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4:35 PM ET, June 8, 2010

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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Pulse iPad App Gets Steve Jobs's Praise in Morning...Then Booted From App Store Hours Later After NYT Complains  —  Yesterday morning, the pair of Stanford University graduate students who made the hot news-reading iPad app, Pulse News Reader, were ecstatic to be mentioned first-for being among …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Pulse Has A Pulse Once Again — It's Already Back In The App Store  —  It's amazing what an on-stage Steve Jobs mention will do.  —  Everyone has been buzzing today after Pulse, the awesome news aggregator, was pulled from Apple's App Store after the New York Times apparently complained about their use of content.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and BoomTown
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Did the New York Times Just Declare War on News Aggregators?
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:
NYT lawyers play RIAA
Discussion: paidContent
Apple:
Apple WWDC 2010 Keynote Address  —  Watch Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduce the new iPhone 4.  See the video-on-demand event right here, exclusively in QuickTime and and MPEG-4.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
An Android User's Take On Yesterday's iPhone News  —  Yesterday's Apple keynote was, I think more than ever, a testament to Steve Jobs's presentation skills.  Faced with an audience that had already seen the grand finale, he still had no trouble evoking plenty of gleeful gasps and applause.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
iPhone 4 Impressions and Observations  —  Apple had a demo area for the media after the keynote, so I got to spend some time hands-on with the iPhone 4.  The resolution of the “retina display” is as impressive as Apple boasts.  Text renders like high quality print.
Sam Diaz / ZDNet:
iPhone 4: Apple raises the bar; AT&T pushes it back down  —  I'll admit it upfront: I've already become an Android guy.  I bought the Droid Incredible last month and, even with today's release of the iPhone 4, I have no regrets about my purchase.  With that said, if the iPhone 4 had been an option …
Discussion: Computerworld
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Jobs has lofty goal for FaceTime video chat with an open standard  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs bit off a lot when he vowed to make FaceTime video calling an open industry software standard and that Apple will ship tens of millions of FaceTime connected devices in 2010.
Discussion: ZDNet, Computerworld, TUAW and AppleInsider
Rene Ritchie / TiPb:
iPhone 4 vs Droid Incredible vs Android Evo 4G vs Nexus One tech specs
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple Makes Good On Steve Jobs' Promise, Invites Other Advertisers.  But What About Google's AdMob?  —  Last week, Steve Jobs promised that his iPhone and iPads would be open to outside ad networks.  Yesterday Apple made good on his promise, by changing the terms of its developer agreement.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Updated Applications Disappearing from Android Market  —  This is one headline Google doesn't want to see this morning.  Less than 24 hours after Apple introduced its latest and greatest creation, the iPhone 4, at its conference for Apple developers, a small, but growing group of Android developers …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Costolo: Twitter Now Has 190 Million Users Tweeting 65 Million Times A Day  —  Twitter COO Dick Costolo offered some updated stats at the Conversational Media Summit today in New York City.  Twitter is now attracting 190 million visitors per month and generating 65 million Tweets a day.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Hello iPad, goodbye netbook  —  Morgan Stanley sees the tablet reshaping the PC market, raises its Apple target price to $332  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: Morgan Stanley  —  As if Steve Jobs wasn't getting enough attention after his iPhone 4 keynote Monday, Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty issued …
Jason Moore / The Windows Blog:
Office is now live on SkyDrive!  —  Over the last few months, we've gotten incredible feedback from the hundreds of thousands of users in our Office Web Apps Technical Preview.  We've been busy incorporating much of that feedback, and today, Office Web Apps on SkyDrive are now available to everyone in the US, UK, Canada, and Ireland.
Mark Knichel / Gmail Blog:
Google Maps previews in Gmail and Google Buzz  —  I often receive emails containing addresses in them — where to meet for dinner, the location of my friend's new apartment, etc.  To find out where these places actually are, I have to copy the address, open up Google Maps, and paste it in.
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo:
Ford Adds Google Maps to Sync System  —  While other car manufacturers already have inbuilt Google Maps support, Ford's going to be the first to go it away for free—in Sync-equipped cars, that is.  It'll become available late June, for all 2010 - 2011 car models.
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
OnStar Gets Directions From Google Maps
Discussion: PR Newswire and Xconomy
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
How-to: check your iPhone 4 upgrade eligibility  —  AT&T's made it pretty clear how this upgrade sitch is going to go down for existing customers moving to an iPhone 4 on the 24th of the month, but if you want to double-check and make sure you're good to go (we can't blame you) …
Discussion: AppleInsider and Phones Review
Reuters:
iPhone maker Foxconn seeks price hikes to offset wages  —  (Reuters) - iPhone maker Foxconn International Holdings said it will seek higher prices from its clients to help offset wage hikes at a plant in southern China that has been hit by a series of suicides.
Discussion: Electronista
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Lorraine Luk / China Real Time Report:
Hon Hai Fallout Could Include Relocations
Robin Goad / Hitwise Intelligence:
Social networks now more popular than search engines in the UK  —  Social networks now receive more UK Internet visits than search engines.  During May, social networks accounted for 11.88% of UK Internet visits and search engines accounted for 11.33%.  May was the first ever month …
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Muglia on Google, Azure, and the future of Windows Server  —  Although he's presided over the expansion of Microsoft's server business, Bob Muglia is ready to help companies move away from that same server software.  —  Well, he is at least as long as those businesses are moving …
Jon / p2pnet:
Does LimeWire owe the RIAA $1.5 trillion?  —  RIAA:- If anyone has ever wondered if Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony Music and their RIAA have lost it, they should wonder no more.  —  “The corks were popping over in LaLa land”, said p2pnet in the middle of May.
Ars Technica:
Windows Phone 7 Marketplace to be porn-free zone  —  The online store is now a key part of the smartphone platform value proposition.  Microsoft's Marketplace, offering a range of software for Windows Mobile 6.x, has been up and running for eight months.  Today, the company announced a new set …
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes on Competition From Apple, Netflix, Nintendo, and Redbox  —  Part II of Fast Company's interview with Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes.  —  Blockbuster has been taking lots of flack for the company's poor earnings, shareholder in-fighting, and inability to combat the success of Netflix and Redbox.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Bill Howard / Gearlog:
2TB Hard Drives Crack the $100 Barrier  —  2TB drives are down as low as $100 street, a year and a half after first coming to market, at $250 and up.  That's $100 on promotional sales, for moderate-performance drives.  Over the weekend, NewEgg.com offered the Seagate LP ST32000542AS …
Discussion: I4U News
 
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
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Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
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Michiko Kakutani / New York Times:
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Apple's Matrix-Style App Wall Reloaded
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Jason Kottke / kottke.org:
David Foster Wallace on iPhone 4's FaceTime