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3:50 PM ET, September 6, 2007

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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.
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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:
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.
USA Today:
Q&A with Jobs: 'That's what happens in technology'  —  It's not every day you slice the price of a popular product by one-third.  —  But Apple CEO Steve Jobs did just that Wednesday with the iPhone.  By the end of the day, the combination cellphone, iPod and Internet device was available for $399, down from $599.
USA Today:
Some early iPhone buyers irked; others have no regrets  —  AN FRANCISCO — Some of the first iPhone buyers were divided about the news that Apple is slashing its price by $200, barely two months after the cellphone was launched.  —  Apple on Wednesday announced the lower price, $399 …
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.
Inside Google Book Search:
Share and enjoy  —  "Share and Enjoy": It's not just the slogan of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation in my favorite 5-book trilogy by Douglas Adams; it's also a good way to describe a new feature in Google Book Search.  —  When Google began scanning books from various libraries and academic institutions …
Discussion: Webware.com
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Books: Embed Book Clips Into Websites
Discussion: VentureBeat and WebProNews
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Amazon & Google To Enter eBook Business
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Does Apple's iPod touch have Bluetooth?  —  Yeah, you've seen it before, that's the iPod touch.  But take a closer look at the upper-right corner of the display.  See that little icon?  Right, Bluetooth, as in the not announced Bluetooth radio in Apple's new iPod touch.
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Dan Nystedt / PC World:
HTC 'Touched' by New Apple iPod
Discussion: DailyTech and NEWSFACTOR
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:   Hotspot Renaissance from iPod Touch? Hardly
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 …
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.
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.
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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: VentureBeat and Read/WriteWeb
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Zoho preps Business edition
Discussion: Webware.com and CenterNetworks
Raju Vegesna / Zoho Blogs:
Annnouncing Zoho Business
Discussion: Web Strategy and TechBizMedia
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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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Justice Department Says ISPs Are Like The Post Office  —  The U.S. Justice Department has taken a step toward you getting more charges from your ISP.  In comments to the FCC today, the Department said imposing Net neutrality regulations could "could deter broadband Internet providers …
Discussion: InfoWorld
Business Wire:
Alienware's Cutting-Edge New HD Media Server Showcased at Life|  ware Booth Along with the Hangar18: HD Entertainment Center, Now with Blu-ray Disc  —  MIAMI—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Triggering the latest evolution in digital entertainment, Alienware® - the leading manufacturer of high-performance desktop …
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Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Sony Announces Home Entertainment Server
Discussion: CNET News.com
Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft launching Seattle-Redmond bus service  —  Microsoft, in addition to unveiling a big Seattle expansion plan, is announcing this morning that it will launch a free, wi-fi enabled bus service for employees going to and from its Redmond campus to other places in the region.
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Yahoo! Messenger 3.0 beta 2 for Mac finally hits the streets  —  We haven't written about Yahoo! Messenger on Infinite Loop since we talked about the 3.0 beta 2 preview back in January.  Our silence, however, doesn't mean that the Yahoo! Messenger team hasn't been working hard to bring new features to the software during that time.
Discussion: Mashable!
 
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Dean Takahashi / Mercury News:
Tech Talk: Unopened rebate requests found in San Jose dumpster
Discussion: VentureBeat
Jonathan Schwartz / Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog:
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Veronica Belmont:
Want your $200 back?  —  My friend Lan Bui, one of the producers …
Discussion: CNET News.com and Engadget
Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
Zune tries to score with supermodels
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
Apple plugs gaping iTunes hole, doesn't tell everyone
Discussion: Computerworld and eWEEK.com
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Intel readies Penryn chips, may release Silverthorne early
Alex / Continuing Intermittent Incoherency:
1.5 Years: Where Are We Now?  —  I wrote this post well ahead …
Discussion: Ajaxian
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Apple announces new music download service, Groove to fight on
Discussion: StartupSquad
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
Mac BU prepares "sneak peek" of Office 2008 for Mac
Discussion: InfoWorld
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