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12:31 PM ET, June 8, 2010

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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Pulse iPad App Gets Steve Jobs's Praise in Morning...Then Booted From App Store Hours Later After NYT Complains  —  Yesterday morning, the pair of Stanford University graduate students who made the hot news-reading iPad app, Pulse News Reader, were ecstatic to be mentioned first-for being among …
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Did the New York Times Just Declare War on News Aggregators?  —  The New York Times, like many newspapers, has been trying to find an online business model that works, including experimenting with iPhone and iPad apps, as well as a pay wall that's expected to launch soon.
Discussion: Scripting News
Apple:
Apple WWDC 2010 Keynote Address  —  Watch Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduce the new iPhone 4.  See the video-on-demand event right here, exclusively in QuickTime and and MPEG-4.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple Makes Good On Steve Jobs' Promise, Invites Other Advertisers.  But What About Google's AdMob?  —  Last week, Steve Jobs promised that his iPhone and iPads would be open to outside ad networks.  Yesterday Apple made good on his promise, by changing the terms of its developer agreement.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
iPhone 4 Impressions and Observations  —  Apple had a demo area for the media after the keynote, so I got to spend some time hands-on with the iPhone 4.  The resolution of the “retina display” is as impressive as Apple boasts.  Text renders like high quality print.
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Sam Diaz / ZDNet:
iPhone 4: Apple raises the bar; AT&T pushes it back down  —  I'll admit it upfront: I've already become an Android guy.  I bought the Droid Incredible last month and, even with today's release of the iPhone 4, I have no regrets about my purchase.  With that said, if the iPhone 4 had been an option …
Discussion: Computerworld
Rene Ritchie / TiPb:
iPhone 4 vs Droid Incredible vs Android Evo 4G vs Nexus One tech specs  —  We've once again taken our good buddy Phil Nickinson's Android Central tech spec sheet featuring the Droid Incredible, Evo 4G, and Nexus One, and added in Apple's just-announced iPhone 4 and we gotta tell ya — smartphones have never been this good.
Jason Moore / The Windows Blog:
Office is now live on SkyDrive!  —  Over the last few months, we've gotten incredible feedback from the hundreds of thousands of users in our Office Web Apps Technical Preview.  We've been busy incorporating much of that feedback, and today, Office Web Apps on SkyDrive are now available to everyone in the US, UK, Canada, and Ireland.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Updated Applications Disappearing from Android Market  —  This is one headline Google doesn't want to see this morning.  Less than 24 hours after Apple introduced its latest and greatest creation, the iPhone 4, at its conference for Apple developers, a small, but growing group of Android developers …
Mark Knichel / Gmail Blog:
Google Maps previews in Gmail and Google Buzz  —  I often receive emails containing addresses in them — where to meet for dinner, the location of my friend's new apartment, etc.  To find out where these places actually are, I have to copy the address, open up Google Maps, and paste it in.
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo:
Ford Adds Google Maps to Sync System  —  While other car manufacturers already have inbuilt Google Maps support, Ford's going to be the first to go it away for free—in Sync-equipped cars, that is.  It'll become available late June, for all 2010 - 2011 car models.
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
OnStar Gets Directions From Google Maps
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Paul Bryan / The Windows Blog:
Windows Phone 7 Means Business  —  Microsoft's annual TechEd Conference started today and we're taking this opportunity to share more about what Windows Phone 7 means to business through keynotes, sessions and product demonstrations.  I thought I'd take a few minutes to share an overview of what attendees are hearing.
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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Windows Phone 7 Marketplace to be porn-free zone
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Steve Jobs Survives Gizmodo, But Not MiFi  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs takes tremendous pride in his public performances, and it pays off.  His product presentations are usually seamless and even hypnotic.  Even today at WWDC, when faced with a crowd that already knew much of what he was going …
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Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
Watch the Apple Keynote's Network Meltdown
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Adobe releases Lightroom 3  —  Adobe has released Photoshop Lightroom 3, the popular photo manipulating and management tool.  It's been in beta for a while, so none of the features will be particularly shocking, but the final version being made available today does have a few tricks up its sleeve.
Robin Goad / Hitwise Intelligence:
Social networks now more popular than search engines in the UK  —  Social networks now receive more UK Internet visits than search engines.  During May, social networks accounted for 11.88% of UK Internet visits and search engines accounted for 11.33%.  May was the first ever month …
Apple:
Apple Releases Safari 5  —  Apple® today released Safari® 5, the latest version of the world's fastest and most innovative web browser, featuring the new Safari Reader for reading articles on the web without distraction, a 30 percent performance increase over Safari 4 …
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AppleInsider:
Apple releases Safari 5 with extensions, expanded HTML5 support
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
iTunes 9.2 Coming Alongside iOS 4 — Yes, It's Still Called iTunes  —  It shouldn't be a huge surprise to anyone, but alongside the new iOS 4 (formerly iPhone OS 4) software launching on June 21, Apple will be releasing a new version of iTunes.  I was told as much by an Apple employee during …
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
iOS 4 gold build now available to iPhone Developer Program members
Philbo / Bogle's Blog:
Code Reviews at Google  —  I wanted to share a little bit about how Google does code reviews, because both the infrastructure and the philosophy are potentially useful to developers in many companies.  —  Google tries to do as much as possible through the browser, and that extends to code reviews.
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Still More on Android Fragmentation  —  In an item on his personal blog, Dan Morrill, the Google program manager who I thought was insufficiently concerned about Android fragmentation, has followed up on his original post.  He mentions my take, and while he says he found it somewhat histrionic, that's okay-he also says he liked it.
Discussion: only rainwater …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Costolo: Twitter Now Has 190 Million Users Tweeting 65 Million Times A Day  —  Twitter COO Dick Cosotolo offered some updated stats at the Conversational Media Summit today in New York City.  Twitter is now attracting 190 million visitors per month and generating 65 million Tweets a day.
Discussion: paidContent, Thanks:atul
Michiko Kakutani / New York Times:
Books of The Times: ‘The Facebook Effect’ by David Kirkpatrick  —  Responding to growing user concerns about privacy and growing scrutiny from American and European regulators of privacy practices, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and chief executive of Facebook.com, last month tried to explain …
Discussion: Beet.TV, Thanks:beet_tv
Sachin Agarwal / Sachin's Posterous:
FaceTime will be successful because you don't need an account … via apple.com  —  This is going to change everything.  I can't wait to be able to do video calls with my parents, with Kate, with friends all over the world. iChat failed here because it was software.
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Jason Kottke / kottke.org:
David Foster Wallace on iPhone 4's FaceTime
 
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Hello iPad, goodbye netbook
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Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple's Matrix-Style App Wall Reloaded
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Looking to Help Developers Grow, Facebook Tests New Bookmarks Feature
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China vows no let-up to state control of Internet
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