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1:15 PM ET, November 30, 2007

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Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
Google Will Bid in FCC Spectrum Auction  —  Google Inc. announced Friday that it will apply to bid for wireless spectrum in a January Federal Communications Commission auction.  —  The Mountain View, Calif., Internet company had previously said it would probably bid for spectrum …
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Adam Kovacevich / Google:
Google Will Apply to Participate in FCC Spectrum Auction  —  Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that it will apply to participate in the Federal Communications Commission's upcoming auction of wireless spectrum in the 700 megahertz (MHz) band.  —  As part of the nationally mandated transition …
Official Google Blog:
Who's going to win the spectrum auction?  Consumers.  —  Posted by by Chris Sacca, Head of Special Initiatives  —  Here at Google, we see the upcoming 700 megahertz spectrum auction at the Federal Communications Commission as one of the best opportunities consumers will have to enjoy more choices in the world of wireless devices.
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
When Networks Collide  —  AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson this week said what I have been saying since last July — that Apple and AT&T would soon introduce an iPhone that works with AT&T's faster 3G wireless data network.  I said it because I had heard last summer that AT&T was already testing 3G iPhones …
Motorola:
Motorola Names Greg Brown Chief Executive Officer, Succeeding Edward J. Zander Who Remains Chairman  —  Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Greg Brown, 47, as Chief Executive Officer of Motorola, effective January 1, 2008.
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Dave Carpenter / Associated Press:
Motorola CEO Ed Zander to step down
Discussion: Gizmodo
InfoWorld:
Ed Zander replaced at struggling Motorola
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Steve Goldberg / Official Google Reader Blog:
Attack of the interns: recommendations and drag-and-drop  —  One of the great things about Reader, and feed readers in general, is that they let you follow sites much more efficiently than you could just by visiting them directly.  This means that once you get into the flow of it …
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Reader Adds Recommendations And Drag & Drop
Discussion: InsideGoogle
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Reader Gets Recommendations, Drag-and-Drop
Eric / Blogger in Draft:
New feature: OpenID commenting  —  Blogger in Draft now lets you enable OpenID-based commenting, in your blogs' Settings |  Comments tab:  —  (OpenID comments work in both the Anyone and Registered Users modes)  —  This means that users of OpenID-enabled services — such as LiveJournal and WordPress …
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Billboard.Biz:
A Tipping Point For MP3s  —  The scope of a yearlong download promotion planned between Pepsi and Amazon, Billboard has learned, is among several developments forcing further consideration by Warner Music Group (WMG) and Sony BMG Music Entertainment to follow EMI and Universal Music Group's lead in distributing music in the MP3 format.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:   Amazon 1 Billion MP3 Giveaway Offer; Under Pressure, Labels Warm To DRM-free Format
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Facebook Nabs $60 Million Investment from Li Ka-shing  —  While a lot of people were beginning to doubt Facebook's ability to raise more money after getting a lofty $15 billion valuation following a $240 million investment from Microsoft last month, it seems the stakes are not too high …
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku:
Gamespot Editor Fired Over Kane & Lynch Review?  [Rumor]  —  We've heard an unsettling rumor today from an anonymous tipster that longtime game reviewer Jeff Gerstmann from Gamespot has been let go.  That wouldn't necessarily be newsworthy, but the conditions under which he was allegedly dismissed were.
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Ironic, Yes, But Zuckerberg's Privacy Violated  —  So exactly why did Facebook unleash such a massive legal fury on 02138 magazine yesterday over documents the publication posted online?  —  Because, said sources, those documents-including an application to Harvard University-contained …
Oliver Rist / PC Magazine:
Leopard is the New Vista, and It's Pissing Me Off  —  Before Apple makes any more smug OS-related attacks on Microsoft, it ought to take a good look in the mirror.  —  I'm not sure what ticks me off more about Leoptard (I can't take credit for that nickname—some Brit coined it) …
Digital Chosunilbo:
'Exploding Cell Phone' Was a Lie  —  The death of a quarry worker in his 30s in Cheongwon County, North Chungcheong Province on Wednesday was not caused by an exploding mobile phone but by a heavy vehicle accident, police said Thursday.  Police said a colleague of the victim's lied about the cause of death to conceal his fault.
Discussion: CNET News.com and The Korea Times
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Associated Press:
Co-worker, not cell phone, was killer
Discussion: Gizmodo
New York Times:
Facebook Retreats on Online Tracking  —  Faced with its second mass protest by members in its short life span, Facebook, the enormously popular social networking Web site, is reining in some aspects of a controversial new advertising program.  —  Within the last 10 days …
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James Allan Brady / SlashGear:
DS gets another pimped upgrade, DSVision gets you video, books, and manga on your DS  —  The Nintendo DS is becoming the device everyone secretly wishes the PSP could be.  The latest addition to the DS is no different, it uses a microSD card in conjunction with a DS cartridge to deliver video, comics, and books to your DS.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Newlaunches.com
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
DSvision bringing downloadable content to Nintendo's DS
Discussion: Gearlog and SlashGear
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Studios' "Groundbreaking" Offer Rejected  —  Looks like the striking WGA writers and Hollywood studios still don't see eye to eye.  The Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers offered up a fresh proposal addressing the new media concerns of the WGA, including what it called "groundbreaking moves."
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Net neutrality may not resolve Comcast vs. BitTorrent  —  Comcast's recent efforts to throttle file transfers that use the BitTorrent protocol have led to a renewed call for Congress to enact stiff Net neutrality laws.  —  Pro-regulatory groups including Public Knowledge …
Discussion: DSLreports and WinBeta
 
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Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:
AOL, Netflix and the end of open access to research data
Reuters:
PS3 tops Wii in Japan for first time
Bloomberg:
U.S. Stock-Index Futures Rise; Citigroup, General Motors Gain
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and mocoNews.net
Fred Wilson / Union Square Ventures:
Why Early Stage Venture Investments Fail
Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
Tag Heuer plans watch phone for 2008
 Earlier Items: 
Chris Williams / The Register:
Net to be whupped by TV in attention battle
Discussion: WebProNews
John Leyden / The Register:
Hackers re-poison Google search results
Discussion: InsideGoogle
Stephanie N. Mehta / Fortune:
The curse of WiMax  —  Bad news keeps dogging the much-hyped standard …
Discussion: DSLreports
Todd Spangler / Multichannel News:
Comcast to Charge $2.95 Extra for TiVo DVR Service
comScore:
Online Consumer-Generated Reviews Have Significant Impact …
Wall Street Journal:
Sprint Declines Two-Part Offer: Investment, Return of Donahue