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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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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.
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 …
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.
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Apple introduces the new iPhone 3G S, in stores June 19th
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Want an iPhone 3G S?  Already have an iPhone 3G?  Be prepared to pay $700 to upgrade [Updated]  —  Better read the fine print, friends.  Apple said today that the iPhone 3G S costs $199 (16GB) and $299 (32GB).  But that's the price only for new AT&T customers.
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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 …
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
AT&T Is Screwing Over US iPhone Users
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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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
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Missing At WWDC: Steve Jobs, AT&T  —  Apple (AAPL) unveiled new MacBooks, a new Mac OS, a new iPhone OS, and a new iPhone at its Worldwide Developers Conference today.  But two things were missing:  —  Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO, who has been on medical leave since January, and will reportedly return soon.
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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.
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple's CEO Conundrum
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.
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 …
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 …
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
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.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
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 …
Discussion: Download Squad and Lifehacker
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.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: broadstuff, Internet Evolution and Romenesko, Thanks:atul
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
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.
Joe Leahy / Financial Times:
Indian operators battle for 3G share  —  India's auction of third-generation mobile spectrum is still at least six months away but several operators have stolen a march on competitors by offering high-speed wireless broadband data services based on 3G technology.
 
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