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12:50 AM ET, November 6, 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.
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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.
Wall Street Journal:
Google Unveils Cellphone Alliance  —  Google Inc. announced today an ambitious alliance with 33 handset makers, wireless carriers and other technology companies to create low-cost mobile phones based on "open" technology standards.  —  The Mountain View, Calif., Internet company …
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.
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Google Phone: A Business-Tech Nightmare Waiting to Happen  —  Google hopes its new operating system will turn phones into mini computers that are just as useful as PCs.  A lot has to go right for that to happen — phone carriers will need to open up their networks and developers need to write software for GoogleÂ's system.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Google and HTC's "Dream" phone prototype semi-revealed  —  Sure, a Google-sponsored phone OS in the way of Android is pretty great news for mobile phone land, but what if your really had your heart set on some Google hardware this Monday morning?  Well take heart, because Forbes has the skinny …
Discussion: Gearlog and Gizmodo
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.
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Everything We Know About Google's Open Handset Alliance [Gphone]
Discussion: Between the Lines
Om Malik / GigaOM:
5 Open Questions About the Google Phone aka Android
Discussion: BloggingStocks
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Google's Android platform and the Open Handset Alliance: a quick round-up
Discussion: Ryan Block
Saul Hansell / Bits:   The GPhone: So Open It Could Be Closed
tomkarpik.com:
massive data loss bug in leopard  —  Update: The bug occurs regardless of the type of destination being moved to (whether it's local USB, local Firewire, SMB, etc.).  Also, I have been informed that this bug goes back all the way to Panther.  —  Leopard's Finder has a glaring bug …
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Advisory (944653)  —  Vulnerability in Macrovision SECDRV.SYS Driver on Windows Could Allow Elevation of Privilege  —  Microsoft is working with Macrovision, investigating new public reports of a vulnerability in the Macrovision secdrv.sys driver on supported editions of Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP.
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Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:   Windows Users Getting Bitten by Macrovision Zero Day
Zefrank / ze's page:
strike day  —  in related news the 2 billion franktv commercials will be changed from "hippos don't do impressions, franktv does" to "hippos don't do impressions, neither does franktv"  —  Ooooooh... That felt good.  Seems like old times...  Does this mean The Show is coming back?
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Chris Peredun / DailyTech:
Newegg Accidentally Offers "Buy 1, Get 4 Free" ASUS Eee PC Promotion  —  The shipping box for the Eee was so small, some buyers received a five-pack instead of a single unit  —  The Asus Eee PC notebook has been popular in North America thus far, with many retailers having sold their entire stock on the first day of orders.
Discussion: Engadget
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Joost Partners With Meebo  —  Joost, the desktop-based long-form video service that aims to take on the old TV model with a large pile of venture capital, is scrapping one of its defining features built in-house, inline chat, and replacing it with outside chat service meebo.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Technorati Drops Content Older Than 6 Months Old  —  When Technorati announced a new CEO at the beginning of October, many were hoping that the once great Technorati would focus on its core blog search product, a product that had been virtually ignored as the company tried to be all things to everybody …
 
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Mac OS X Leopard firewall breaks programs
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
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Discussion: TechCrunch, VentureBeat and A VC
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Boy hires hitman to kill parents after grounding denies PlayStation, TV
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Oakley's Split Thump: the relentless pursuit of fail
Discussion: acquire and Gizmodo
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Defragging identity, disclosures and vendor relationship management
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Dell Acquires EqualLogic For $1.4 Billion
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
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Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Navisite Heads into Day Four of Massive Failure
Discussion: The Register
Reuters:
Sun Microsystems posts profit as revenue advances
David Carr / New York Times:
New Media, New Value, Old Troubles
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
NPR Launches Its Ambitious Music Site
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