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3:20 PM ET, June 7, 2010

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Paul Miller / Engadget:
iPhone 4 announced, launching June 24 for $199 with new FaceTime video chat  —  Apple has unveiled its new iPhone 4 after a couple wild, unprecedented months of leaks.  Sure, it looks exactly like we expected it to (Steve compares it to an old Leica camera), with a glass front and back, but it's what's on the inside that counts, kids.
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John Biggs / MobileCrunch:
iPhone OS 4.0 - now iOS - is here  —  The second biggest news out of San Fran today?  The announcement of iPhone OS 4.0, Apple's biggest improvement to the iPhone OS since, well, 3.0.  This new version includes multi-tasking (although backgrounding would be the proper term), app folders …
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
iPhone 4: The Definitive Guide  —  We already showed you the new iPhone from every angle, inside and out.  Today, Steve Jobs re-revealed it, telling us about the remaining details.  Here's the exhaustive guide to all the features of the new iPhone 4.  [Updating live]  —  Hardware technical features
AppleInsider:
Apple unveils iPhone 4 with 326ppi display, A4 chip, gyroscope  —  Calling it the biggest leap since the original iPhone, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs introduced the new iPhone on Monday, complete with an all-new, thinner design, camera flash, front-facing camera, a second noise-canceling microphone …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Netflix app headed for the iPhone  —  After two months of burning up the iPad, Netflix is ready to devour its latest platform: the iPhone.  Just like the iPad app — where it reigns as the number one downloaded entertainment app, Netflix will have you know — it's free …
Gizmodo:
iMovie for iPhone is Coming
Discussion: App Advice and AppleInsider
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
iPad corners 22 percent of ebook market, gets PDF viewer
Discussion: AppleInsider, App Advice and Gizmodo
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Deja Vu: Apple's New iOS Brand Is Already Used By Cisco
Discussion: TechCrunch
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Adds Bing To The iPhone (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG)
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo:
What Is the iPhone's Retina Display?
Discussion: VentureBeat
Apple:   Apple Presents iPhone 4
Darren Murph / Engadget:
AT&T: upgrade to iPhone 4 up to six months early
Discussion: MacRumors
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
FaceTime video calling added to iPhone 4... and it's WiFi-only
Discussion: VentureBeat
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Steve Jobs live from WWDC 2010  —  11:55AM And that's all she wrote!  Thanks for reading, and thanks to Justin Glow, Dan Chilton, and the Blogsmith and Netops teams for keeping us afloat!  — 11:55AM “And all the rest of the family that just supports us in a thousand ways... awesome job.
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Ryan Block / gdgt live:
Live WWDC 2010 keynote coverage  —  Manual updating, hit F5!  —  9:42AM - Louis Armstrong setting the mood while thousands of developers funnel in.  Just a little more than 15 minutes to go!  —  9:27AM - Alright, we're in!  This is actually the earliest I've ever seen Apple seat the press …
Gizmodo:
This is Gizmodo's liveblog for the Apple WWDC Event on 6/7.  —  Here are some quality liveblogs: gdgt, Ars Technica, Ubergizmo, Mac Rumors, Wired, Technologizer, NYT, Mac Life, and Apple Insider.  Check Gizmodo.com for more news — Jason Chen: There are currently 8500 native iPad apps.
Gizmodo:   Watch the Steve Jobs Keynote Meltdown
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Hewlett-Packard Wants to Print for Smartphones  —  SAN DIEGO — Vyomesh I. Joshi, the head of Hewlett-Packard's $24 billion printing empire, relaxes by taking long walks on the beaches near his home here.  And, for a while, it seemed as if he might end up spending more time strolling the sand than moving ink and toner.
Felix Salmon:
How Sequoia forced Tony Hsieh to sell Zappos  —  I just found Tony Hsieh's astonishing book excerpt in Inc, entitled “Why I Sold Zappos”.  It makes for very sad reading.  Hsieh starts by explaining that he never wanted to sell to Amazon: … But then Amazon came calling again:
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Apple's Magic Trackpad revealed?  —  Of all the surprises we expected to hear about in the WWDC keynote, a multitouch trackpad peripheral didn't exactly pop into our brains.  But — whoomp — here it is.  What we appear to be looking at is a brand new input device that Apple has dreamed …
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Jobs predicts iAds will steal 48% of mobile advertising market  —  Move over, AdMob and Millennial.  Apple CEO Steve Jobs presented a slide at this morning's Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco that claims that 48% of spending on mobile advertising in the United States …
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Tom Neumayr / Apple:   Apple to Debut iAds on July 1
Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
HTC EVO 4G sets new sales records for Sprint  —  The EVO eclipsed the sales of the Palm Pre and Samsung Instinct, Sprint's previous record holders, by a huge margin.  —  A Sprint press release this morning tried to quantify the amount of EVOs sold: … So, take the two previous record holders …
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
HTC spends $13 million to buy French software firm Abaxia; HTC looking to attract operators  —  HTC purchased French software development firm Abaxia for 11 million EUR ($13 million) according to Digitimes.  The official press release is here, but does not mention the financial details.
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Motorola Milestone XT720 announced: 8 megapixel cam, 720p video, and Droid heritage (update: video!)  —  Motorola has just outed a Europe-bound Milestone XT720, a handset intended to grab the attention of camera lovers with an 8 megapixel sensor, 720p / 24fps video and — a first for Android handsets — a xenon flash.
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U.S. Intelligence Analyst Arrested in Wikileaks Video Probe  —  Federal officials have arrested an Army intelligence analyst who boasted of giving classified U.S. combat video and hundreds of thousands of classified State Department records to whistleblower site Wikileaks, Wired.com has learned.
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