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10:50 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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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:
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.
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.
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and Techomical
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.
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 …
Apple:
Apple Sets iPhone Price at $399 for this Holiday Season  —  Apple® today announced that it is on track to sell its one millionth iPhone™ before the end of September, and to make iPhone affordable for even more customers this holiday season, it is lowering the price …
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.
Jon Fortt / CNNMoney.com:
Apple unveils new iPod with Wi-Fi
Discussion: The Utility Belt
Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:
Microsoft cuts Zune price as Apple ups ante for iPods
Discussion: Inquirer and CNET News.com
Mike Schramm / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple Stores selling seven times the iPhones, and it's no wonder why
Discussion: AppleInsider
Charlie White / Gizmodo:
Apple: iPod nano Shape-Shifts Into Next Generation
Discussion: MacUser and Engadget
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:   Apple: Apple's iPod Classic Is Overgrown, Hard-Drive Equipped Nano
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
With the iPod Touch, iPhone-Specific Sites Suddenly Seem Smarter
Discussion: last100
Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Update: Apple Drops 4GB iPhone, 8GB Model Now $399
Discussion: TechSpot News
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
10 Future Web Trends  —  We're well into the current era of the Web, commonly referred to as Web 2.0.  Features of this phase of the Web include search, social networks, online media (music, video, etc), content aggregation and syndication (RSS), mashups (APIs), and much more.
Discussion: The Universal Desktop and BlueBlog
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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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 now, you can test out the new suite of Windows Live software at http://get.live.com/wl/all.
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple screwed you: So now what?  —  The $200 price drop isn't going over well with readers.  So here are a few TUAW tips for how to handle this situation:  —  Returns.  If you're within the first 14 days of purchase, you're golden.  Go back to the store and raise hell.
Discussion: Subtraction
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Spreadsheets Lets You Import Online Data  —  Google Spreadsheets wins the prize for the coolest new features launched this summer in Google's web applications.  —  The magical autofill lets you type the first elements from a series, select them, drag the fill handle (a small blue square) …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
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.
 
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