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10:30 AM ET, November 8, 2007


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Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Screenshots of first Googlephone app [Exclusive]  —  Screenshots of first Googlephone app  —  Remember, the stealth search startup that piqued Google cofounder Sergey Brin's interest last month?  Brin was so intrigued he told the founders to keep the company hush-hush.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET   Google must woo mobile app developers
Umair / Bubblegeneration Strategy Lab:
Research Note: Evil is in the DNA, Special Facebook Edition  —  "..."There are these small bands of people who are trying to take over the world," Yu said. "  This is so much more fun than working at a hedge fund or an investment bank.  ie, Gideon Yu, Facebook's CFO.  —  That's a really (really) important quote.
Sam Gustin / Condé Nast Portfolio Magazine:
Official: Facebook Poised to "Take Over The World"
Ryan Block / Engadget:
TiVo temporarily reinstates $400 lifetime subscription for Series3, HD  —  Call it a quick holiday cash-in targeted at current TiVo owners if you must, but you're not about to kill our buzz about the fact that TiVo's resurrecting the greatly missed Product Lifetime Service (aka lifetime subscription) …
John P. Falcone / CNET
TiVo offers a temporary price break on its service fees  —  Just in time for the holidays, TiVo's making some temporary changes to its service fee structure.  For new TiVo buyers from now through February 2, 2008, service choices are as follows: … To reiterate: those pricing discounts apply …
Discussion: CrunchGear and Gizmodo
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Just Sell Digg Already, Jay  —  One thing that has become a certainly in our little tech world - a few months can't go by without rumors surfacing that a sale of Digg is imminent.  CEO Jay Adelson and cofounder Kevin Rose are in a perpetual rumor cycle.  The problem is, they seem to be the ones at fault for the rumors.
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Digg close to a $300 million sale?  [Rumormonger]  —  Digg is close to announcing its sale to a major media player for $300 million to $400 million, according to sources close to the company, I hear.  When I floated this Digg rumor past some knowledgeable friends, several scoffed: "When isn't Digg up for sale?"
Rachel Rosmarin / Forbes:
Fear Among Facebook Developers  —  LOS ANGELES -  —  Travel back in time six months to Facebook's last big event, at a warehouse in an artsy part of San Francisco, where scrappy independent developers were the apple of Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's eye.  —  How things have changed.
Amy-Mae Elliott /
Apple confirms international 1.1.2 iPhone update to Pocket-lint  —  In a meeting this morning with the UK Apple press team, it was confirmed to Pocket-lint that version 1.1.2 will be an international update on Friday 9th November for iPhone owners.  —  Although the time could not be confirmed …
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Encrypted E-Mail Company Hushmail Spills to Feds  —  Hushmail, a longtime provider of encrypted web-based email, markets itself by saying that "not even a Hushmail employee with access to our servers can read your encrypted e-mail, since each message is uniquely encoded before it leaves your computer."
Feng / Inside AdWords:
Two updates to site targeting  —  We'd like to announce two changes to site targeting in Google's content network.  First, because site targeting now offers more precise targeting options, we've given it a more appropriate name: placement targeting.  Second, we're introducing …
Associated Press:
Microsoft CEO plays down Google threat in online business  —  TOKYO: Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer, in Tokyo to launch the new Windows Live services, played down the threat of Google Thursday, denying the rival was ahead in any way but in online searches.
Ashley Phillips / ABCNEWS:
Alibaba vs. Google: Showdown in Asia?  —  Despite Stock Performance, Alibaba Not Expected to Threaten Search Leader  —  On Tuesday,, the second-biggest Internet company in Asia just behind Yahoo Japan, debuted on the Hong Kong stock market to spectacular demand.
Discussion: DailyTech
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
OpenSocial: It's the data, stupid  —  While I'm a huge fan of the idea of an open social networking platform, I'm bemused by all the enthusiasm over Google OpenSocial.  As I sit with what I learn, the mild skepticism I expressed the other day has turned into full blown disappointment.
David L. Margulius / InfoWorld:
My Google phone hangup  —  San Francisco - That's right: Google has announced a consortium of companies to develop an "open" mobile device platform, designed to unleash the creativity and innovation heretofore stifled by the major big, bad wireless carriers.
Feike Hacquebord / TrendLabs:
RBN goes *Poof*  —  Yesterday, the infamous Russian Business Network (RBN) dropped out of the Internet at around 7 PM PST.  Since then, IP addresses of RBN can no longer be reached because there is no routing for them any longer.  It could be that the upstream providers who provided RBN …
Discussion: The Register and Security Fix
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Russian hacker gang goes dark to relocate; may be moving to China
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Erica Ogg / ZDNet:
'Internet van' helped drive evolution of the Web
Discussion: CNET and WinBeta
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Images: Microsoft plans Xbox campus ... with a bar?
Beltzner / Mozilla Developer News:
We're happy that you Digg us, but...
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
The Blu-ray Phaser defends dorks from the HD DVD borg
HP to Seek New Business Model for HP-branded Cameras
Alex McLarty / AppleInsider:
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars for Mac in alpha stage (screenshots)
Matt Nauman / Mercury News:
How Silicon Valley could become the Detroit of electric cars
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
AMD announces FireStream 9170, first dedicated stream processor
Preston Gralla / Computerworld:
Review: Windows Home Server is a powerful networking tool
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Elinor Mills / CNET
Google overhauls Gmail under the hood
Discussion: TeleRead
Farhad Manjoo / Salon:
Once and for all, proof that Macs are cheaper than PCs