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4:30 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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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Google Android: we want developers but...  So, I'm watching the Android video and talking with my friends who are developers.  Man, I thought my videos were boring, this one takes the cake.  —  Steve Jobs does NOT have to worry about losing his job to the folks from Google.
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
Discussion: Googlified
Steve Horowitz / Official Google Blog:
Calling all developers: $10M Android challenge
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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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
37signals Product Blog:
Downtime explanation  —  At around 7:40pm CST November 12, our products, forums, and email support systems went offline.  The downtime lasted approximately 2.5 hours.  The good news: No data was lost.  —  We apologize for the downtime  —  We're deeply sorry for the downtime.
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.
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.
Discussion: The Blog Herald and Web Strategy
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David A. Utter / WebProNews:   It's Time To Fan Facebook's Potential
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
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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
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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Yahoo! Tech:
Hands-on Review: The New Zune
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
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 …
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 …
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:
Outgoing  —  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:  —  Next year, I'm focusing exclusively …
 
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Ben Steverman / Business Week:
E*Trade's Meltdown  —  The stock price gets slashed in half …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Funny How Anti-Regulation Telco Buddy Kevin Martin Is Pro-Regulation …
Eric Pfanner / International Herald Tribune:
Publicis to bring ad fields under a single roof with new venture
Discussion: paidContent.org
Janet Meiners / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Martha Stewart Launches Ad Network
Discussion: TechCrunch
John McBride / One Microsoft Way:
Supercomputer researcher joins Microsoft
Discussion: Computerworld and Neowin.net
Microsoft:
Microsoft Intends to Acquire Musiwave
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
HP's Mark Hurd: Thoughts on consolidation
Discussion: Anshu's Blog and Network World
Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
DoubleClick Serves Up Vast Malware Blitz
Discussion: The Register and Mashable!
 Earlier Items: 
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
$45 Million for "HD AmeriTV" Sounds Awfully Familiar
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
Xbox 360 Lets You Keep Kids From Playing Too Much
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
Ian Ayres / Freakonomics:
Poker Bots on the Rise: A Guest Blog
Discussion: WebProNews and Boing Boing
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Glam: The success of the network
Om Malik / GigaOM:
It's Time for Skype to Spring for Its Own Infrastructure