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12:30 PM ET, November 27, 2007


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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 …
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 …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Verizon Wireless opens network to "Any Apps, Any Device" in 2008  —  By the end of 2008, Verizon Wireless will open their network to any device which meets a "minimum technical standard."  What that standard is, exactly, VZW isn't saying yet — that will come in "early 2008."
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.
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
As Google readies "GDrive", will Microsoft lead, or follow?  —  Some seemingly non-news coming out of the Wall Street Journal tonight, saying that Google is readying their online storage product, commonly referred to as GDrive.  The Journal doesn't offer any really new information, saying only in the publicly accessible copy:
USA Today:
Widgets make a big splash on the Net  —  SAN FRANCISCO — For nearly a decade, 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 …
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Do Facebook users care about "privacy issues?"  What about Doubleclick?  —  Political groups are successful through mastering a public debate no matter what ideology they espouse, and regardless of what the issues actually are.  — is a good example.
Cory Doctorow / InformationWeek:
How Your Creepy Ex-Co-Workers Will Kill Facebook  —  Columnist Cory Doctorow describes how Facebook and other social networks have built-in self-destructs: They make it easy for you to be found by the people you're looking to avoid.  —  Facebook's "platform" strategy has sparked much online debate and controversy.
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 …
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.
Loretta Chao / Wall Street Journal:
IAC/InterActive Plans China Push  —  BEIJING — IAC/InterActiveCorp plans to spend $100 million on a new Internet business in China and will bring its search engine,, to the fast-moving market as well.  —  The new company, which could be launched as soon as within a year …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Structure Search Coming To Yahoo  —  Yahoo to offer structured Web search from Macworld reports Yahoo is going to launch a new structured search component to their web search engine.  —  Web search is typically considered "unstructured," where there isn't a real method of comparing sets …
Discussion: Macworld and Traffick
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Video: anatomy of a search snippet  —  Several weeks ago I flew up to Google's Kirkland office to visit with the wonderful webmaster tools team.  While I was visiting, someone said "Hey, why don't you grab a video camera, find an empty office, and record as many videos as you can in an hour?"
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