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10:30 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 and everwas
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.
CNNMoney.com:
Apple giving $100 credit to early iPhone buyers
Discussion: Online Fandom
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 …
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.
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
Discussion: Insider Chatter
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.
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 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 …
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Self-Referential Google Docs Chessboard  —  In above chessboard, which is actually a Google Spreadsheet embedded using the advanced publishing options, the king and rook automatically switch their places around every hour (not necessarily in compliance with chess rules!).
Discussion: Download Squad
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 …
Discussion: iLounge and MacDailyNews
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 …
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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
Ben Hardwidge / Custom PC:
HP Blackbird 'kicks the living crap out of Dell XPS' - read the HP interview  —  We talk to Rahul Sood and Mark Budgell from HP about the company's new water-cooled gaming PC  —  The first piece of design to come out of HP's acquisition of Voodoo has finally been unveiled …
Discussion: Inquirer and WinBeta
BBC:
Government backs Trust on iPlayer  —  The UK government has responded to an electronic petition that called on it to ensure the BBC's iPlayer works on non-Windows PCs.  —  More than 16,000 people have signed the petition since it was created.  —  In its response, the government …
Discussion: Compiler and paidContent:UK
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Danah is confused by Facebook's fans  —  Danah Boyd writes that she's she is "utterly confused by the ways in which the tech industry fetishizes Facebook".  —  She asks some good questions and makes some good points.  Lets go through them.  My answers in italics.
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Nokia braces for Trade Commission patent probe
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Dawn C. Chmielewski / Los Angeles Times:
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Michael McWhertor / Kotaku:
Only In Europe: Sony Dates PlayStation Games For Europe (Including Home)
Discussion: GamesIndustry.biz
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Europe's Seedcamp winners announced
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Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Relational database pioneer says technology is obsolete
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Battle between Blu-ray and HD DVD fizzles as consumers watch and wait
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Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
MySpace to get popular Facebook travel app
Discussion: WebProNews and Mashable!
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Cell phones can trigger medical equipment failure, problem could get worse
Discussion: Gadget Lab and ccforum.com
Aaron O. Patrick / Wall Street Journal:
Ad Firms Hurting the Cause?
Joel Johnson / Boing Boing Gadgets:
Confirmation: No Bluetooth in iPod Touch
Discussion: Gadgetell and CrunchGear
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple Hi-Fi, RIP: 2006 - 2007
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Microsoft hires WebGuide developer
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Bringing Enterprise 2.0 to Morgan Stanley
Discussion: Computerworld and Web Strategy
Phil Windley / Between the Lines:
Why Vista?  —  I'm working on a head-to-head review of Parallels …
 

 
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