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3:00 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 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.
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 …
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.
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  —  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
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.
Discussion: VentureBeat, PalmAddicts and Mashable!
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.
Shane Richmond / Telegraph Blogs:   Forget the Google phone, here's clippy
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
It's official: Google announces open-source mobile phone OS, Android
InfoWorld:
Google details highly anticipated 'Android' mobile platform
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google Dials Into the Cell Phone Market
Discussion: Telecompetitor
USA Today:   Google's Andy Rubin discusses the company's cellphone strategy
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:
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Shira Ovide / SmartMoney.com:
IAC Diller:Inked $3.5 Billion Deal With Google For Sponsored Listings
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
IAC Signs Google As Sponsored Search Provider; Deal Valued at $3.5 Billion
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Read/WriteWeb
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:
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.
Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Adds Service  —  Yahoo Inc. is launching a social-networking service designed to help college students get career help, an offering created by a young Yahoo unit charged with advancing product innovation.  —  The Sunnyvale, Calif., company today is releasing Kickstart …
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Microsoft:
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.
Discussion: All about Microsoft
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Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Microsoft readies Visual Studio 2008
Discussion: CNET News.com
Harrison Hoffman / LiveSide:
@live.com accounts available publicly on Tuesday  —  LiveSino is reporting that Microsoft will be opening up registration for @live.com email addresses this Tuesday.  LiveSino, of course, is our sister site in China that translates our posts into Chinese and also has exclusive content of their own.
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: TechCrunch and Insider Chatter
 
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