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9:30 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
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Valleywag
New York Times:
Google Enters the Wireless World
Discussion: GigaOM and WinBeta
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 …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Five 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: Mashable!
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Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
New iGoogle Themes  —  Laurenty mentions in the forum that Google …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Mark Evans and Somewhat Frank
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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.
Crave at CNET UK:
Apple Tablet PC is real, says Asus  —  Crave hangs with people in high places — that's how we get exclusives and free food.  A few weeks ago we were having a civilised dinner with our friends at Asus and angling for cool stories when we were told in a very hushed manner: "Asus is helping Apple build a Tablet PC."
Discussion: CrunchGear and Engadget
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft readies free enterprise-search product  —  Microsoft is expanding its family of enterprise-search products with a new, free, entry-level product, Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express, which is due to ship in early 2008.  —  Microsoft made available on November 6 for download via …
Discussion: eWEEK.com
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.
InfoWorld:
Cisco's Catalyst switch upgrades tout speed, ease, and innovation  —  Today Cisco Systems introduced a new chassis and supervisor module in its midrange Catalyst 4500 series of switches, and a new supervisor for its flagship Catalyst 6500 series.  Both sets of announcements …
Discussion: eWEEK.com
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 …
Russell Beattie / Russell Beattie's Weblog:
Some Nokia N95 and S60 Thoughts  —  A ton has been said about the Nokia N95 already - it's been out for quite a long time, so I'm way late to the party.  But since I handed it back to Miker today after having it in my pocket for a couple days, I figured I would write up some quick observations.
Discussion: All About Symbian and Technovia
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 …
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
The Social Enterprise - What Works, and What Doesn't  —  Last week in Reston, Virginia, the New New Internet conference took place, and the spotlight was on the adoption of new social technologies in the enterprise.  One morning panel was moderated by Ryan Carson and featured Brad Feld …
 
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Times of India:
PE biggies queue up for 32% in SET
Discussion: VC Circle and contentSutra.com
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
WabiSabiLabi founder arrested in Italy
Chris Cadelago / San Francisco Chronicle:
Who needs reality TV? Web sites turning shows' viewers into stars.
Geraldine Fabrikant / New York Times:
IAC/InterActive to Split Into 5 Companies
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Rolling Stone Rocks Digital Edition
Discussion: Rolling Stone and Mashable!
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony's PS2 updated with integrated power supply, no price cut
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Infragistics previews tools for Microsoft apps
NPR:
NEW "NPR MUSIC" MULTIMEDIA SITE LAUNCHES TODAY
 Earlier Items: 
Todd Haselton / Ars Technica:
A need for speed: 802.11n router roundup
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Time Is Money: Calculate The Real Cost Of Those Corporate Meetings
Discussion: VentureBeat
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
OpenSocial Hacked Again
Discussion: Rev2.org and Social Hacking
heise Security:
Mac OS X Leopard firewall breaks programs
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Advisory (944653)
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Google Phone: A Business-Tech Nightmare Waiting to Happen
Discussion: Slashdot
Chris Peredun / DailyTech:
Newegg Accidentally Offers "Buy 1, Get 4 Free" ASUS Eee PC Promotion