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10:05 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.
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.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Dear Steve Jobs  —  Dave Winer wants a T-shirt.  —  Me, I'd like to let you keep the $100 per iPhone you so generously are going to give me and other early adopters who bought the iPhone.  —  Here's what I'd like for my $300.  —  I'd like an iPhone where software developers can go to town and play.
Discussion: and Michael Gartenberg
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:
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
How about a T-shirt??  —  Apple is offering a $100 store credit to early iPhone purchasers.  Good idea, glad they're responding.  —  Even better would be to give us something unique, to commemorate the "early days" of the product.  A T-shirt maybe, a poster, an iPhone mug from Starbucks?
Discussion: Macenstein
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.
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 …
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 …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
DoJ argues against net neutrality in FCC filing, says "trust us"
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Justice Department Says ISPs Are Like The Post Office
Discussion: InfoWorld
Ryan Block / Engadget:
The Engadget Interview: Phil Schiller, Apple Senior VP of Worldwide Product Marketing  —  At this week's Apple event we got a rare chance to speak with one of the most well regarded and tight-lipped veeps in the biz, Apple's Phil Schiller.  It's never fun knowing you have to throw half …
Joel Johnson / Boing Boing Gadgets:
Confirmation: No Bluetooth in iPod Touch
Discussion: CrunchGear
Phil Windley / Between the Lines:
Why Vista?  —  I'm working on a head-to-head review of Parallels and Fusion, two competing virtualization packages on OS X, for InfoWorld.  As part of that review, I'm doing a Vista install in both to check the experience, resource usage, and so on.  —  One of the cool features of Parallels is something they call "Smart Select."
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Screen Shots And Feature Overview of Delicious 2.0 Preview  —  Social bookmarking site Delicious launched a limited, invite-only preview of version 2.0 of the service this afternoon.  The new site can be accessed at, although only invited users can actually get in.
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 …
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
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Facebook: Opening Up, But on Its Own Terms  —  Last week we began talking with a independent programmer who ran into a bit of trouble with Facebook over a snippet of code he developed and published that allowed users to update their Facebook status without visiting the site.
Discussion: Bits
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Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for September 2007
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