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1:15 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.
Discussion: Digg
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
At The Churchill Club: AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson Says 3G Apple …
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.
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 …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Verizon decides on LTE for 4G wireless broadband  —  Verizon Wireless has decided to throw its lot in with 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) as the wireless carrier eyes an eventual deployment of and transition to 4G.  LTE is potentially capable of 100Mbps downloads, 50Mbps uploads …
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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Chris Williams / The Register:
Facebook 'to drop' creeptech ad system
Discussion: The Open Road
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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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
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: Paul Mooney
Born Rich:
TV Bed Powered with Subwoofer & iPod Dock : Your Own Luxury Oasis  —  Recently, we told you about the TV Wardrobe but if you prefer a TV bed over the other TV furniture then besides some of the fabulous options we gave you in the past, another one that stands-out on the list comes …
Discussion: Gizmodo, The Uber-Review and Ubergizmo
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Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
Fully loaded media bed is heaven defined
Discussion: Engadget
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Earnings: Warner Music Profit Down 58 Percent; Digital Grows 25 Percent, Hits $130 Million  —  As expected, the Warner Music Group (NYSE: WMG) quarter ending Sept. 30 proved to be a challenge: The company booked revenue of $869 million, up 2 percent from last year's $854 million …
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:   Warner Music (WMG): Next Year Will Be Awful
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
MacBook wireless suffering after recent Mac OS X updates  —  Owners of Apple's 13-inch notebooks are reporting that their Wi-Fi access is much less reliable after installing Mac OS X Leopard or more recent updates to Mac OS X Tiger, especially when the systems switch to battery power.
Discussion: O'Grady's PowerPage and Digg
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Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
Wireless connectivity problems still plague some MacBook users
Discussion: MacUser
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Exclusive: Helio Mysto outed  —  Look what I found today.  The first official pics of the Mysto from Helio.  The CDMA version of the U600, of course.  Ain't she a beaut?  No word on specs or release date, but it'll run $150.  Can't wait for this slick slider to make its way into my hands.
Discussion: Gizmodo and DVICE
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 …
Somasegar / Somasegar's WebLog:
Parallel Extensions to the .NET FX CTP  —  The shift to multi- and many-core processors that is currently underway presents an exciting opportunity for everyone in the software industry.  With an expected increase of 10 to 100 times today's compute processing power, the opportunities …
Discussion: All about Microsoft
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Office Live Workspaces Add-In now available: Beta to begin soon?  —  Thanks to Josh at Windows Connected for pointing out a new download now available that adds in menu options to be able to open and save documents directly to Office Live Workspaces when it becomes available.  From the download details:
Discussion: Windows Connected
 
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Robby Stein / Official Gmail Blog:
Group chat and rich emoticons now available in Gmail chat
Victor Keegan / Guardian:
How long should copyright last?  —  In 1735 William Hogarth …
Discussion: The Open Road
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Microsoft shows next version of Windows Mobile behind closed doors
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
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John Leyden / The Register:
Cyber cold war fears grow
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
MTV to offer all South Park clips online
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Eleven Questions for a Warez Site Owner
Discussion: CrunchGear