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12:45 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."
Grant Gross / PC World:
Verizon Wireless Plans to Open Its Network
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?
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 …
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Eric Enge / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Matt Cutts Videos on Search Snippets  —  Matt Cutts did a video about search snippets during his recent visit to the Google Kirkland office.  In it Matt takes a detailed look at how Google constructs a search snippet.  Matt uses the example of a search on "Starbucks", which results in the following search result:
Discussion: WebProNews
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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?"
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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Google:
Google's Goal: Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal  —  Creates renewable energy R&D group and supports breakthrough technologies  —  Mountain View, Calif. (November 27, 2007) - Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced a new strategic initiative to develop electricity from renewable energy sources …
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.
BBC:
TV rivals form on-demand service  —  The BBC, ITV and Channel 4 are to launch a joint on-demand service, which will bring together hundreds of hours of television programmes in one place.  —  The service is set to go live in 2008 and will offer access to both current shows and archive material.
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 …
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.
 
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