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3:40 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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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.
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 …
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.
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Is a Java power play lurking beneath Google's Open Handset Alliance?  —  On the heels of today's announcement by Google of the Open Handset Alliance, Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz has published a blog headlined Congratulations Google, Red Hat and the Java Community!
Discussion: InfoWorld, Gizmodo and Epicenter
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.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Google and HTC's "Dream" phone prototype semi-revealed
Discussion: Gearlog
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Google's Android platform and the Open Handset Alliance: a quick round-up
Discussion: Ryan Block
Om Malik / GigaOM:
5 Open Questions About the Google Phone aka Android
Discussion: BloggingStocks
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 …
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
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: Today @ PC World
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Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:   Windows Users Getting Bitten by Macrovision Zero Day
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 …
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: Mashable! and NewTeeVee
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.
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 …
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.
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
OpenSocial Hacked Again
Discussion: Rev2.org and Social Hacking
Steven Zeitchik / Hollywood Reporter:
Break.com eyes striking writers
Discussion: Mashable!
Barbara Darrow / Computerworld:
Is Your CEO a Cybercrime Target?
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Mac OS X Leopard firewall breaks programs
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The Final Countdown to NewTeeVee Live
Discussion: TechCrunch, A VC and VentureBeat
Michael Yurechko / Appletell:
Apple Canada leaks iPhone launch?
Discussion: Infinite Loop
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
 Earlier Items: 
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
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Forrester: $7.1B in Online Video Ads by 2012
Sharon Linsenbach / eWEEK.com:
George Clooney, Identity and Access Management and You
Dan Goodin / The Register:
QuickTime update fixes code-execution holes
Discussion: InfoWorld
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Navisite Heads into Day Four of Massive Failure
Discussion: The Register
David Carr / New York Times:
New Media, New Value, Old Troubles
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
NPR Launches Its Ambitious Music Site