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12:10 PM ET, November 27, 2007

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Verizon:
Verizon Wireless To Introduce 'Any Apps, Any Device' Option For Customers In 2008  —  New Open Development Initiative Will Accelerate Innovation and Growth  —  BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless today announced that it will provide customers the option to use, on its nationwide wireless network …
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Roger Cheng / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon Wireless to Offer Open Access to Network  —  Companies Featured in This Article: Google, Sprint Nextel, Deutsche Telekom, AT&T, Verizon Communications, Vodafone Group, Microsoft, Research in Motion  —  Verizon Wireless said Tuesday that it would allow any device or software to run …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Verizon Wireless opens network to "Any Apps, Any Device" in 2008  —  By the end of 2008, Verizon Wireless will open their network to any device which meets a "minimum technical standard."  What that standard is, exactly, VZW isn't saying yet — that will come in "early 2008."
Discussion: Computerworld, PC World and Gizmodo
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Verizon Wireless hopes to reel in developers; Will publish network technical details  —  Verizon Wireless is opening its technical kimono to developers so third party devices and software can readily plug into the company's network.  With the move, Verizon Wireless is promising an "any apps, any device" option in 2008.
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Verizon Wireless to open up its network next year
Discussion: atmaspheric and MobileCrunch
Wall Street Journal:
Google Plans Service to Store Users' Data  —  Google Inc. wants to offer consumers a new way to store their files on its hard drives, in a strategy that could accelerate a shift to Web-based computing and intensify the Internet company's competition with Microsoft Corp.
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Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
As Google readies "GDrive", will Microsoft lead, or follow?  —  Some seemingly non-news coming out of the Wall Street Journal tonight, saying that Google is readying their online storage product, commonly referred to as GDrive.  The Journal doesn't offer any really new information, saying only in the publicly accessible copy:
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Do Facebook users care about "privacy issues?"  What about Doubleclick?  —  Political groups are successful through mastering a public debate no matter what ideology they espouse, and regardless of what the issues actually are.  —  MoveOn.org is a good example.
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USA Today:
Widgets make a big splash on the Net  —  SAN FRANCISCO — For nearly a decade, GarageBand.com was the quintessential struggling Web company, barely hanging on as it burned through $17 million.  —  Until widgets.  —  Since it developed a widget, one of the mini-Web applications now flourishing …
Loretta Chao / Wall Street Journal:
IAC/InterActive Plans China Push  —  BEIJING — IAC/InterActiveCorp plans to spend $100 million on a new Internet business in China and will bring its search engine, Ask.com, to the fast-moving market as well.  —  The new company, which could be launched as soon as within a year …
Cory Doctorow / InformationWeek:
How Your Creepy Ex-Co-Workers Will Kill Facebook  —  Columnist Cory Doctorow describes how Facebook and other social networks have built-in self-destructs: They make it easy for you to be found by the people you're looking to avoid.  —  Facebook's "platform" strategy has sparked much online debate and controversy.
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
New Terrain Layer in Google Maps  —  There's a new tab in Google Maps: "terrain".  The view combines street maps with visual information about terrains.  Elevation data is not limited to geographic features like mountains, but it's also displayed for buildings.
Suzanne Tindal / CNET News.com:
Windows XP outshines Vista in benchmarking test  —  New tests have revealed that Windows XP with the beta Service Pack 3 has twice the performance of Vista, even with its long-awaited Service Pack 1.  —  Vista's first service pack, to be released early next year, is intended to boost the operating system's performance.
Discussion: CrunchGear
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Video: anatomy of a search snippet  —  Several weeks ago I flew up to Google's Kirkland office to visit with the wonderful webmaster tools team.  While I was visiting, someone said "Hey, why don't you grab a video camera, find an empty office, and record as many videos as you can in an hour?"
 
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