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6:55 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 …
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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.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
The Amazon Kindle: One week and 3,500 miles later
Discussion: SmoothSpan Blog
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).
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
AdBrite Takes In Another $23 Million
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Updated: Ad Network Adbrite Gets Big $23 Million Third Round
Discussion: CNET News.com
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
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 …
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Earnings: Warner Music Profit Down 58 Percent; Digital Grows 25 …
Netflix:
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 …
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Michael Schneider / Variety:
Netflix to offer 'Heroes' online
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Gizmodo
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 …
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'BOT ROAST II'
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Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
FBI's Operation Bot Roast II nets additional indictments, sentences
Discussion: The Register
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 Last.fm player.  The new features are inspired by the OiNKplus extension …
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple developing mini-disc adapter for slot-loading drives  —  Apple iPod chief Tony Fadell has develop a collapsable hardware solution that would allow his company to reduce shipping and packaging costs by selling software on smaller discs which could then be used in slot-loading optical drives built …
Discussion: Infinite Loop, ParisLemon and Ubergizmo
Darryl K. Taft / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft Preps Parallel Developer Tool  —  Microsoft is releasing an early preview of its ParallelFX tool for building parallel systems.  —  Microsoft is releasing an early preview of new technology designed to help developers address the issue of programming for parallel environments.
Discussion: InfoWorld
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Patent Office upholds Tivo's "time warp" patent, EchoStar not so happy  —  The long-running dispute between Tivo and EchoStar inched a little closer to resolution today, with the United States Patent Office issuing a non-appealable ruling saying that Tivo's DVR-enabling "time warp" patent is valid.
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
Google Beware: Facebook Takes Local Advertising Gloves Off, ILM REPORT  —  Facebook is on a mission, a BIG local advertising crusade.On the heels of the launch of its social ads product, Facebook made its debut performance at the Kelsey Interactive Local Media Conference, with Chamath Palihapitiya …
Discussion: The Local Onliner
 
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Karl / DSLreports:
20% of Comcast Users To See DOCSIS 3. in 2008 - Faster speeds coming …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Dell Shares Slide As FY Q3 EPS Misses Expectations
Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
Networks set for $120m from web ads
Scott Wasson / The Tech Report:
Quad FX canceled, upgrade path unclear
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
NYTimes.com Chief: Rules of Television Journalism "Don't Work …
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Fred Wilson / Union Square Ventures:
Failure Rates In Early Stage Venture Deals
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Fahy to lead Yahoo's European marketing
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Microsoft release Office Mobile 6.1 (for real this time)
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Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
Cyber Monday Myth Busted Again
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Use Your iPhone's Internet Connection On Your Laptop [Feature]
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Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
What If They Gave a Browser War and Microsoft Never Came?
Discussion: Download Squad and Channel 9
Jerome Wendt / Computerworld:
Opinion: What you don't virtualize can hurt you
Kwang-Tae Kim / Associated Press:
Report: Phone may not have killed worker
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Size Limits for Cable Look Likely
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