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10:10 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 …
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
Discussion: 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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BBC:
Yahoo to put adverts in PDF files
Discussion: Channel 9 and franticindustries
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   Yahoo Offers Contextual Advertising In PDFs; Yes, PDFs
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 …
Robby Stein / Official Gmail Blog:
Group chat and rich emoticons now available in Gmail chat  —  The new Gmail Seattle team is happy to announce two additions to Gmail's built-in chat capabilities: group chat and enhanced emoticons.  —  To start a group chat, click "Group chat" from the "Options" menu when chatting.
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
The New Version of Gmail Adds Group Chat
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?
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: Business Technology and Reuters
TVNZ:
Exploding phone gives midnight fright  —  Nokia has launched a full investigation into what is believed to be New Zealand's first case of a cellphone battery explosion.  —  Auckland man Norman Sievewright woke to a loud bang in the middle of the night and found his phone, which had been charging next to his bed, had exploded.
Discussion: InfoWorld
Elizabeth Aguilera / Denver Post:
DIA sets Wi-Fi free  —  An airport spokesman says wireless Internet use has risen tenfold since DIA dropped the fee early this month.  —  Travelers at Denver International Airport who have previously had to pay for wireless Internet access are getting an early Christmas surprise: The service is now free.
Federal Trade Commission:
Major Online Advertiser Settles FTC Charges.  "Free" Gifts Weren't Free; Settlement Calls for $650,000 Civil Penalty  —  A large online advertiser that drove traffic to its Web sites using spam e-mails with misleading subject lines has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges …
Discussion: InfoWorld and eWEEK.com
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 …
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.
 
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Chris Kohler / Wired News:
Why You Can't Get Your Hands on a Wii
Victor Keegan / Guardian:
How long should copyright last?  —  In 1735 William Hogarth …
Discussion: The Open Road
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.
Computerworld:
Fringes with benefits  —  This pilot fish is updating …
Tom Espiner / ZDNet:
Lawyers: Vista branding confused even Microsoft
Discussion: The Mac Observer and Techdirt
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Geni Clone Growing A Lot Faster Than Geni
 Earlier Items: 
Steve Bass / PC World:
Eleven Questions for a Warez Site Owner
Richard Monson-Haefel / Application Platform …:
Why Microsoft Loves Google's Android
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
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
New Google Maps feature could simulate GPS on iPhones
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
P2P Traffic Is Booming, BitTorrent The Dominant Protocol
 

 
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