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6:45 PM ET, September 5, 2007

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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Steve Jobs live — Apple's "The beat goes on" special event  —  9:20AM PDT - They kept everyone outside a little longer than we would have liked, but they're finally admitting.  This is the Moscone West — we're assuming the huge hall Steve launched the iPhone in back in January.
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple cuts 8GB iPhone price to $399  —  With the new heat the iPhone will be getting from the iPod Touch, Apple decided to lower the barrier of entry to a much more palatable $399, and that's for the 8GB model, which just yesterday was rocking at $599 pricepoint.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
How To Get $200 Back If You Just Got An iPhone  —  Did you just buy an 8GB iPhone and paid full price?  And are you feeling upset over the $200 dollar price drop that Apple (AAPL) just announced?  Well there is a way you can help yourself and get $200 back.  Apple's store return policy states:
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Apple unveils new iPod touch, "fat" iPod nano at special event  —  Observers have been expecting a significant revamp to Apple's iPod lineup, especially after the release of the iPhone in all of its touch-screen glory.  So when Apple announced today's special event—as we predicted …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple's iPod touch gets official  —  Well, what do you know.  Turns out the iPod touch is a reality after all.  While we initially assumed that Mr. Jobs wouldn't be so kind as to bless us all with two new full-fledged iPods in a single day, we're elated that he had other ideas.
Discussion: Derek K. Miller and Medialoper
Michael Gartenberg:
Apple Introduces New iPods - Second Take  —  No doubt this was a huge launch for Apple this morning and leaves them with a product line that's going to be hard for Apple's competitors to match.  Let's break it down quickly.  There's a lot here and I'll have more to say later on.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Will 2007 be like 1984?  —  I followed the Apple event by refreshing the Engadget live-blog page, written by Ryan Tate, who has a real talent for live-blogging.  It's almost like being there, and in some ways better.  Obviously you don't have to travel if you're just reading and refreshing.
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Apple Reactions: The Future of Wireless Audio and Video  —  Reactions to Apple's various product announcements are pouring in.  I'll start with mine.  As I wrote this morning, the most significant aspect of all this is the emergence of a class of portable computer that can surf the Web …
Charlie White / Gizmodo:
Apple: iPod nano Shape-Shifts Into Next Generation  —  The next iPod nano made its debut appearance at the Moscone Center in San Francisco this morning, bringing along video playback features and a slimmer, wider form factor that was surprisingly close to the obligatory mockups that heralded its arrival.
Discussion: Engadget, MacUser and Tech Blog
Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:
Microsoft cuts Zune price as Apple ups ante for iPods  —  (InfoWorld) - On the day Apple revealed its first Wi-Fi-enabled, touchscreen iPod, Microsoft's rival to Apple's wildly popular multimedia player got a little less expensive.  —  The Zune device from Microsoft now costs $199, $50 less than its original price tag.
Discussion: Inquirer
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:   Apple: Apple's iPod Classic Is Overgrown, Hard-Drive Equipped Nano
Ryan Block / Engadget:   iPod touch first hands-on
Tom Neumayr / Apple:
Apple and Starbucks Announce Music Partnership
Discussion: Podcasting News
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
With the iPod Touch, iPhone-Specific Sites Suddenly Seem Smarter
Discussion: Engadget
Windows Live Wire:
Test drive the new Windows Live suite  —  You've probably already read about some changes we're making to Windows Live, and have seen some of your services change over the past few weeks.  Starting later today, you'll be able to test out the new suite of Windows Live software at http://get.live.com/wl/all.
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Robert McLaws / Windows Vista Edition:   New 'Live Suite' Beta Doesn't Support Vista x64
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Experience Blog:
Announcing the Windows Live suite with unified installer
Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:   Microsoft ties Windows Live services to OS
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Facebook Opens Up To Public Search  —  One of the great features of Facebook was privacy.  You could be assured that what was in Facebook remained in Facebook.  However, that illusion might be ending soon.  —  Tonight, Facebook launches a "public listing search" which allows anyone to search for a specific person.
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Bruce Lambert / New York Times:
As Prostitutes Turn to Craigslist, Law Takes Notice  —  The eight women visited Long Island this summer along with vacationing families and other business travelers, staying in hotels and motels in commercial strips in middle-class suburbs like East Garden City, Hicksville and Woodbury.
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Universal Fires Back At Veoh With Lawsuit.  Will It Matter?  —  Last month video-sharing site Veoh preemptively sued Universal Music Group and asked a federal court to declare that 1) Veoh doesn't violate Universal's copyrights and 2) Universal can't get an injunction against Veoh …
Discussion: NewTeeVee
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Edvard Pettersson / Bloomberg:
Universal Music Sues Eisner-Backed Veoh Networks Over Web Site
Discussion: paidContent.org and TechCrunch
Ben Ames / InfoWorld:
AMD's former sales chief joins Freescale  —  (InfoWorld) - Henri Richard will join Freescale Semiconductor as its new chief sales and marketing officer, just weeks after stepping down from the same position at AMD, Freescale said Wednesday.  —  Freescale hired Richard for his …
Discussion: Inquirer
 
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Intel rolls out quad-core Tigerton processors
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Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple screwed you: So now what?  —  The $200 price drop …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
FEC Determines That Blogs Count As Media
Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPod nano 3G first hands-on
Discussion: Bits and Gizmodo
Tony Smith / The Register:
Original iPod revived as iPod Classic
Discussion: The Register
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Tom Spring / Today @ PC World:
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