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1:45 AM ET, November 13, 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
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
The Web in Google's Mobile Browser
Discussion: Googlified
Jason / Laughing Squid Web Hosting:
Massive Power Outage At Rackspace'S Dallas Data Center  —  Summary: Rackspace's Dallas (DFW) data center, where our servers are located, suffered a major power outage tonight lasting approximately two hours.  A truck hit one of their transformers, causing damage, which compromised the power …
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Jordan Golson / Valleywag:
Truck driver in Texas kills all the websites you really use [Breakdowns]  —  Remember the power mishap in July that brought down 365 Main, the San Francisco datacenter?  A similar incident took place today at the Dallas datacenter of Rackspace, a San Antonio, Texas-based firm which serves several local Web outfits.
Discussion: GigaOM
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Quick, Plug The Internet Back In: Major Rackspace Outage  —  Apparently a traffic accident is to blame for a major datacenter outage this evening.  Rackspace's Dallas datacenter lost electricity shortly after a traffic accident caused damage to a power transformer.
Discussion: Valleywag and Lost Remote
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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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
About that leaked Windows 7 feature-request list...
Discussion: Windows-Now.com
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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.
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.
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David A. Utter / WebProNews:   It's Time To Fan Facebook's Potential
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 …
Charles Knight / Alt Search Engines:
Face Off: Facial Recognition Search Engines  —  Mondays on AltSearchEngines we examine a particular Vertical, and this week the hottest Vertical category is Image Search, and especially the sub-category of facial recognition search engines.  —  Today was the partial launch of EyeAlike, which matches up faces with similar faces.
Discussion: GigaOM and Read/WriteWeb
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Dan Kaplan / VentureBeat:
Eyealike image search lets you find people that look like your ex
Discussion: Profy.Com and Download Squad
Microsoft:
Microsoft Intends to Acquire Musiwave  —  Acquisition of Musiwave would build on Microsoft's commitment to deliver Connected Entertainment vision to consumers.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced it has entered into an exclusivity agreement around its intention to acquire Musiwave SA …
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Matt Rosoff / CNET News.com:
Microsoft aims to acquire Musiwave
Discussion: Computerworld and Mashable!
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
HP's Mark Hurd: Thoughts on consolidation  —  During his keynote at Oracle OpenWorld, HP CEO Mark Hurd gave his views on market consolidation.  It's an appropriate setting given Oracle has made 41 acquisitions in 45 months totalling.  HP is no slouch at acquisitions in its post-Compaq era …
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InfoWorld:
HP CEO: Further industry consolidation likely
Discussion: Network World
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Complete Guide to Zune 2's Software and Firmware [Complete Zune Guide]  —  Zune 2 and its batch of new features are finally upon us, bringing new players and an entirely new experience.  On the device side, there's 4/8GB flash-based and 80GB hard drive-based Zune with fancy form factors …
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Unveils Device Customization via New Zune Originals Store …
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 …
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:
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
YouTube Premium?  11% Say They'd Pay, Could Yield $100m  —  IBM has released a survey of 2400 consumers, called the End of Advertising Survey, that found that %11 of respondents would pay a small fee to remove advertisements from their online video viewing experience.  A YouTube Premium subscription option?
Steve Hamm / Business Week:
IBM, Cognos, and the End of Best-of-Breed  —  The software giant's $5 billion acquisition of Cognos shows how difficult it is becoming for midsize software companies to survive on their own  —  One of the hottest segments of the tech industry, business intelligence software …
Discussion: New York Times
John McBride / One Microsoft Way:
Supercomputer researcher joins Microsoft  —  Microsoft Research has landed a heavy hitter from the halls of academia, bringing in supercomputer expert Dan Reed to direct a new initiative in scalable and multicore computing.  Reed is currently director of the Renaissance Computing Institute …
Discussion: Computerworld and Neowin.net
 
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Rich Brown / CNET News.com:
New PCs available with Intel's new quad-core chips
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Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
DoubleClick Serves Up Vast Malware Blitz
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Android UI Screenshots [Android Screenshots]
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Gears / CoolSmartPhone.com:
HTC Touch Cruise Announced - Hands on video and pics!
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
It's Time for Skype to Spring for Its Own Infrastructure
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