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5:50 PM ET, September 6, 2007

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Steve Jobs / Apple:
To all iPhone customers:  —  I have received hundreds of emails from iPhone customers who are upset about Apple dropping the price of iPhone by $200 two months after it went on sale.  After reading every one of these emails, I have some observations and conclusions.
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Fight: Nokia & Apple Ads Trade Blows Over iPhone Price Cut  —  Bought that iPhone and now upset over the $200 price drop after it's been out only 60 days?  Nokia's guessing plenty are and reaching out to them on Google via search ads.  But Apple's not sitting back in the face of the Nokia ad campaign.
Terrence Russell / Epicenter:
Four Mistakes Apple Made With The IPhone Price Drop  —  Don't get us wrong—price cuts are a good thing.  But yesterday's $200 iPhone price drop has left many current iPhone owners seething.  Based on a lot of what we saw at the Moscone Center yesterday, it's clear that Apple made the following four mistakes:
Discussion: Scobleizer and Valleywag
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.
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple giving early iPhone buyers $100 credit  —  You were not happy, and Steve Jobs listened.  Apple has posted an Open Letter from Steve (yet another blog post, Steve?  When are you going to make it official?  You know, we are looking for bloggers... I'm just saying) …
Discussion: O'Grady's PowerPage
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Early iPhone adopters receive $100 credit from Apple
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
At least the launch lines should be shorter now
Associated Press:
Feds OK Fee for Priority Web Traffic  —  WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Thursday said Internet service providers should be allowed to charge a fee for priority Web traffic.  —  The agency told the Federal Communications Commission, which is reviewing high-speed Internet practices …
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US Department of Justice:
Department of Justice Comments on "Network Neutrality" in Federal Communications Commission Proceeding  —  Antitrust Division Says Regulatory Proposals Could Limit Consumer Choice and Deter Network Investment  —  WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice cautioned against imposing regulations …
Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
U.S. DOJ questions net neutrality rules
Discussion: Ars Technica and dslreports.com
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:   Justice Department Says ISPs Are Like The Post Office
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 …
Dan Nystedt / InfoWorld:
Apple may face lawsuit over iPod Touch moniker  —  (InfoWorld) - High Tech Computer (HTC) celebrated its 10th anniversary on Thursday with a rare compliment from Apple: the company adopted the same name HTC uses on one of its smartphones for the iPod Touch.  —  HTC, the Taiwanese handset and PDA …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Does Apple's iPod touch have Bluetooth?
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Gadget Lab
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:   Hotspot Renaissance from iPod Touch? Hardly
Inside Google Book Search:
My (own) library on Book Search  —  My apartment is kind of cluttered, and my book collection is no exception.  Which means I sometimes have a hard time finding the book I'm looking for.  Take last weekend, for example, when I found myself staring blindly at my shelves and wondering...
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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.
Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
Zune tries to score with supermodels  —  It seems almost pathetic in light of yesterday's gigantic iFest, but Microsoft is still puttering along with its own bits of news about the Zune.  A day after its announced price cut, for example, the company continues to make branding partnerships …
Discussion: Engadget
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Business Wire:
AOL Completes Acquisition of Behavioral Targeting Firm TACODA  —  DULLES, Va.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—AOL announced today that it has completed its acquisition of TACODA, a company that specializes in behavioral targeting solutions for advertisers and publishers.  AOL originally announced its intention to acquire TACODA on July 24, 2007.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
AOL Finalizes $275 Million Purchase Of Tacoda
Discussion: WebProNews
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.
EFFI:
Corrupt countries were more likely to support the OOXML document format  —  International Organization for Standardization (ISO) rejected the fast-track approval of the controversial Microsoft-supported OOXML document format as an ISO standard in a vote on 2 September 2007.
Nick Denton:
Gizmodo overtakes Engadget  —  It's been the blogospheric equivalent of the great newspaper tabloid wars.  For three years, Gizmodo has tussled with Engadget, the rival gadget blog.  Well, actually, both titles have grown at the expense of established tech sites like CNET, grudge matches between equals are more fun to watch.
Discussion: Ryan Block and Valleywag
 
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Facebook: Opening Up, But on Its Own Terms
Zephoria / apophenia:
confused by Facebook  —  Social network sites have become …
Discussion: Scobleizer
Yahoo! Messenger Blog:
New Mac version: Beta 2
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for September 2007
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Tech Talk: Unopened rebate requests found in San Jose dumpster
Discussion: VentureBeat
 Earlier Items: 
Veronica Belmont:
Want your $200 back?  —  My friend Lan Bui, one of the producers …
Discussion: CNET News.com and Engadget
Business Wire:
Alienware's Cutting-Edge New HD Media Server Showcased at Life|
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Zoho's Business Suite Taking on Google Apps
Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
Apple plugs gaping iTunes hole, doesn't tell everyone
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft launching Seattle-Redmond bus service
Alex / Continuing Intermittent Incoherency:
1.5 Years: Where Are We Now?  —  I wrote this post well ahead …
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