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1:50 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"
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
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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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: Gizmodo and Engadget
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TVNZ:
Exploding phone gives midnight fright
Discussion: Business Technology
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
Jerome Wendt / Computerworld:
Opinion: What you don't virtualize can hurt you  —  Congested networks can quickly mitigate whatever initial benefits virtualization delivers  —  In the frenzy to virtualize servers, companies are forgetting to virtualize an important and yet critical component of their infrastructures …
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, DVICE and MobileCrunch
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
Ryan Block / Engadget:
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 …
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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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Open Web Awards: Call for nominations
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Size Limits for Cable Look Likely
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
UTA adds Vuze to digital stable
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Reel Pop
InfoWorld:
AMD may build a chip plant in India
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Advertiser settles spam charges for $650,000
Born Rich:
TV Bed Powered with Subwoofer & iPod Dock : Your Own Luxury Oasis
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Office Live Workspaces Add-In now available: Beta to begin soon?
Discussion: Windows Connected
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Earnings: Warner Music Profit Down 58 Percent; Digital Grows 25 …
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Jean Véronis / Technologies du Langage:
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Discussion: WebProNews and WebMetricsGuru
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Coming in 2008: GPS-enabled cameras?
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
MacBook wireless suffering after recent Mac OS X updates
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Turns Out You Can't Sue Creative Commons Because You Didn't Understand …
Discussion: TechnoLlama and Lessig Blog
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Google expunges malware sites from search results
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
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Report: EMI looking to slash funding for RIAA, IFPI