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5:25 PM 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 …
Walter S. Mossberg / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon's Kindle Makes Buying E-Books Easy, Reading Them Hard  —  Companies have failed for many years to produce a successful electronic reader, a dedicated device that would do for books what Apple's iPod has done for music — allow you to carry around large numbers of titles and enjoy them in a convenient way.
Discussion: WebProNews and Podcasting News
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
The Amazon Kindle: One week and 3,500 miles later
Discussion: SmoothSpan Blog
Mathew /
Warner Music: We're totally screwed  —  I'm paraphrasing a little, but that seems to be the general thrust of Edgar Bronfman Jr.'s comments about the company's latest financial results.  In a nutshell, Warner — which Edgar Jr. maintains is not a record company at all, but a …
Discussion: Beet.TV and Smalltalk Tidbits …
Joseph Weisenthal /
Earnings: Warner Music Profit Down 58 Percent; Digital Grows 25 …
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 …
Dan Primack / PE HUB:
AdBrite Raises $23 Million  —  Online advertising company AdBrite has raised $23 million in third-round funding, according to a regulatory filing discovered by peHUB.  Return backers include Sequoia Capital and hedge fund Artis Management (which often gloms onto Sequoia for hot VC deals).
Discussion:, GigaOM and Mashable!
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
AdBrite Takes In Another $23 Million  —  Ad networks are still catching money like rain.  AdBrite raised $23 million from existing investors Sequoia Capital and Hedge fund Artis Management, reports Dan Primack.  This is on top of $12 million, the company has already raised.
Discussion: VentureBeat
NETFLIX AND NBC UNIVERSAL ANNOUNCE ONLINE DEAL FOR 'HEROES' AND OTHER POPULAR SERIES  —  by Netflix Subscribers the Day After its Network Airing  —  UNIVERSAL CITY and LOS GATOS, Calif., November 26, 2007 - Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), the world's largest online movie rental service …
Michael Schneider / Variety:
Netflix to offer 'Heroes' online
Discussion: Gizmodo and NewTeeVee
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 …
Bryan Gardiner / Epicenter:   Verizon Reveals 4-G Plans
Scott Gu / ScottGu's Blog:
.NET Web Product Roadmap (ASP.NET, Silverlight, IIS7)  —  Last week we shipped Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5.  This release is a big one for .NET, and delivers a ton of new capabilities and improvements for web, client, office and mobile development.  —  Over the next few months we'll …
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 …
New Scientist:
Androids in pain and breast-feeding baby bots  — New Scientist staff and Reuters  —  Japan's premier robot event offers visitors the chance to find a high-tech ping-pong opponent, see an android dental patient twitch in pain, and to nurse baby robots in the same afternoon.
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:   And if the robot screams for nitrous, you flunk
Kwang-Tae Kim / Associated Press:
Report: Phone may not have killed worker  —  SEOUL, South Korea - The South Korean man whose death was initially blamed on an exploding cell phone battery appears to have died from another cause, according to a news report Thursday.  —  The quarry worker, whose name has not been released …
Discussion: CNET, Gizmodo and Engadget
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Introduces Music Discovery Feature  —  If you click on show detailed artist info on a torrent page it will show a list of similar artists, other albums from the same artist, upcoming concerts and even an embedded player.  The new features are inspired by the OiNKplus extension …
Federal Bureau of Investigation:
'Bot Roast II' Nets 8 Individuals  —  Second Phase of Ongoing Cyber Investigation Reveals More Than $20 Million in Economic Loss and More Than One Million Victimized Computers.  Public Urged To Take Precaution.  —  The FBI today announced the results of the second phase of its continuing investigation …
Discussion: PC World, InfoWorld and Security Fix
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
ACAP Launches, Robots.txt 2.0 For Blocking Search Engines?  —  After a year of discussions, ACAP — Automated Content Access Protocol — was released today as a sort of robots.txt 2.0 system for telling search engines what they can or can't include in their listings.
Fred Wilson / Union Square Ventures:
Failure Rates In Early Stage Venture Deals  —  My friend Jeff Jarvis invited me to talk to his class yesterday.  Jeff is doing something really cool.  He's teaching graduate students in journalism school how to be entrepreneurs.  So these students graduate with the understanding …
Discussion: Joe Duck
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Fahy to lead Yahoo's European marketing  —  Yahoo has appointed BlackBerry and former Orange executive Kristof Fahy to a top marketing role to revitalise the company's brand across Europe.  —  Fahy, who takes the newly created role of vice-president of marketing for Europe …
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Microsoft release Office Mobile 6.1 (for real this time)
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Patent Office upholds Tivo's "time warp" patent, EchoStar not so happy
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
Google Beware: Facebook Takes Local Advertising Gloves Off, ILM REPORT
Discussion: The Local Onliner
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
Cyber Monday Myth Busted Again
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Use Your iPhone's Internet Connection On Your Laptop [Feature]
Discussion: PalmAddicts
Andrew Ramadge /
Google doodle chosen for Australia Day
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
What If They Gave a Browser War and Microsoft Never Came?
Discussion: Download Squad and Channel 9
 Earlier Items: 
Jerome Wendt / Computerworld:
Opinion: What you don't virtualize can hurt you
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Size Limits for Cable Look Likely
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Exclusive: Helio Mysto outed
Discussion: TechCrunch, Gizmodo and DVICE
Chris Williams / The Register:
Facebook 'to drop' creeptech ad system
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Google expunges malware sites from search results
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Microsoft shows next version of Windows Mobile behind closed doors
David Pogue / New York Times:
Microsoft Challenges the iPod (Again)
Discussion: Ryan Stewart