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7:50 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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Kent German / CNET News.com:   AT&T joins Jobs in saying a 3G iPhone will come next year
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.
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
Discussion: VentureBeat and alarm:clock
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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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
NBCU Pacts With Netflix On Next-Day TV Show Downloads
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 …
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 …
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 and ParisLemon
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 …
Karl / DSLreports:
20% of Comcast Users To See DOCSIS 3.0 in 2008 - Faster speeds coming, but not of the upstream variety  —  Comcast gave a bit more detail on the state of their DOCSIS 3.0 upgrades at the CableNEXT Conference this week in Santa Clara, California.  Comcast CTO Tony Werner told attendees …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Coming Soon: A Small Move by Facebook, with Big Implications  —  So a lot has been made of the Facebook vs. Google fight, whether it be the fight over talent or potential advertising revenues.  The reality is that if Facebook needs to keep growing, it needs Google.
Discussion: TechCrunch and CostPerNews
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.
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Use Your iPhone's Internet Connection On Your Laptop [Feature]  —  It's great that your iPhone has a data plan and a killer mobile browser, but when you're sitting at the airport waiting to catch a plane with your laptop right next to you, wouldn't it be nice to use your full-on desktop browser?
Discussion: zedgeHeadz and PalmAddicts
 
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Linda Rosencrance / Computerworld:
Amazon wins battle to protect customer records
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Testing "Neighbors" Organizing Tool For Local
Discussion: Mashable! and Screenwerk
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Dell Shares Slide As FY Q3 EPS Misses Expectations
Darryl K. Taft / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft Preps Parallel Developer Tool
Discussion: InfoWorld
Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
Networks set for $120m from web ads
Scott Wasson / The Tech Report:
Quad FX canceled, upgrade path unclear
Discussion: DailyTech and Hardware 2.0
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Report: Sprint rejects investment bid from SK Telecom
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
New Scientist:
Androids in pain and breast-feeding baby bots
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Microsoft release Office Mobile 6.1 (for real this time)
Discussion: InfoWorld and InsideMicrosoft
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Introduces Music Discovery Feature
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
Google Beware: Facebook Takes Local Advertising Gloves Off, ILM REPORT
Discussion: The Local Onliner
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
What If They Gave a Browser War and Microsoft Never Came?
Discussion: Download Squad and Channel 9
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Size Limits for Cable Look Likely
 

 
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