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9:05 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 …
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
First 6 Takes on Zune 80 (Verdict: Better Than iPod Classic?)  [Frankenreview]  —  The $249 Zune 80 is Microsoft's latest attempt to kick the iPod in the nuts, praying to crack Jobs' titanium-diamond alloy cup through Wi-Fi features and a touch of divine intervention.
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
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.
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
 
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Thomas Hoffman / Computerworld:
Computerworld's 2007 Jobs Report: Back From the Brink
BBC:
Social networkers warned of risk
Discussion: TechnoLlama
Miguel Helft / Bits:
A First Look at the Google Phone
The Boy Genius Report:
Trouble in Moto Sidekick land
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Funny How Anti-Regulation Telco Buddy Kevin Martin Is Pro-Regulation …
Discussion: Slashdot and Washington Post
Eric Pfanner / International Herald Tribune:
Publicis to bring ad fields under a single roof with new venture
Discussion: paidContent
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Google Android: we want developers but...
John McBride / One Microsoft Way:
Supercomputer researcher joins Microsoft
Discussion: Computerworld and Neowin.net
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
HP's Mark Hurd: Thoughts on consolidation
Discussion: Network World and Anshu's Blog
Charles Knight / Alt Search Engines:
Face Off: Facial Recognition Search Engines
Online Journalism Blog:
Five W's and a H that should come *after* every story (A model …
Discussion: AndyDickinson.net
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
$45 Million for "HD AmeriTV" Sounds Awfully Familiar
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 …
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Windows 7 "top feature request list" leaked to the public
 

 
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Robbie Whelan / Wall Street Journal:
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Max Goldbart / Deadline:
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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
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