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9:20 AM 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.
Discussion: Digg
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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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 …
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Experiment Lets You Change Results  —  Some users are reportedly seeing a new experiment in Google Experimental: the ability to re-order and even hide specific items in web search results.  I can't see this yet, but according to the help page Google provides:
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yahoo, Adobe team on PDF ads  —  Yahoo and Adobe are bringing pay-per-click ads to Adobe's Portable Document Format so that publishers can serve up ads inside PDFs distributed on Web sites and over e-mail that are contextually relevant to the content.  —  The text advertisements appear …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Offers Contextual Advertising In PDFs; Yes, PDFs  —  Yahoo and Adobe have teamed up to give publishers the ability to offer contextual advertising as part of their PDF document downloads.  —  Users upload their PDFs to Yahoo's ad network and then Yahoo hosts the document for download …
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?
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Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Facebook May Revamp Beacon  —  After pressure from MoveOn and members, the social network may change a policy on sharing info on users' Web buying and activities  —  In the wake of mounting criticism, Facebook executives are discussing changes to a controversial advertising tool …
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Wendy Davis / MediaPost Publications:
Privacy Groups Ready FTC Complaint Against Facebook
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
New Google Maps feature could simulate GPS on iPhones  —  A new version of Google Maps introduced this week includes a beta feature dubbed My Location that was designed to simulate the GPS experience on mobile phones and handheld devices that do not include GPS hardware, like Apple's iPhone.
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Slashdot
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Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google rolls out mobile phone locator
Discussion: Engadget and mocoNews.net
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
Yahoo! concocts a spicier new version of Widgets and Konfabulator  —  Yahoo! has launched an updated version of the Yahoo! Widget Engine and gallery.  Yahoo! Widget Engine 4.5 has the same look and feel on your desktop as version 4.0, but there are some changes in the way widgets are created and organized.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
P2P Traffic Is Booming, BitTorrent The Dominant Protocol  —  Ipoque, a German based company that specializes in developing bandwidth managing solutions for Universities and ISPs concludes this from data they gathered between August and September 2007.  In total, over 3 Petabytes …
Discussion: The Register and WinBeta
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:   EFF study confirms Comcast's BitTorrent interference
Computerworld:
Fringes with benefits  —  This pilot fish is updating the company's intranet welcome page with information from the human resources department.  "It's a Word document regarding updates to our 401(k) program, with a link where employees can visit to update their own investment allocations," says fish.
Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
How Does Bruce Schneier Protect His Laptop Data?  With His Fists — and PGP  —  Computer security is hard.  Software, computer and network security are all ongoing battles between attacker and defender.  And in many cases the attacker has an inherent advantage: He only has to find one network flaw …
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Geni Clone Growing A Lot Faster Than Geni  —  Family genealogy and social newtork Geni got to five million profiles in the first five months after launch.  Their early growth propelled them to a $100 million valuation and a lot of positive press.  —  In August the inevitable German clone launched.
Charl Norman / Bandwidth Blog:
Afrigator beta launched  —  I attended the 27 Geek Dinner last night at Melrose Arch and witnessed the unveiling of Afrigator beta by one of the founders, Justin Hartman.  Afrigator launched earlier this year in Alpha and has now emerged with the 'beta tag' and a host of new functionality.
Discussion: Blogcosm and Vincent Maher
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Afrigator: The Best of African Social Media, in Real Time
Discussion: White African
 
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Simon Collins / New Zealand Herald:
Video violence beyond a game: top cop
Tom Espiner / ZDNet:
Lawyers: Vista branding confused even Microsoft
Discussion: The Mac Observer and Techdirt
Lewis Page / The Register:
Google wants to make renewable power cheaper than coal
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
MTV to offer all South Park clips online
Discussion: paidContent.org and Mashable!
Steve Bass / PC World:
Eleven Questions for a Warez Site Owner
Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
MSFT: Setting Up Facebook For Failure?
Discussion: Web Strategy
Richard Monson-Haefel / Application Platform …:
Why Microsoft Loves Google's Android
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Telefonica Invests In Mobile Advertising's Amobee Media Systems
 Earlier Items: 
Daniel Berninger / GigaOM:
Here Comes Trouble: Infocom vs. Telecom
Discussion: Changing Way
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
Dell Takes Cybersquatters to Court
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Tim Berners-Lee dream for Facebook five years hence
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Verizon's "Open" Network Will Really Be Two-Tiered
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Q&A: Amazon lawyer on feds' subpoena for 24,000 customer records
Jim Kukral / Marketing Ideas Online:
I Love Twitter, But I Have To Quit It
Discussion: Things That and WinExtra
Holly M. Sanders / New York Post:
MICROSOFT FLEXES WEB WITH NEW AD CAMPAIGN
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Social Site Rankings (October, 2007)