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4:55 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"  —  Of course the 3G iPhone is coming, that's clearly in the evolution plan.  As Jobs said himself, it's only a matter of time until improved batteries allow for it.  Still, when AT&T's CEO Randall Stephenson says, "You'll have it next year," well, our ears tend to perk up.
Jason Mick / DailyTech:
Hopes Answered: 3G IPhone Coming Next Year
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: Beet.TV and Smalltalk Tidbits …
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Earnings: Warner Music Profit Down 58 Percent; Digital Grows 25 …
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
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 …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Michael Schneider / Variety:
Netflix to offer 'Heroes' online
Discussion: Gizmodo and NewTeeVee
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
NBCU Pacts With Netflix On Next-Day TV Show Downloads
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 …
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PR Newswire:
NINTENDO OF AMERICA REPORTS HISTORIC SALES WEEK  —  Nintendo DS Passes Game Boy Advance Sales Record, Wii Becomes Must-Have Gift  —  · November 27, 2007 /PRNewswire/ — In the first week of the 2007 holiday shopping season, Nintendo of America has sold more Nintendo products than at any other time in its history.
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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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 …
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 …
Kwang-Tae Kim / Associated Press:
Report: Phone may not have killed worker  —  SEOUL, South Korea - The South Korean man whose death was initially blamed on an exploding cell phone battery appears to have died from another cause, according to a news report Thursday.  —  The quarry worker, whose name has not been released …
Discussion: CNET News.com, Gizmodo and Engadget
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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: TechCrunch, GigaOM and Mashable!
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
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Fahy to lead Yahoo's European marketing  —  Yahoo has appointed BlackBerry and former Orange executive Kristof Fahy to a top marketing role to revitalise the company's brand across Europe.  —  Fahy, who takes the newly created role of vice-president of marketing for Europe …
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
Ryan Block / Engadget Mobile:
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 …
 
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CTV.ca:
Ottawa's wireless auction could cut cellphone rates
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
NYTimes.com Chief: Rules of Television Journalism "Don't Work …
Fred Wilson / Union Square Ventures:
Failure Rates In Early Stage Venture Deals
Discussion: Joe Duck
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: Ars Technica and Gizmodo
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Introduces Music Discovery Feature
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:
Google Beware: Facebook Takes Local Advertising Gloves Off, ILM REPORT
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Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
Cyber Monday Myth Busted Again
Andrew Ramadge / NEWS.com.au:
Google doodle chosen for Australia Day
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
ACAP Launches, Robots.txt 2.0 For Blocking Search Engines?
Jerome Wendt / Computerworld:
Opinion: What you don't virtualize can hurt you
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Size Limits for Cable Look Likely
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Exclusive: Helio Mysto outed
Discussion: TechCrunch, Gizmodo and DVICE
Chris Williams / The Register:
Facebook 'to drop' creeptech ad system
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Google expunges malware sites from search results