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1:00 PM ET, November 6, 2007

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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."
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple Tablet "confirmed" by Asus?  —  After a relative dearth of Apple rumors, Crave has resurrected the ol' Apple Tablet fiesta.  In fact, they claim to have received a hush-hush confirmation whispered across their meatloaf and pie.  The quote from some anonymous "friends at ASUS" …
Discussion: MacRumors and The Tablet PC
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   Apple Working on Tablet?
Mikko / F-Secure Antivirus Research Weblog:
Android  —  Google has now announced the Open Handset Alliance and the Android Platform.  —  Android is a Linux-based open source operating system for mobile devices.  With this, Google hopes to challenge other open Linux-based devices, such as the Nokia N810.
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Why Google chose the Apache Software License over GPLv2 for Android  —  Google finally entered the mobile software market by turning the 2005 acquisition of Android into the Open Handset Alliance.  Google hopes to promote third-party mobile software development foster a broad developer community …
Stephanie N. Mehta / Fortune:
Going gaga over Google mobile
Wall Street Journal:
Google Unveils Cellphone Alliance
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 …
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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 …
Bloomberg:
Alibaba Shares Triple in Hong Kong Trading Debut  —  Nov. 6 (Bloomberg) — Alibaba.com Ltd., operator of China's largest online trading site for companies, almost tripled on its first day after an initial public offering in Hong Kong, making the stock four times more expensive than Google Inc. relative to earnings.
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David Barboza / New York Times:
Shares of Alibaba.com Climb on First Day of Trading  —  Shares of Alibaba.com, one of China's biggest Internet companies, soared in early trading on Tuesday in this country's latest hot initial public stock offering.  —  The public offering is expected to raise nearly $2 billion in Hong Kong …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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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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 …
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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.
Michael Oneal / Chicago Tribune:
5 newspaper giants in talks about online ad network  —  Five of the nation's top newspaper companies are taking steps to create a national online advertising network they hope will help them recapture ad revenue leaking away from their print products.  —  Sources close to the situation said Gannett Co. …
Red / The Red Ferret Journal:
Nokia perfects the clicky tactile touchscreen - iPhone gnashes teeth, swears revenge  —  It's taken them 10 years but Nokia boffins have finally perfected a 'touch feedback' touchscreen.  Don't be fooled by simple vibrational imitations folks, this is the real McCoy - you press a key on the screen …
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 …
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
 
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Discussion: Crave, Gizmodo and OhGizmo!
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Whither mags?  —  Magazines won't die.  But I wonder how many new ones will be born.
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
New lighter PS2 consoles to hit Japan this month
Discussion: Opposable Thumbs
N'Gai Croal / Level Up:
Monday Morning Quarterback: An Armchair Analysis of Videogame Sales …
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Phase: almost Guitar Hero on your iPod
Jordan Golson / Valleywag:
Why Apple will be bigger than Google [IPhone]
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Is Google Afraid of Facebook?
Discussion: CNET News.com
Cathleen Jia / Inside AdSense:
Simplified ad management is rolling out now
Discussion: WebProNews and Mashable!
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Discussion: WebProNews
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
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Geraldine Fabrikant / New York Times:
IAC/InterActive to Split Into 5 Companies
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
The Social Enterprise - What Works, and What Doesn't
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Technorati Drops Content Older Than 6 Months Old