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4:25 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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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Steve Jobs live — Apple's "The beat goes on" special event  —  9:20AM PDT - They kept everyone outside a little longer than we would have liked, but they're finally admitting.  This is the Moscone West — we're assuming the huge hall Steve launched the iPhone in back in January.
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:
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple cuts 8GB iPhone price to $399  —  With the new heat the iPhone will be getting from the iPod Touch, Apple decided to lower the barrier of entry to a much more palatable $399, and that's for the 8GB model, which just yesterday was rocking at $599 pricepoint.
Michael Gartenberg:
Apple Introduces New iPods - Second Take  —  No doubt this was a huge launch for Apple this morning and leaves them with a product line that's going to be hard for Apple's competitors to match.  Let's break it down quickly.  There's a lot here and I'll have more to say later on.
Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:
Microsoft cuts Zune price as Apple ups ante for iPods
Discussion: Inquirer and CNET News.com
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Apple Reactions: The Future of Wireless Audio and Video
Discussion: Technovia
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
With the iPod Touch, iPhone-Specific Sites Suddenly Seem Smarter
Discussion: Ajaxian, last100, Engadget and Switched
Jon Fortt / CNNMoney.com:
Apple unveils new iPod with Wi-Fi
Discussion: The Utility Belt and SMS Text News
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.
Discussion: Download Squad and Mashable!
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Spreadsheets Lets You Import Online Data  —  Google Spreadsheets wins the prize for the coolest new features launched this summer in Google's web applications.  —  The magical autofill lets you type the first elements from a series, select them, drag the fill handle (a small blue square) …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
 
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