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12:00 PM ET, September 6, 2007

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USA Today:
Q&A with Jobs: 'That's what happens in technology'  —  It's not every day you slice the price of a popular product by one-third.  —  But Apple CEO Steve Jobs did just that Wednesday with the iPhone.  By the end of the day, the combination cellphone, iPod and Internet device was available for $399, down from $599.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Nokia Marketing Team Reaches Out To Angry iPhone Users  —  Nokia's marketing department did some quick thinking yesterday.  They're targeting iPhone users who are angry about the fact that they paid $200 more for their phone than they would have if they waited.
USA Today:
Some early iPhone buyers irked; others have no regrets  —  AN FRANCISCO — Some of the first iPhone buyers were divided about the news that Apple is slashing its price by $200, barely two months after the cellphone was launched.  —  Apple on Wednesday announced the lower price, $399 …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Apple Cuts iPhone Price Ahead of Holidays
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Are Books Passé?  Web Giants Envision the Next Chapter  —  Technology evangelists have predicted the emergence of electronic books for as long as they have envisioned flying cars and video phones.  It is an idea that has never caught on with mainstream book buyers.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amazon & Google To Enter eBook Business  —  The New York Times is reporting that both Amazon and Google are entering the eBook business this year, joining Sony and others who already have products (the image to the right is Sony's Reader).  —  The new Amazon product and service will be called …
Adam Mathes / Official Google Blog:
Collect, share, and discover books  —  Books often live a vibrant life offline, and through digitization Google Book Search tries to help them live an even more exciting life online through full text search.  Today we're launching some new features that go beyond search so you can collect, share, and discover new books.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Books: Embed Book Clips Into Websites
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
e-Books, Yet Again — Amazon Gears Up To Fail
Discussion: TeleRead
Mihai Parparita / Official Google Reader Blog:
"We found it!"  —  Here's a search box:  —  Search in Reader  —  Doesn't seem all that special, does it?  Most Google sites have it.  But let's look at where it is:  —  That's right, search is finally in Google Reader.  Now you can find that that apricot recipe you came across a few months ago and now have a craving for.
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Reader Adds Search  —  As mentioned in the previous post, Google Reader is now mature.  But how could it mature be without having a search feature?  The wait is over: Google Reader finally added search.  —  You can search all your feeds, the feeds from a folder or the posts from a single feed.
Philip Fung / Facebook Blog:
Public Search Listings on Facebook … Starting today, we are making limited public search listings available to people who are not logged in to Facebook.  We're expanding search so that people can see which of their friends are on Facebook more easily.  The public search listing contains less information …
Wall Street Journal:
Download This: YouTube Phenom Has a Big Secret  —  Singer Marié Digby Isn't  —  Quite What She Appears;  —  'Make People Like Me'  —  A 24-year-old singer and guitarist named Marié Digby has been hailed as proof that the Internet is transforming the world of entertainment.
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
Mac BU prepares "sneak peek" of Office 2008 for Mac  —  Back at Macworld in January, I got a carefully-controlled look at the Mac Office 2008 beta.  This did not include a tour of Entourage—large, widget-like notification application excepted.  Nine months and a delayed release date for Mac Office later …
Discussion: InfoWorld
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CraigE / Mac Mojo:
Office 2008 for Mac Sneak Peek Kick-Off
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Zoho preps Business edition  —  Zoho is prepping a Business edition of its on demand software suite aimed at small and medium-sized businesses.This new version will compete with Google Apps, which includes only email, calendar, chat, document and spreadsheet applications, and administrative functions, for $50 per user per year.
Discussion: CenterNetworks and Zoli's Blog
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Windows Live's Trojan Horse  —  Microsoft launched a software bundle for the most important products released under the Windows Live umbrella.  Windows Live Installer (Beta) is very similar to Google Pack, but Microsoft doesn't include third-party software.
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Neowin.net
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Microsoft's Media Center to support four CableCARDs  —  Hot on the heels of finding out who Microsoft chose to buddy up with for its Extenders for Windows Media Center comes word that the software itself will support up to four CableCARDs in a single configuration.
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Robert McLaws / Windows Vista Edition:
IPTV, V2 Extenders Coming to Windows Vista Media Center
David Pogue / New York Times:
High-Speed Video Store in the Living Room  —  If you had to make a master list of all the world's problems, "limited access to movies" probably wouldn't appear until page 273,996.  —  Truth is, life is teeming with opportunities to see movies: movie theaters, video stores, DVD-by-mail services …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Apple announces new music download service, Groove to fight on  —  Music services have been slow to let mobile users pay to download music from the Internet, but that just changed, with Apple announcing that iPhone users can now do so.  —  They'll be able to buy music from iTunes directly …
Discussion: StartupSquad
 
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HP:
HP Unveils Chic Computing Portfolio, New Media Relationships …
Keith Golden / Google LatLong:
Happy trails  —  As many of you have discovered, the line tool …
Stephen Lawson / InfoWorld:
Cisco targets collaboration, developing markets
Discussion: Between the Lines
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Sony's Latest Alpha DSLR Officially Unveiled
Discussion: PC World
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
More Competition For IPTV: HP Launching Next.TV
David Kravets / Wired News:
Universal Music Sues Video-Sharing Site
Mike Schramm / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iPods all run video out
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Amanda Lorenzani / The blognation:
blognation's World First Tour Through WiTV, The Joost Killer From Italy
 Earlier Items: 
George Ou:
Sun packs big bang in tiny 2U Intel 7300 16-core server
Xavier / notebooks.com:
HP iPAQ 600 Business Navigator Series (video)
Loren / Incremental Blogger:
Quick look at InkWell and Vista handwriting recognition
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and WinBeta
Richard Martin / InformationWeek:
Linux Adoption To Slow, Say CIOs
Soso Sazesh / Techomical:
NBC/News Corp Joint Venture Hulu Sued By Lulu Enterprises
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
How to have a happy CTO & CEO marriage
Michael Kanellos / ZDNet:
Seagate's new line of hard drives
Discussion: GigaOM
Todd Haselton / Ars Technica:
Mitsubishi Labs' LucidTouch: a multi-touch display with pseudo-transparency
Discussion: acm.org
 

 
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