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7:15 AM ET, November 6, 2007

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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 …
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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
Andy Rubin / Official Google Blog:
Where's my Gphone?  —  Despite all of the very interesting speculation …
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: Newlaunches.com and Ryan Block
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 …
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.
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Google and HTC's "Dream" phone prototype semi-revealed
Discussion: Gearlog
New York Times:
Google Enters the Wireless World
Quentin Hardy / Forbes:
Google's Dream Phone
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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Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
More Readers Trading Newspapers for Web Sites  —  THE circulation declines of American newspapers continued over the spring and summer, as sales across the industry fell almost 3 percent compared with the year before, according to figures released yesterday.
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
New iGoogle Themes  —  Here are some new iGoogle themes that will probably added soon to the customization dialog (the descriptions are from Google).  To add one of these themes to the active tab, go to iGoogle and type in the address bar the JavaScript code you'll find below.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
I'm not happy with Leopard  —  I've given Leopard a chance, but it's pretty clear, this is not a good operating system release.  —  I've been out of the Mac loop for most of the last decade, just got back in a bit over 2 years ago.  I don't know if early OS releases are generally as crappy as this one …
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.
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.
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 …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Advisory (944653)  —  Vulnerability in Macrovision SECDRV.SYS Driver on Windows Could Allow Elevation of Privilege  —  Microsoft is working with Macrovision, investigating new public reports of a vulnerability in the Macrovision secdrv.sys driver on supported editions of Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP.
Discussion: Computerworld and Today @ PC World
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Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:   Windows Users Getting Bitten by Macrovision Zero Day
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 …
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 …
Todd Haselton / Ars Technica:
A need for speed: 802.11n router roundup  —  n > g, but by how much?  —  The IEEE 802.11n standard is not official yet, but a host of Draft N routers are already available.  We rounded up three of the most popular, threw them into the deathmatch cage, and locked the gate.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
 
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony's PS2 updated with integrated power supply, no price cut
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
Sun Reports Modest Profit, but Revenue Disappoints Investors
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
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Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Infragistics previews tools for Microsoft apps
NPR:
NEW "NPR MUSIC" MULTIMEDIA SITE LAUNCHES TODAY
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: VentureBeat
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
OpenSocial Hacked Again
Discussion: Rev2.org and Social Hacking
Barbara Darrow / Computerworld:
Is Your CEO a Cybercrime Target?
 Earlier Items: 
heise Security:
Mac OS X Leopard firewall breaks programs
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Boy hires hitman to kill parents after grounding denies PlayStation, TV
Discussion: Gizmodo
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
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Hoping to Grow, Diller Prunes Empire
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Forrester: $7.1B in Online Video Ads by 2012
Zefrank / ze's page:
strike day  —  in related news the 2 billion franktv commercials …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Mashable!
David Carr / New York Times:
New Media, New Value, Old Troubles