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1:50 AM ET, June 8, 2010

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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
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPhone 4 first hands-on! (update: FaceTime video demo)  —  We've just gotten some face time (ha ha!) with the new iPhone 4, and let's just say this: it's incredibly sexy.  We'll hand it to Apple, the phone is so thin it's kind of mind-boggling.  The 3GS by comparison looks bloated.
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Why Is AT&T Suddenly So Generous?  —  AT&T's upgrade offer for iPhone 4 is “generous,” as Steve Jobs put it.  Any iPhone owner eligible for an upgrade any time this year can upgrade immediately—up to six months early.  But maybe you shouldn't.  —  You're probably familiar with the standard contract-subsidized phone.
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.
Apple:
Apple Presents iPhone 4  —  All-New Design with FaceTime Video Calling, Retina Display, 5 Megapixel Camera & HD Video Recording  —  Thinnest Smartphone Ever  —  Apple® today presented the new iPhone® 4 featuring FaceTime, which makes the dream of video calling a reality …
Jonathan Hirschman / CenterNetworks:
10 Apple iPhone 4 Game Changers  —  Editor's note: there has been a good discussion this afternoon about the new iPhone 4 and how it compares to Android and other mobile devices on the NY Tech Meetup mailing list.  Jonathan Hirschman put together the below list of game changers coming …
Paul Miller / Engadget:
iPhone 4 announced, launching June 24 for $199 with new FaceTime video chat
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Posts iPhone 4 Feature Video
Discussion: TiPb
John Biggs / MobileCrunch:
iPhone OS 4.0 - now iOS - is here
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Netflix app headed for the iPhone
Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News:
Verizon iPhone, $99 Apple TV and other no-shows
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  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs takes tremendous pride in his public performances, and it pays off.  His product presentations are usually seamless and even hypnotic.  Even today at WWDC, when faced with a crowd that already knew much of what he was going …
Discussion: Velocity
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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AppleInsider:
Apple releases Safari 5 with extensions, expanded HTML5 support  —  Apple on Monday released Safari 5, the latest version of its desktop Web browser, with a 30 percent performance increase, the addition of Bing search and secure sandboxed extensions, as well as support for more than a dozen new HTML5 technologies.
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:   First impression of Safari 5: meh.
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.
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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Brandon Watson / The Windows Blog:
New Policies for Next Gen Windows Phone Marketplace
Jason Kottke / kottke.org:
David Foster Wallace on iPhone 4's FaceTime  —  The recently announced iPhone 4 includes a feature called FaceTime; it's wifi videophone functionality.  In Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace wrote that within the reality of the book, videophones enjoyed enormous initial popularity but then after a few months, most people gave it up.
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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
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Did Apple's iPhone 4 Just Kill the Flip?  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs just announced the highly anticipated fourth-generation iPhone at WWDC, and the device is bound to make some people at Cisco pretty nervous: The iPhone 4 features 720p HD video recording at 30fps, an LED flash that doubles …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, GigaOM and TUAW
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Andrew Nusca / ZDNet:
Why Apple's new iPhone 4 is not a Flip mini camcorder killer
Discussion: Gizmodo, Crave and CNET News
Bonnie Cha / The Download Blog:
Big HTC Evo 4G launch leads to Qik meltdown  —  It seems no one was really prepared for the huge demand for the HTC Evo 4G.  Not only did Sprint and other retailers run out of the devices, but Qik, the provider for the Evo 4G's video chat app, was also overwhelmed by the phone's popularity …
 
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Mark Knichel / Gmail Blog:
Google Maps previews in Gmail and Google Buzz
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Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Looking to Help Developers Grow, Facebook Tests New Bookmarks Feature
Ben Blanchard / Reuters:
China vows no let-up to state control of Internet
Discussion: Computerworld
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Here's How The Government Can Fix Silicon Valley: Leave It Alone
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why the Golden Age of Mobile and Online Advertising Is Upon Us
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Seed Deals Account for 26% of Early-stage Web Investments
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Christopher Drew / New York Times:
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Aspen Steib / CNN:
The next Silicon Valley? It may be New York
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Yahoo's New Features Are an Admission That Facebook Has Won the Social Race
Brad Stone / Bits:
Why Apple's iBooks Numbers Are Meaningless
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Barnes & Noble offers free coffee to promote in-store e-reading
Discussion: Maximum PC and The Seattle Times