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10:55 AM ET, June 8, 2010

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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.
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 …
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Did the New York Times Just Declare War on News Aggregators?
Discussion: BoomTown
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 …
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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.
Rene Ritchie / TiPb:
iPhone 4 vs Droid Incredible vs Android Evo 4G vs Nexus One tech specs  —  We've once again taken our good buddy Phil Nickinson's Android Central tech spec sheet featuring the Droid Incredible, Evo 4G, and Nexus One, and added in Apple's just-announced iPhone 4 and we gotta tell ya — smartphones have never been this good.
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.
Apple:
Apple Releases Safari 5  —  Apple® today released Safari® 5, the latest version of the world's fastest and most innovative web browser, featuring the new Safari Reader for reading articles on the web without distraction, a 30 percent performance increase over Safari 4 …
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Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
First impression of Safari 5: meh.
Discussion: TUAW and The Tech Update
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.
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.
Paul Bryan / The Windows Blog:
Windows Phone 7 Means Business  —  Microsoft's annual TechEd Conference started today and we're taking this opportunity to share more about what Windows Phone 7 means to business through keynotes, sessions and product demonstrations.  I thought I'd take a few minutes to share an overview of what attendees are hearing.
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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Windows Phone 7 Marketplace to be porn-free zone
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
Watch the Apple Keynote's Network Meltdown  —  WWDC keynotes are usually carefully orchestrated affairs.  This one?  Not so much.  You've read in our live blog how Steve Jobs had to bail on a demo because of network trouble.  Now you can watch how uncomfortable it all was.
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Steve Jobs Survives Gizmodo, But Not MiFi
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Adobe releases Lightroom 3  —  Adobe has released Photoshop Lightroom 3, the popular photo manipulating and management tool.  It's been in beta for a while, so none of the features will be particularly shocking, but the final version being made available today does have a few tricks up its sleeve.
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Still More on Android Fragmentation  —  In an item on his personal blog, Dan Morrill, the Google program manager who I thought was insufficiently concerned about Android fragmentation, has followed up on his original post.  He mentions my take, and while he says he found it somewhat histrionic, that's okay-he also says he liked it.
Discussion: only rainwater …
Philbo / Bogle's Blog:
Code Reviews at Google  —  I wanted to share a little bit about how Google does code reviews, because both the infrastructure and the philosophy are potentially useful to developers in many companies.  —  Google tries to do as much as possible through the browser, and that extends to code reviews.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple's Matrix-Style App Wall Reloaded  —  A year ago, I did a post highlighting Apple's awesome-looking App Wall.  The wall was a series of Apple monitors set up to show the App Store in a Matrix-like way.  Arranged by color, each time an app was purchased, it would pulse.
Discussion: Mashable!, MacStories and MacNN
Michiko Kakutani / New York Times:
Books of The Times: ‘The Facebook Effect’ by David Kirkpatrick  —  Responding to growing user concerns about privacy and growing scrutiny from American and European regulators of privacy practices, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and chief executive of Facebook.com, last month tried to explain …
Discussion: Beet.TV, Thanks:beet_tv
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
iTunes 9.2 Coming Alongside iOS 4 — Yes, It's Still Called iTunes  —  It shouldn't be a huge surprise to anyone, but alongside the new iOS 4 (formerly iPhone OS 4) software launching on June 21, Apple will be releasing a new version of iTunes.  I was told as much by an Apple employee during …
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
iOS 4 gold build now available to iPhone Developer Program members
Sachin Agarwal / Sachin's Posterous:
FaceTime will be successful because you don't need an account … via apple.com  —  This is going to change everything.  I can't wait to be able to do video calls with my parents, with Kate, with friends all over the world. iChat failed here because it was software.
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Jason Kottke / kottke.org:
David Foster Wallace on iPhone 4's FaceTime
Andrew Nusca / ZDNet:
Why Apple's new iPhone 4 is not a Flip mini camcorder killer  —  Is the high-definition video available on Apple's new iPhone 4 a Flip-killer?  —  Flip, the mini camcorder now made by Cisco, was first introduced in 2007, and since then it's completely taken the digital video market by storm.
Discussion: GigaOM, Crave, CNET News and Gizmodo
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Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Did Apple's iPhone 4 Just Kill the Flip?
Discussion: GigaOM, GottaBeMobile and TUAW
 
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Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Twitter to hire White House liaison to help policymakers ‘tweet more effectively’
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Who Controls Spectrum in the USA?
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Social networks now more popular than search engines in the UK
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Looking to Help Developers Grow, Facebook Tests New Bookmarks Feature
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Military Chatrooms from California to Afghanistan
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Verizon iPhone, $99 Apple TV and other no-shows
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
AdMob CEO Omar Hamoui On The FTC, Competing With Apple, And …
Aspen Steib / CNN:
The next Silicon Valley? It may be New York
Discussion: NYConvergence