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1:25 AM ET, September 7, 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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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Dear Steve Jobs  —  Dave Winer wants a T-shirt.  —  Me, I'd like to let you keep the $100 per iPhone you so generously are going to give me and other early adopters who bought the iPhone.  —  Here's what I'd like for my $300.  —  I'd like an iPhone where software developers can go to town and play.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Michael Gartenberg
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:
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
The Puppet Master  —  I have never before quoted myself at length in a column, but this week's Apple iPhone pricing fiasco calls for it, so here is the beginning of a column I wrote back in January 2002:  —  In 1999, I was commissioned by Vanity Fair magazine to write a story about the relationship between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.
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.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Early iPhone adopters receive $100 credit from Apple
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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US Department of Justice:
Department of Justice Comments on "Network Neutrality" in Federal Communications Commission Proceeding  —  Antitrust Division Says Regulatory Proposals Could Limit Consumer Choice and Deter Network Investment  —  WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice cautioned against imposing regulations …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
DoJ argues against net neutrality in FCC filing, says "trust us"  —  The Department of Justice's Antitrust Division has two words for all the network neutrality backers who believe that a bit of government regulation could go a long way towards keeping the Internet open: trust us.
Discussion: The Register, InfoWorld and TechCrunch
Phil Windley / Between the Lines:
Why Vista?  —  I'm working on a head-to-head review of Parallels and Fusion, two competing virtualization packages on OS X, for InfoWorld.  As part of that review, I'm doing a Vista install in both to check the experience, resource usage, and so on.  —  One of the cool features of Parallels is something they call "Smart Select."
Ryan Block / Engadget:
The Engadget Interview: Phil Schiller, Apple Senior VP of Worldwide Product Marketing  —  At this week's Apple event we got a rare chance to speak with one of the most well regarded and tight-lipped veeps in the biz, Apple's Phil Schiller.  It's never fun knowing you have to throw half …
Discussion: InfoWorld and eWEEK.com
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Joel Johnson / Boing Boing Gadgets:
Confirmation: No Bluetooth in iPod Touch
Discussion: CrunchGear
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Multiply, social networking for 30-somethings, raises $16.6 million  —  Multiply, a social network aimed at 30-somethings, has just announced additional venture funding of $16.6 million  —  The Boca Raton, Florida-based Multiply struggled after launching in late 2003.
Discussion: paidContent.org
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Zephoria / apophenia:
confused by Facebook  —  Social network sites have become …
Discussion: Scobleizer and broadstuff
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Screen Shots And Feature Overview of Delicious 2.0 Preview  —  Social bookmarking site Delicious launched a limited, invite-only preview of version 2.0 of the service this afternoon.  The new site can be accessed at preview.delicious.com, although only invited users can actually get in.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple Hi-Fi, RIP: 2006 - 2007  —  Who can forget the Apple Hi-Fi's, shall we say, inauspicious introduction?  A product Steve, an audiophile himself, proclaimed Apple developed so he could throw out his system, was introduced along side the infamous $100 leather iPod case to deafening silence amidst …
Discussion: Infinite Loop and TechSpot News
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Microsoft hires WebGuide developer  —  Firs there was Windows XP Media Center Edition.  Then there was Windows Vista with media center features built into the operating system.  But while Microsoft has built an excellent 10-foot interface for interacting with TV, video, radio …
 
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John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Cell phones can trigger medical equipment failure, problem could get worse
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Facebook: Opening Up, But on Its Own Terms
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Yahoo! Messenger Blog:
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Nick Denton:
Gizmodo overtakes Engadget
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for September 2007
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Behind the Label: The Top Competitors in Online Video
Dean Takahashi / Mercury News:
Tech Talk: Unopened rebate requests found in San Jose dumpster
Veronica Belmont:
Want your $200 back?  —  My friend Lan Bui, one of the producers …
Discussion: CNET News.com
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