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7:20 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.
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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.
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.
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 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.
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 …
Discussion: VoIP Blog and Entrepreneur Watch
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
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Google and HTC's "Dream" phone prototype semi-revealed
Discussion: Gizmodo and Gearlog
Om Malik / GigaOM:   5 Open Questions About the Google Phone aka Android
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Everything We Know About Google's Open Handset Alliance [Gphone]
Discussion: Between the Lines
Shane Richmond / Telegraph Blogs:   Forget the Google phone, here's clippy
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 …
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Greg Sandoval / Webware.com:   STUDY: FREE BEATS FEE FOR RADIOHEAD'S 'IN RAINBOWS'
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.
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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 …
Scott Ferguson / eWEEK.com:
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.
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.
David Carr / New York Times:
New Media, New Value, Old Troubles  —  In the hierarchy of things the American public seems not to care about — the national debt, Paris Hilton's charitable works, Fred D. Thompson's campaign for president — the Hollywood screenwriters' strike probably wins hands down.
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
'Do Not Track' Could Backfire  —  Adoption of a federal list intended to limit monitoring of Web surfers could lead to a barrage of extra advertising—on some of the most popular sites  —  Consumer protection advocates are pushing hard for the adoption of a "Do Not Track" …
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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Jennifer Saba / Editor and Publisher:
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Business Wire:
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Reuters:
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Red Hat Backs Sun's Open-Source Play
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 Earlier Items: 
Wesley Fink / AnandTech:
Prices  —  A couple of the nicer utilities available …
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
iTunes 7.5 released with international iPhone support, new iPod game
Discussion: Download Squad, MacUser and TidBITS
David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
O2 opens dictionary, looks up definition of "unlimited" iPhone data
Discussion: IntoMobile and TechCrunch UK
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
NPR Launches Its Ambitious Music Site
Tony Smith / The Register:
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Harrison Hoffman / LiveSide:
@live.com accounts available publicly on Tuesday
Discussion: CyberNet
Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Adds Service
Martin H. Bosworth / ConsumerAffairs.com:
Verizon Overrides Internet Searches With Its Own Results