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At WWDC yesterday, Steve Jobs confirmed what have been rumored for a while – iPhone will support 3G, and prices will be cut. Starting at $199 for the smaller, 8GB version and $299 for the 16GB, color option version – iPhone is now destined for the broader audience.

With an open application environment and a clean business model – mobile content will now find its true audience through the unified window of iTunes. Offering a 70/30 split to developers, a open SDK and low entry fees for the firmware unlocking the phone – developers will have a chance at actually making money on mobile content.

Here is a good summary from NY Times from the WWDC

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Venture companies explore new demands with unusual technologies and services. However at present, consumption grows at a sluggish pace under a stagnant economy due to the high cost of raw materials and the subprime loan issue. Under this circumstance, many venture companies do not have reliable asset resources and a firm business infrastructure. Small companies are struggling to raise funds under a tough environment.

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The widespread use of Wikipedia have spurred some interesting offsprings;

For Business try: www.dealipedia.com

“The business deal wiki”
Michael Robertson, founder of MP3.com, started this archive of M&A activities, IPOs, bankruptcies, and scoops on who made money (including him) on the deals.

For relaxation try: www.chickipedia.com

“The wiki of hot women”
Learn that Scarlett Johansson is known for “her popularity with up-and-coming celebrity men” … and going-nowhere Web surfers.

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A Reuters report today highlights organizations that are cutting back the number of days employees are required to physically show up at work because of soaring gas prices. Even employees who are required to be on-site in order to work, such as janitors, are being cut down to four-day workweeks to save gas. White collar workers, of course, are being allowed, encouraged or forced to stay home once a week or more often and telecommute.

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Apple won’t crank up the hype machine about all the new things an iPhone can do until its Worldwide Developers Conference on June 9, but here’s a small taste of what’s in store: finding things to do in the neighborhood when you’re at a loss.

That’s the idea behind Pelago, the first company funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as part of the $100 million iFund the venture capital firm announced in March at Apple’s last big iPhone event.

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Many members of the Web 2.0 generation of internet companies have so far produced little in the way of revenue, despite bringing about some significant changes in online behaviour, according to some of the entrepreneurs and financiers behind the movement.

The shortage of revenue among social networks, blogs and other “social media” sites that put user-generated content and communications at their core has persisted despite more than four years of experimentation aimed at turning such sites into money-makers. Together with the US economic downturn and a shortage of initial public offerings, the failure has damped the mood in internet start-up circles.

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