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4:15 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 …
Discussion: IP Democracy, Webware.com and Mashable!
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 …
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.
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Could open be a competitive advantage?
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:   Verizon opens up, will support any device, any app on its network
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Update: Verizon Wireless to open network access to other devices
Discussion: Gearlog
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Verizon Will Open Its Network
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   Verizon Wireless Opens Up Its Network. Who's Next?
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 …
Larry Page / Official Google Blog:
Towards more renewable energy
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.
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
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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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.
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: MacUser and MacDailyNews
Jeffry Bartash / MarketWatch:
FCC chief's cable crackdown resisted  —  Effort to tighten regulations uncertain to succeed  —  WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has failed to muster enough support for a strategy to increase the agency's power to regulate the cable-TV industry.
 
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Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
New plastic optical fiber could solve the "last mile" conundrum
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Reuters:
Russian telcos to launch BlackBerry in Q1 2008
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Al Gore climate change site hacked
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Unlocked iFones from Orange cheaper than T-mo
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Goldman Turns Cautious On Software, Citing Macro Factors …
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Structure Search Coming To Yahoo
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IAC/InterActive Plans China Push
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