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10:30 PM ET, November 12, 2007


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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Google's Android OS early look SDK now available  —  Just like the good folks promised, the early look software development kit for Google's soon-to-be huge phone OS has hit the streets... er, internet.  From what we can tell, the OS is as comfortable on larger, VGA devices as it is on more traditional smartphone layouts.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google Releases Android SDK, $10M for Developers  —  The Google-led Open Handset Alliance has released the Android Software Development Kit (SDK).  The Android SDK needs an x86-based computer running Windows XP or Vista; Mac OS 10.4.8 or later; or Linux Ubuntu Dapper Drake or later …
Steve Horowitz / Official Google Blog:
Calling all developers: $10M Android challenge  —  Last week we announced the Open Handset Alliance, a group of mobile and technology leaders committed to improving the mobile experience and Android, the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices.
Adobe Names Shantanu Narayen Chief Executive Officer  —  For immediate release  —  Company Expects Q4 Fiscal 2007 Revenue Near High End of Targeted Range; Targets 13 Percent Revenue Growth in Fiscal 2008  —  Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced its Board of Directors …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Adobe: Narayan To Succeed Chizen As CEO; Sees Q4 Revs At Top …
Executive profiles  —  Shantanu Narayen  —  President and Chief Operating Officer
Discussion: and MacUser
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Windows 7 "top feature request list" leaked to the public  —  With Windows still managing to find its way to over 95 percent of the desktop computers sold each year, it's not surprising that one can find plenty of people interested in giving their feedback about what future versions of Windows should be able to do.
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Ultra-portable Apple notebook to splash down at Macworld Expo  —  Exclusive — Unlike last year, the annual Macworld Expo and Conference that rolls around in January will actually serve as a launch pad for some new Macs, including a chic and ultra-compact notebook design long under development by Apple Inc.
Microsoft Unveils Device Customization via New Zune Originals Store, New Zune Players Available Tomorrow  —  Microsoft partners with 18 renowned artists to fuse high style with portable entertainment.  —  Tomorrow, consumers ready for a richer, more connected and more personal entertainment experience …
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:   Complete Guide to Zune 2's Software and Firmware [Complete Zune Guide]
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Google Options Make Masseuse a Multimillionaire  —  Bonnie Brown was fresh from a nasty divorce in 1999, living with her sister and uncertain of her future.  On a lark, she answered an ad for an in-house masseuse at Google, then a Silicon Valley start-up with 40 employees.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
HP's Mark Hurd: Thoughts on consolidation  —  During his keynote at Oracle OpenWorld, HP CEO Mark Hurd gave his views on market consolidation.  It's appropriate setting given Oracle has made 41 acquisitions in 45 months totalling.  HP is no slouch at acquisitions in its post-Compaq era …
HP CEO: Further industry consolidation likely
Discussion: Network World
Dave Rigotti / Search Engine Journal:
Why You Need to Make a Facebook Fan Page for Your Website NOW!  —  When Facebook announced the Fan pages, there were a number of mixed reviews.  Some where hailing it and its integration to the new advertising platform and some hated it - claiming it was turning Facebook into Myspace.
David A. Utter / WebProNews:   It's Time To Fan Facebook's Potential
Microsoft Intends to Acquire Musiwave  —  Acquisition of Musiwave would build on Microsoft's commitment to deliver Connected Entertainment vision to consumers.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced it has entered into an exclusivity agreement around its intention to acquire Musiwave SA …
Matt Rosoff / CNET
Microsoft aims to acquire Musiwave
Discussion: Computerworld and Mashable!
Charles Knight / Alt Search Engines:
Face Off: Facial Recognition Search Engines  —  Mondays on AltSearchEngines we examine a particular Vertical, and this week the hottest Vertical category is Image Search, and especially the sub-category of facial recognition search engines.  —  Today was the partial launch of EyeAlike, which matches up faces with similar faces.
Discussion: Download Squad and Read/WriteWeb
Dan Kaplan / VentureBeat:
Eyealike image search lets you find people that look like your ex
Discussion: Profy.Com and GigaOM Links:
What next?  —  In case you haven't noticed, went into cryogenic sleep shortly after we were acquired as all my energy went into building and growing Upcoming.  I've missed writing and coding here badly, so I'm thrilled to make a second announcement:
Christopher Blizzard:
memory usage in firefox and gecko  —  For a long time there have been a lot of complaints about the memory usage in Firefox and anything else that used the Gecko engine.  And looking at the numbers for what Firefox would use for memory, they seemed valid.  But on the other side of the story …
TOP500 Supercomputing Sites:
November 2007  —  The latest list shows five new entrants in the Top 10, which includes sites in the United States, Germany, India and Sweden.  The 30th edition of the TOP500 list was released today (Nov. 12, 2007) at SC07, the international conference on high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, in Reno, Nevada.
Al Gore's next act: Planet-saving VC  —  The recovering politician is teaming with a legendary venture capitalist and bigtime moneyman to make over the $6 trillion global energy business.  A Fortune exclusive  —  (Fortune Magazine) — It's lunchtime on Sand Hill Road, and Al Gore wants answers.
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New PCs available with Intel's new quad-core chips
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Discussion: The Register and Mashable!
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HTC Touch Cruise Announced - Hands on video and pics!
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Next Up for Verizon FiOS: Invading Manhattan, Japan-Like Uber-Bandwidth [Fat Pipes]
Discussion: DSLreports and The Tech Report
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Miguel Helft / Bits:
Seeding the Google Phone With Apps
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