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2:50 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.
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 …
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.
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Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
News Web Sites Seek More Search Control
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
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
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
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 …
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
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 …
Andrew Ramadge / NEWS.com.au:
Google doodle chosen for Australia Day  —  Doodle 4 Google ... artist Janelle San Juan in Sydney (left) and the winning design (right) / Supplied  —  A DESIGN by 12-year-old Janelle San Juan will appear on Google's homepage to mark Australia Day after the Victorian student won the Doodle 4 Google competition.
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
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 …
 
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Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Use Your iPhone's Internet Connection On Your Laptop [Feature]
Discussion: PalmAddicts
Dean / VoIP User:
Dean Elwood joins Truphone
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
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
HP expands lead over Dell in PC market
Jerome Wendt / Computerworld:
Opinion: What you don't virtualize can hurt you
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Open Web Awards: Call for nominations
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MacBook wireless suffering after recent Mac OS X updates
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Turns Out You Can't Sue Creative Commons Because You Didn't Understand …
Discussion: TechnoLlama
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
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Microsoft shows next version of Windows Mobile behind closed doors