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5:55 AM ET, June 10, 2008

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Paul Miller / Engadget:
iPhone 3G is finally official, starts at $199, available July 11th  —  It's been a long, leak-filled wait, but Apple finally took the wraps off its 3G iPhone.  Thinner edges, full plastic back, flush headphone jack, and the iPhone 2.0 firmware — Apple's taking a lot of the criticisms to heart from the first time around.
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
iPhone 3G Pricing and Activation Details: $30 Unlimited Data, Activated In Store Only  —  We just talked to AT&T's President of National Distribution Glenn Lurie, who gave us all the pricing and activation details for the iPhone 3G, which won't be getting special treatment anymore.
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Why users should be scared of Apple's new notification system  —  What caveats will the new push-notification service come with?  —  (Credit: James Martin/CNET News.com)  —  One of the finer points worth digging deeper into from Monday morning's Apple news out of the WWDC is the company's …
Discussion: Crave, CrunchGear and iLounge
Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPhone 3G hands-on  —  Sorry, we don't have pictures but Apple took us into a dramatically lit back-room to check out the new iPhone 3G.  Here's what you need to know:  — We did a quick data test — at our location we went from 104Kbps on the EDGE iPhone to 215Kbps on the 3G model. 2x ain't bad, yo.
Saul Hansell / Bits:
The Cost of the $199 iPhone: $10 More Per Month for Data  —  The biggest news from Apple is what Steve Jobs didn't say: It has completely changed the basis of its deals with AT&T and other wireless carriers.  —  According to a press release from AT&T, the carrier will no longer give a portion of monthly usage fees to Apple.
Walt Mossberg / Mossblog:
The 3G iPhone: First Impressions  —  I'll have a full, detailed review of the new 3G iPhone in a few weeks, but here are some first impressions based on Apple's (AAPL) announcement today.  —  The Biggest Pluses  —  Speed: Because the biggest problem with the original iPhone was the slow AT&T …
Discussion: TomsTechBlog.com and BoomTown
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
O2 confirms free iPhone deal and more  —  I'm short of time today - covering the Being Digital conference - so here's the release:
Discussion: Technovia and broadstuff
Rick Merritt / EE Times:   The $199 iPhone: still a money maker
Teresa Brewer / Apple:
Apple Introduces the New iPhone 3G
Todd Hoff / High Scalability:
Apple's iPhone to Use a Centralized Push Based Notification Architecture
Discussion: Skype Journal
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Sit Back & Watch: NewTeeVee Station  —  Over the past 18 months, there has been quite an explosion of video choices on the web.  The number of interesting shows keeps going up by the day, making it harder to keep up with the new, cool stuff that makes Must-See-NewTeeVee.
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:   NewTeeVee Spins Off NewTeeVee Station
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
Surprise!  Stewart and Colbert have come to Hulu  —  In an unexpected move, video site Hulu will be getting some political loudmouths just in time for the 2008 presidential election: Comedy Central's late-night personalities Jon Stewart of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report.
Discussion: paidContent.org and NewTeeVee
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Game Over. Hulu Wins. They Have The Daily Show. And Colbert.
Discussion: The Inquisitr and WinExtra
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
Apple lets loose a few small details about Snow Leopard  —  As we reported last week, the next major release of Mac OS X will be called Snow Leopard.  While developers attending WWDC will get details from Bertrand Serlet, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering …
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Supreme Court Says Patent Holders Can't Shake Down Entire Supply Chain  —  The Supreme Court continues to bring a bit of common sense back to the patent system.  While most of the tech world was sitting around paying attention to whatever Steve Jobs has to say this morning …
Discussion: Patent Law Blog and The Register
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Fred von Lohmann / Electronic Frontier Foundation:   Supreme Court Victory for Patent First Sale Doctrine
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
HP DreamColor LP2480zx Shows Off Its One Billion Colors  —  LCD monitors are generally pretty convenient, but many graphic design and video professionals can't rely on LCDs alone because they just aren't color accurate enough for finesse jobs.  So they end up double checking images in clunky CRT monitors.
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:   HP introduces a stunning billion-color display
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Nick Carr: Is Google making us stupid?  —  It's not yet on the Web, but the July issue of The Atlantic has an exceptional and provocative article by Nick Carr, asking “Is Google Making Us Stupid?”  It's a riff on Carr's book, The Big Switch (reviewed here), but covers new ground and has me worried.
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
What Magazines Still Don't Understand About The Web
Discussion: Infothought
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
HP takes a swing at Apple's MacBook Air with new Voodoo Envy laptop  —  Hewlett-Packard's VoodooPC division will launch a new Voodoo Envy 133 laptop computer for luxury consumers.  And the design looks like it will go head to head with Apple's MacBook Air.  —  Like the MacBook Air …
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Steve Jobs keynote live from WWDC 2008  —  We're in line at the Moscone Center (which is actually pretty spare at the moment), but it's early.  The media's got a ton of MacBook Airs.  Stay tuned for our live coverage of the event.
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Charles Cooper / Coop's Corner:
So the press has become Steve Jobs' willing tool? What else is new?
Discussion: Crave and TechCrunch
BIZ / Twitter Blog:
We Made It!  —  It looks like we were spot-on with our estimate of ten times the normal traffic today.  Our preparations held and Twitter stayed up.  Only one unexpected disruption occurred and that was a network problem in our data center which caused a few minutes of service disruption some time after Steve Jobs' keynote.
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo Shareholders Seek Repeal of Severance Plan  —  SAN FRANCISCO — An employee severance plan put in place by Yahoo to protect workers after a merger with Microsoft should be rescinded immediately, according to a brief filed by plaintiffs in a shareholder lawsuit against Yahoo and its directors.
Discussion: CNET News.com
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
.Mac becomes MobileMe: “Exchange for the rest of us”  —  If the WWDC Keynote was a drinking game, Phil Schiller would have had half the auditorium in comas, so many times did he use the word “cloud” during his presentation of Apple's updated web services.  MobileMe is the new .Mac …
James Kanter / New York Times:
E.U. Snubs Microsoft on Office Systems  —  BRUSSELS — Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes of the European Union delivered an unusually blunt snub to Microsoft on Tuesday by recommending that businesses and governments use software based on open standards.
 
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