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10:20 AM ET, November 13, 2007

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Om Malik / GigaOM:
RackSpace Outage Hits Home  —  A truck driver drove into a power transformer in San Antonio, Texas, causing it to explode.  That explosion caused major power disruption and took down RackSpace, our hosting company.  This is second time in less than a week they have had power issues.
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Jason / Laughing Squid Web Hosting:
Massive Power Outage At Rackspace'S Dallas Data Center  —  Summary: The Rackspace data center in Dallas (DFW), where our servers are located, suffered a major power outage tonight lasting approximately two hours.  A truck hit one of their transformers, causing damage, which compromised …
Jordan Golson / Valleywag:   Truck driver in Texas kills all the websites you really use [Breakdowns]
Thoughtfix / TabletBlog.com:
ACCESS Garnet for maemo - First Look  —  The ACCESS Garnet VM is the familiar interface for Palm devices, so there are already stacks of applications available for them.  When I put up my last post moments ago, I didn't realize the downloads were already available.
Interactive Advertising Bureau:
INTERNET ADVERTISING REVENUES IN Q3 '07 SURPASS $5.2 BILLION, SETTING NEW HIGH  —  Industry Maintains Record-breaking Trend; 2007 Q3 Revenues Up Over 25% from 2006 Q3  —  The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) today announced that Internet advertising …
PR Newswire:
Yahoo! Extends Global Mobile Leadership Through Nine New Partnerships With Mobile Operators in Asia Pacific  —  Yahoo! Expands Reach with Sixteen Total oneSearch Operator Partnerships across Asia Pacific Region; Offers Localized Content for a Personalized Mobile Internet Experience
Theo Valich / Inquirer:
Dell's next-gen 30-incher sports Displayport and HDMI  —  More connectors than on world-class plasma or LCD TV  —  WHILE DELL'S ORIGINAL thiry-inch 3007 had some limitations in terms of limited resolutions and features, Dell is making sure that its next-gen part will meet every geek's needs..
Discussion: PaulStamatiou.com, Gizmodo and Engadget
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Zune 2.0 update is ready for your first generation Zune  —  Are you one of the many who snagged an el cheapo, first generation Zune 30GB off of Woot or a big box fire sale?  Or — gasp — paid full price?  Good, the moment you've been waiting for has arrived.
Steve Hamm / Business Week:
IBM, Cognos, and the End of Best-of-Breed  —  The software giant's $5 billion acquisition of Cognos shows how difficult it is becoming for midsize software companies to survive on their own  —  One of the hottest segments of the tech industry, business intelligence software …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Box.net Releases OpenBox Platform for Integration of Web Applications  —  Online storage provider Box.net is announcing today the launch of OpenBox, a platform for developers to integrate their web applications into Box.net.  —  The platform, once rolled out in full by December 5th …
Discussion: Webware.com and Mashable!
Glam Media . The Power of Distributed Media:
LIFETIME NETWORKS PARTNERS WITH GLAM MEDIA TO DEVELOP NEW VERTICAL MEDIA NETWORK … "Smart media companies like Lifetime are seizing the network model  —  to find and create new audiences to connect to their advertisers,"  —  said Samir Arora, chairman and CEO, Glam Media.  "The network model,
Discussion: Bits, 901am, VentureBeat and CenterNetworks
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Glam: The success of the network
Discussion: TechCrunch and broadstuff
Bill Ray / The Register:
Optimise your mobile content for free  —  Volantis, a specialist in making the same content work on every mobile phone, is open sourcing its server, allowing anyone to download and run their content-optimising system for free.  —  The Mobility Server: Community Edition is initially available …
Scott Ferguson / eWEEK.com:
VMware Updates Its Free Offering  —  The new beta of VMware's Server 2 will include expanded support for operating systems, including Microsoft Vista.  —  VMware wants users to try its virtualization software on the house.  —  On Nov. 13, VMware will offer the beta version of its VMware Server 2 …
Discussion: Microsoft Watch
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Mobile phone company O2 sells 'tens of thousands' of iPhones over weekend  —  Mobile phone company O2 claims to have sold "tens of thousands" of iPhones over the weekend after its launch in Britain.  —  Its chief executive, Peter Erskine, predicted that the UK pre-pay mobile phone market …
Discussion: CrunchGear and FORTUNE: Apple 2.0
InfoWorld:
China Mobile in talks with Apple to sell iPhone  —  China Mobile is in talks with Apple to sell the iPhone in China, the company's CEO said on Tuesday.  But he's not keen on the type of revenue-sharing model that Apple has insisted on elsewhere in the world.
Ansley Berrones / Yanko Design:
A Green Home Away From Home  —  Do you ever wish you could have a vacation home that requires very little of your time for upkeep?  A home where you don't have to worry about gas prices and electricity bills?  Well, let me introduce you to ZeroHouse.  ZeroHouse is a home that is 100% automatic.
Discussion: Gizmodo and CrunchGear
Ben Steverman / Business Week:
E*Trade's Meltdown  —  The stock price gets slashed in half after the online brokerage says it can't predict new credit losses and an analyst mentions the possibility of bankruptcy  —  It went from bad to worse for E*Trade Financial (ETFC) on Nov. 12.  First, the company said the fair value …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
The Web in Google's Mobile Browser  —  Android's SDK offers an emulator that, among other things, lets you use the browser.  Google used WebKit, an application framework that also powers Safari and Nokia's S60 browser.  —  Android's browser does a good job at rendering complex web pages …
Discussion: Googlified and GigaOM
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Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Android UI Screenshots [Android Screenshots]
Discussion: Network World, CyberNet and Tech Blog
 
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Alex Patriquin / Compete Blog:
Connecting the Social Graph: Member Overlap at OpenSocial and Facebook
PR Newswire:
Gibson Guitar Makes Music Industry History With Announcement of First Robot Guitar
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Harold Feld / Public Knowledge:
When Broadband Duopolists Fight, We Win? Maybe . . . .
Discussion: DSLreports, Ars Technica and Digg
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
First 6 Takes on Zune 80 (Verdict: Better Than iPod Classic?)  [Frankenreview]
BBC:
Social networkers warned of risk
Discussion: TechnoLlama
Miguel Helft / Bits:
A First Look at the Google Phone
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Buying the XO laptop: The shipping may sting
The Boy Genius Report:
Trouble in Moto Sidekick land
Discussion: CrunchGear, Engadget and Gizmodo
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Eric Pfanner / International Herald Tribune:
Publicis to bring ad fields under a single roof with new venture
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Janet Meiners / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Martha Stewart Launches Ad Network
Discussion: TechCrunch
John McBride / One Microsoft Way:
Supercomputer researcher joins Microsoft
Discussion: Computerworld and Neowin.net
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
HP's Mark Hurd: Thoughts on consolidation
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Five W's and a H that should come *after* every story (A model …
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