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3:25 PM ET, November 8, 2007

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Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Screenshots of first Googlephone app [Exclusive]  —  Screenshots of first Googlephone app  —  Remember WhatsOpen.com, 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.
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Google must woo mobile app developers
Discussion: Engadget
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
First screenshots of application running on Google's Android platform?
Discussion: textually.org
Reuters:
Vonage loss widens, but settlement boosts shares  —  update Internet calling company Vonage Holdings on Thursday reported a bigger quarterly loss on litigation costs, but a legal settlement with AT&T raised hopes that such problems were coming to an end.  —  Vonage shares rose more than 21 percent …
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) …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
The Blu-ray Phaser defends dorks from the HD DVD borg  —  If the intersection of 1st and 1st in the East Village is the nexus of the universe, then this Blu-ray Laser Phaser is easily the nerdom equivalent.  Kipkay — already Internet-famous for his phone line and remote control hacks …
Discussion: Blogmond.com, Gizmodo and jkOnTheRun
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Blu-ray's DRM crown jewel tarnished with crack of BD+
Discussion: Digg
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."
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.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
LookSmart (LOOK) Bombs: Bad News for GOOG/YHOO?  —  LookSmart had a terrible quarter, with advertising revenue growing only 4% year over year (this is Internet, remember, not TV).  It also stopped providing guidance (presumably because it doesn't have anything good to say).
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.
Erica Ogg / ZDNet:
'Internet van' helped drive evolution of the Web  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—If not for this nondescript, gray van with the letters "SRI" painted on the side, you might not be reading this article right now.  —  Parked feet from the entrance of the Computer History Museum here in the heart of Silicon Valley …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
I Know Why Digg Hasn't Sold Until Now  —  So the chatter last night is about whether Digg will sell soon.  Valleywag calls it a rumor, Techcrunch says they should just sell, and the good Doctor yawns.  I believe that Digg will sell soon because they have reached their goal.  —  What was their goal?
Chris Williams / The Register:
Surge in encrypted torrents blindsides record biz  —  BPI claims losing is winning in P2P arms race  —  Exclusive The legal crackdown and publicity blitz aimed at people who share music, videos and software online is having an unintended consequence for the troubled record industry.
Discussion: p2pnet
Macworld UK:
iPhone queue forming at Regent Street store  —  The first few people have formed an iPhone queue outside the company's Regent Street store  —  Jonny Evans  —  Apple will launch the iPhone in the UK at 6.02pm tomorrow night - and a queue is already forming outside its doors on Regent Street.
Discussion: CNET News.com, iLounge and Neowin.net
Charlie White / Gizmodo:
Pen Phone Design is Smallest Yet [Cellphones]  —  There have been pen phone concepts before, even a few working products, but none as slim and small as this one sent us by an anonymous tipster.  He told us this "design A" is not a finished product yet, and added that the undisclosed company he's working …
Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint.co.uk:
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 …
 
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
FTC dials up $7.7 million in penalties for Do Not Call registry offenders
Discussion: TechSpot News
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Record amount of private equity raised — gives entrepreneurs an upper hand
Yakov Sadchikov / blognation:
Welcome to Europe's Fastest Growing Internet Population
Discussion: WebProNews and comScore
Tim Lee / Techdirt:
AT&T Asking For Trouble With Filtering Plans
Discussion: DSLreports and Business Week
AMD:
AMD Delivers First Stream Processor with Double Precision Floating Point Technology
Discussion: The Tech Report and Ubergizmo
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Yahoo In China: An Unfair Attack
Melissa Lafsky / Freakonomics:
Is Web Video Really Hurting TV?
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Valleywag
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
"Set the Data Free"
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
An old hat with new tricks: Fedora 8 officially released
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Big Layer Update - Weather Layers in Google Earth
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Time Warner (TWX) Should Sell AOL To Yahoo (YHOO)
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Ryan / Skype for Linux:
Skype 2.0 beta for Linux: the Great Revolution
Discussion: Skype Journal and jkOnTheRun
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Army's Robotic, Armed Combat Vehicle Rolls Out
Discussion: DailyTech and Gizmodo
Amit / Digital Inspiration:
Adobe Buzzword Word Processor Now Available To All
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Images: Microsoft plans Xbox campus ... with a bar?
Associated Press:
Microsoft CEO plays down Google threat in online business
 

 
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