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11:40 AM ET, November 13, 2007

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Om Malik / GigaOM:
RackSpace Outage Hits Home  —  A truck driver drove into a power transformer in San Antonio, Texas, this evening, causing it to explode.  That explosion caused a major power disruption and took down RackSpace, our hosting company.  This is the second time in less than a week that they have had power issues.
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Jordan Golson / Valleywag:   Truck driver in Texas kills all the websites you really use [Breakdowns]
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..
Dan Nystedt / Computerworld:
China Mobile in talks with Apple to sell iPhone  —  China Mobile is in talks with Apple to sell the iPhone in China, the company's CEO said on Tuesday.  But he's not keen on the type of revenue-sharing model that Apple has insisted on elsewhere in the world.
PR Newswire:
Yahoo! Extends Global Mobile Leadership Through Nine New Partnerships With Mobile Operators in Asia Pacific  —  Yahoo! Expands Reach with Sixteen Total oneSearch Operator Partnerships across Asia Pacific Region; Offers Localized Content for a Personalized Mobile Internet Experience
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
More Misplaced Glam Exhuberance  —  Ad network Glam got a glowing review from Jeff Jarvis today.  And he's not the only person out there that likes them - word is they closed the big round of financing they've been trying to raise, at a $450 million valuation.  —  I mentioned that they were raising money in an August post.
Thoughtfix / TabletBlog.com:
ACCESS Garnet for maemo - First Look  —  The ACCESS Garnet VM is the familiar interface for Palm devices, so there are already stacks of applications available for them.  When I put up my last post moments ago, I didn't realize the downloads were already available.
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Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
ACCESS releasing Palm OS Garnet emulator for Nokia's Internet Tablets
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Sidekick Slides losing power, respect when they slide  —  We're no QA experts here, but if your product is called the "Slide," isn't the slide mechanism the one thing you'd test the dickens out of?  Alas, folks are discovering that Motorola's Sidekick Slide for T-Mobile has shipped with a devil of a flaw …
Discussion: Tech_Space
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The Boy Genius Report:
Trouble in Moto Sidekick land
Discussion: CrunchGear and Gizmodo
Charlie White / Gizmodo:
Samsung Rolls Out Next-Gen WiMax Toys While We Wait and Wait [See The WiMax Future]  —  So is Korea actually a country from the future, or what?  We're asking because Samsung is now rolling out its second generation of phones, mobile devices and USB modems that support WiMax.
Discussion: DSLreports and Unwired View
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.
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 …
Associated Press:
Murdoch: WSJ.com expected to be free  —  ADELAIDE, Australia - News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said Tuesday he intends to make access to The Wall Street Journal's Web site free, trading subscription fees for anticipated ad revenue.  —  "We are studying it and we expect to make that free …
Discussion: Screenwerk and Lost Remote
Dan Kaplan / VentureBeat:
Co-founder of Bebo leaves to join venture firm: Q&A  —  Jim Scheinman, one of three founders of Bebo, is leaving the company he helped start to become an Entrepreneur in Residence at the VC firm, Charles River Ventures.  We talked with him to discuss that decision, his days at Friendster …
Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
Ooyala soft launches Backlot, a video analytics and management tool  —  Ooyala, (good Fortune post for more info) a San Francisco startup formed by a couple of ex-Google employees just soft launched their video management system, Backlot.  Ooyala is a video platform that aims to do more than just show video.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb, RIApedia and Mashable!
Scott Ferguson / eWEEK.com:
VMware Updates Its Free Offering  —  The new beta of VMware's Server 2 will include expanded support for operating systems, including Microsoft Vista.  —  VMware wants users to try its virtualization software on the house.  —  On Nov. 13, VMware will offer the beta version of its VMware Server 2 …
Discussion: Microsoft Watch
 
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Brian Garrity / New York Post:
TERRA FIRMA TO SQUEEZE EMI MILLION$
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Bank intern busted by Facebook [Your Privacy Is An Illusion]
Karl / DSLreports:
Embarq, RCN Also Using DNS Redirection
Microsoft:
Microsoft Outlines Pricing, Packaging and Licensing for Windows …
BBC:
India enters supercomputing race
Ansley Berrones / Yanko Design:
A Green Home Away From Home
Discussion: Gizmodo and CrunchGear
Alex Patriquin / Compete Blog:
Connecting the Social Graph: Member Overlap at OpenSocial and Facebook
Bill Ray / The Register:
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 Earlier Items: 
PR Newswire:
Gibson Guitar Makes Music Industry History With Announcement of First Robot Guitar
Discussion: Crave and BotJunkie
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Box.net Releases OpenBox Platform for Integration of Web Applications
Discussion: Webware.com and Mashable!
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
First 6 Takes on Zune 80 (Verdict: Better Than iPod Classic?)  [Frankenreview]
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Buying the XO laptop: The shipping may sting
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Mobile phone company O2 sells 'tens of thousands' of iPhones over weekend
Ben Steverman / Business Week:
E*Trade's Meltdown  —  The stock price gets slashed in half …
Janet Meiners / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Martha Stewart Launches Ad Network
Discussion: TechCrunch