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2:45 PM ET, September 7, 2007

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Josef Adalian / Variety:
Apple seeks TV price cut  —  Download costs could be chopped in half  —  Apple is mulling a plan to cut the price of TV show downloads in half — an idea that's not going over too well in Hollywood.  —  According to three people familiar with the proposal, Apple has told networks and studios …
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: The iPhone-Price-Cut Slide Continues; Cumulative Mkt Cap Hit Tops $11 Billion  —  Apple's (AAPL) decision to cut the price of the of the 8 GB iPhone by $200 is proving to be a costly one - at least to the stock's market cap.  —  Apple shares are down again today, extending the slide into a third day.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Apple wants to slash TV show prices in half, aggresively drive iPod sales
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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.
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Steve Jobs' $100 iPhone Credit: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished  —  Once he started reading his e-mail from angry customers who paid full price for an iPhone, it didn't take Steve Jobs long to decide that his initial Econ 101 response to critics of the precipitous price cut — "Well …
Discussion: Gizmodo and iPhone Matters
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Steve Jobs Speaks the Truth About the iPhone Price Drop  —  I hate to say it, but I think Steve Jobs is telling the truth about the iPhone price cut.  —  We are so used to cryptic and seemingly disingenuous communication out of Apple that we miss it when Mr. Jobs says crassly what most businessmen try …
Fred / A VC:   Bumming On Apple  —  Apple right now is like the girl …
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 …
BBC:
US backing for two-tier internet  —  The US Justice Department has said that internet service providers should be allowed to charge for priority traffic.  —  The agency said it was opposed to "network neutrality", the idea that all data on the net is treated equally.
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.
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
'The Long Tail Is Just Not That Long'  —  Q&A: Starcom's Emerging Video Guru Tracey Scheppach  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Tracey Scheppach's job is, simply, to help advertisers find new methods to hawk their wares on TV.  But deciding on those methods is far from simple.
Kim Hart / Washington Post:
Shutting Down Big Downloaders  —  Comcast Cuts Internet Service to Bandwidth Hogs  —  The rapid growth of online videos, music and games has created a new Internet sin: using it too much.  —  Comcast has punished some transgressors by cutting off their Internet service arguing …
Discussion: dslreports.com, CCUCEO and Smart Mobs
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Delicious Preview - Next Gen Search For Yahoo?  —  A new version of Delicious (sans dots) was released as a private preview today.  I got an invite and have been poking around.  Techcrunch got the exclusive on the story, so they have a full review up.  But in my initial quick tests, a couple of features immediately stood out for me.
Discussion: MediaFuturist
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Know Your Rights: Is it illegal to make my own ringtones?  —  Know Your Rights is Engadget's new technology law series, written by our own totally punk copyright attorney Nilay Patel.  In it we'll try to answer some fundamental tech-law questions to help you stay out of trouble in this brave new world.
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