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3:20 PM ET, November 5, 2007


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Andy Rubin / Official Google Blog:
Where's my Gphone?  —  Despite all of the very interesting speculation over the last few months, we're not announcing a Gphone.  However, we think what we are announcing — the Open Handset Alliance and Android — is more significant and ambitious than a single phone.
New York Times:
Google Enters the Wireless World  —  Google took its long-awaited plunge into the wireless world today, announcing that it is leading a broad industry alliance to transform mobile phones into powerful mobile computers that could accelerate the convergence of computing and communications.
Industry Leaders Announce Open Platform for Mobile Devices  —  Group Pledges to Unleash Innovation for Mobile Users Worldwide  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.; BONN, Germany; TAOYUAN, Taiwan; SAN DIEGO, Calif.; SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (November 5, 2007) — A broad alliance of leading technology …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Breaking: Google Announces Android and Open Handset Alliance  —  Google just officially announced the Open Handset Alliance to create an open platform (to be called Android) for a Linux phone that can run mobile Google apps and others.  The 34 partners include T-Mobile, Sprint Nextel …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
Google unveils cell phone software and alliance  —  update Google's cell phone strategy took shape Monday with the announcement of a new open software platform and an alliance of wireless heavyweights that will help form the development community for the planned phones.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google Launches Mobile Phone Platform, Android: What it Means, What Experts Think  —  Updated post press conference, read My Take #2: Google (GOOG) has just announced its much talked about Google mobile phone platform, Android, and has announced a large list of partners who are working with the company.
Discussion: PalmAddicts and Gearlog
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
The Google Phone... Everything You Expected And Less (For Now)  —  from the and-that's-it?  dept  —  After Apple finally announced its iPhone, all the folks who spent years and years passing around rumors about it needed to move onto something else.  The first easy target was the gPhone from Google …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Live coverage of Google's Android Gphone mobile OS announcement  —  8:58AM PT - Ok, we're on the call, and there's soothing classical.  We'll "be underway in a few minutes."  —  9:02AM PT - Ok, we're about to begin!  —  9:04AM PT - "Welcome everyone to the Google, Inc. conference call.
Discussion: BloggingStocks and Switched
Quentin Hardy / Forbes:
Google's Dream Phone  —  Google likes software, particularly the kind that puts ads on Web pages, making Google rich.  The realities of a phone business—running a supply chain, keeping inventory and managing distribution—were never something Google wanted from its phone initiative.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
It's official: Google announces open-source mobile phone OS, Android
Shane Richmond / Telegraph Blogs:   Forget the Google phone, here's clippy
Google details highly anticipated 'Android' mobile platform
Discussion: and Today @ PC World
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google Dials Into the Cell Phone Market
Discussion: Telecompetitor
USA Today:   Google's Andy Rubin discusses the company's cellphone strategy
PR Newswire:
IAC Announces Plan to Spin Off HSN, Ticketmaster, Interval and LendingTree as Four Publicly Traded Companies  —  NEW YORK, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — IAC (Nasdaq: IACI - News) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a plan to separate IAC into five publicly traded companies:
Shira Ovide /
IAC Diller:Inked $3.5 Billion Deal With Google For Sponsored Listings
Staci D. Kramer /
IAC Signs Google As Sponsored Search Provider; Deal Valued at $3.5 Billion
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Read/WriteWeb
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
MySpace To Announce Self-Serve Hyper Targeted Advertising Network  —  MySpace will announce plans to introduce a new advertising platform, "SelfServe by MySpace," at Ad:Tech Monday.  The service itself will launch to a limited set of advertisers in the next sixty days.
Harrison Hoffman / LiveSide: accounts available publicly on Tuesday  —  LiveSino is reporting that Microsoft will be opening up registration for email addresses this Tuesday.  LiveSino, of course, is our sister site in China that translates our posts into Chinese and also has exclusive content of their own.
Tony Smith / The Register:
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard  —  Review The latest version of Apple's operating system, Mac OS X, is here and it's arguably the most significant revamp since X replaced 9.  Leopard brings a new look to Mac OS X GUI, and a wealth of new features, some innovations other merely tweaks to old apps.
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