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1:45 PM ET, June 10, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
I Am A Member Of The Cult Of iPhone  —  I've been to enough Steve Jobs keynotes now to know that the man is able to take a crowd and bend it to his will.  Every time, I've been a willing subject - sometimes (but not every time) to find myself in a hangover-like state a day later when I try …
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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 …
Rick Merritt / EE Times:
The $199 iPhone: still a money maker
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
iPhone 3G Pricing and Activation Details: $30 Unlimited Data …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
AT&T Mobility Chief: New 3G iPhone Is a Game-changer  —  After months of rumor-driven frenzy, the much talked about 3G iPhone from Apple finally became a reality, promising yet another revolution in the mobile Internet experience.  Offering a combination of great user interface with (slow) …
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Don Reisinger / The Digital Home:
Apple may soon be free from AT&T  —  While everyone else was calling the iPhone the greatest device of all time and putting Steve Jobs on that pedestal he enjoys so much yesterday, AT&T quietly told its investors that the revenue sharing deal it had with Apple for the past year has ended.
Discussion: Macworld and IDG News Service
AddyDugdale / Gizmodo:
AT&T Memo to Retail Managers Shows iPhone 3G Policy
Crave at CNET UK:
O2 3G iPhone: Apple cracks down on unlocking  —  According to our sources at O2, Brits who want to buy a 3G iPhone are going to have to sign up to a contract before they can get their hands on one, wherever they buy it.  This is seriously bad news for people eager to unlock their new iPhone …
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
O2 confirms free iPhone deal and more  —  I'm short of time today - covering the Being Digital conference - but my story of last night has been confirmed by O2's release, pasted below:
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 …
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Christopher Lawton / Associated Press:
Consumers rethink purchase plans for electronic gadgets  —  Recession worries were on Chris Medico's mind when he went looking recently for a new digital point-and-shoot camera.  So he skipped over a Canon Inc. G-series model camera that costs roughly $500 and bought a Canon PowerShot A470 for $129.
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:   Economic Fears Hurting Consumer Electronics Sales?
USA Today:
Judge orders teens to post apology on YouTube  —  VIERA, Fla. — A judge here is using YouTube to punish two boys who used the video-sharing website for a prank that ended with battery and criminal mischief charges against them.  —  The prank, known as “fire in the hole,” has become common in the past year.
Discussion: Valleywag, Switched and Techdirt
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.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
What I learned by sitting in an Apple store during WWDC  —  Yesterday morning I was in the San Francisco Apple Store.  I was watching these sites:  —  1. FriendFeed.  Refreshed it every 15 seconds.  —  2. MacRumorsLive.  Automatically was refreshing on a browser.  —  3. TechCrunch, when I could get to it.
Business Wire:
Disney.com Breaks New Ground Streaming Full-Length Movies Online for the First Time Ever  —  ‘Wonderful World of Disney’ Films Will Hit the Web Following ABC Television Presentation  —  NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Disney.com announced today that for the first time ever the site …
Discussion: Engadget HD
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Docs to Add PDF Storage  —  After allowing people to collaborate on documents, spreadsheets and presentations, Google Docs will support a new file type: PDF.  Judging from Google's code, PDFs will have a distinct section and won't be imported as Google Docs documents.
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
Amid iPhone din, Apple previews Snow Leopard Server  —  In addition to publicly sharing a few details about the next major release of Mac OS X, called Snow Leopard, Apple has also posted a preview of Snow Leopard Server as well.  —  The server version of Snow Leopard will, of course …
InfoWorld:
Plaintiffs seek annulment of Yahoo severance plan  —  Shareholders suing Yahoo over its handling of Microsoft's acquisition attempt want the judge to invalidate a controversial employee severance plan before the company's annual shareholders meeting on Aug. 1 .
Discussion: Valleywag
Grant Gross / IDG News Service:
DOJ Requires Verizon to Divest for Merger  —  Verizon Communications must sell off portions of Unicel's mobile network in order to complete its US$2.7 billion acquisition of the company, the U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday.  —  The DOJ will require Verizon to sell off Unicel's mobile …
Discussion: Phone Scoop
 
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Don Reisinger / The Digital Home:
Apple may have killed the BlackBerry
Rebecca Buckman / Wall Street Journal:
Sun's Gage to Join Kleiner Perkins
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
AOL Partners With CBS To Launch Updated AOL Radio Experience
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
EMI and XM Satellite Radio reach settlement
Sean Poulter / Daily Mail:
Spin dry: The washing machine that needs just one cup of water
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Metallica Still Doesn't Get It: Forces Early Reviews Of Latest Album Offline
Discussion: Listening Post
Robin Goad / Hitwise Intelligence:
Blog traffic reaches all time high
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
A Look at the Internet, Then and Now  —  Nearly 10 times …
 Earlier Items: 
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Iomega DVR Expander adds 500 extra gigs to your DVR
Discussion: Gearlog and Engadget
Brad Stone / Bits:
Is a New Digital Video Service Derailing Amazon.com?
Nicholas Carr / The Atlantic Online:
Is Google Making Us Stupid?
Discussion: GMSV
Fred / A VC:
Techmeme and “Blogging 2.0”  —  Man I hate the term “blogging 2.0”.
Discussion: everybuddy.org
Apple:
About the security content of QuickTime 7.5
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
YouSendIt Does The Heavy Lifting For Outlook
Discussion: everybuddy.org
Niclas Mika / Reuters:
TomTom says navigation app already runs on iPhone
Om Malik / GigaOM:
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