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8:00 PM ET, November 12, 2007

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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Google's Android OS early look SDK now available  —  Just like the good folks promised, the early look software development kit for Google's soon-to-be huge phone OS has hit the streets... er, internet.  From what we can tell, the OS is as comfortable on larger, VGA devices as it is on more traditional smartphone layouts.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google Releases Android SDK, $10M for Developers  —  The Google-led Open Handset Alliance has released the Android Software Development Kit (SDK).  The Android SDK needs an x86-based computer running Windows XP or Vista; Mac OS 10.4.8 or later; or Linux Ubuntu Dapper Drake or later …
Steve Horowitz / Official Google Blog:
Calling all developers: $10M Android challenge  —  Last week we announced the Open Handset Alliance, a group of mobile and technology leaders committed to improving the mobile experience and Android, the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices.
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Windows 7 "top feature request list" leaked to the public  —  With Windows still managing to find its way to over 95 percent of the desktop computers sold each year, it's not surprising that one can find plenty of people interested in giving their feedback about what future versions of Windows should be able to do.
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Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
New Updates to Windows Vista available via Windows Update this week  —  As you probably know and as we've mentioned in previous posts, we use Windows Update to periodically deliver updates for Windows Vista.  We do this so that customers need not wait for a service pack or another or larger release …
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Windows 7 feature request list leaks out
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Adobe:
Adobe Names Shantanu Narayen Chief Executive Officer  —  For immediate release  —  Company Expects Q4 Fiscal 2007 Revenue Near High End of Targeted Range; Targets 13 Percent Revenue Growth in Fiscal 2008  —  Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced its Board of Directors …
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Adobe: Narayan To Succeed Chizen As CEO; Sees Q4 Revs At Top …
Adobe:
Executive profiles  —  Shantanu Narayen  —  President and Chief Operating Officer
Discussion: paidContent.org
Microsoft:
Microsoft Unveils Device Customization via New Zune Originals Store, New Zune Players Available Tomorrow  —  Microsoft partners with 18 renowned artists to fuse high style with portable entertainment.  —  Tomorrow, consumers ready for a richer, more connected and more personal entertainment experience …
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
New Zunes get unboxed, reviewed, and Microsoft firms up plans
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Ultra-portable Apple notebook to splash down at Macworld Expo  —  Exclusive — Unlike last year, the annual Macworld Expo and Conference that rolls around in January will actually serve as a launch pad for some new Macs, including a chic and ultra-compact notebook design long under development by Apple Inc.
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Google Options Make Masseuse a Multimillionaire  —  Bonnie Brown was fresh from a nasty divorce in 1999, living with her sister and uncertain of her future.  On a lark, she answered an ad for an in-house masseuse at Google, then a Silicon Valley start-up with 40 employees.
Interactive Advertising Bureau:
INTERNET ADVERTISING REVENUES IN Q3 '07 SURPASS $5.2 BILLION, SETTING NEW HIGH  —  Industry Maintains Record-breaking Trend; 2007 Q3 Revenues Up Over 25% from 2006 Q3  —  The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) today announced that Internet advertising …
Discussion: Reuters and Podcasting News
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Online Ad Revs Top $5.2 Billion In Q3; IAB Seeks Enhanced Rich Media Standards
Fortune:
Al Gore's next act: Planet-saving VC  —  The recovering politician is teaming with a legendary venture capitalist and bigtime moneyman to make over the $6 trillion global energy business.  A Fortune exclusive  —  (Fortune Magazine) — It's lunchtime on Sand Hill Road, and Al Gore wants answers.
Christopher Blizzard:
memory usage in firefox and gecko  —  For a long time there have been a lot of complaints about the memory usage in Firefox and anything else that used the Gecko engine.  And looking at the numbers for what Firefox would use for memory, they seemed valid.  But on the other side of the story …
Dave Rigotti / Search Engine Journal:
Why You Need to Make a Facebook Fan Page for Your Website NOW!  —  When Facebook announced the Fan pages, there were a number of mixed reviews.  Some where hailing it and its integration to the new advertising platform and some hated it - claiming it was turning Facebook into Myspace.
Discussion: WebProNews
Waxy.org Links:
What next?  —  In case you haven't noticed, Waxy.org went into cryogenic sleep shortly after we were acquired as all my energy went into building and growing Upcoming.  I've missed writing and coding here badly, so I'm thrilled to make a second announcement:
Discussion: Epicenter and Valleywag
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Cellphone Straitjacket Is Inspiring a Rebellion  —  First come the grumblings, then the torches and pitchforks.  —  Consumers have never been happy about their cellphone carriers and the services they provide — or refuse to provide.  But they also have hardly the means to do anything, except switch from one carrier to the next.
 
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Colin Barker / CNET News.com:
U.K. lawmakers skeptical about Europe GPS project
InfoWorld:
Cognos buy a defensive move for IBM
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Dawn Kawamoto / Webware.com:
ORACLE PRESIDENT SETS SIGHTS ON VIRTUALIZATION, AIA
Discussion: ZDNet.com.au and Reuters
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Next Up for Verizon FiOS: Invading Manhattan, Japan-Like Uber-Bandwidth [Fat Pipes]
Discussion: DSLreports and The Tech Report
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
YouTube Premium? 11% Say They'd Pay, Could Yield $100m
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Glam: The success of the network
Discussion: CenterNetworks and VentureBeat
Om Malik / GigaOM:
It's Time for Skype to Spring for Its Own Infrastructure
Matt Rosoff / CNET News.com:
Microsoft aims to acquire Musiwave
Discussion: Computerworld and Mashable!
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Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Intel unveils 16 new 45nm processors
Discussion: George Ou
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Seeding the Google Phone With Apps
Discussion: mocoNews.net and Phone Scoop
Yahoo!:
Yahoo! Launches New Program to Advance Open-Source Software for Internet Computing
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Phew. Michael Robertson Finally Gets Sued
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Rebuilding Hollywood in Silicon Valley's image
Discussion: broadstuff, Netly News and GigaOM