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4:50 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.
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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.
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:
Discussion: Scobleizer
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.
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple giving early iPhone buyers $100 credit  —  You were not happy, and Steve Jobs listened.  Apple has posted an Open Letter from Steve (yet another blog post, Steve?  When are you going to make it official?  You know, we are looking for bloggers... I'm just saying) …
Discussion: Macworld
USA Today:
Q&A with Jobs: 'That's what happens in technology'
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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Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
U.S. DOJ questions net neutrality rules
Discussion: dslreports.com
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:   Justice Department Says ISPs Are Like The Post Office
Thomas O. Barnett / usdoj.gov:
EX PARTE FILING UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Discussion: Threat Level
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 …
Dan Nystedt / InfoWorld:
Apple may face lawsuit over iPod Touch moniker  —  (InfoWorld) - High Tech Computer (HTC) celebrated its 10th anniversary on Thursday with a rare compliment from Apple: the company adopted the same name HTC uses on one of its smartphones for the iPod Touch.  —  HTC, the Taiwanese handset and PDA …
Discussion: DailyTech, NEWSFACTOR, Inquirer and Playlist
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Does Apple's iPod touch have Bluetooth?
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Gadgetell
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:   Hotspot Renaissance from iPod Touch? Hardly
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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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Reader Adds Search
Adam Mathes / Official Google Blog:
Collect, share, and discover books  —  Books often live a vibrant life offline, and through digitization Google Book Search tries to help them live an even more exciting life online through full text search.  Today we're launching some new features that go beyond search so you can collect, share, and discover new books.
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Inside Google Book Search:
Share and enjoy  —  "Share and Enjoy": It's not just the slogan …
Discussion: Webware.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Books: Embed Book Clips Into Websites
Discussion: VentureBeat and WebProNews
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 and Forever Geek
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Todd Bishop / 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: Microsoft and InfoWorld
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Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:   Bus-Fi v Bus-Fi: Microsoft Gets into Commuter Wi-Fi Service for Employees
Rafael / anti|tgtsoft:
Install Windows Live Suite applications on Windows Vista x64 (the hard way)  —  Microsoft just released a new "unified" installer for a bunch of Windows Live applications.  It's so great, it doesn't work on 64-bit machines ([looks like someone forgot a Wow64EnableWow64FsRedirection call or two] …
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Windows Live's Trojan Horse
Yahoo! Messenger Blog:
New Mac version: Beta 2  —  It's heeeeeeeere!  —  We know our Mac users have been waiting patiently for a new version of Yahoo! Messenger for Mac.  The wait is finally over.  Please give a warm welcome to the new Yahoo! Messenger for Mac 3.0 Beta 2.  Download it now.  —  This new version includes:
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Yahoo! Messenger 3.0 beta 2 for Mac finally hits the streets
Discussion: Mashable!
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for September 2007  —  Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification issued: September 6, 2007  —  Microsoft Security Bulletins to be issued: September 11, 2007  —  This is an advance notification of five security bulletins that Microsoft …
 
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Want your $200 back?  —  My friend Lan Bui, one of the producers …
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1.5 Years: Where Are We Now?  —  I wrote this post well ahead …
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