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2:55 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.
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.
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
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:   Apple: Apple's iPod Classic Is Overgrown, Hard-Drive Equipped Nano
Paul Miller / Engadget:   Apple's new iPod Classic
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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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Facebook Opens Profiles To Tap Into Google Traffic, While Google Grabs Facebook's News Feed Idea  —  Google is getting a bit more like Facebook by enabling a Facebook-style news feed within its Orkut social networking site, while the king of the walled gardens Facebook acknowledges in actions …
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Facebook Profiles Will Appear in Google Results Next Month  —  If you thought the news feed was a threat to your privacy, be warned: Facebook is announcing Public Search Listings today, meaning profiles will be searchable through Facebook, and soon turn up on Google, Yahoo and MSN Search.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
People Search Business Just Got More Complicated As Facebook Enters Market  —  Facebook just announced that they are now allowing public searches of their users by people without Facebook accounts.  —  Not much information is included in the results (see image below)- just the name …
Discussion: Screenwerk
Microsoft:
Microsoft Delivers Silverlight 1.0, Extends Support to Linux  —  "Entertainment Tonight" HSN and World Wrestling Entertainment showcase new online experiences; more than 35 partners commit to Silverlight Partner Initiative.  —  Microsoft Corp. today released to the Web (RTW) Silverlight™ 1.0 …
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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.
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.
Discussion: All about Microsoft
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Ina Fried / Webware.com:
MICROSOFT HOPES WINDOWS LIVE FINDS COMMON GROUND
Discussion: InfoWorld
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Time Inc. to Close Business 2.0  —  The latest dot-com casualty comes from the newsstand, not the Internet.  —  Business 2.0, a monthly magazine about the new economy, will be shut down rather than sold, its owners at Time Inc. have decided.  The publication, which has been suffering …
Stace / Unwired View:
FULL NEW HP-IPAQ LINE-UP REVEALED: HP-IPAQ 914, 614, 314, 214, 114  —  The rumors about HP's return to smartphone/PDA market has been flying around the net for a few months already.  —  Now Swedish portal Mobil.Se has got the goods on a full iPaq line-up that HP plans to introduce later this year.
 
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