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9:10 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
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  —  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 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 …
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.
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 …
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Xbox 360 tops PS3, trails Wii in initial holiday sales
Discussion: PR Newswire and GamePro.com
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
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Verizon's Real Move to Openness  —  Verizon Wireless got a lot of attention Tuesday for its vague announcement about offering open access to its network.  But a much geekier announcement today may well be more important.  —  The company said it would use a technology standard called LTE …
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Verizon:
Verizon Selects LTE As 4G Wireless Broadband Direction
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 …
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 …
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
Facebook To Cry Uncle Over Beacon  —  Sources say Facebook is near to announcing changes to its Beacon marketing platform after pressure from privacy advocates over the last week.  —  MoveOn launched its campaign the Monday before Thanksgiving and has since signed up 50,000 Facebook members incensed …
Discussion: Bits and New York Times
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
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 …
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.
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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Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Insider charged with hacking California canal system
Discussion: The Register
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Testing "Neighbors" Organizing Tool For Local
Discussion: Screenwerk and Mashable!
Karl / DSLreports:
20% of Comcast Users To See DOCSIS 3. in 2008 - Faster speeds coming …
Darryl K. Taft / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft Preps Parallel Developer Tool
Discussion: InfoWorld
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Dell reports earnings, income up 27 percent
Discussion: New York Times
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
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Ottawa's wireless auction could cut cellphone rates
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
NYTimes.com Chief: Rules of Television Journalism "Don't Work …
Fred Wilson / Union Square Ventures:
Failure Rates In Early Stage Venture Deals
Discussion: Joe Duck
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Microsoft release Office Mobile 6.1 (for real this time)
Discussion: PC World 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
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Use Your iPhone's Internet Connection On Your Laptop [Feature]
Discussion: zedgeHeadz and PalmAddicts
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
What If They Gave a Browser War and Microsoft Never Came?
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