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1:10 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 Makes Its Entry Into 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 …
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: Digg
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Google reveals some of its mobile gang  —  Google outlined some of the participants of its Android mobile software in a media alert a few minutes ago.  —  Google detailed a noon (ET) conference call for the Open Handset Alliance, an alliance of more than 30 partners.
Business Wire:
Google, T-Mobile, HTC, Qualcomm and Motorola to Discuss New Open …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Gadget Lab
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:   Live: Google's gPhone Open Handset Alliance Conference Call [Gphone]
USA Today:
Google's Andy Rubin discusses the company's cellphone strategy
Discussion: Gizmodo and Kotaku
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Breaking: Google Announces Android and Open Handset Alliance
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Gizmodo
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
The Gphone is more like an open source cell phone alliance
Discussion: Gizmodo and
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:
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
IACI To Break Into 5 Companies (Thank Heavens)  —  The break-up can't come quickly enough for this hodge-podge, dead-in-the-water conglomerate.  Release after jump.  —  IAC Q3: Lots of Jawboning, Little Progress  —  IAC Announces Plan to Spin Off HSN, Ticketmaster, Interval and LendingTree as Four Publicly Traded Companies
Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
UPDATED:Web 2.0 Is On The Ropes. . . Kleiner Perkins Has Halted Investments  —  [UPDATED: With a reply from Tim O'Reilly, one of the persons mentioned in this article.]  —  Whenever I meet with VCs lately I've noticed they have a growing distaste for Web 2.0 startups.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Hollywood Writers Strike: A Chance For Millions Online To Bloom  —  Hollywood film and television writers go on strike today in a move that will slowly cripple the big media production machine.  —  The strike relates to demands by writers for higher residual payments for DVD sales and internet downloads …
Titanic Crew Strikes Over Deck Chair Arrangement
Microsoft Commits to November Release Date for Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5  —  Microsoft expands interoperability options for partners, delivers new innovations with Microsoft Sync Framework and Popfly Explorer releases.  —  Today, during the keynote address at Microsoft TechEd Developers 2007, S.
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Microsoft readies Visual Studio 2008
Discussion: CNET
USA Today:
Google enlists help for Google Phone  —  NEW YORK — Google (GOOG) today plans to announce the formation of an "open phone" coalition, with the goal of developing an operating system for the so-called Google Phone.  —  The new operating system, geared specifically for cellphones …
Scott Ferguson /
Dell Buying EqualLogic for $1.4B  —  Dell looks to boost storage offerings and offer preinstalled virtualization.  —  In a move that will help it expand its storage and virtualization offerings, Dell announced Nov. 5 that it will acquire storage startup EqualLogic for $1.4 billion.
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.
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Publishers See a Way to Track Their Content Across the Net  —  Copyrighted work like a news article or a picture can hop between Web sites as easily as a cut-and-paste command.  But more than ever, as that material finds new audiences, the original sources might not get the direct financial benefit …
Discussion: Insider Chatter and FurdLog
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Socialtext gets new CEO and $9.5 million in funding  —  Socialtext co-founder Ross Mayfield has stepped down as CEO of the enterprise wiki company and is handing the reins to Eugene Lee, a well-seasoned tech executive who has spend time at Adobe, Cisco, Banyan Systems and was a co-founder of Beyond Inc. (acquired by Banyan).
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