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4:15 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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Brian Briggs / BBspot:
Early Adopters Store Credit  —  Cupertino, CA - Early adopters of the iPhone weren't the only ones receiving in-store credit from Steve Jobs.  In an overlooked announcement, Jobs said that early adopters of the Apple Lisa would be receiving a $7000 in-store credit.
Steven D. Levitt / Freakonomics:
Should Apple Burn Its Economics Textbooks?  —  If you ask an economist how to price a new product that is just being introduced, the response you will get is that you should charge a very high price at first and then steadily reduce that price over time.  —  There are two reasons for doing this.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple's (AAPL) iPhone: 1 Million Is Below Plan  —  Days after Apple gets hammered by the Street over iPhones sales, Steve Jobs tells us that he's selling plenty of fancy phones: 1 million of them in 74 days.  The news, announced before the market opened, bumped up AAPL: Shares immediately jumped to $137.
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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.
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Apple Faces Cold Christmas
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
1 Million iPhones: Why Today?
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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) …
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Australian Watchdog Has Day In Court Over Google "Selling Top Spot"
Discussion: WebProNews
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:   Google Sued for Sponsored Search Ads
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]
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 …
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.
Discussion: The Boy Genius Report
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 …
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.
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 …
David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
Acorn—The OS X image editor we've been waiting for  —  Mac OS X users enjoy a fairly wide selection of image editing, sharing, and organizing applications than virtually span as far as a shareware site can scroll.  That said, a gap has been growing for some time now between industry behemoths …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft offers its take on CapGemini-Google deal  —  Microsoft has been noticeably quiet whenever we bloggers/press folk ask them for comments on Google various announcements.  Today's CapGemini-Google partnership to sell Google Apps Premier Edition (GAPE) must have struck a nerve …
 
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