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2:20 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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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:   AT&T CEO outs 3G iPhone: "You'll have it next year"
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.
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 …
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.
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Kwang-Tae Kim / Associated Press:
Report: Phone may not have killed worker
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
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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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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Chris Williams / The Register:
Facebook 'to drop' creeptech ad system
Discussion: The Open Road
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?
Discussion: Ryan Stewart and Paul Mooney
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
The Amazon Kindle: One week and 3,500 miles later  —  Guest post: Josh Taylor is the director of ZDNet and its sister site TechRepublic.  Keep an eye out for Josh's product review blog later this year.  In the meantime, here's his first impressions of the Kindle.
Discussion: SmoothSpan Blog
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Walter S. Mossberg / Wall Street Journal:   Amazon's Kindle Makes Buying E-Books Easy, Reading Them Hard
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
ACAP Launches, Robots.txt 2.0 For Blocking Search Engines?  —  After a year of discussions, ACAP — Automated Content Access Protocol — was released today as a sort of robots.txt 2.0 system for telling search engines what they can or can't include in their listings.
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Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
News Web Sites Seek More Search Control
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Warner Music (WMG): Next Year Will Be Awful  —  Warner Music doesn't formally offer guidance to Wall Street.  But read between the lines from his just-concluded Q4 earnings call and it's pretty clear that WMG is going to have a lousy 2008:  —  • Physical music sales are going to continue to plummet …
Discussion: The Globe and Mail
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:   Earnings: Warner Music Profit Down 58 Percent; Digital Grows 25 …
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 …
Discussion: PC World, InfoWorld and Security Fix
Andrew Ramadge / NEWS.com.au:
Google doodle chosen for Australia Day  —  Doodle 4 Google ... artist Janelle San Juan in Sydney (left) and the winning design (right) / Supplied  —  A DESIGN by 12-year-old Janelle San Juan will appear on Google's homepage to mark Australia Day after the Victorian student won the Doodle 4 Google competition.
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 …
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Exclusive: Helio Mysto outed  —  Look what I found today.  The first official pics of the Mysto from Helio.  The CDMA version of the U600, of course.  Ain't she a beaut?  No word on specs or release date, but it'll run $150.  Can't wait for this slick slider to make its way into my hands.
Discussion: Gizmodo, DVICE and MobileCrunch
 
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Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
HP expands lead over Dell in PC market
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
What If They Gave a Browser War and Microsoft Never Came?
Discussion: Channel 9
Jerome Wendt / Computerworld:
Opinion: What you don't virtualize can hurt you
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Open Web Awards: Call for nominations
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Size Limits for Cable Look Likely
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
UTA adds Vuze to digital stable
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Coming in 2008: GPS-enabled cameras?
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Turns Out You Can't Sue Creative Commons Because You Didn't Understand …
Discussion: TechnoLlama and Lessig Blog
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Google expunges malware sites from search results
Robby Stein / Official Gmail Blog:
Group chat and rich emoticons now available in Gmail chat
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
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Geni Clone Growing A Lot Faster Than Geni
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