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6:50 AM ET, June 9, 2009

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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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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Why The iPhone 3G S May Be A Sucker's Bet Right Now  —  The new iPhone 3G S sounds great.  It's not a huge update to the iPhone, but it packs a few very important things: More speed, more storage, more battery and a better camera that can do video.  It's a no-brainer to upgrade to it …
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 …
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
AT&T speaks on tethering, iPhone 3G S preorders, upgrades  —  We spoke with an AT&T representative to get the details on subsidized, early upgrade, and no-contract pricing for the iPhone 3G S. We also got a little more information on MMS and tethering support, which may or may not be good news.
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Sorry, iPhone 3G Owners, I'm Not Sympathetic
Discussion: VentureBeat and MobileCrunch
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 …
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Apple security is ‘struggling,’ researcher says  —  Laments lack of ‘formal security program’  —  Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer - 30-day free trial  —  A well-known security consultant says Apple is struggling to effectively protect its users against malware and other online threats …
Discussion: CrunchGear
Michael Manoochehri / ProgrammableWeb:
The Twitpocalypse is Near: Will Your Twitter Client Survive?  —  Within the next few days, some applications and mashups based on the Twitter API may behave unpredictably or even crash - at least that's the warning given by Canadian software company WhereCloud's Twitpocalypse website.
BBC:
Twitter hype punctured by study  —  Micro-blogging service Twitter remains the preserve of a few, despite the hype surrounding it, according to research.  —  Just 10% of Twitter users generate more than 90% of the content, a Harvard study of 300,000 users found.
Discussion: All About Symbian
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Bartz Continues Torpedoing Yahoo Search  —  Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz has been talking a lot over the past two weeks about Yahoo and how it competes against Google and Microsoft.  Each time she does, I feel like she's digging the hole even deeper for Yahoo's prospects in search.
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Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent.org:
Yahoo's Bartz Dings Bing; No AOL Deal Happening in The “Forever Future”
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:
Google to Reveal Apps Enhancements  —  Expectations are running high for an event Google will hold on Tuesday to announce enhancements to the business-oriented Premier edition of its Apps collaboration and communication suite.  —  The morning event, to be held in San Francisco …
Discussion: Googling Google
Google Open Source Blog:
Introducing Android Scripting Environment  —  The Android Scripting Environment (ASE) brings scripting languages to Android by allowing you to edit and execute scripts and interactive interpreters directly on the Android device.  These scripts have access to many of the APIs available …
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Compete: Facebook.com US Reach Grew by 8% in May; Twitter Growth Flattens  —  May stats are out from Compete, and the web analytics company says US traffic to Facebook's main consumer website increased by 8% during the month to 82.9 million uniques.  For those keeping track at home …
Discussion: Lockergnome Blog Network, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Associated Press:
Could Twittering about your vacation put your home at risk?  —  Like a lot of people who use social media, Israel Hyman and his wife Noell went on Twitter to share real-time details of a recent trip.  Their posts said they were “preparing to head out of town,” that they had …
Discussion: CNET News and The Blog Herald, Thanks:brickandclick
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Songkick's new database makes old concert tickets useful  —  Band tracker and concert reminder service Songkick is venturing into new territory on Tuesday.  The site is launching a feature that lets users chronicle all the shows they've ever been to.  Think of it like a virtual shoe box for your old ticket stubs.
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.
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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C.K. Sample III / Obsessable:
Full video of WWDC 2009 Keynote with Phil Schiller now available  —  Full video of today's Phil Schiller hosted Keynote from Apple's World Wide Developer Conference is now available online.  —  Head over to Apple.com to watch today's WWDC 2009 Keynote now.  —  News by company: … Profile pages:
Seth Rosenblatt / CNET News:
Safari 4 fast, but only minor tweaks from beta  —  The public version of Safari 4 came out Monday amid all the iPhone noise at WWDC, and Apple confirmed what those who played around with the beta version already knew: Safari is now a serious browser for serious Windows users, and its position on Macs has been bolstered.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
You Call 50,000 Palm Pres Sold A Success?  Investors Don't Think So.  —  Some early estimates are in on how the Palm Pre did its launch weekend.  J.P. Morgan puts sales at more than 50,000, other analysts go as high as 100,000.  Everyone is trying to spin this as a success because Sprint stores “sold out” of their inventory.
Michael Hickins / InformationWeek:
Computers Key To Air France Crash  —  It's no secret that commercial airplanes are heavily computerized, but as the mystery of Air France Flight 447 unfolds, we need to come to grips with the fact that in many cases, airline pilots' hands are tied when it comes to responding effectively to an emergency situation.
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
YouTube Video Streams Top 1 Billion/Day
Discussion: MarketingVOX, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Paul Sandle / Reuters:
Most firms unaware of Web domain changes: survey
Discussion: Techdirt and TechCrunch Europe
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World of Warcraft on Hiatus in China
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Webhost hack wipes out data for 100,000 sites
Discussion: Neowin.net
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The Start-up Guru  —  Paul Graham's business school …
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Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Do Young Venture Capitalists Have an Advantage?
Discussion: CenterNetworks, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Meghan Keane / the Econsultancy blog:
The Wall Street Journal is considering a “hyperpaid” model.  Will it work?
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
AMD CEO reveals Atom-beater expected for 2010
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Everything You Need to Know About Snow Leopard