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11:00 AM ET, November 6, 2007

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Crave at CNET UK:
Apple Tablet PC is real, says Asus  —  Crave hangs with people in high places — that's how we get exclusives and free food.  A few weeks ago we were having a civilised dinner with our friends at Asus and angling for cool stories when we were told in a very hushed manner: "Asus is helping Apple build a Tablet PC."
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 …
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google: As Open As It Wants To Be (IE, When It's Convenient)  —  In two weeks, we've had two "open" initiatives from Google: OpenSocial, to free social networking data from behind the Facebook walled garden and the Open Handset Alliance, to free cell phones from a myriad of complicated mobile OS platforms …
New York Times:
Google Enters the Wireless World
Discussion: WinBeta and GigaOM
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
It's not a phone, it's an alliance
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Five New iGoogle Themes  —  Here are some new iGoogle themes that will probably added soon to the customization dialog (the descriptions are from Google).  To add one of these themes to the active tab, go to iGoogle and type in the address bar the JavaScript code you'll find below.
Discussion: Mashable!
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Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
New iGoogle Themes  —  Laurenty mentions in the forum that Google …
Discussion: Search Engine Land and gSpy
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
I'm not happy with Leopard  —  I've given Leopard a chance, but it's pretty clear, this is not a good operating system release.  —  I've been out of the Mac loop for most of the last decade, just got back in a bit over 2 years ago.  I don't know if early OS releases are generally as crappy as this one …
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
More Readers Trading Newspapers for Web Sites  —  THE circulation declines of American newspapers continued over the spring and summer, as sales across the industry fell almost 3 percent compared with the year before, according to figures released yesterday.
tomkarpik.com:
massive data loss bug in leopard  —  Update: The bug occurs regardless of the type of destination being moved to (whether it's local USB, local Firewire, SMB, etc.).  Also, I have been informed that this bug goes back all the way to Panther.  —  Leopard's Finder has a glaring bug …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Meet the Crunchies  —  When it comes to the world of technology, the start-ups are the real stars.  In order to recognize the start-ups and their achievements, we are teaming up with TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb and VentureBeat to collaborate on the Crunchies.  They are like the Grammies …
Discussion: Mark Evans and Somewhat Frank
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Technorati Drops Content Older Than 6 Months Old  —  When Technorati announced a new CEO at the beginning of October, many were hoping that the once great Technorati would focus on its core blog search product, a product that had been virtually ignored as the company tried to be all things to everybody …
Todd Haselton / Ars Technica:
A need for speed: 802.11n router roundup  —  n > g, but by how much?  —  The IEEE 802.11n standard is not official yet, but a host of Draft N routers are already available.  We rounded up three of the most popular, threw them into the deathmatch cage, and locked the gate.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Russell Beattie / Russell Beattie's Weblog:
Some Nokia N95 and S60 Thoughts  —  A ton has been said about the Nokia N95 already - it's been out for quite a long time, so I'm way late to the party.  But since I handed it back to Miker today after having it in my pocket for a couple days, I figured I would write up some quick observations.
Discussion: Technovia and All About Symbian
Rev2.org:
Jason Jennings  —  Hi, I'm Jason.  I live in Sunny and beautiful San Diego, California.  I am a writer for Rev2 and plan to be the iPhone guru here.  I own a consulting company in San Diego doing web based projects for clients as well as doing consulting for startups on topics such as Web 2.0, user unterfaces, and more.
Discussion: WebProNews
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft readies free enterprise-search product  —  Microsoft is expanding its family of enterprise-search products with a new, free, entry-level product, Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express, which is due to ship in early 2008.  —  Microsoft made available on November 6 for download via …
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Geraldine Fabrikant / New York Times:
IAC/InterActive to Split Into 5 Companies  —  Barry Diller finally decided yesterday to see if the parts of IAC/InterActiveCorp, his grab bag of Internet companies and services, are greater than the whole.  —  In a move that is aimed at bolstering IAC's lagging share price …
 
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Jordan Golson / Valleywag:
Why Apple will be bigger than Google [IPhone]
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Is Google Afraid of Facebook?
Discussion: CNET News.com
Cathleen Jia / Inside AdSense:
Simplified ad management is rolling out now
Discussion: WebProNews and Mashable!
Shawn Pogatchnik / Associated Press:
Microsoft expands in Ireland
Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
Fire truck with MiG engine: insanity defined
Discussion: OhGizmo!
InfoWorld:
Cisco's Catalyst switch upgrades tout speed, ease, and innovation
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
WabiSabiLabi founder arrested in Italy
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Rolling Stone Rocks Digital Edition
Discussion: Rolling Stone and Mashable!
 Earlier Items: 
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
Sun Reports Modest Profit, but Revenue Disappoints Investors
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
The Social Enterprise - What Works, and What Doesn't
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Alibaba.com Shares Trade At [160%+]190%+ Premium In First Days Trading
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Time Is Money: Calculate The Real Cost Of Those Corporate Meetings
Discussion: VentureBeat
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
OpenSocial Hacked Again
Discussion: Social Hacking and Rev2.org
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Joost Partners With Meebo
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Advisory (944653)
 

 
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