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5:50 PM ET, November 27, 2007

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Verizon:
Verizon Wireless To Introduce 'Any Apps, Any Device' Option For Customers In 2008  —  New Open Development Initiative Will Accelerate Innovation and Growth  —  BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless today announced that it will provide customers the option to use, on its nationwide wireless network …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Verizon Went Open & What It Means  —  The about-face taken by Verizon Wireless today when it said it will open up its network and platform is, at first blush, a good thing for consumers and developers.  But I just got off the company's conference call, and there are certain details that have left me with eyebrows raised.
Discussion: CNET News.com
Roger Cheng / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon Wireless to Offer Open Access to Network  —  Companies Featured in This Article: Google, Sprint Nextel, Deutsche Telekom, AT&T, Verizon Communications, Vodafone Group, Microsoft, Research in Motion  —  Verizon Wireless said Tuesday that it would allow any device or software to run …
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Verizon Wireless Says 'Bring Your Own' Device  —  Verizon Wireless has stunned the wireless world by announcing that by sometime next year it will open its network to "any apps, any device."  —  There is a lot of fine print, but the essence appears to be that Verizon will offer two flavors of service …
Brian Heater / ABCNEWS:
Verizon Announces Plans to Unlock Network
Tim Lee / Techdirt:   Verizon Wireless Responds To Competitive Pressures By Promising To Open Its Network
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Verizon Wireless Opens Up Its Network. Who's Next?
Discussion: Mark Evans
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Brightcove Gives Up on Consumer Video  —  Brightcove has never really been more than a half-hearted consumer video play, opting instead to function as a content distribution network for a large number of high profile media partners.  Today Brightcove informed members of its Brightcove.TV site …
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Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
Brightcove: We Change Our Business Model So You Don't Have To...  I won't make any friends in high places... but I probably won't lose many either... so here goes:  —  Brightcove made more and more promises to investors to raise more money (we're a CMS platform, a YouTube like destination and an ad network) …
Discussion: Mashable!
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Brightcove Shuts Down Consumer Services
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Google:
Google's Goal: Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal  —  Creates renewable energy R&D group and supports breakthrough technologies  —  Mountain View, Calif. (November 27, 2007) - Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced a new strategic initiative to develop electricity from renewable energy sources …
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Wall Street Journal:
Google Plans Service to Store Users' Data  —  Google Inc. wants to offer consumers a new way to store their files on its hard drives, in a strategy that could accelerate a shift to Web-based computing and intensify the Internet company's competition with Microsoft Corp.
Seth Mnookin / Wired News:
Universal's CEO Once Called iPod Users Thieves.  Now He's Giving Songs Away.  —  It's Monday afternoon, and Doug Morris, chair and CEO of Universal Music Group, is eating lunch in his private dining room at the company's Manhattan headquarters.  Morris hasn't been here much in recent months …
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Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Yahoo's Cyber Morning After: A Case Of Merchant's Wrath  —  [YHOO Loading...  (%) ] ! better break out the hammers and nails.  There's a lot of fence-mending the company needs to do.  The day after the so-called Cyber Monday where online merchants usher in their own holiday shopping seasons …
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:   Yahoo's Cyber Monday mess finally fixed
USA Today:
Widgets make a big splash on the Net  —  SAN FRANCISCO — For nearly a decade, GarageBand.com was the quintessential struggling Web company, barely hanging on as it burned through $17 million.  —  Until widgets.  —  Since it developed a widget, one of the mini-Web applications now flourishing …
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Infinite Loop:
Data recovery firm: Some MacBook drives flawed  —  UK data recovery firm Retrodata warns that a batch of Seagate drives used in some MacBooks seems to suffer from a manufacturing defect, according to InformationWeek.  Retrodata says that the problem is confined to Seagate 2.5 inch SATA drives revision 7.0.1 from China.
Discussion: Engadget
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Antone Gonsalves / InformationWeek:
Seagate's MacBook Hard Drive Destroying Data
Discussion: CrunchGear and TechSpot News
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
New Terrain Layer in Google Maps  —  There's a new tab in Google Maps: "terrain".  The view combines street maps with visual information about terrains.  Elevation data is not limited to geographic features like mountains, but it's also displayed for buildings.
Adam L. Penenberg / biz.yahoo.com:
All Eyes On Apple  —  This promises to be a joyous holiday season for Steve Jobs and the incandescent Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL - News) .  Over the past year, the company's numbers have been stunning: Sales are up 24%, earnings up 75%, margins topping 30%, stock price up 146%.
Discussion: MacDailyNews and MacUser
BBC:
TV rivals form on-demand service  —  The BBC, ITV and Channel 4 are to launch a joint on-demand service, which will bring together hundreds of hours of television programmes in one place.  —  The service is set to go live in 2008 and will offer access to both current shows and archive material.
 
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InfoWorld:
Greenpeace slams Nokia, Nintendo in electronics guide
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Judge tells record labels to cough up download expenses
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Breaking the Netflix Prize dataset
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Goldman Turns Cautious On Software, Citing Macro Factors …
Stephanie Kang / Wall Street Journal:
NBC to Use TiVo's TV Viewership Data
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Structure Search Coming To Yahoo
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IAC/InterActive Plans China Push
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