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3:31 AM ET, November 13, 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.
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Steve Horowitz / Official Google Blog:
Calling all developers: $10M Android challenge
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
The Web in Google's Mobile Browser
Discussion: Googlified
Jason / Laughing Squid Web Hosting:
Massive Power Outage At Rackspace'S Dallas Data Center  —  Summary: Rackspace's Dallas (DFW) data center, 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 the power …
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Jordan Golson / Valleywag:
Truck driver in Texas kills all the websites you really use [Breakdowns]  —  Remember the power mishap in July that brought down 365 Main, the San Francisco datacenter?  A similar incident took place today at the Dallas datacenter of Rackspace, a San Antonio, Texas-based firm which serves several local Web outfits.
Discussion: GigaOM and Lost Remote
37signals Product Blog:
Downtime explanation  —  At around 7:40pm CST November 12, our products, forums, and email support systems went offline.  The downtime lasted approximately 2.5 hours.  The good news: No data was lost.  —  We apologize for the downtime  —  We're deeply sorry for the downtime.
Discussion: Loud Thinking and Signal vs. Noise
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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.
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.
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David A. Utter / WebProNews:   It's Time To Fan Facebook's Potential
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: GigaOM and Read/WriteWeb
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Dan Kaplan / VentureBeat:
Eyealike image search lets you find people that look like your ex
Discussion: Profy.Com and Download Squad
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 an appropriate setting given Oracle has made 41 acquisitions in 45 months totalling.  HP is no slouch at acquisitions in its post-Compaq era …
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InfoWorld:
HP CEO: Further industry consolidation likely
Discussion: Network World
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 …
Adobe:
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 Pfanner / International Herald Tribune:
Publicis to bring ad fields under a single roof with new venture  —  PARIS: Publicis Groupe, the advertising company, is expected to announce Tuesday the formation of a new venture aimed at combining some of the fragmented pieces of the ad industry under one roof, according to several people briefed on the plans.
Discussion: paidContent.org
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: Engadget and PaulStamatiou.com
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
YouTube Premium?  11% Say They'd Pay, Could Yield $100m  —  IBM has released a survey of 2400 consumers, called the End of Advertising Survey, that found that %11 of respondents would pay a small fee to remove advertisements from their online video viewing experience.  A YouTube Premium subscription option?
John McBride / One Microsoft Way:
Supercomputer researcher joins Microsoft  —  Microsoft Research has landed a heavy hitter from the halls of academia, bringing in supercomputer expert Dan Reed to direct a new initiative in scalable and multicore computing.  Reed is currently director of the Renaissance Computing Institute …
Discussion: Computerworld and Neowin.net
 
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Janet Meiners / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
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Steve Hamm / Business Week:
IBM, Cognos, and the End of Best-of-Breed
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Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Complete Guide to Zune 2's Software and Firmware [Complete Zune Guide]
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Rich Brown / CNET News.com:
New PCs available with Intel's new quad-core chips
Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
DoubleClick Serves Up Vast Malware Blitz
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Next Up for Verizon FiOS: Invading Manhattan, Japan-Like Uber-Bandwidth [Fat Pipes]
Discussion: DSLreports and The Tech Report
Ian Ayres / Freakonomics:
Poker Bots on the Rise: A Guest Blog
Discussion: WebProNews and Boing Boing
Om Malik / GigaOM:
It's Time for Skype to Spring for Its Own Infrastructure
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