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6:20 PM ET, September 6, 2007

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Steve Jobs / Apple:
To all iPhone customers:  —  I have received hundreds of emails from iPhone customers who are upset about Apple dropping the price of iPhone by $200 two months after it went on sale.  After reading every one of these emails, I have some observations and conclusions.
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Fight: Nokia & Apple Ads Trade Blows Over iPhone Price Cut  —  Bought that iPhone and now upset over the $200 price drop after it's been out only 60 days?  Nokia's guessing plenty are and reaching out to them on Google via search ads.  But Apple's not sitting back in the face of the Nokia ad campaign.
Terrence Russell / Epicenter:
Four Mistakes Apple Made With The IPhone Price Drop  —  Don't get us wrong—price cuts are a good thing.  But yesterday's $200 iPhone price drop has left many current iPhone owners seething.  Based on a lot of what we saw at the Moscone Center yesterday, it's clear that Apple made the following four mistakes:
Discussion: Scobleizer and Valleywag
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Nokia Marketing Team Reaches Out To Angry iPhone Users  —  Nokia's marketing department did some quick thinking yesterday.  They're targeting iPhone users who are angry about the fact that they paid $200 more for their phone than they would have if they waited.
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple giving early iPhone buyers $100 credit  —  You were not happy, and Steve Jobs listened.  Apple has posted an Open Letter from Steve (yet another blog post, Steve?  When are you going to make it official?  You know, we are looking for bloggers... I'm just saying) …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Early iPhone adopters receive $100 credit from Apple
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
At least the launch lines should be shorter now
Associated Press:
Feds OK Fee for Priority Web Traffic  —  WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Thursday said Internet service providers should be allowed to charge a fee for priority Web traffic.  —  The agency told the Federal Communications Commission, which is reviewing high-speed Internet practices …
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US Department of Justice:
Department of Justice Comments on "Network Neutrality" in Federal Communications Commission Proceeding  —  Antitrust Division Says Regulatory Proposals Could Limit Consumer Choice and Deter Network Investment  —  WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice cautioned against imposing regulations …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:   DoJ argues against net neutrality in FCC filing, says "trust us"
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:   Justice Department Says ISPs Are Like The Post Office
Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
U.S. DOJ questions net neutrality rules
Discussion: dslreports.com
Dan Nystedt / InfoWorld:
Apple may face lawsuit over iPod Touch moniker  —  (InfoWorld) - High Tech Computer (HTC) celebrated its 10th anniversary on Thursday with a rare compliment from Apple: the company adopted the same name HTC uses on one of its smartphones for the iPod Touch.  —  HTC, the Taiwanese handset and PDA …
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Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
Zune tries to score with supermodels
Discussion: Engadget
Wall Street Journal:
Download This: YouTube Phenom Has a Big Secret  —  Singer Marié Digby Isn't  —  Quite What She Appears;  —  'Make People Like Me'  —  A 24-year-old singer and guitarist named Marié Digby has been hailed as proof that the Internet is transforming the world of entertainment.
Philip Fung / Facebook Blog:
Public Search Listings on Facebook … Starting today, we are making limited public search listings available to people who are not logged in to Facebook.  We're expanding search so that people can see which of their friends are on Facebook more easily.  The public search listing contains less information …
Inside Google Book Search:
My (own) library on Book Search  —  My apartment is kind of cluttered, and my book collection is no exception.  Which means I sometimes have a hard time finding the book I'm looking for.  Take last weekend, for example, when I found myself staring blindly at my shelves and wondering...
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EFFI:
Corrupt countries were more likely to support the OOXML document format  —  International Organization for Standardization (ISO) rejected the fast-track approval of the controversial Microsoft-supported OOXML document format as an ISO standard in a vote on 2 September 2007.
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Zoho's Business Suite Taking on Google Apps  —  Zoho has been a busy company.  Over the past two years they've launched 12 applications along with 4 utilities, nearly all with APIs.  Last October Zoho tied these programs together for individuals with a single sign-on feature.
Discussion: Download Squad and VentureBeat
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Mihai Parparita / Official Google Reader Blog:
"We found it!"  —  Here's a search box:  —  Search in Reader  —  Doesn't seem all that special, does it?  Most Google sites have it.  But let's look at where it is:  —  That's right, search is finally in Google Reader.  Now you can find that that apricot recipe you came across a few months ago and now have a craving for.
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Digesting the 'Social Web Bill of Rights'  —  As we enter the digestion phase of the current wave of tech innovation, an important part of the reflection process is to figure out what we, as users, feel are our rights in the new tech economy.  We need to lay down the ground rules the define …
 
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Reuters:
U.S. trade commission to investigate Nokia 3G phones
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Facebook: Opening Up, But on Its Own Terms
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
AOL Finalizes $275 Million Purchase Of Tacoda
Discussion: WebProNews
Zephoria / apophenia:
confused by Facebook  —  Social network sites have become …
Discussion: Scobleizer
Yahoo! Messenger Blog:
New Mac version: Beta 2
Discussion: Infinite Loop and Webware.com
Nick Denton:
Gizmodo overtakes Engadget
Discussion: Ryan Block and Valleywag
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for September 2007
 Earlier Items: 
Alex Patriquin / Compete Blog:
Behind the Label: The Top Competitors in Online Video
Discussion: WebProNews
Dean Takahashi / Mercury News:
Tech Talk: Unopened rebate requests found in San Jose dumpster
Discussion: VentureBeat
Veronica Belmont:
Want your $200 back?  —  My friend Lan Bui, one of the producers …
Discussion: CNET News.com and Engadget
Business Wire:
Alienware's Cutting-Edge New HD Media Server Showcased at Life|
Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
Apple plugs gaping iTunes hole, doesn't tell everyone
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft launching Seattle-Redmond bus service