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2:10 PM ET, November 5, 2007

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Andy Rubin / Official Google Blog:
Where's my Gphone?  —  Despite all of the very interesting speculation over the last few months, we're not announcing a Gphone.  However, we think what we are announcing — the Open Handset Alliance and Android — is more significant and ambitious than a single phone.
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New York Times:
Google Makes Its Entry Into the Wireless World  —  Google took its long-awaited plunge into the wireless world today, announcing that it is leading a broad industry alliance to transform mobile phones into powerful mobile computers that could accelerate the convergence of computing and communications.
Google:
Industry Leaders Announce Open Platform for Mobile Devices  —  Group Pledges to Unleash Innovation for Mobile Users Worldwide  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.; BONN, Germany; TAOYUAN, Taiwan; SAN DIEGO, Calif.; SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (November 5, 2007) — A broad alliance of leading technology …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Breaking: Google Announces Android and Open Handset Alliance  —  Google just officially announced the Open Handset Alliance to create an open platform (to be called Android) for a Linux phone that can run mobile Google apps and others.  The 34 partners include T-Mobile, Sprint Nextel …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Live coverage of Google's Android Gphone mobile OS announcement  —  8:58AM PT - Ok, we're on the call, and there's soothing classical.  We'll "be underway in a few minutes."  —  9:02AM PT - Ok, we're about to begin!  —  9:04AM PT - "Welcome everyone to the Google, Inc. conference call.
Discussion: Switched
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
The Google Phone... Everything You Expected And Less (For Now)  —  from the and-that's-it?  dept  —  After Apple finally announced its iPhone, all the folks who spent years and years passing around rumors about it needed to move onto something else.  The first easy target was the gPhone from Google …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Google unveils cell phone software and alliance  —  update Google's cell phone strategy took shape Monday with the announcement of a new open software platform and an alliance of wireless heavyweights that will help form the development community for the planned phones.
Quentin Hardy / Forbes:
Google's Dream Phone  —  Google likes software, particularly the kind that puts ads on Web pages, making Google rich.  The realities of a phone business—running a supply chain, keeping inventory and managing distribution—were never something Google wanted from its phone initiative.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
It's official: Google announces open-source mobile phone OS, Android
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google Dials Into the Cell Phone Market
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
USA Today:
Google's Andy Rubin discusses the company's cellphone strategy
Discussion: textually.org
PR Newswire:
IAC Announces Plan to Spin Off HSN, Ticketmaster, Interval and LendingTree as Four Publicly Traded Companies  —  NEW YORK, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — IAC (Nasdaq: IACI - News) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a plan to separate IAC into five publicly traded companies:
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Shira Ovide / SmartMoney.com:
IAC Diller:Inked $3.5 Billion Deal With Google For Sponsored Listings  —  NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- IAC/InterActiveCorp.  (IACI) said Monday it has extended a deal with Google Inc. GOOG) to provide search advertising on its Internet properties, primarily the Ask.com search engine.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
IAC Signs Google As Sponsored Search Provider; Deal Valued at $3.5 Billion
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Kevin Newcomb / Search Engine Watch Blog:
IAC Splitting Into Five Separate Companies
Discussion: Bits and paidContent.org
Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Adds Service  —  Yahoo Inc. is launching a social-networking service designed to help college students get career help, an offering created by a young Yahoo unit charged with advancing product innovation.  —  The Sunnyvale, Calif., company today is releasing Kickstart …
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Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Yahoo Launches Kickstart - LinkedIn for College Students & Alumni
Discussion: CenterNetworks and Epicenter
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
MySpace To Announce Self-Serve Hyper Targeted Advertising Network  —  MySpace will announce plans to introduce a new advertising platform, "SelfServe by MySpace," at Ad:Tech Monday.  The service itself will launch to a limited set of advertisers in the next sixty days.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Commits to November Release Date for Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5  —  Microsoft expands interoperability options for partners, delivers new innovations with Microsoft Sync Framework and Popfly Explorer releases.  —  Today, during the keynote address at Microsoft TechEd Developers 2007, S.
Discussion: All about Microsoft
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Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Microsoft readies Visual Studio 2008
Discussion: CNET News.com
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Publishers See a Way to Track Their Content Across the Net  —  Copyrighted work like a news article or a picture can hop between Web sites as easily as a cut-and-paste command.  But more than ever, as that material finds new audiences, the original sources might not get the direct financial benefit …
Discussion: Insider Chatter and TechCrunch
Andrew Adam Newman / New York Times:
Things Turn Ugly in the 'Hacks vs. Flacks' War  —  Journalists often call publicists "flacks" and publicists call journalists "hacks," though rarely in earshot of one another.  But the gloves came off last week after Chris Anderson, the executive editor of Wired magazine, chided "lazy flacks" …
Discussion: Blackfriars' Marketing and Beet.TV
 
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USA Today:
Google enlists help for Google Phone