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1:50 PM ET, September 10, 2007

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Natalie Kerris / Apple:
Apple Sells One Millionth iPhone  —  Apple® today announced it sold its one millionth iPhone™ yesterday, just 74 days after its introduction on June 29. iPhone combines three devices into one—a mobile phone, a widescreen iPod®, and the best mobile Internet device ever …
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Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Apple Faces Cold Christmas  —  Brace for more disappointments ahead in the Apple (AAPL - Cramer's Take - Stockpickr) iPhone saga.  —  Fans have been dreaming of a 3G Christmas.  But observers are saying Apple probably won't be offering the faster wireless version of the iPhone this year.
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
1 Million iPhones: Why Today?  —  When Steve Jobs said last Wednesday that Apple (AAPL) was on track to sell 1 million iPhones by the end of Apple's fourth quarter, 25 days away, he probably had a pretty good idea how many units the company had already sold.  But he waited until today to announce some big news on that front.
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple iPhone hits the one million mark
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Jonathan Skillings / CNET News.com:
Apple: 1 million iPhones sold
Ed Christman / Reuters:
Music industry betting on 'ringle' format  —  NEW YORK (Billboard) - As the recording industry wakes up from its summer slumber and starts thinking about what will motivate the consumer for the holiday selling season, the major labels are getting ready to launch the "ringle," …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Record Industry Proves Again How Much They've Lost The Plot  —  Warning: this is so stupid you might need to be sitting down.  —  The latest brainwave from an industry that continues to bleed revenue is the Ringle: a product that combines the single format with ringtones.
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Breaking: Apple Cripples iPod Touch, Eliminates "Add" Button from Calendar  —  According to support discussions and their own description pages, Apple has removed the ability to add events in the iPod touch's calendar, even while it uses the same operating system and application frameworks as the iPhone [Updated after the jump]
Villu Arak / Heartbeat:
On the worm that affects Skype for Windows users  —  (updated at 16.30 GMT, added Symantec reference)  —  (update at 17.15 GMT: FSecure now calls the virus W32/Skipi.A. Symantec has named it W32.Pykspa.D.)  —  The new week has started with a bang.  And not the kind of bang we like.
Peter Burrows / Business Week:
Apple Eyes the Wireless Auction  —  Steve Jobs & Co. consider joining the FCC's auction of wireless spectrum, and a win would give Apple many intriguing options—for the iPhone and more  —  Talk of the government's pending auction of valuable wireless spectrum has focused largely …
NEWS.com.au:
Google's 'top spot for sale'  —  GOOGLE has been selling off the top rankings on its search engine results to commercial partners, rather than sorting them by relevance as it claims to, a Sydney court has heard.  —  The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) …
AMD:
AMD Introduces the World's Most Advanced x86 Processor, Designed for the Demanding Datacenter  —  Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ processors Deliver Breakthrough Performance-Per-Watt  —  AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ processor, the world's …
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Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Fun, Tours and a $3,000 Bill for Hardly Using an iPhone  —  When Neil Dingman recently went on a European vacation, he took his iPhone with him with no intention of using it much.  In fact, for the 14 days he was there, he used it only a handful of times and had expected to see just a small increase …
Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo's Cautious Course  —  How Now 'Sacred Cow'?  —  Lack of Major Overhaul Poses Test  —  Investors who have grown impatient with Yahoo Inc. may have to wait awhile longer to see any pop in its stock.  —  The Internet company replaced its chief executive in June and this summer kicked off …
David Carr / New York Times:
Steve Jobs: iCame, iSaw, iCaved  —  Let me get this straight: Steve Jobs insists that songs on iTunes cost 99 cents and television episodes cost $1.99 because consumers crave simple pricing.  —  Except, of course, when it comes to Apple's own products.  —  On Thursday, I was at the massive Apple temple just off Central Park.
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Google in corporate desktop push  —  Google has linked up with IT consultancy and outsourcing specialist CapGemini to target corporate customers with its range of desktop applications, in the search engine's most direct move against the dominance of Microsoft.
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
iPhoneSIMfree goes retail, let the unlocking begin  —  After numerous delays and endless cries of "hoax!", it looks like the iPhoneSIMfree iPhone unlocking software is finally available for purchase from four online retailers around the world.  Wireless Imports in the US …
Read/WriteWeb:
How To Bootstrap Your Startup  —  The first in a series of posts about how to run a startup and develop a product, written by guest author Matt Rogers of Aroxo - a person-to-person trading exchange for consumer electronics, computer gear, whitegoods, and more.
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