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12:40 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.
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 …
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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InfoWorld:
Yahoo and Adobe team up to put online ads in PDFs  —  Yahoo and Adobe are partnering to allow publishers to run dynamically generated ads on PDF files posted on the Web or distributed via e-mail, opening up a new frontier in online advertising.  —  Until now, publishers have been able …
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
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
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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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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 and InfoWorld
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
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
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
Robby Stein / Official Gmail Blog:
Group chat and rich emoticons now available in Gmail chat  —  The new Gmail Seattle team is happy to announce two additions to Gmail's built-in chat capabilities: group chat and enhanced emoticons.  —  To start a group chat, click "Group chat" from the "Options" menu when chatting.
 
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