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3:10 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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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 …
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.
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."
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Verizon Wireless Says 'Bring Your Own' Device
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:   Verizon Says You Can Port From Sprint, Build Your Own Phone [Verizon Opens Wide]
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   Verizon Wireless Opens Up Its Network. Who's Next?
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Verizon Wireless to open up its network next year
Discussion: atmaspheric and MobileCrunch
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?
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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Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Google Says Goodbye To Coal, Creates R&D Group  —  Google wants to save the world, and the company isn't going about it in a halfhearted manner; according to a new announcement, Google will put hundreds of millions of dollars towards "a new strategic initiative to develop electricity …
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 …
Discussion: Connecting the Dots
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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
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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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Robert McMillan / PC World:
Another Inconvenient Truth: Al Gore's Web Site Hacked  —  A blog set up to promote former U.S. Vice President Al Gore's film, "An Inconvenient Truth," has been hacked.  —  Recommend this story?  —  A blog set up to promote former U.S. Vice President Al Gore's film, "An Inconvenient Truth …
 
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In-Store Wi-Fi Is Free, but Not Commercial-Free
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All Eyes On Apple  —  This promises to be a joyous holiday season …
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Seagate's MacBook Hard Drive Destroying Data
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