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3:35 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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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.
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.
Discussion: HipMojo.com, Engadget and CrunchGear
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:
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 …
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Are Books Passé?  Web Giants Envision the Next Chapter  —  Technology evangelists have predicted the emergence of electronic books for as long as they have envisioned flying cars and video phones.  It is an idea that has never caught on with mainstream book buyers.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Books: Embed Book Clips Into Websites
Inside Google Book Search:
Share and enjoy  —  "Share and Enjoy": It's not just the slogan …
Discussion: Download.com editors
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Amazon & Google To Enter eBook Business
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 …
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
Mike Schramm / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iPods all run video out
Discussion: Gadget Lab
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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Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
Zune tries to score with supermodels  —  It seems almost pathetic in light of yesterday's gigantic iFest, but Microsoft is still puttering along with its own bits of news about the Zune.  A day after its announced price cut, for example, the company continues to make branding partnerships …
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
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Zune Insider:
September Ignition Artist: Talib Kweli
Discussion: CNET News.com
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
Raju Vegesna / Zoho Blogs:
Annnouncing Zoho Business
Discussion: Web Strategy, TechBizMedia and /Message
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.
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 …
Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Zero Day:
Apple plugs gaping iTunes hole, doesn't tell everyone  —  Apple today shipped an iTunes software refresh to add support for all its shiny new toys but, unless you're following security announcements closely, you'd never know that iTunes 7.4 contains a fix for a pretty nasty code execution vulnerability.
Discussion: Computerworld and eWEEK.com
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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