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8:55 AM ET, November 13, 2007

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Jason / Laughing Squid Web Hosting:
Massive Power Outage At Rackspace'S Dallas Data Center  —  Summary: The Rackspace data center in Dallas (DFW), 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 …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
RackSpace Outage Hits Home  —  A truck driver drove into a power transformer in San Antonio, Texas, causing it to explode.  That explosion caused major power disruption and took down RackSpace, our hosting company.  This is second time in less than a week they have had power issues.
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.
Theo Valich / Inquirer:
Dell's next-gen 30-incher sports Displayport and HDMI  —  More connectors than on world-class plasma or LCD TV  —  WHILE DELL'S ORIGINAL thiry-inch 3007 had some limitations in terms of limited resolutions and features, Dell is making sure that its next-gen part will meet every geek's needs..
Discussion: Gizmodo, PaulStamatiou.com and Engadget
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 …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Zune 2.0 update is ready for your first generation Zune  —  Are you one of the many who snagged an el cheapo, first generation Zune 30GB off of Woot or a big box fire sale?  Or — gasp — paid full price?  Good, the moment you've been waiting for has arrived.
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Zune Thoughts.com
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 …
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Mobile phone company O2 sells 'tens of thousands' of iPhones over weekend  —  Mobile phone company O2 claims to have sold "tens of thousands" of iPhones over the weekend after its launch in Britain.  —  Its chief executive, Peter Erskine, predicted that the UK pre-pay mobile phone market …
Discussion: FORTUNE: Apple 2.0
Ben Steverman / Business Week:
E*Trade's Meltdown  —  The stock price gets slashed in half after the online brokerage says it can't predict new credit losses and an analyst mentions the possibility of bankruptcy  —  It went from bad to worse for E*Trade Financial (ETFC) on Nov. 12.  First, the company said the fair value …
Typophile:
Ascender creates the new Droid font collection for Open Handset Alliance's Android platform  —  Ascender Corporation, a leading provider of advanced font products and innovative applications for mobile devices, today announced that it designed and engineered a new set of system User Interface …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
The Web in Google's Mobile Browser  —  Android's SDK offers an emulator that, among other things, lets you use the browser.  Google used WebKit, an application framework that also powers Safari and Nokia's S60 browser.  —  Android's browser does a good job at rendering complex web pages …
Discussion: Googlified and GigaOM
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Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Android UI Screenshots [Android Screenshots]
Discussion: Network World, CyberNet and Tech Blog
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Buying the XO laptop: The shipping may sting  —  For folks used to getting free shipping the XO Laptop from the One Laptop Per Child program will deliver a bit of a surprise.  —  I purchased two laptops from the OLPC program for $399 and got hit with $24.95 in shipping.
Janet Meiners / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Martha Stewart Launches Ad Network  —  Launching your own ad network is the rage right now.  I read that this year is the year for launching your own social network and next year is the year for launching your own ad network.  I overheard a startup that is making it easier for you to do that …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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 …
Discussion: Anshu's Blog
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InfoWorld:
HP CEO: Further industry consolidation likely
Discussion: Network World
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Glam: The success of the network  —  I have been arguing for as long as anyone would listen that the future of media is less about products and more about networks.  It's so nice to be proven right.  —  Recently, Samir Arora, CEO of Glam, visited to talk about his success story as a network and a platform.
Miguel Helft / Bits:
A First Look at the Google Phone  —  O.K. There is no Google Phone.  As we wrote a while back, Google is not building a phone.  Instead, the company has teamed up with others in the wireless industry to create an open-source operating system, as well as other services, for mobile phones.
 
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Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
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The Boy Genius Report:
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
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Eric Pfanner / International Herald Tribune:
Publicis to bring ad fields under a single roof with new venture
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
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John McBride / One Microsoft Way:
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Online Journalism Blog:
Five W's and a H that should come *after* every story (A model …
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
YouTube Premium? 11% Say They'd Pay, Could Yield $100m
Waxy.org:
Outgoing  —  In case you haven't noticed, Waxy.org went …
Dave Rigotti / Search Engine Journal:
Why You Need to Make a Facebook Fan Page for Your Website NOW!
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Windows 7 "top feature request list" leaked to the public