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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.
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?  —  Yeah, you've seen it before, that's the iPod touch.  But take a closer look at the upper-right corner of the display.  See that little icon?  Right, Bluetooth, as in the not announced Bluetooth radio in Apple's new iPod touch.
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
HTC 'Touched' by New Apple iPod  —  Did Apple pay HTC a compliment by naming a new iPod after the company's Touch smart phone—or make a costly mistake?  —  Recommend this story?  —  High Tech Computer Corp. celebrated its 10th anniversary on Thursday with a rare compliment from Apple Inc. …
Discussion: NEWSFACTOR and DailyTech
Terrence Russell / Epicenter:
Four Mistakes Apple Made With The IPhone Price Drop
Discussion: Portfolio.com
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
John Markoff / New York Times:
Apple Cuts iPhone Price Ahead of Holidays
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 …
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.
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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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Zoho's Business Suite Taking on Google Apps  —  Zoho has been a busy company.  Over the past two years they've launched 12 applications along with 4 utilities, nearly all with APIs.  Last October Zoho tied these programs together for individuals with a single sign-on feature.
Discussion: VentureBeat
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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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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amazon & Google To Enter eBook Business
Discussion: TeleRead
Business Wire:
Alienware's Cutting-Edge New HD Media Server Showcased at Life|  ware Booth Along with the Hangar18: HD Entertainment Center, Now with Blu-ray Disc  —  MIAMI—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Triggering the latest evolution in digital entertainment, Alienware® - the leading manufacturer of high-performance desktop …
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Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Sony Announces Home Entertainment Server
Discussion: CNET News.com
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
Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
Apple plugs gaping iTunes hole, doesn't tell everyone  —  Apple today shipped an iTunes software refresh to add support for all its shiny new toys but, unless you're following security announcements closely, you'd never know that iTunes 7.4 contains a fix for a pretty nasty code execution vulnerability.
Discussion: eWEEK.com and CNET News.com
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
 
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Apple announces new music download service, Groove to fight on
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Microsoft's Media Center to support four CableCARDs
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