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1:55 AM ET, September 7, 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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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: HipMojo.com 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:
New York Times:
IPhone Owners Crying Foul Over Price Cut  —  In June, they were calling it the God Phone.  Yesterday, it was the Chump Phone.  —  People who had rushed to buy the Apple iPhone over the last two months suddenly and embarrassingly found that they had overpaid by $200 for the year's most coveted gadget.
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's … and Macworld
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?
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:   The Puppet Master  —  I have never before quoted myself at length …
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 …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
DoJ argues against net neutrality in FCC filing, says "trust us"  —  The Department of Justice's Antitrust Division has two words for all the network neutrality backers who believe that a bit of government regulation could go a long way towards keeping the Internet open: trust us.
Discussion: The Register, InfoWorld and TechCrunch
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."
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 preview.delicious.com, although only invited users can actually get in.
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Multiply, social networking for 30-somethings, raises $16.6 million  —  Multiply, a social network aimed at 30-somethings, has just announced additional venture funding of $16.6 million  —  The Boca Raton, Florida-based Multiply struggled after launching in late 2003.
Discussion: alarm:clock and paidContent.org
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple Hi-Fi, RIP: 2006 - 2007  —  Who can forget the Apple Hi-Fi's, shall we say, inauspicious introduction?  A product Steve, an audiophile himself, proclaimed Apple developed so he could throw out his system, was introduced along side the infamous $100 leather iPod case to deafening silence amidst …
Discussion: Infinite Loop and TechSpot News
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 …
Discussion: eWEEK.com and InfoWorld
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
MySpace to get popular Facebook travel app  —  Soon you can brag about your travels to your fellow MySpace friends as well as your height, weight and looks.  —  Where I've Been aka WIB, an application for sharing a map on places you've visited, lived in or want to visit …
Discussion: Mashable!
 
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John Timmer / Ars Technica:
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Aaron O. Patrick / Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: Engadget and Ubergizmo
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confused by Facebook  —  Social network sites have become …
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Yahoo! Messenger Blog:
New Mac version: Beta 2
Nick Denton:
Gizmodo overtakes Engadget
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for September 2007
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