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Apple:
Apple Announces the New iPhone 3G S—The Fastest, Most Powerful iPhone Yet  —  iPhone 3G Now Available for $99  —  Apple® today introduced the new iPhone™ 3G S, the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet, packed with incredible new features including improved speed and performance …
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
iPhone 3GS Complete Feature Guide  —  As expected, the new Apple iPhone 3GS is out.  We were right: The photos of the new iPhone were real.  Here you have a comprehensive guide to the iPhone 3GS' new features:  —  Speed  —  The “S” stands for “SPEED!”  And according to Apple …
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
iPhone 3G S announced: $199 16GB, $299 32GB, June 19th  —  As endlessly predicted, Apple's unveiled a new iPhone today at WWDC, the iPhone 3G S — the “s” stands for speed.  Although it looks almost exactly like the 3G, it's much, much faster — some tasks are almost four times faster.
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
The reason why AT&T won't support MMS with the iPhone until “late Summer”, tethering info!  —  We were just told the real reason why AT&T won't be supporting MMS on the iPhone 3G or iPhone 3G S at launch, and you're going to laugh... Technically it will work right away our ninja tells us.
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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
iPhone 3G users to pay $200 premium for early upgrade to iPhone 3G S  —  During its presentation at WWDC Monday, Apple highlighted new pricing for the iPhone 3G and the upcoming iPhone 3G S model but didn't explain that existing iPhone 3G customers will have to pay a $200 premium to upgrade …
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
AT&T: The iPhone's anchor  —  Backstage at the keynote event that kicked off Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference today, there were likely some smiles from Apple execs as the audience chuckled at the little jabs against Microsoft - you know, comments that poked fun at Windows Vista …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Why The iPhone 3G S May Be A Sucker's Bet Right Now
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Everything You Need to Know About Snow Leopard  —  Apple is giving Snow Leopard, the next version of OS X, a proper unveiling today at WWDC.  Here are all the details, as we get them.  The biggest news?  It's only $29 to upgrade, and coming in September  —  Snow Leopard, otherwise known …
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
WWDC: Apple shipping new versions of Safari web browser and QuickTime video player
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple's new MacBook family: non-removable batteries, lower prices  —  Apple just let loose a new 15-inch MacBook Pro at WWDC 2009, with what appears to be the same built-in, non-removable battery (or, non-user serviceable, if we're being proper) as in the current unibody 17-incher.
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Brooke Crothers / Crave: The gadget blog:
MacBook Air gets a lot thinner—in price
Discussion: Boy Genius Report and AppleInsider
David Lidsky / Fast Company:
Key Not: Why the Jobs-less Apple WWDC Signals Trouble  —  Wow, there's two hours of my life that I won't get back anytime soon.  Today's epic bore of a keynote address at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference signals the problem that Steve Jobs has created as the designated showman/face of Apple.
Discussion: VentureBeat and AT&T
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Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple's CEO Conundrum
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Do Young Venture Capitalists Have an Advantage?  —  In venture capital, success breeds success.  Entrepreneurs and investors tend to knock on the doors of the venture capitalists who have repeatedly grown tiny start-ups into billion-dollar companies.  —  But are newer, younger venture capitalists actually better at the job?
Discussion: CenterNetworks, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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Tomio Geron / Venture Capital Dispatch:   Private-Market Exchanges Are Not The Answer, Says One VC
Max Chafkin / Inc.com:
The Start-up Guru  —  Paul Graham's business school and investment fund, Y Combinator, has launched 145 companies — for a lot less money than you would think  —  Of all the things that Paul Graham hates about running a start-up — and there's not a whole lot about it that he likes — the customers bug him the most.
Discussion: Texas Startup Blog
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Analysts deem Palm launch a success; Pre inventory replenishment eyed  —  Updated: Analysts called the Palm Pre launch a success, but supplies were tight.  —  Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Walkley deemed the initial Pre sales “solid.”  And J.P. Morgan analyst Paul Coster reckoned that most Sprint stores he called were sold out.
DigiTimes:
Acer to launch 3D notebook at the end of October, new netbook for 3Q10  —  Acer plans to launch a 15.6-inch 3D notebook, which the company jointly developed with Wistron, at the end of October 2009, according to Campbell Kan, vice president of Acer's mobile computing business unit.
Matt Villano / Time:
Can Computer Nerds Save Journalism?  —  Word to those who think the Internet spells the end of traditional print media: “hacker journalists” have arrived to save the day.  (Read “The State of the Media: Not Good.")  —  A cadre of newly minted media whiz kids, who mix high-tech savvy …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Movie studios launch Epix, 720p streaming service for films  —  Three major movie studios are about to try an interesting experiment.  They are launching a new TV network called Epix that will show their own recent films in HD, but they're going a step beyond by bundling it with an online …
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Old-school word nerds meet the digital age  —  Now here's one you don't see every day: Wordnik, which launched out of private beta on Monday and states its mission as “discovering all the words and everything about them.”  Taking the basic premise of a dictionary, Wordnik supplements each entry …
Andrew Jacobs / New York Times:
China Requires Censoring on New PCs  —  BEIJING — China has issued a sweeping directive requiring all personal computers sold in the country to include sophisticated software that can filter out pornography and other “unhealthy information” from the Internet.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent.org:
Yahoo's Bartz Dings Bing; No AOL Deal Happening in The “Forever Future”  —  Less than a week after saying that Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) would be “cleaner and simpler without a Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) connection,” Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz threw cold water at the possibility that Yahoo would ever do a deal with AOL (NYSE: TWX).
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Webhost hack wipes out data for 100,000 sites  —  Vaserv suspects zero-day virtualization vuln  —  Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer - 30-day free trial  —  A large internet service provider said data for as many as 100,000 websites was destroyed by attackers who targeted a zero-day vulnerability …
Discussion: Neowin.net
Meghan Keane / the Econsultancy blog:
The Wall Street Journal is considering a “hyperpaid” model.  Will it work?  —  The Wall Street Journal may be getting more expensive.  The business paper has been making headlines of late for growing its revenues behind a pay wall while other papers are bleeding ad revenue.
China Journal:
World of Warcraft on Hiatus in China  —  As previously scheduled, Shanghai-based online game company The9 (NCTY) officially ceased operating World of Warcraft, or WoW, in China on Sunday, June 7 (at three minutes past midnight, to be exact).  —  Now, its NetEase's turn to take over WoW in China.
Electronista:
iPhone set for TomTom GPS app and accessories  —  While Apple announced a variety of new iPhone apps at the WWDC event on Monday, one of the notable additions integrates TomTom navigation.  The app will provide many of the same features as standalone GPS systems, such as turn-by-turn directions, voice prompts and route planning.
Discussion: Engadget and TUAW
 
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