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7:45 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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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.
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
CNNMoney.com:
Apple giving $100 credit to early iPhone buyers  —  After the price of an 8 GB iPhone was reduced to $399 from $599, CEO Jobs agrees to give store credit to those who paid the original price.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — After receiving hundreds of emailed complaints from existing Apple …
Discussion: Online Fandom
New York Times:
IPhone Owners Crying Foul Over Price Cut  —  In June, they were calling it the God Phone.  Yesterday, it was the Chump Phone.  —  People who had rushed to buy the Apple iPhone over the last two months suddenly and embarrassingly found that they had overpaid by $200 for the year's most coveted gadget.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Paul Kedrosky's …
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.
Tom Drapeau / The Netscape Blog:
Upcoming Netscape changes  —  › tags: Community, Netscape, Portal, Social News, SocialNews  —  To the Netscape Community...  There are some upcoming changes to the Netscape.com site that we hope will improve your experience.  We'll be providing two different news options for you based …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Netscape Digg Clone Is Kaput  —  We've known about it for weeks (despite Netscape's claims that our post was innacurate), but now it's confirmed: AOL has announced the end of Netscape as a social news portal.  —  In a statement, Tom Drapeau spun the decision as being AOL listening …
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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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.
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Multiply, social networking for 30-somethings, raises $16.6M  —  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.
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Matt Richtel / International Herald Tribune:
Social networking sites take notice of seniors
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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."
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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Microsoft:
Microsoft Directly Engages Custom Installers at CEDIA EXPO 2007
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Cell phones can trigger medical equipment failure, problem could get worse  —  As people become increasingly comfortable with the use of cellphones, they're beginning to chafe at the remaining restrictions on their use (as anyone who has boarded an airplane recently can attest).
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Jnack / John Nack on Adobe:
"Photoshop Express" RIA sneak-peeked today  —  Today the crowd at Photoshop World got a quick preview of Photoshop Express, a new application currently in development at Adobe.  First hinted at by Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen some six months ago, Photoshop Express isn't meant to duplicate/replace Photoshop CS3 or Photoshop Elements.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Europe's Seedcamp winners announced  —  The winners of Seedcamp, the new incubator-style event for European startups, have been announced.  In an extraordinary decision the 36 judges (made up of Seedcamp investors including nine of Europe's top VCs, mentors and Seedcamp board) …
Discussion: Fred Destin
Business Week:
Amazon Does Downloads, Sort Of  —  Why its push into digital delivery of books, movies, and music seems halfhearted  —  Shoppers looking to buy Dean Koontz's alien invasion novel The Taking on Amazon.com (AMZN ) see it offered as a new or used paperback.  But they're given no clue …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
Welcome back to TechCrunch UK & Ireland  —  Well, we're cranking up the blogging engine here again.  My name is Mike Butcher and some readers may know me from a while back when I helped launch this site for the first time late last year.  I'm delighted to say that - following a hiatus …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
 
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Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
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Relational database pioneer says technology is obsolete
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Bringing Enterprise 2.0 to Morgan Stanley
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Wsv Guy / Windows Virtualization Team Blog:
SYSTEM CENTER VIRTUAL MACHINE MANAGER: HUGE ANNOUNCEMENTS!
Ryan Block / Engadget:
The Engadget Interview: Phil Schiller, Apple Senior VP of Worldwide …
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