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1:50 AM ET, June 11, 2008

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AddyDugdale / Gizmodo:
AT&T Memo to Retail Managers Shows iPhone 3G Policy  —  We knew it wouldn't be long before someone from AT&T leaked a policy memo vis-a-vis the iPhone 3G's July 11 launch.  As well as all the mobile provider's pricing details from yesterday, the document contains a bit more info …
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Business Technology:
Steve Jobs's Appearance Grabs Notice, Not Just the IPhone  —  Apple's iPhone 3G got most of the headlines on Monday after the product was announced at an Apple technical conference in San Francisco.  But blogs and other Internet news sites also took note of a gaunt-looking Steve Jobs.
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Yahoo: Severance Plan Not ‘Nuts’; Not Easily Revoked; And It Wouldn't Cost Microsoft $2.4 Billion  —  Following the latest twist in the shareholder lawsuit against Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO), and Carl Icahn's continued jabs, Yahoo has filed an FAQ with the SEC, detailing everything you wanted …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Execs Under Stress-Whither Weiner?  —  Yahoo's board has been meeting today and, doubtlessly, its directors had a lot to talk about (more on that later!).  —  Of course, there's the obvious topic of having to figure out how best to deal with the noisy stylings of billionaire investors Carl Icahn …
Discussion: paidContent.org
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Yahoo facing possible trial before Icahn showdown
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Dawn Chmielewski / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Disney puts movies online for free  —  “The Wonderful World of Disney,” the venerable prime-time TV show originally hosted by Walt Disney himself, is getting its geek on.  —  For the first time, Disney.com plans to stream full-length movies online.  The films will air on TV …
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Stealth Startup Glassdoor.com Launches: Employment Conditions  —  Sausalito, CA based stealth startup Glassdoor.com, the subject of months of speculation has launched and offers an employment conditions service.  —  Glassdoor.com has impeccable backing, with CEO and Founder Robert Hohman previously …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Metallica to bloggers: don't review our music  —  Given all that Metallica has done, said, and been through in the last 20 years, what could they still do that would lead bloggers to ask, “What the hell is wrong with Metallica?”  In this case, the answer is fairly pedestrian but still dumb: censor bloggers.
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Niki D'Andrea / Up on the Sun:
Metallica goes diva on the Internet...again
Discussion: The Quietus
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Result Offers You to “Skip Intro”  —  Oh, sweet.  You know when you look for some company homepage to get their support email address or something, and then the page will start with a super great 3D animation that will take a minute to load... before you can actually find the info you wanted?
Heej Hwang / The Official Google Blog:
A new flavor of Google Trends  —  The latest version of Google Trends is now live!  If you've used it in the past, you know that Google Trends can be used to see how popular certain search terms are across geographic regions, cities, and languages.  With our latest update …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Google: Making Nick Carr Stupid, But It's Made This Guy Smarter  —  I will admit, I was entirely biased upon reading this story from Nick Carr, who has a knack for writing pieces that get a lot of attention by baiting his hook with contrarian link chum.  Heck, he's really good at it, and I have a lot of respect for Nick.
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work and Techdirt
John Markoff / Bits:
Apple in Parallel: Turning the PC World Upside Down?  —  At the outset of his presentation at the opening session of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, Steve Jobs showed a slide of a stool with three legs to describe the company's businesses: Macintosh, music and the iPhone.
Declan McCullagh / The Iconoclast:
N.Y. attorney general forces ISPs to curb Usenet access  —  New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that Verizon Communications, Time Warner Cable, and Sprint would “shut down major sources of online child pornography.”  —  What Cuomo didn't say is that his agreement …
Clint Ecker / Infinite Loop:
Ars at WWDC: Exclusive preview of mobile NetNewsWire  —  After yesterday's exhibition of iPhone third-party applications developed primarily by companies who had never programmed for the Mac before, we here at Ars were champing at the bit to get a peek at a few applications written by grizzled Mac veterans and see how they stacked up.
Discussion: MacRumors iPhone Blog
Jiajun Zhu / Google LatLong:
Street View turns 1, keeps on growing  —  To celebrate Street View's one year birthday, I am very happy to announce we are bringing Street View to 37 (you heard me - 37!) new areas and we have expanded coverage in 15 of our existing areas.  All in all, this effectively doubles our coverage.
Duncan Riley / The Inquisitr:
Game On: Plurk To Release API Tomorrow  —  Fast growing microblogging platform Plurk is planning to release an API tomorrow.  —  Plurk first came to prominence at the beginning of June after constant issues with Twitter saw many start looking for alternatives.
 
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
IBM goes modular in ‘green’ data centers
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Kaspersky to try to crack code used in ‘blackmailer’ virus
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Last.fm Re-design: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Discussion: Last.fm, Last.fm and Mashable!
Bill Virgin / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Will you read Microsoft's obit here?
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Record Store Owner Calls People Who Pay To Download ‘Idiots’
Michell Bak / Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog:
Revealing Sony Ericsson C905 aka Shiho
Colin Barras / New Scientist:
Robot Asimo can understand three voices at once
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
EU Commissioner disses Microsoft: open standards are smart business
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bizjournals:
Netflix set-top boxes sold out
Discussion: VentureBeat
Brooke Crothers / CNET News.com:
HP Voodoo silicon mimics MacBook Air, ThinkPad
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
Safari 4 to include SSB feature and fastest JavaScript ever
Discussion: MacRumors and AppleInsider
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google App Engine “Accidentally” Blocks PayPal
Discussion: Googling Google and Valleywag
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
SharePoint To Run Enterprise 2.0?
Leonard David / USA Today:
Virgin Galactic will roll out mega-mothership
Discussion: Switched and Engadget
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Your perception is Apple's reality
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Friendfeed will Change Journalism, PR and Marketing
Discussion: Web Strategy