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9:55 PM ET, June 11, 2008

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Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
WWDC survey suggests 70% of planned iPhone apps may be free  —  If a survey of developers attending Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference this week is of any indication, the average cost of a third-party iPhone application will fall well below $3.00, with the vast majority being made available at no cost at all.
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple's App Store could emerge as $1.2B business by 2009  —  Investment bank Piper Jaffray is urging investors who typically focus only on Apple's hardware announcements to also pay attention to the company's iPhone software strategy, particularly its upcoming App Store, which could balloon into a $1 billion market by next year.
AppleInsider:
Apple site claims App Store launch on June 27 [updated]
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Piper Jaffray Mint Announces Apple App Store $1.2 Billion Commemorative Coin
Discussion: VentureBeat
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Jeff Weiner's Departure From Yahoo Imminent, Speculation on Successor Begins  —  Yahoo's EVP Network Division Jeff Weiner, who's been the subject of rabid speculation since the weekend, has submitted his resignation, our sources within the company say.  Yahoo and Weiner are still negotiating …
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Scott Glover / Los Angeles Times:
9th Circuit's chief judge posted sexually explicit materials on his website  —  Alex Kozinski, who is presiding over an obscenity trial in L.A., admits he posted sexually explicit photos and videos.  He says he didn't think the public could see the site, which is now blocked.
Aza Raskin / Aza's Thoughts:
Firefox Mobile Concept Video  —  Firefox is coming to mobile.  The innovation, usability, and extensibility that has propelled Firefox to 200 million users is set to do the same for Firefox in a mobile setting.  —  User experience is the most important aspect of having a compelling mobile product.
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
A Sneak Peek at Spore, EA's Ultra-Web 2.0 Game  —  I finally understand why Spore has been delayed for so long.  Originally expected for a 2007 release, the simulated evolution game from Electronic Arts (ERTS) studio Maxis was suddenly withheld, much to EA's chagrin.
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
Latest iPhone SDK agreement limits GPS software capabilities  —  As expected, the latest iteration of the iPhone comes complete with GPS capabilities, offering more location and tracking options.  The inclusion of GPS also means that the iPhone can now be used for real-time directions, which the news Maps application will provide.
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Eight Years of Wrongness  —  Warren Buffett is quoted saying that his favorite holding period for a stock is “forever”.  I'm not ready to go quite that far - and in practice neither does he - but I do subscribe to a long term investing philosophy generally.  For example, I bought my first MSFT shares back in the early 90's.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
InfoWorld:
Microsoft testing prototype of Facebook-like social network  —  At the request of its SharePoint and Office product development teams, Microsoft 's Office Labs operation has created and is testing a prototype of an internal social network that can provide employees with feeds and updates about their colleagues.
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Eric Schmidt in conversation with Ken Auletta  —  Writer and New Yorker columnist Ken Auletta is interviewing Google Chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt in San Francisco as part a program from the Newhouse School, The New Yorker and Conde Nast.  Following are some highlights:  —  Ken Auletta and Eric Schmidt
Steve McClellan / Adweek:
eBay Shutters Ad-Sales System  —  The system had been up and running for just over a year  —  NEW YORK Online auction house eBay has shuttered its Internet-based system for buying and selling TV and radio ads, the company has confirmed on its Web site.  The system had been up and running for just over a year.
Reuters:
Starbucks and AT&T reach deal with T-Mobile  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O), AT&T Inc (T.N) and T-Mobile (DTEGn.DE) have reached a deal to resolve T-Mobile's claim that the coffee chain secretly colluded with AT&T to offer free Wi-Fi Internet access in its cafes despite …
Arn / MacRumors:
Mac OS X Snow Leopard Drops PowerPC Support?  —  LogicielMac publishes a screenshot of the system requirements for Mac OS X Snow Leopard which was seeded to developers this week.  The requirements list the following:  — An Intel Processor  — An internal, external, or shared DVD drive
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Docstoc Kills Email Attachments with New Desktop Utility  —  Docstoc has just launched a new desktop utility that totally kills the need to send email attachments - at least if you're a PC user (a Mac version is in the works).  Dubbed DocStoc OneClick, the new app allows you to right click …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Turning the TV into a ‘social-media center’  —  LOS ANGELES—Boxee wants to give Steve Ballmer what he wants.  —  The Microsoft CEO complained recently how unsocial the television set is compared to the Web.  —  “My son will stay up all night basically playing Xbox Live with friends …
 
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AMD:
AMD Next-Generation OpenGL® ES 2. Graphics Technology Achieves …
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Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Malware Silently Alters Wireless Router Settings
Joseph Menn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
More spammers now selling semi-real stuff
IEBlog:
What's Coming in Internet Explorer 8 for IT Professionals?
Discussion: InfoWorld
Saul Hansell / Bits:
The Webbys in Five Words: Cynical, Campy, Goofy, Hot, Long
Christopher Price / PhoneNews.com:
Samsung Instinct to Cost $199.99 After Rebate
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
State of the Windows UX Taskforce
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA suddenly walks away from old, contested P2P case
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Surface goes to Vegas with Harrah's deal
Jonathan Hochman / Search Engine Land:
McCain Website Gaffes
Wall Street Journal:
Moving Away From WiMax, Nortel Shifts Focus to LTE
Anand Rajaraman / Datawocky:
How Google Measures Search Quality
Robert Vamosi / Defense in Depth:
Firefox 3 gets a third release candidate