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12:20 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: Ubergizmo and 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.
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Google Test Lets Users Vote, Add and Delete Sites in SERPS
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Experiments with Personalizing the Order of Search Results
Discussion: Compiler
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
BBC:
Yahoo to put adverts in PDF files
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 …
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  —  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
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
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
Wireless connectivity problems still plague some MacBook users  —  Earlier this year, owners of many Apple laptops were having problems with Airport either causing kernel panics or just being flaky.  MacBooks seemed to be hit especially hard, but a patch or two later, most of the major issues disappeared.
Discussion: MacUser
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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
MacBook wireless suffering after recent Mac OS X updates
Discussion: O'Grady's PowerPage and Digg
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
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Report: EMI looking to slash funding for RIAA, IFPI  —  One of the Big Four labels is apparently unhappy with its return on investment when it comes to funding industry trade groups such as the IFPI and RIAA.  British label EMI, which was recently purchased by a private equity fund …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Turns Out You Can't Sue Creative Commons Because You Didn't Understand The CC License  —  A few months ago we wrote about a somewhat bizarre lawsuit where the family of a teenager sued Creative Commons after a photo of the girl was used in an ad campaign by Virgin Mobile Australia.
Discussion: TechnoLlama and Lessig Blog
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
HP widens PC market share lead over Dell  —  How things change.  Dell used to dominate the No. 1 spot in PC market share.  But iSuppli reports this morning that HP is widening its lead.  —  Hewlett-Packard Expands PC Market-Share Lead Over Dell in Q3  —  El Segundo, Calif., Nov. 29 …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
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 …
Victor Keegan / Guardian:
How long should copyright last?  —  In 1735 William Hogarth, after a lively public campaign, helped to pass an act giving engravers the rights to their work for 14 years from publication.  It was a landmark in the history of copyright as it bestowed on engravers similar legal rights to authors …
Discussion: The Open Road
 
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Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Exclusive: Helio Mysto outed
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Discussion: WebProNews and WebMetricsGuru
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Coming in 2008: GPS-enabled cameras?
Kevin C. Tofel / New York Times:
Soup Up Your Cellphone
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
TVNZ:
Exploding phone gives midnight fright
Elizabeth Aguilera / Denver Post:
DIA sets Wi-Fi free
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
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Hugh Macleod / gapingvoid:
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John Leyden / The Register:
Cyber cold war fears grow
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Geni Clone Growing A Lot Faster Than Geni
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
MTV to offer all South Park clips online
Steve Bass / PC World:
Eleven Questions for a Warez Site Owner
Discussion: CrunchGear
Richard Monson-Haefel / Application Platform …:
Why Microsoft Loves Google's Android
Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
How Does Bruce Schneier Protect His Laptop Data?  With His Fists — and PGP
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
Yahoo! concocts a spicier new version of Widgets and Konfabulator