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7:40 AM 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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Saul Hansell / Bits:
Apple Reactions: The Future of Wireless Audio and Video
Discussion: Geek Speaker
Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:
Microsoft cuts Zune price as Apple ups ante for iPods
Discussion: Inquirer and CNET News.com
Jon Fortt / CNNMoney.com:
Apple unveils new iPod with Wi-Fi
Discussion: The Utility Belt and SMS Text News
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Apple unveils new iPod touch, "fat" iPod nano at special event
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 …
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.
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple screwed you: So now what?  —  The $200 price drop isn't going over well with readers.  So here are a few TUAW tips for how to handle this situation:  —  Returns.  If you're within the first 14 days of purchase, you're golden.  Go back to the store and raise hell.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
How To Get $200 Back If You Just Got An iPhone  —  Did you just buy an 8GB iPhone and paid full price?  And are you feeling upset over the $200 dollar price drop that Apple (AAPL) just announced?  Well there is a way you can help yourself and get $200 back.  Apple's store return policy states:
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Steve Jobs live — Apple's "The beat goes on" special event
Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPod touch first hands-on
Discussion: rexblog.com
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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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
e-Books, Yet Again — Amazon Gears Up To Fail  —  Amazon is about to introduce yet another attempt at an e-book, the NYT reports.  The Kindle will go on sale this fall for $400 to $500.  The NYT summarizes the many failed attempts to introduce e-books, and wonders if this one will finally succeed.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
10 Future Web Trends  —  We're well into the current era of the Web, commonly referred to as Web 2.0.  Features of this phase of the Web include search, social networks, online media (music, video, etc), content aggregation and syndication (RSS), mashups (APIs), and much more.
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 …
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Sarah McBride / Wall Street Journal:
Vudu Brings Movies to TV From Internet
Discussion: GigaOM and NewTeeVee
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Idiots In The Box, Part Deux: Vudu's Movie Box Launches …
Discussion: USA Today
Xavier / notebooks.com:
HP iPAQ 600 Business Navigator Series (video)  —  HP officially announced the iPAQ 600 Business Navigator Series tonight.  The new iPAQ 600 is a Quad-band, 3G smartphone with GPS navigation.  This phone is all business and certified to work with popular enterprise applications.
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Bonnie Cha / CNET News.com:
HP introduces big-and-brawny iPaq 610 and iPaq 910 smart phones
Discussion: Computerworld and InfoWorld
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
Discussion: Inquirer, Engadget and CNET News.com
Todd Haselton / Ars Technica:
Microsoft's LucidTouch: a multi-touch display with pseudo-transparency  —  From Apple's iPhone to Microsoft's Surface, multi-touch user interfaces are becoming all the rage.  The only trouble is that our fingers are both a tool and a hindrance; whatever we're interacting with on the display …
Discussion: acm.org
Loren / Incremental Blogger:
Quick look at InkWell and Vista handwriting recognition  —  I just uploaded a screencast that shows handwriting recognition being performed by Mac's InkWell technology as well as that provided on Tablet PCs and in Vista.  In this video, the demo is all done on an iMac within Firefox.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Michael Kanellos / ZDNet:
Seagate's new line of hard drives  —  If you're working the surveillance detail for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, or just want to record video of live sports events, Seagate Technology has the hard drives for you.  —  The Scotts Valley, Calif.-based company announced nine …
Discussion: GigaOM
 
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