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1:50 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 …
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
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Ironic, Yes, But Zuckerberg's Privacy Violated  —  [UPDATED with more information.]  —  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 …
PR Newswire:
Motorola Names Greg Brown Chief Executive Officer, Succeeding Edward J. Zander Who Remains Chairman  —  Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT - News) 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
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 …
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
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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Wall Street Journal:
Sprint Declines Two-Part Offer: Investment, Return of Donahue  —  Companies Featured in This Article: Sprint Nextel, Embarq, Procter & Gamble, Comcast, AT&T, Verizon Communications, Vodafone Group  —  Sprint Nextel Corp. recently rejected an offer by South Korea's SK Telecom …
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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 …
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
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) …
comScore:
YouTube Continues to Lead U.S. Online Video Market with 28 Percent Market Share, According to comScore Video Metrix  —  Nearly 2 in 5 U.S. Internet Users Watched a YouTube Video in September  —  comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released …
Discussion: Mashable! and Online News Squared
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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Fred Wilson / Union Square Ventures:
Why Early Stage Venture Investments Fail  —  In my last post on failure rates in early stage venture capital, I made the point that every portfolio is going to have failures.  I've made 32 direct investments (the deals I've sourced, led, and managed myself) over the past 17 years.
 
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David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
Uncovered: Evidence that Mac OS X could run Windows apps soon
The Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry 9000 specs revealed, our early Christmas present to you
Discussion: CrunchGear and PalmAddicts
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Studios' "Groundbreaking" Offer Rejected
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Net neutrality may not resolve Comcast vs. BitTorrent
Discussion: DSLreports and WinBeta
Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:
AOL, Netflix and the end of open access to research data
James Allan Brady / SlashGear:
DS gets another pimped upgrade, DSVision gets you video, books, and manga on your DS
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and Gearlog
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
Ian Fette / Google Online Security Blog:
Help us fill in the gaps!
comScore:
Online Consumer-Generated Reviews Have Significant Impact …