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1:30 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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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.
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 …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Does Apple's iPod touch have Bluetooth?
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
HTC 'Touched' by New Apple iPod
Discussion: DailyTech and Hardware 2.0
John Markoff / New York Times:
Apple Cuts iPhone Price Ahead of Holidays
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:   Hotspot Renaissance from iPod Touch? Hardly
Mike Schramm / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iPods all run video out
Discussion: Gadget Lab
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.
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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 …
Discussion: TeleRead
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:
Google Books: Embed Book Clips Into Websites  —  Google Books released a useful new tool this morning - the ability to embed parts of public domain books directly into other websites and/or Google Notebook.  —  The clip from the image above is embedded below.  You can choose an image or text embed (both are below).
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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
Alex / Continuing Intermittent Incoherency:
1.5 Years: Where Are We Now?  —  I wrote this post well ahead of the release of IE 7, and I've been holding back on writing a follow up until things seemed reasonably settled.  A year and a half since that post, and almost a year since IE 7 hit the streets, I fear things are more settled than anyone would like.
Discussion: Ajaxian
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: Webware.com, Zoho Blogs and Zoli's Blog
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Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft launching Seattle-Redmond bus service  —  Microsoft, in addition to unveiling a big Seattle expansion plan, is announcing this morning that it will launch a free, wi-fi enabled bus service for employees going to and from its Redmond campus to other places in the region.
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
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.
 
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Variety:
ABC, WBTV in sync on streaming
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Apple announces new music download service, Groove to fight on
Discussion: StartupSquad
HP:
HP Unveils Chic Computing Portfolio, New Media Relationships …
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Stephen Lawson / InfoWorld:
Cisco targets collaboration, developing markets
Discussion: Between the Lines
 Earlier Items: 
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
Discussion: WebProNews and The Utube Blog
Amanda Lorenzani / The blognation:
blognation's World First Tour Through WiTV, The Joost Killer From Italy
George Ou:
Sun packs big bang in tiny 2U Intel 7300 16-core server
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Microsoft's Media Center to support four CableCARDs
Discussion: Gizmodo and Robert McLaws
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
How to have a happy CTO & CEO marriage