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9:50 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: Digg
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
At The Churchill Club: AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson Says 3G Apple iPhone Coming Next Year  —  On Wednesday night, AT&T (T) CEO Randall Stephenson is speaking at a Churchill Club dinner in Santa Clara, California.  He is being interviewed by Quentin Hardy from Forbes.
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.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Experiment Lets You Change Results  —  Some users are reportedly seeing a new experiment in Google Experimental: the ability to re-order and even hide specific items in web search results.  I can't see this yet, but according to the help page Google provides:
Discussion: Compiler and Search Engine Land
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
BBC:
Yahoo to put adverts in PDF files
Discussion: Channel 9 and franticindustries
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 …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Verizon's "Open" Network Will Really Be Two-Tiered
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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Wendy Davis / MediaPost Publications:
Privacy Groups Ready FTC Complaint Against Facebook
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?
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
New Google Maps feature could simulate GPS on iPhones  —  A new version of Google Maps introduced this week includes a beta feature dubbed My Location that was designed to simulate the GPS experience on mobile phones and handheld devices that do not include GPS hardware, like Apple's iPhone.
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Slashdot
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Mike Chu / Official Google Mobile Blog:
New magical blue circle on your map
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
Yahoo! concocts a spicier new version of Widgets and Konfabulator  —  Yahoo! has launched an updated version of the Yahoo! Widget Engine and gallery.  Yahoo! Widget Engine 4.5 has the same look and feel on your desktop as version 4.0, but there are some changes in the way widgets are created and organized.
John Leyden / The Register:
Cyber cold war fears grow  —  120 countries have cyber-espionage capability, warns McAfee  —  Forget run of the mill cybercrooks, international cyber spying will pose the single biggest information security threat in 2008.  —  That's according to security giant McAfee …
Discussion: Reuters
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
P2P Traffic Is Booming, BitTorrent The Dominant Protocol  —  Ipoque, a German based company that specializes in developing bandwidth managing solutions for Universities and ISPs concludes this from data they gathered between August and September 2007.  In total, over 3 Petabytes …
Discussion: The Register and WinBeta
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:   EFF study confirms Comcast's BitTorrent interference
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
MTV to offer all South Park clips online  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - MTV Networks plans to make every clip from every episode of hit animated comedy "South Park" available for free online next year as part of a strategy to reach consumers everywhere.  —  The decision from the biggest division …
Computerworld:
Fringes with benefits  —  This pilot fish is updating the company's intranet welcome page with information from the human resources department.  "It's a Word document regarding updates to our 401(k) program, with a link where employees can visit to update their own investment allocations," says fish.
Charl Norman / Bandwidth Blog:
Afrigator beta launched  —  I attended the 27 Geek Dinner last night at Melrose Arch and witnessed the unveiling of Afrigator beta by one of the founders, Justin Hartman.  Afrigator launched earlier this year in Alpha and has now emerged with the 'beta tag' and a host of new functionality.
Discussion: Blogcosm and Vincent Maher
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Afrigator: The Best of African Social Media, in Real Time
Discussion: White African
 
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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
Hugh Macleod / gapingvoid:
WHY FACEBOOK MIGHT BE CONSIGNING THEMSELVES TO THE SLUSHPILE OF HISTORY.
Simon Collins / New Zealand Herald:
Video violence beyond a game: top cop
Tom Espiner / ZDNet:
Lawyers: Vista branding confused even Microsoft
Discussion: The Mac Observer and Techdirt
Lewis Page / The Register:
Google wants to make renewable power cheaper than coal
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Geni Clone Growing A Lot Faster Than Geni
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Eleven Questions for a Warez Site Owner
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Why Microsoft Loves Google's Android
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Telefonica Invests In Mobile Advertising's Amobee Media Systems
Daniel Berninger / GigaOM:
Here Comes Trouble: Infocom vs. Telecom
Discussion: Changing Way
Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
How Does Bruce Schneier Protect His Laptop Data?  With His Fists — and PGP
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
Dell Takes Cybersquatters to Court
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Tim Berners-Lee dream for Facebook five years hence
Holly M. Sanders / New York Post:
MICROSOFT FLEXES WEB WITH NEW AD CAMPAIGN
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
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