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11:21 AM ET, July 9, 2008

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Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Newer, Faster, Cheaper iPhone 3G  —  Apple Inc.'s iPhone has been the world's most influential smart phone since its debut a year ago, widely hailed for its beauty and functionality.  It was a true hand-held computer that raised the bar for all its competitors.
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David Pogue / New York Times:
For iPhone, the ‘New’ Is Relative  —  One year and 11 days ago, our nation was swept by iPhone Mania.  TV news coverage was relentless.  Hard-core fans camped out to be the first in line.  Bloggers referred to Apple's new product as the “Jesus phone.”  —  It was a stunning black slab of glass …
USA Today:
Apple's new iPhone 3G: Still not perfect, but really close  —  Extra, extra: iPhone 3G: The Sequel, is worth the wait.  —  It's cheaper, faster and a lot friendlier for business.  Apple's blockbuster smartphone already had nifty features such as visual voicemail, a splendid built-in video iPod …
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
iPhone 3G unboxing, bitches!  —  Have you heard of the new iPhone 3G?  One of our Apple ninjas came through for us, and we've got some unboxing goodness for you to enjoy.  Yes sir — iPhone 3G is in the BGR offices!  First impressions?  It's black and shiny.
Macworld UK:
iPhone 3G orders reached 13,000 per second - O2
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Insanely Great Mac
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
They're out! The first iPhone 3G reviews
Discussion: atmaspheric
Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
Google Push to Sell Ads On YouTube Hits Snags  —  Video Site Is Key To Diversification; The Lawsuit Factor  —  Wringing ad revenue from YouTube is proving to be a challenge for Google Inc.  —  Although users of the popular video-sharing site view clips more than one billion times on most days …
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Report: YouTube ready to run preroll and postroll ads  —  YouTube has been plagued with inefficiencies in its ad-sales department and Google is apparently ready to abandon its policy of keeping preroll and postroll ads off the video-sharing site.  —  The news was first reported Tuesday evening by The Wall Street Journal.
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:   Google: We Can't Figure Out How To Make Money On Web Video, Either
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Rumor: Jerry Yang To Resign  —  A hedge fund source says a rumor is going around that Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Jerry Yang plans to resign.  This wouldn't surprise us, especially after a disastrous meeting with major shareholder Gordy Crawford earlier this week.  We also think this would be a smart move for Jerry and the company.
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Legg Mason: We'll Support Icahn If He Guarantees Us $33 (YHOO)
Discussion: CNET News.com and MediaFile
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Yang Denounces Microsoft, Icahn Over Proxy Move
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Thunder not quite ready for primetime?  —  That's what one of our RIM ninjas are telling us!  We've got the scoop on the BlackBerry Thunder, and contrary to most reports, we've been told that the unit is nowhere near being able to enter production, let alone being released.
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Niniane Wang / The Official Google Blog:
Be who you want on the web pages you visit  —  A while ago, I looked around the social web and wished that it could be less static.  Sure, you can leave a comment on a blog or write a text blurb on your social networking profile.  But what if you want to express yourself in a more fun way …
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David Chartier / Ars Technica:
Hands-on: Google's Lively social 3D world is 20 percent done
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
VCs a glum bunch over economy, lack of exits  —  Venture capitalists are having a confidence crisis as dwindling exit opportunities and a weak economy conspire to put the kibosh on returns.  —  According to the Silicon Valley Venture Capital Confidence Index the second quarter registered …
Discussion: The Open Road and HipMojo.com
Canada NewsWire Group:
Calling all iPhone 3G fans!  —  Select Rogers Plus stores to open early coast-to-coast on July 11  —  Launch promotions to include limited time 6GB data offer  —  In anticipation of iPhone 3G launch on July 11, Rogers Wireless today announced plans to open the doors of select Rogers Plus …
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and ReadWriteWeb
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
BT Has Acquired Ribbit For $55 Million To Build GrandCentral Competitor, Say Ribbit Execs To Friends  —  This is a strange story.  Rumors circulated today that Silicon Valley based startup Ribbit was acquired by British Telecom, and VentureBeat ran with the story.
John Leyden / The Register:
Zero day Word flaw exploited by Trojan  —  Microsoft warns that an unpatched Word vulnerability has become the subject of targeted attacks.  —  The flaw - which is restricted to Microsoft Office Word 2002 Service Pack 3 - creates a mechanism for hackers to inject hostile code onto vulnerable systems.
Discussion: eWeek and WinBeta
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Takes A Gander At Demand Media To Plug Some Holes  —  Demand Media, founded by former MySpace CEO Richard Rosenblatt, has quietly grown into a pretty large business, with rumored revenues of around $250 million, and profitable.  It just so happens that what Demand Media is good at …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
“Vista” Means Always Having to Say You're Sorry  —  You can't put frosting on manure, although Microsoft seems intent on doing just that with its new Vista ad campaign.  During a keynote address at Microsoft's annual Worldwide Partner Conference, Brad Brooks, Microsoft's vice president …
Discussion: The Register and Inquirer
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J. Nicholas Hoover / InformationWeek:
Microsoft Admits Windows Vista Mistakes, Criticizes Apple Ads
Discussion: The Macalope
 
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ChinaTechNews.com:
NCAC Halts Illegal Olympic Videos On More Than 20 Websites
Philip Blenkinsop / Reuters:
Mobistar to sell unlocked iPhone
Discussion: iLounge and Unwired View
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Samsung announces YouTube friendly SC-MX20
Discussion: Gearlog and Electronista
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
NVIDIA helping to bring PhysX to the Radeon GPU
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC NEWS:
Location, location, location  —  You're walking along …
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Mixed Ruling In Case Over Limitations On DMCA Anti-Circumvention Clause
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Microsoft update kills ZoneAlarm
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Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
New: ReadWriteWeb Companies  —  Here's another new feature …
Electronista:
Samsung ships low-cost 128GB SSDs
Discussion: Computerworld
Emil Protalinski / One Microsoft Way:
Midori: a non-Windows OS in the works, not just experimental
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
Justice Breyer Is Among Victims in Data Breach Caused by File Sharing
Discussion: CrunchGear and TECH.BLORGE.com
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
US Pirate Party Study Shatters MPAA Claims
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
EMC CEO's ego has cost investors billions