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3:15 PM ET, June 11, 2008

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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.
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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.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
At Glassdoor, Find Out How Much People Really Make At Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, And Everywhere Else.  —  The idea behind Glassdoor is simple: You tell me your salary, and I'll tell you mine.  The stealth startup, which raised $3 million from Benchmark Capital last March, just went live.
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
And, The Really Big Thing About The New iPhone Is...  GPS.  Geo-anything.  Location based services.  —  Now that the dust over the iPhone 3G launch has settled, it seems that people have divided into two camps; one is welcoming the new features, claiming that the perfect phone just got more perfect …
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
A Nortel Comeback?  Verizon Deal Cheers Stock  —  Shares of — dare I say it once again?  — “beleaguered” networking equipment vendor Nortel (NT) are up almost 11%, or 88 cents, at $8.99 this afternoon, the biggest gainer on the New York Stock Exchange on a percentage basis …
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Robert Vamosi / Defense in Depth:
Firefox 3 gets a third release candidate  —  If you were planning to host a Firefox 3 launch party this week, keep that bubbly on ice a bit longer.  —  Mozilla is expected to release Firefox 3 Release Candidate 3 perhaps later today.  Windows and Linux users won't feel a thing; the new browser is considered stable on those platforms.
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Paula Rooney / Open Source:
All systems are go for Firefox 3 launch; RC3 needed for Mac OSX only
Jesusdiaz / Gizmodo:
Apple Introduces iPhone 3G Videoconferencing Kit, ZOMG!  —  Those of you complaining about the lack of front camera and videoconferencing in the new iPhone, stop saying words.  This July 11 you will be able to buy the Apple Videoconferencing Kit for iPhone 3G at just $29.
John Schwartz / New York Times:
Google Co-Founder Books a Space Flight  —  Space tourists are getting their own ride.  Space Adventures, a Virginia company that arranges passage for wealthy explorers to ride on Russian Soyuz rockets to the International Space Station, plans to buy a Soyuz flight all its own in 2011, with the option of buying more.
Alicia Wells / tns-mi.com:
TNS Media Intelligence Reports U.S. Advertising Expenditures Increased 0.6 Percent in First Quarter 2008  —  New York, NY, June 11, 2008 - Total measured advertising expenditures in the opening quarter of 2008 increased by 0.6 percent as compared to the same period in 2007 …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Internet Display Advertising Slowed In First Quarter
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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.
Junko Yoshida / EE Times:
The truth about last year's Xbox 360 recall  —  ANAHEIM, Calif. — When Microsoft Corp. announced a mammoth global recall of its Xbox 360 a year ago, the software giant never disclosed the exact source of the game console's heat problem that led to the fiasco.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
More on Whither Weiner  —  Yesterday, writing about executive stress at Yahoo, BoomTown posted about the swirling speculation around the fate of Jeff Weiner, the Network division EVP, who many at Yahoo (YHOO) think will soon be headed out the door after his recent paternity leave of four weeks.
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Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
T-Mobile, AT&T, Starbucks Make Nice about Wi-Fi  —  Starbucks informed me that it, AT&T, and T-Mobile have signed a memorandum of understanding about the free Wi-Fi kerfuffle: T-Mobile filed a lawsuit a few days ago against Starbucks stating it wasn't involved in discussions …
Discussion: eWeek and Electronista
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
Discussion: AppleInsider, TG Daily, Engadget and Gizmodo
Joshua Porter / Bokardo:
Learning 2.0: The Threat (and promise) of Social Interaction  —  The mere threat of social interaction changes our behavior...if you know your work is going to be put on public display, you'll be much more motivated to make it good.  —  There is a moment in every blogger's life when they realize that yes …
Discussion: TechTicker
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:   LearnHub Relaunches Its Social Learning Network
Anand Rajaraman / Datawocky:
How Google Measures Search Quality  —  This post continues my prior post Are Machine-Learned Models Prone to Catastrophic Errors.  You can think of these as a two-post series based on my conversation with Peter Norvig.  As that post describes, Google has not cut over to the machine-learned model …
Mike Shields / Adweek:
Hulu.com Streams Viacom's ‘Daily Show,’ ‘Colbert’  —  Move represents a stamp of approval for Hulu's model — and a blow to YouTube  —  NEW YORK Viacom has struck its first deal with Hulu to distribute content from its family of cable networks, specifically Comedy Central's The Daily Show …
eMarketer:
Auto Industry Revs Up Online Spending  —  No slowdown online  —  After consistently leading the US in advertising spending, the automotive sector has dropped into the number two spot behind retail.  Ad spending in the sector is going in reverse—except on the Internet.
 
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Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
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Steve Guttenberg / CNET News.com:
Grammy winning record producer says CD quality isn't good enough
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Disney busts out of iTunes ghetto, tries on-demand experiment
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft helps launch Zignals, another stock-trading site
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Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Real racing in the virtual world
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
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