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5:25 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.
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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.
Google:
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 …
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.
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.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
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.
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
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 …
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Google: All aboard the Open train
Discussion: Joe Duck and Technology Live
Shane Richmond / Telegraph Blogs:   Forget the Google phone, here's clippy
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
GPhone is Official - A Software Platform For Cellphones [Google Phone]
Discussion: USA Today, Epicenter and Kotaku
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Shira Ovide / SmartMoney.com:
IAC Diller:Inked $3.5 Billion Deal With Google For Sponsored Listings  —  NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- IAC/InterActiveCorp.  (IACI) said Monday it has extended a deal with Google Inc. GOOG) to provide search advertising on its Internet properties, primarily the Ask.com search engine.
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.
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Louise Story / New York Times:
Tracking of Web Use by Marketers Gains Favor
Discussion: The Chronicle
comScore:
For Radiohead Fans, Does "Free" + "Download" = "Freeload"?  —  2 out of 5 Downloaders Willing to Pay an Average of $6 for "In Rainbows" Album  —  U.S. Downloaders Willing to Pay More than International Counterparts  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world …
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work and A VC
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Greg Sandoval / Webware.com:
STUDY: FREE BEATS FEE FOR RADIOHEAD'S 'IN RAINBOWS'
Discussion: Mashable!
Phil Windley / Between the Lines:
Michael Barrett on Web 2.0: This stuff scares the hell out of me  —  When Michael Barrett (CISO, Paypal) heard the Eric Nolin was putting on Defrag, he called up and said "I'd like to come and talk because this stuff scares the hell out of me."  His key messages: (a) we're doomed to repeat history …
 
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