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4:25 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.
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
Rumor: iPhone App Store to open on June 27th
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Apple: App Store still coming July 11
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.
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 …
Discussion: DSLreports and Engadget
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Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
T-Mobile, AT&T, Starbucks Make Nice about Wi-Fi
Discussion: 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
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PC World:
Developers Welcome Snow Leopard
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 …
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.
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
A Nortel Comeback?  Verizon Deal Cheers Stock  —  Update: 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 …
Discussion: BloggingStocks
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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.
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.
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.
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Online display advertising growth cools, still growing much faster than other sectors  —  Growth in display advertisements across all media sectors was fairly small in the first quarter of 2008 versus the same quarter last year, according to new data from TNS Media Intelligence.
Discussion: CNET News.com and TechCrunch
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Dennis Yang / Techdirt:
CDs Have Another Thing To Fear: Vinyl?  —  There has been no doubt that CD sales have been declining due to the growth of digital music.  Well, CDs are now being flanked by an old format: vinyl.  Although vinyl LPs have always enjoyed a niche popularity with dance djs and indie rock fanatics …
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
AMD suspends several Phenom desktop CPUs until 45nm generation  —  AMD originally planned to launch two 65nm dual-core Phenom processors codenamed Kuma for the desktop PC market in May or June this year, however the company has recently suspended the plans and will let its Athlon X2 5600B processor cover …
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Yahoo shareholders push judge for speedier trial date  —  In a move to add more grist to the mill, an attorney representing Yahoo shareholders dished up more material to support a call for a speedy hearing date on the company's controversial employee severance plans, according …
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.
 
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Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Now Endorsing Apps “You May Like”
Declan McCullagh / The Iconoclast:
Corn farmers take anti-Google fight to Washington
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Turning the TV into a ‘social-media center’
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Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Markov and You  —  In Finally, a Definition of Programming …
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Kim Hart / Washington Post:
Many TV Viewers Unprepared For Switch
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Auto Industry Revs Up Online Spending
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Guardian:
BBC to make digital archive of all programmes past and present
Darren Herman / CenterNetworks:
Woopra: Where Analytics is Heading
GamesIndustry.biz:
Flagship programmer claims staff are leaving “in droves”
Discussion: Massively, Blue's News and Joystiq
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
What's Next For Bebo's Founders: Back To Birthday Alarm
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Steve Poland
Chris Nuttall / Financial Times:
FriendFeed openness puts pressure on rivals
Steve Guttenberg / CNET News.com:
Grammy winning record producer says CD quality isn't good enough
Joshua Porter / Bokardo:
Learning 2.0: The Threat (and promise) of Social Interaction
Discussion: TechCrunch and TechTicker