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9:05 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.
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 …
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 …
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
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.
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 …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
The Google Phone... Everything You Expected And Less (For Now)
Discussion: eWEEK.com and Gizmodo
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
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Live coverage of Google's Android Gphone mobile OS announcement
Discussion: BloggingStocks and Switched
Saul Hansell / Bits:   The GPhone: So Open It Could Be Closed
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'
Discussion: CNET News.com and Gizmodo
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
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.
InfoWorld:
Red Hat joins Sun's open source Java project  —  Red Hat has signed on to participate in Sun Microsystems' open source Java Standard Edition (SE) project, OpenJDK, and to coordinate its own Java development efforts for Linux with the project.  —  Red Hat has signed Sun's OpenJDK contributor agreement …
Discussion: CNET News.com
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Darryl K. Taft / eWEEK.com:
Red Hat Backs Sun's Open-Source Play
Discussion: Computerworld
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.
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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Reuters:
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
iTunes 7.5 released with international iPhone support, new iPod game
Discussion: Download Squad, MacUser and TidBITS
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Tony Smith / The Register:
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Harrison Hoffman / LiveSide:
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