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6:50 AM ET, June 18, 2009

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Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac:
Enable tethering shortcut found - iPhone 3.0 is Live!  —  iPhone 3.0 is live! so we are going to repost our tethering tutorial with some big improvements.  You now don't have to do any downgrading or torrenting.  Seems you can just run a little command in terminal (Make sure you are on OS 3.0 on a 3G iPhone and iTunes 8.2):
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Phil Libin / Evernote Blogcast:
Big Update: Evernote for iPhone 3.0 is Here  —  Ever since Apple announced plans for the new iPhone 3.0 a couple of months ago, we've been hard at work rebuilding Evernote to take advantage of the platform's new features.  Today is the big payoff: iPhone 3.0 officially launches and our new app is ready to go!
Discussion: MobileContentToday
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
New iPhone Is Better Model-Or Just Get OS 3.0  —  Apple Inc.'s iPhone has been a smashing success, redefining the smart-phone market and creating a new hand-held computing platform that has attracted over 50,000 third-party apps, or software programs, in less than a year.
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPhone 3G S review  —  If it ain't broke, don't fix it — right?  We know countless reviews of the iPhone 3G S may begin with that cliché, but there's little chance you'd find a better way to describe the strategy that Apple has just put into play with its latest smartphone.
Business Week:
Iran's Twitter Revolution?  Maybe Not Yet  —  Some Iranian election protesters used Twitter to get people on the streets, but most of the organizing happened the old-fashioned way  —  Media across the globe have been focusing on a “Twitter Revolution” in Iran as hundreds of thousands …
Discussion: iTnews Australia, Gawker and CBS News
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Data: Iranians turning to Facebook during crisis
Discussion: Time and New York Times
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Iranians find ways to bypass Net censors
Discussion: Media Decoder and the duane storey
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Fires Back At Bing, Launches “Explore Google Search”  —  I wrote earlier that it was probably driving Google crazy to see people “amazed” that Bing is doing stuff that Google itself has long offered.  Now Google's fighting back.  The first shot?  A new Explore Google Search page.
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
About that new BlackBerry Messenger... It's coming to all devices on OS 5.0, newer version revealed  —  You read the headline right, kids — the new and insanely hot BlackBerry Messenger that we exclusively showed off to the World looks to be headed to all BlackBerry devices that will receive the OS 5.0 treatment.
comScore, Inc.:
Bing Continues to Show Growth in Search Activity, According to comScore  —  Microsoft Sees Gains in U.S. Searcher Penetration and Share of Search Result Pages During the Second Week of Bing's Debut  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Is Now Resorting To Selling Killer Domain Names On The Cheap  —  No sooner do we finish writing up Yahoo deadpooling yet another project, Gallery, do we get a tip that Yahoo apparently has another money saving/making plan: Selling off domains it owns.  That's exactly what it has done …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Animoto Is Already Cash-Flow Positive, Raises Another Round To Go To 11  —  In a world where most startups choose gaining users over making money, Animoto is an odd exception: It's doing both.  Since launching in August 2007, the company has signed up some 750,000 users, and some 10% of those are paying customers.
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Facebook hit by privacy blow  —  European privacy regulators could be about to throw a spanner into the works of attempts by social networking sites such as Facebook to find new ways to increase profits as they try to restrict the way internet groups release personal data.
Discussion: The Register
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Lawmaker Unveils Anti-Metered Billing Law  —  But will it survive a heavily-lobbied Congress?  —  · legal  · competition  · business  · bandwidth  · legislation  · consumers  · caps  · AT&T  · RoadRunner Cable  · AT&T Midwest
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John Dowdell / jd/adobe:
Adobe on “HTML5”  —  The current WhatWG proposals called “HTML 5” have been stirring up a lot of polarizing speech lately... articles with Flash-killer headlines lead to street-level fracases.  —  It's hard for Adobe to have an official opinion on whatever this consortium …
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog and digg.com
Bill Calder / Technology@Intel:
Intel's New Brand Structure Explained  —  Over the last year or so, Intel has been quietly working behind the scenes taking a hard look at our brand structure and exploring ways to make it more rational and easier to understand.  The fact of the matter is, we have a complex structure …
Tom Steinert-Threlkeld / Between the Lines:
‘Quality Scores’ For Web Content: How Numbers Will Create A ‘Beautiful Cycle of Greatness for Us All’  —  Patrick Keane spent four years at Google, before becoming chief marketing officer at CBS Interactive (which owns CNet and ZDNet).  —  Now he's in his third month as chief executive officer …
Paul Carr / Guardian:
And we'll tweet at the end of the tour  —  Episode 32: In which I attend Jeff Pulver's 140 Characters conference and pay tribute to the brilliance of his no-connectivity plan  —  I'm trying to imagine how it happened.  The point at which, perhaps three weeks ago, Jeff Pulver convened …
Discussion: 1938 Media, Jerusalem Post and MyFox DC
Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog:
Private Equity and Venture Capital To Be Regulated  —  President Obama today will propose an overhaul of the financial regulatory system, and the WaPo has obtained an 85-page white paper that lays out the specifics.  The net result will be three new federal bureaucracies (four created, one erased).
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Scott Austin / Venture Capital Dispatch:
The Daily Start-Up: Obama Calls For Regulation Of Venture Capital
Discussion: VentureBeat and TechFlash
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Another Music Startup Sued: EMI Takes Grooveshark to Court  —  Digital music startups seem to come in two flavors these days: Those that are being sued by the major music labels, and those that have expensive licensing deals that they can't afford.  —  But for some reason, plucky Grooveshark …
Discussion: hypebot
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Google's Sergey Brin spills on the secrets of a nimble giant  —  Technology companies usually get slower as they get bigger - so why is Google as fast as ever?  Co-founder Sergey Brin tells Jemima Kiss how size can make for innovation  —  It was Rupert Murdoch who summed up success …
Discussion: Gawker
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Web standards group scrutinizing Apple patent  —  The World Wide Web Consortium is opening the possibility of pushing back against an Apple patent on software updates that Apple had refused to license royalty-free for use in a proposed Web standard.  —  The W3C announced June 12 …
Discussion: Macsimum News and The Register
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Interview: Part II: Jeff Zucker: Live Streaming Top Events Devalues Olympics  —  In the two years since Jeff Zucker became president and CEO of NBC Universal (NYSE: GE), he's shifted the digital strategy more than once; played an important role in creating the joint venture dubbed “ClownCo” …
Discussion: NBC Universal and NewTeeVee
 
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Leslie Cauley / USA Today:
Carriers' exclusivity deals create digital divide, senators told
Discussion: Washington Post, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Twitter Search Lands (Barely) on the Map: .001 Percent Share
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
News Corp May Dissolve Fox Interactive, Fire 300 More (NWS)
Discussion: BoomTown and Mashable!
John Cook / Gawker:
Is the Associated Press Aiding Iranian Censorship?
Discussion: Media Decoder
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
MobileMe pushes out new Find My iPhone, Remote Wipe service
 Earlier Items: 
The ChubbyBrain Blog:
$23.3 Million Has Flown to Twitter-Based Startups - Is This Just the Beginning?
John Horrigan / Pew Internet:
Home Broadband Adoption 2009
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Why Advertising Isn't That Important to YouTube
Discussion: NewTeeVee and InformationWeek
Jose Vilches / TechSpot:
Firefox 3.5 arriving this month, RC available now
Discussion: InformationWeek and Mashable!
 

 
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