  Apple has unveiled its new iPhone 4 after a couple wild, unprecedented months of leaks.  Sure, it looks exactly like we expected it to (Steve compares it to an old Leica camera), with a glass front and back, but it's what's on the inside that counts, kids.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
iPhone 4: The Definitive Guide  —  We already showed you the new iPhone from every angle, inside and out.  Today, Steve Jobs re-revealed it, telling us about the remaining details.  Here's the exhaustive guide to all the features of the new iPhone 4.  [Updating live]  —  Hardware technical features
AppleInsider:
Apple unveils iPhone 4 with 326ppi display, A4 chip, gyroscope  —  Calling it the biggest leap since the original iPhone, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs introduced the new iPhone on Monday, complete with an all-new, thinner design, camera flash, front-facing camera, a second noise-canceling microphone …
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
iPad corners 22 percent of ebook market, gets PDF viewer
Discussion: AppleInsider and App Advice
John Biggs / MobileCrunch:
iPhone OS 4.0 - now iOS - is here
Discussion: TechCrunch and Engadget
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Adds Bing To The iPhone (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG)
Gizmodo:
iMovie for iPhone is Coming
Discussion: AppleInsider
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple Has Paid $1 Billion To App Developers (And Other Key Stats)
Discussion: VentureBeat and Digital Daily
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo:
What Is the iPhone's Retina Display?
Discussion: VentureBeat
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Apple's Magic Trackpad revealed?  —  Of all the surprises we expected to hear about in the WWDC keynote, a multitouch trackpad peripheral didn't exactly pop into our brains.  But — whoomp — here it is.  What we appear to be looking at is a brand new input device that Apple has dreamed …
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Ian Paul / PC World:
WWDC 2010: 10 Things To Watch For  —  Thanks to Gizmodo we know one thing Apple's Steve Jobs will pull out of his pocket at Monday's Worldwide Developers Conference - a next-gen iPhone.  But what else is up Jobs' sleeve?  A cloud-based iTunes, Safari 5, iChat for iPhone, or a Mac OS update?
Arn / MacRumors:
AT&T Moves Up iPhone Upgrade Eligibility On Eve of WWDC Keynote  —  On the eve of the WWDC 2010 keynote and what is believed to be the announcement of the next generation iPhone, AT&T seems to have adjusted user eligibility requirements forward for many customers.
Felix Salmon:
How Sequoia forced Tony Hsieh to sell Zappos  —  I just found Tony Hsieh's astonishing book excerpt in Inc, entitled “Why I Sold Zappos”.  It makes for very sad reading.  Hsieh starts by explaining that he never wanted to sell to Amazon: … But then Amazon came calling again:
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Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Hewlett-Packard Wants to Print for Smartphones  —  SAN DIEGO — Vyomesh I. Joshi, the head of Hewlett-Packard's $24 billion printing empire, relaxes by taking long walks on the beaches near his home here.  And, for a while, it seemed as if he might end up spending more time strolling the sand than moving ink and toner.
Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
HTC EVO 4G sets new sales records for Sprint  —  The EVO eclipsed the sales of the Palm Pre and Samsung Instinct, Sprint's previous record holders, by a huge margin.  —  A Sprint press release this morning tried to quantify the amount of EVOs sold: … So, take the two previous record holders …
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U.S. Intelligence Analyst Arrested in Wikileaks Video Probe  —  Federal officials have arrested an Army intelligence analyst who boasted of giving classified U.S. combat video and hundreds of thousands of classified State Department records to whistleblower site Wikileaks, Wired.com has learned.
Discussion: BBC, The Register and New York Times
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
HTC spends $13 million to buy French software firm Abaxia; HTC looking to attract operators  —  HTC purchased French software development firm Abaxia for 11 million EUR ($13 million) according to Digitimes.  The official press release is here, but does not mention the financial details.
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Motorola Milestone XT720 announced: 8 megapixel cam, 720p video, and Droid heritage (update: video!)  —  Motorola has just outed a Europe-bound Milestone XT720, a handset intended to grab the attention of camera lovers with an 8 megapixel sensor, 720p / 24fps video and — a first for Android handsets — a xenon flash.
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Hooked on Gadgets, and Paying a Price  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When one of the most important e-mail messages of his life landed in his in-box a few years ago, Kord Campbell overlooked it.  —  Not just for a day or two, but 12 days.  He finally saw it while sifting through old messages: a big company wanted to buy his Internet start-up.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Bing Opens Up Its Map Apps To Developers And Smooths Out Photosynth  —  One of the best part of Bing Maps is the gallery of Map Apps (Silverlight required) which add different informational overlays to the maps.  There are Twitter maps, Foursquare maps, Worldwide Telescope maps, and event maps.
 
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