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1:10 PM ET, June 7, 2008

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Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
Breaking: Exclusive leaked pics of the iPhone 2!  Thinner design?  Check!  Different colors?  Check!  Video chatting?  Check and check!  —  It wasn't long ago that my inbox was full of screen caps from an image editing program of a new iPod, it was a fat yet small iPod that we now know as the 3rd gen Nano.
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Loads of fake Apple shots hit the web: 3G iPhone pre-WWDC edition  —  It's a few days before a big Apple event, and you know what that means: a ridiculous amount of really bad fake Apple product shots.  Actually, you have to hand it to this first guy, pictured above.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
3G iPhone firmware leaked: tri-band HSDPA and GPS are go  —  It's easy to take for granted the 3G iPhone's launch at this point.  After all, Steve said it was “coming later this year,” as did a number of prominent mobile executives.  And then there's been the barrage of carrier announcements …
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
iPhone 2 Leaked Pics Show 3G Video Calling With Other Phones and iChat, Plus (RED) Version  —  These leaked pics from what looks like some sort of Apple or AT&T marketing material give up lots more information on the phone, including (if it's real) what the final shape is going to look like.
Discussion: CrunchGear, PalmAddicts and Tech Blog
Michael Gartenberg / JupiterResearch:   The importance of AAPL's event on Monday isn't a new iPhone
Arn / MacRumors:
Possible Photos of 3G iPhone with Video iChat
Discussion: Boy Genius Report
CNN:
Patent Filing Lays Out What's Next For IPhone
Discussion: The Macalope
The Official Google Blog:
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish  —  You may have noticed that Google has a new favicon, the small icon you see in your browser next to the URL or in your bookmarks list.  Some people have wondered why we changed our favicon — after all, we hadn't in 8.5 years(!).
Mark Hachman / AppScout:
Rumor: Amazon Hit With Denial-of-Service Attack, Again  —  Amazon.com was taken down by a distributed denial-of-service attack that struck the Web site's load-balancing system, according to a rumor that's begun circulating among security professionals.  —  According to a security professional …
Discussion: The Inquisitr
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Alistair Croll / GigaOM:
Why Amazon Went Down, and Why It Matters  —  Amazon.com's U.S. retail site became unavailable around 10:25 AM PST, and now appears to be back up.  Amazon's not naming names — all that director of strategic communications Craig Berman would say was that: “Amazon's systems are very complex …
Edith Honan / Reuters:
T-Mobile sues Starbucks over AT&T Internet deal  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - T-Mobile USA is suing Starbucks, saying the coffee shop chain secretly colluded with AT&T to offer free WiFi Internet access in its cafes despite an exclusive agreement with T-Mobile.  —  In the lawsuit …
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Internet Week New York: Men in expensive suits and women in, um, very little  —  NEW YORK—Thus far, my experience with the Internet Week New York party scene has one of dichotomies.  On Wednesday I went from a lively dance floor to a room full of awkward male Kevin Rose groupies.
Discussion: STARTUP CHATTER and broadstuff
James Lewin / Podcasting News:
Apple Should Open Up Apple TV  —  Apple TV is seen by many as a technology also-ran.  —  \While it's sold several million units, it's missing that certain something that would turn the device into a hit, like the iPod, the iPhone, or even Apple's notebook computers.  —  Apple TV is perfectly positioned to take off.
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Could Facebook Be the New Ning?  —  Earlier this week something interesting happened in the world of social networking: Verizon, which this week became America's largest mobile carrier after moving to acquire Alltel, moved its branded social network to Facebook.
Discussion: ben barren and Podcasting News
 
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