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3:45 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"
Discussion: Orbitcast and Switched
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.
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Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Verizon to test standards-based 4G network in 2008
Discussion: WebProNews, Computerworld and MacNN
Walter S. Mossberg / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon's Kindle Makes Buying E-Books Easy, Reading Them Hard  —  Companies have failed for many years to produce a successful electronic reader, a dedicated device that would do for books what Apple's iPod has done for music — allow you to carry around large numbers of titles and enjoy them in a convenient way.
Discussion: WebProNews
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
The Amazon Kindle: One week and 3,500 miles later
Discussion: SmoothSpan Blog
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Warner Music: We're totally screwed  —  I'm paraphrasing a little, but that seems to be the general thrust of Edgar Bronfman Jr.'s comments about the company's latest financial results.  In a nutshell, Warner — which Edgar Jr. maintains is not a record company at all, but a …
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Earnings: Warner Music Profit Down 58 Percent; Digital Grows 25 …
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 …
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Michael Schneider / Variety:
Netflix to offer 'Heroes' online
Discussion: NewTeeVee
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 …
Chris Williams / The Register:
Facebook 'to drop' creeptech ad system  —  Watch online now - The findings of The Register's Virtualization Study  —  Facebook looks set to scale back its advertising ambitions after one of a suite of new features aimed at milking cash from user data was slammed as creepy.
Discussion: The Open Road and Mashable!
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Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Facebook May Revamp Beacon
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Adobe, Yahoo To Push Ads in PDF Files  —  Yahoo and Adobe unveiled a plan today to serve contextual ads within PDF files — one of the last bastions of (mostly) ad-free space on the internet.  —  A beta trial launched by Yahoo and Adobe will dynamically serve ads within a PDF based on the content in the file.
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yahoo, Adobe team on PDF ads
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
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 …
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
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Microsoft shows next version of Windows Mobile behind closed doors  —  So we can't really delve into a lot of specifics, but today Microsoft showed off the next version of Windows Mobile at their annual Mobius conference.  Nope, it's not Windows Mobile 7 / Photon, but what we saw "is an update …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Introduces Music Discovery Feature  —  If you click on show detailed artist info on a torrent page it will show a list of similar artists, other albums from the same artist, upcoming concerts and even an embedded Last.fm player.  The new features are inspired by the OiNKplus extension …
Dan Primack / PE HUB:
AdBrite Raises $23 Million  —  Online advertising company AdBrite has raised $23 million in third-round funding, according to a regulatory filing discovered by peHUB.  Return backers include Sequoia Capital and hedge fund Artis Management (which often gloms onto Sequoia for hot VC deals).
Discussion: GigaOM and Mashable!
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.
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Size Limits for Cable Look Likely  —  Coming off a setback at the hands of the cable television industry, the head of the Federal Communications Commission moved to reassert himself on Wednesday by proposing that the commission quickly adopt a rule that would prevent Comcast …
 
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New Scientist:
Androids in pain and breast-feeding baby bots
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Microsoft release Office Mobile 6.1 (for real this time)
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Patent Office upholds Tivo's "time warp" patent, EchoStar not so happy
Discussion: Gizmodo
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
Google Beware: Facebook Takes Local Advertising Gloves Off, ILM REPORT
Discussion: The Local Onliner
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
Cyber Monday Myth Busted Again
Navneet Kaushal / WebProNews:
Yahoo Talks New Panama Features
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
DMCA-style laws coming to Canada, Switzerland
Discussion: TeleRead
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Use Your iPhone's Internet Connection On Your Laptop [Feature]
Discussion: PalmAddicts
 Earlier Items: 
Mike Pinkerton / Google Code Blog:
Google Gadgets going cross-platform
Evan Ratliff / Wired News:
Q&A: Zillow's Rich Barton on Real Estate, AI and Basement Floods
Andrew Ramadge / NEWS.com.au:
Google doodle chosen for Australia Day
Jerome Wendt / Computerworld:
Opinion: What you don't virtualize can hurt you
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Exclusive: Helio Mysto outed
Discussion: Gizmodo and DVICE
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Google expunges malware sites from search results
TVNZ:
Exploding phone gives midnight fright
Robby Stein / Official Gmail Blog:
Group chat and rich emoticons now available in Gmail chat