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2:45 PM ET, November 30, 2007

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Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
Google Will Bid in FCC Spectrum Auction  —  Google Inc. announced Friday that it will apply to bid for wireless spectrum in a January Federal Communications Commission auction.  —  The Mountain View, Calif., Internet company had previously said it would probably bid for spectrum …
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Adam Kovacevich / Google:
Google Will Apply to Participate in FCC Spectrum Auction  —  Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that it will apply to participate in the Federal Communications Commission's upcoming auction of wireless spectrum in the 700 megahertz (MHz) band.  —  As part of the nationally mandated transition …
Official Google Blog:
Who's going to win the spectrum auction?  Consumers.  —  Posted by by Chris Sacca, Head of Special Initiatives  —  Here at Google, we see the upcoming 700 megahertz spectrum auction at the Federal Communications Commission as one of the best opportunities consumers will have to enjoy more choices in the world of wireless devices.
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
When Networks Collide  —  AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson this week said what I have been saying since last July — that Apple and AT&T would soon introduce an iPhone that works with AT&T's faster 3G wireless data network.  I said it because I had heard last summer that AT&T was already testing 3G iPhones …
DSLreports:
Is AT&T Angry With Apple? - Or did AT&T CEO just screw up?
Discussion: Techlog
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Dave Carpenter / Associated Press:
Motorola CEO Ed Zander to Step Down
Discussion: Gizmodo
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
So long Motorola CEO Ed Zander, we hardly knew ye
Discussion: E-Commerce Times
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Ironic, Yes, But Zuckerberg's Privacy Violated  —  [UPDATED with more information.]  —  So exactly why did Facebook unleash such a massive legal fury on 02138 magazine yesterday over documents the publication posted online?  —  Because, said sources, those documents-including an application …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Facebook Nabs $60 Million Investment from Li Ka-shing  —  While a lot of people were beginning to doubt Facebook's ability to raise more money after getting a lofty $15 billion valuation following a $240 million investment from Microsoft last month, it seems the stakes are not too high …
David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
Uncovered: Evidence that Mac OS X could run Windows apps soon  —  Once Intel chips landed inside Macs and Boot Camp made its debut, it got a lot harder to blame rumor mongers for making a certain leap: Mac OS X could one day run Windows apps sans-Windows.  Indeed, projects like the open source Wine …
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Michael McWhertor / Kotaku:
Gamespot Editor Fired Over Kane & Lynch Review?  [Rumor]  —  We've heard an unsettling rumor today from an anonymous tipster that longtime game reviewer Jeff Gerstmann from Gamespot has been let go.  That wouldn't necessarily be newsworthy, but the conditions under which he was allegedly dismissed were.
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Billboard.Biz:
A Tipping Point For MP3s  —  The scope of a yearlong download promotion planned between Pepsi and Amazon, Billboard has learned, is among several developments forcing further consideration by Warner Music Group (WMG) and Sony BMG Music Entertainment to follow EMI and Universal Music Group's lead in distributing music in the MP3 format.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:   Amazon 1 Billion MP3 Giveaway Offer; Under Pressure, Labels Warm To DRM-free Format
Juliet Ye / Wall Street Journal:
Debate Over IM Add-Ons in China  —  Market Leader Says  —  Software Developer  —  Infringed Copyright  —  HONG KONG — A computer-science instructor's arrest on charges of intellectual-property infringement has sparked a debate about whether a popular application that blocks Web advertisements is fair or foul.
Discussion: Against Monopoly
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Make Some Software Better, Get Arrested For Copyright Infringement
Eric / Blogger in Draft:
New feature: OpenID commenting  —  Blogger in Draft now lets you enable OpenID-based commenting, in your blogs' Settings |  Comments tab:  —  (OpenID comments work in both the Anyone and Registered Users modes)  —  This means that users of OpenID-enabled services — such as LiveJournal and WordPress …
Steve Goldberg / Official Google Reader Blog:
Attack of the interns: recommendations and drag-and-drop  —  One of the great things about Reader, and feed readers in general, is that they let you follow sites much more efficiently than you could just by visiting them directly.  This means that once you get into the flow of it …
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Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:   Google Reader Recommends Feeds, Adds Drag-n-Drop Organization
Fred Wilson / Union Square Ventures:
Why Early Stage Venture Investments Fail  —  In my last post on failure rates in early stage venture capital, I made the point that every portfolio is going to have failures.  I've made 32 direct investments (the deals I've sourced, led, and managed myself) over the past 17 years.
Louise Story / Bits:
The Evolution of Facebook's Beacon  —  Facebook keeps tweaking its new Beacon advertising program, which tracks users' actions on sites other than Facebook.  The program sparked a petition from MoveOn.org Civic Action that has won the support of 50,000 Facebook users.
comScore:
YouTube Continues to Lead U.S. Online Video Market with 28 Percent Market Share, According to comScore Video Metrix  —  Nearly 2 in 5 U.S. Internet Users Watched a YouTube Video in September  —  comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released …
Discussion: Mashable! and Online News Squared
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Cybercrime poses threat to national security, says report  —  Cybercrime continues to spread quickly and shows no signs of slowing down, according to McAfee.  And as it continues to grow, attackers are taking on an increasingly international presence.  Organized cyberattacks originate …
Discussion: CNET News.com and Digital Trends
 
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Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Nvidia to launch GeForce 9 series in February
Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
Xbox 360 Fall Dashboard Update detailed: DivX, XBLA Hits, and more
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Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Studios' "Groundbreaking" Offer Rejected
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Net neutrality may not resolve Comcast vs. BitTorrent
Discussion: DSLreports and WinBeta
Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
Tag Heuer plans watch phone for 2008
John Leyden / The Register:
Hackers re-poison Google search results
Discussion: InsideGoogle
 Earlier Items: 
Stephanie N. Mehta / Fortune:
The curse of WiMax  —  Bad news keeps dogging the much-hyped standard …
Discussion: DSLreports
Todd Spangler / Multichannel News:
Comcast to Charge $2.95 Extra for TiVo DVR Service
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Oregon Attorney General Fighting Back Against RIAA Lawsuits
comScore:
Online Consumer-Generated Reviews Have Significant Impact …
Wall Street Journal:
Sprint Declines Two-Part Offer: Investment, Return of Donahue
Oliver Rist / PC Magazine:
Leopard is the New Vista, and It's Pissing Me Off
 

 
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