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3:35 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: 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: Computerworld and MacNN
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
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
The Amazon Kindle: One week and 3,500 miles later  —  Guest post: Josh Taylor is the director of ZDNet and its sister site TechRepublic.  Keep an eye out for Josh's product review blog later this year.  In the meantime, here's his first impressions of the Kindle.
Discussion: SmoothSpan Blog
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Walter S. Mossberg / Wall Street Journal:   Amazon's Kindle Makes Buying E-Books Easy, Reading Them Hard
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 …
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
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
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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
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
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.
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!
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 …
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
 
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