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3:05 PM ET, June 8, 2009

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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Phil Schiller keynote live from WWDC 2009  —  It's happening, if you hadn't noticed.  Read after the break for live updates of all the keynote mayhem! iPhone OS 3.0, Snow Leopard and MacBook refreshes, just for starters.  —  Continue reading Phil Schiller keynote live from WWDC 2009
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Ryan Block / gdgt live:
Live WWDC 2009 keynote coverage  —  10:06AM - Phil's talking up the unibody design system through the entire MacBook line.  “We have a huge lead over everyone else in the notebook.  I'm happy to show you a brand new version of the 15-inch MacBook Pro.”  Applause.
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.
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.  UPDATE: It's only $29 to upgrade, and it's coming in September.  —  Snow Leopard, otherwise known as OS X 10.6 …
PR Newswire:
Apple Releases Safari 4 - The World's Fastest & Most Innovative Browser  —  Apple® today released Safari® 4, the world's fastest and most innovative web browser.  Available for Mac® and Windows PCs and introduced as a beta in February of this year, Safari 4 features the Nitro engine …
Discussion: CrunchGear
C.K. Sample III / Obsessable:
WWDC 2009 Live Video Stream  —  A UStream user is live streaming the video embedded in this post.
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple shows iPhone OS 3.0 at WWDC, hits devices June 17th  —  Apple's showing off iPhone OS 3.0 at WWDC, and while we've seen most of it, there were naturally going to be a few surprises:  — Users will now be able to rent and purchase movies from the phone, along with audiobooks.
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
AT&T Is Screwing Over US iPhone Users
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Analysts deem Palm launch a success; Pre inventory replenishment eyed  —  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.
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 …
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iFixit:
Palm Pre Teardown  —  Introduction  —  We got our hands on the new Palm Pre from Sprint!  Oh joy, our all-nighter in front of the Sprint store paid off!  We're finished disassembling it now.  Follow our updates @ifixit on twitter.  —  Teardown  —  This is a look at what is inside …
Loretta Chao / The Australian:
PC firms face China decree  —  Article from:  —  The Wall Street Journal  —  CHINA plans to require that all personal computers sold in the country as of July 1 be shipped with software that blocks access to certain websites, a move that could give government censors unprecedented control over how Chinese users access the internet.
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Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Apps Are Booming as Companies Seek a Place on Your Phone  —  Developers of programs for the iPhone have already managed to make a decent living selling hundreds of thousands of copies of games from their living rooms or garages.  —  But now, a new way to profit from writing software …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Morality And Effectiveness Of Process Journalism  —  The New York Times Sunday edition team picks fights like no one else.  The problem is they tend to pick the wrong fights.  And mask opinion pieces as straight up factual articles.  —  In December they wrote about Facebook revenue woes just …
Secure Channel:
Unconfirmed Reports of Massive T-Mobile Breach  —  Early reports indicate that hackers have penetrated the T-Mobile U.S. network and stolen proprietary operating data, customer databases and financial records.  According to a post on insecure.org, the hackers have claimed to be auctioning the pilfered data to the highest bidder.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Paid Twitter Streams Are Here: Super Chirp  —  A new service from 83 Degrees called Super Chirp launches this evening that lets Twitter users get paid for their content stream.  —  This is a theme we've touched on in the past.  There is a huge market for celebrity fan pages that Super Chirp will play right into.
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.
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple's CEO Conundrum  —  Tim Cook has run Apple well in Steve Jobs' absence, keeping alive the question of whether and how soon he might be named CEO  —  Apple (AAPL) appears poised to make good on repeated assurances that CEO Steve Jobs would be back at the helm by the end of June.
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
AMD CEO reveals Atom-beater expected for 2010  —  Dirk Meyer, CEO of AMD has revealed the company is currently developing a platform that features lower-power, smaller-sizes, more complete functionality, and a cheaper price than Intel's Atom for netbooks.  Samples are expected to be delivered to partners in 2010.
Ted Dziuba / The Register:
Google Squared - the Cuilest search app ever  —  Everybody point and laugh  —  Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer - 30-day free trial  —  Fail and You Google recently released Google Squared, which is the Mountain View Chocolate Factory's attempt at structured data search.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony building Android-based Walkman and PND for 2010 launch?  —  We'll admit it, we expected to be knee-deep in Android gear by now.  However, it seems like the consumer electronics industry wanted to build more mature products around versions 1.5 and 2.0 of Google's open source OS instead.
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 …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
The PC replacement cycle: Will Windows 7 light the fuse?  —  How long can enterprises milk their existing PCs without having to upgrade?  The answer for now is: Quite awhile, perhaps forever.  But technology chieftains are betting (praying?) that there's a big PC upgrade cycle looming …
Discussion: TechFlash and All about Microsoft
Kirk Ladendorf / Austin American-Statesman:
Tennessee city considers suing Dell for failing to live up to tax break-for-jobs agreement  —  Dell says it will disclose employment numbers to city soon  —  City officials in Lebanon, Tenn., are discussing whether they should sue Round Rock's Dell Inc. for failing to live up its agreement …
Discussion: The Register
 
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Michael Manoochehri / ProgrammableWeb:
Microsoft Releases Bing API - With No Usage Quotas
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