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11:30 AM ET, November 27, 2007

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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.
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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:
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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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."
Discussion: PC World, Computerworld and Gizmodo
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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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Screenshots And Details On Upcoming MySpace "News Feeds"  —  A Reuters article earlier today gave a few details on MySpace's upcoming "new feeds" product (which is what Facebook calls their similar product launched a year ago.  We spoke to MySpace and got a much deeper look at the product, as well as screenshots of how it will look.
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
MySpace Isn't Just for People Who Like to Watch
Discussion: Epicenter
Robert MacMillan / MediaFile:
MySpace chief works it on Facebook
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.  —  MoveOn.org is a good example.
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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, Ask.com, to the fast-moving market as well.  —  The new company, which could be launched as soon as within a year …
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.
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 …
Nick / Rough Type:
Understanding Google  —  Any understanding of Google as a business has to begin, I'm convinced, in the idea of complementary goods.  In The Google Enigma, an article in the new issue of Strategy & Business, I argue that the wide scope of Google's interest and activity is a natural …
Electronista:
Some developers getting early iPhone SDK?  —  Exclusive Some developers are gaining early access to Apple's iPhone and iPod touch software developer kit, according to reliable sources speaking to Electronista.  A handful of companies are said to be getting rough versions of the tools …
Alistair Croll / GigaOM:
Are Hackers Exploiting WordPress Themes?  —  WordPress is growing quickly - both as a hosted platform and also via standalone blog installations.  The rapid growth and its open, flexible approach to blog design, means it may become a target for hackers who embed malicious code within themes they distribute.
Discussion: Derek Punsalan and Digg
 
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Structure Search Coming To Yahoo
Discussion: Macworld and Traffick
Reuters:
100,000 iPhones expected to sell in France by '08
Discussion: Infinite Loop
TiVo:
About TiVo Inc.  —  Founded in 1997, TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO) …
Discussion: Neowin.net and TiVo Lovers
Suzanne Tindal / CNET News.com:
Windows XP outshines Vista in benchmarking test
Discussion: CrunchGear
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
University of Michigan librarian defends Google scanning deal
Robert McMillan / PC World:
Another Inconvenient Truth: Al Gore's Web Site Hacked
Discussion: The Register, Gizmodo and Switched
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Firefox Release Notes
Discussion: CNET News.com and Neowin.net
 Earlier Items: 
Cho Jin-seo / The Korea Times:
Plastic Optic-Fiber to Power Up Internet Speed
Discussion: DSLreports
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Did Israel Court Get Google to Reveal Blogger Identity?
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Scott Ferguson / eWEEK.com:
IBM Slips in Latest Gartner Server Study
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
BBC, ITV, Channel 4 to launch joint on-demand web TV
Discussion: BBC, The Register and Guardian
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Online investigations into job candidates could be illegal
CNET News.com:
Apple acknowledges some MacBook hard-drive problems
Discussion: Insanely Great Mac
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Dell's 15.4-inch XPS M1530 multimedia powerhouse available on-line — starts at $999
Discussion: Crave at CNET UK and Crave
Luke O'Brien / 02138mag.com:
Poking Facebook  —  Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg created …
Discussion: PDA, VentureBeat and Valleywag
 

 
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