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5:45 AM ET, November 6, 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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Wall Street Journal:
Google Unveils Cellphone Alliance  —  Google Inc. announced today an ambitious alliance with 33 handset makers, wireless carriers and other technology companies to create low-cost mobile phones based on "open" technology standards.  —  The Mountain View, Calif., Internet company …
New York Times:
Google Enters 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.
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Google Phone: A Business-Tech Nightmare Waiting to Happen  —  Google hopes its new operating system will turn phones into mini computers that are just as useful as PCs.  A lot has to go right for that to happen — phone carriers will need to open up their networks and developers need to write software for GoogleÂ's system.
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
It's not a phone, it's an alliance  —  So I know Google's stock is popping and everyone thinks they're absolutely on fire and there are all these stories about how the Google Phone is a threat to iPhone but let me tell you something.  We're not scared about this Google phone platform.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Google and HTC's "Dream" phone prototype semi-revealed
Discussion: Gearlog
Quentin Hardy / Forbes:
Google's Dream Phone
Om Malik / GigaOM:
5 Open Questions About the Google Phone aka Android
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Google's Android platform and the Open Handset Alliance: a quick round-up
Discussion: Ryan Block
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:   Everything We Know About Google's Open Handset Alliance [Gphone]
tomkarpik.com:
massive data loss bug in leopard  —  Update: The bug occurs regardless of the type of destination being moved to (whether it's local USB, local Firewire, SMB, etc.).  Also, I have been informed that this bug goes back all the way to Panther.  —  Leopard's Finder has a glaring bug …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Meet the Crunchies  —  When it comes to the world of technology, the start-ups are the real stars.  In order to recognize the start-ups and their achievements, we are teaming up with TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb and VentureBeat to collaborate on the Crunchies.  They are like the Grammies …
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comScore:
For Radiohead Fans, Does "Free" + "Download" = "Freeload"?  —  2 out of 5 Downloaders Willing to Pay an Average of $6 for "In Rainbows" Album  —  U.S. Downloaders Willing to Pay More than International Counterparts  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Joost Partners With Meebo  —  Joost, the desktop-based long-form video service that aims to take on the old TV model with a large pile of venture capital, is scrapping one of its defining features built in-house, inline chat, and replacing it with outside chat service meebo.
Chris Peredun / DailyTech:
Newegg Accidentally Offers "Buy 1, Get 4 Free" ASUS Eee PC Promotion  —  The shipping box for the Eee was so small, some buyers received a five-pack instead of a single unit  —  The Asus Eee PC notebook has been popular in North America thus far, with many retailers having sold their entire stock on the first day of orders.
Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
Windows Users Getting Bitten by Macrovision Zero Day  —  Microsoft and Macrovision are working to neutralize a zero-day flaw that could cause a complete system takeover.  —  Microsoft is working with Macrovision to check out a flaw in a driver on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP that's …
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Advisory (944653)
Discussion: Today @ PC World
NPR:
NEW "NPR MUSIC" MULTIMEDIA SITE LAUNCHES TODAY  —  NPR and NPR Member Stations Introduce Premier Online Destination  —  Site Offers Concert and Studio Performances, Interviews, News, Reviews, Blogs, Podcasts and Artist Index  —  Launch Includes Exclusive New NPR.org Media Player
Discussion: last100
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
NPR Launches Its Ambitious Music Site
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Technorati Drops Content Older Than 6 Months Old  —  When Technorati announced a new CEO at the beginning of October, many were hoping that the once great Technorati would focus on its core blog search product, a product that had been virtually ignored as the company tried to be all things to everybody …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Alibaba.com Shares Trade At [160%+]190%+ Premium In First Days Trading  —  The IPO of Alibaba.com hit the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Tuesday (local time) with a big increase over its initial offering price.  —  Alibaba.com is a spinoff from the Alibaba Group, the company that owns Alipay …
Zefrank / ze's page:
strike day  —  in related news the 2 billion franktv commercials will be changed from "hippos don't do impressions, franktv does" to "hippos don't do impressions, neither does franktv"  —  Ooooooh... That felt good.  Seems like old times...  Does this mean The Show is coming back?
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Infragistics previews tools for Microsoft apps  —  Infragistics on Monday is releasing previews of tools built for Microsoft's Windows Presentation (WPF) and ASP.Net AJAX as well as a new gauge to work with the Microsoft Silverlight platform for multimedia applications.
Discussion: The Universal Desktop
 
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
I'm not happy with Leopard  —  I've given Leopard a chance …
Todd Haselton / Ars Technica:
A need for speed: 802.11n router roundup
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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Time Is Money: Calculate The Real Cost Of Those Corporate Meetings
Discussion: VentureBeat
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
OpenSocial Hacked Again
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Steven Zeitchik / Hollywood Reporter:
Break.com eyes striking writers
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Barbara Darrow / Computerworld:
Is Your CEO a Cybercrime Target?
heise Security:
Mac OS X Leopard firewall breaks programs
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The Final Countdown to NewTeeVee Live
Discussion: TechCrunch, A VC and Read/WriteWeb
 Earlier Items: 
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Boy hires hitman to kill parents after grounding denies PlayStation, TV
Discussion: Gizmodo
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
In New York, anticipating an afternoon with Zuckerberg and pals
Discussion: GigaOM and Valleywag
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Oakley's Split Thump: the relentless pursuit of fail
Discussion: acquire and Gizmodo
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Dell Acquires EqualLogic For $1.4 Billion
David Carr / New York Times:
New Media, New Value, Old Troubles
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Sub-$500 Optimus keyboards in the works, and other newsimus maximus
Wesley Fink / AnandTech:
Prices  —  A couple of the nicer utilities available …