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11:50 AM ET, November 29, 2007

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Crayton Harrison / Bloomberg:
Apple to Unveil Faster IPhone, AT&T's Stephenson Says  —  Nov. 28 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. will introduce a version of the iPhone next year that can download from the Internet at a faster rate, AT&T Inc. Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson said.  —  The device will operate …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
AT&T CEO outs 3G iPhone: "You'll have it next year"  —  Of course the 3G iPhone is coming, that's clearly in the evolution plan.  As Jobs said himself, it's only a matter of time until improved batteries allow for it.  Still, when AT&T's CEO Randall Stephenson says, "You'll have it next year," well, our ears tend to perk up.
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Digg
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
At The Churchill Club: AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson Says 3G Apple …
Haochi / Googlified:
Google Digg-Style Experiment  —  Google Experimental is currently running an experiment that allows some selected users to "influence [the] search experience by adding, moving, and removing search results."  —  On a result page, you can choose move a search result to the top by clicking …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Straight Out Of Left Field: Google Experimenting With Digg Style Voting On Search Results  —  If you saw this one coming, give yourself a very large prize.  Google is experimenting with Digg style voting features on search results that allow users to vote up or bury search results they see.
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Google Test Lets Users Vote, Add and Delete Sites in SERPS
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Experiment Lets You Change Results
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Experiments with Personalizing the Order of Search Results
Discussion: Compiler
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Facebook May Revamp Beacon  —  After pressure from MoveOn and members, the social network may change a policy on sharing info on users' Web buying and activities  —  In the wake of mounting criticism, Facebook executives are discussing changes to a controversial advertising tool …
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Chris Williams / The Register:
Facebook 'to drop' creeptech ad system  —  Watch online now - The findings of The Register's Virtualization Study  —  Facebook looks set to scale back its advertising ambitions after one of a suite of new features aimed at milking cash from user data was slammed as creepy.
Discussion: The Open Road
Verizon:
Verizon Selects LTE As 4G Wireless Broadband Direction  —  Technology Platform to be Trialed in 2008  —  BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon today announced plans to develop and deploy its fourth generation mobile broadband network using LTE - Long Term Evolution - the technology developed within …
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yahoo, Adobe team on PDF ads  —  Yahoo and Adobe are bringing pay-per-click ads to Adobe's Portable Document Format so that publishers can serve up ads inside PDFs distributed on Web sites and over e-mail that are contextually relevant to the content.  —  The text advertisements appear …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   Yahoo Offers Contextual Advertising In PDFs; Yes, PDFs
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Earnings: Warner Music Profit Down 58 Percent; Digital Grows 25 Percent, Hits $130 Million  —  As expected, the Warner Music Group (NYSE: WMG) quarter ending Sept. 30 proved to be a challenge: The company booked revenue of $869 million, up 2 percent from last year's $854 million …
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:   Warner Music (WMG): Next Year Will Be Awful
David Pogue / New York Times:
Microsoft Challenges the iPod (Again)  —  Don't look now, but Microsoft might finally be getting the hang of hardware.  —  The company's overall track record for designing gadgets is pretty awful.  Remember the Smart Display?  The Spot Watch?  The Ultra-Mobile PC?  The original Zune?
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Turns Out You Can't Sue Creative Commons Because You Didn't Understand The CC License  —  A few months ago we wrote about a somewhat bizarre lawsuit where the family of a teenager sued Creative Commons after a photo of the girl was used in an ad campaign by Virgin Mobile Australia.
Discussion: TechnoLlama and Lessig Blog
Chris Kohler / Wired News:
Why You Can't Get Your Hands on a Wii  —  Brace yourself for another cranky Christmas, when hopeful children get up early only to discover there's no Wii under the tree.  —  The Nintendo console's broad appeal — and a maxed-out supply chain that can't be ramped up to meet holiday demands …
TVNZ:
Exploding phone gives midnight fright  —  Nokia has launched a full investigation into what is believed to be New Zealand's first case of a cellphone battery explosion.  —  Auckland man Norman Sievewright woke to a loud bang in the middle of the night and found his phone, which had been charging next to his bed, had exploded.
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Exclusive: Helio Mysto outed  —  Look what I found today.  The first official pics of the Mysto from Helio.  The CDMA version of the U600, of course.  Ain't she a beaut?  No word on specs or release date, but it'll run $150.  Can't wait for this slick slider to make its way into my hands.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Robby Stein / Official Gmail Blog:
Group chat and rich emoticons now available in Gmail chat  —  The new Gmail Seattle team is happy to announce two additions to Gmail's built-in chat capabilities: group chat and enhanced emoticons.  —  To start a group chat, click "Group chat" from the "Options" menu when chatting.
 
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Jean Véronis / Technologies du Langage:
Search: Google-Yahoo Comparison
Discussion: WebProNews and WebMetricsGuru
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Coming in 2008: GPS-enabled cameras?
Kevin C. Tofel / New York Times:
Soup Up Your Cellphone
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
MacBook wireless suffering after recent Mac OS X updates
Elizabeth Aguilera / Denver Post:
DIA sets Wi-Fi free
Victor Keegan / Guardian:
How long should copyright last?  —  In 1735 William Hogarth …
Discussion: The Open Road
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Microsoft shows next version of Windows Mobile behind closed doors
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Report: EMI looking to slash funding for RIAA, IFPI
 Earlier Items: 
Hugh Macleod / gapingvoid:
WHY FACEBOOK MIGHT BE CONSIGNING THEMSELVES TO THE SLUSHPILE OF HISTORY.
John Leyden / The Register:
Cyber cold war fears grow
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Geni Clone Growing A Lot Faster Than Geni
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
MTV to offer all South Park clips online
Steve Bass / PC World:
Eleven Questions for a Warez Site Owner
Richard Monson-Haefel / Application Platform …:
Why Microsoft Loves Google's Android
Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
How Does Bruce Schneier Protect His Laptop Data?  With His Fists — and PGP
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
Yahoo! concocts a spicier new version of Widgets and Konfabulator