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12:40 PM 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]
Discussion: Lost Remote and Digg
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Virtual Palm OS on your Nokia N-Series tablet — hoozah!  —  You read that headline right, now you can run a Palm OS Garnet VM on your Nokia N-series N770, N800, or N810 tablet.  Access just released a beta copy of their Garnet Virtual Machine software.  Yes, Snappermail, DateBk5, Pocket Tunes …
Discussion: Mobility Site and Ubergizmo
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Thoughtfix / TabletBlog.com:
ACCESS Garnet for maemo - First Look
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
ACCESS releasing Palm OS Garnet emulator for Nokia's Internet Tablets
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.
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 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 …
Discussion: Mashable!
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.
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
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.
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Bank intern busted by Facebook [Your Privacy Is An Illusion]  —  Who says Facebook is the province of the young?  Increasingly, the 30something bosses of naive recent college grads are proving adept at turning the social network against its earliest adopters.
Discussion: Switched and Connected Internet
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
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!
 
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Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
DivX support coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 support in the works
Discussion: Engadget
Stefano Mazzocchi / Stefano's Linotype:
Dalvik: how Google routed around Sun's IP-based licensing restrictions on Java ME
Discussion: Wap Review and Slashdot
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
iPhone to gain Apple Spotlight search in 2008
Brian Garrity / New York Post:
NO BANG, ZUNE  —  LESS HYPE FOR RETOOLED MP3 PLAYER
Discussion: Engadget and Portfolio.com
PRWeb:
Bebo Launches 'Open Media' A New Vision for Social Media and Entertainment
Business Wire:
Go Daddy Partners with Google to Offer Customers Web Management Tools
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
XM, Sirius shareholders vote on proposed merger today, await …
Discussion: paidContent.org
Colin Barker / CNET News.com:
One-stop open-source support launched in U.K.
Discussion: InfoWorld and The Open Road
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Sidekick Slides losing power, respect when they slide
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
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Box.net Releases OpenBox Platform for Integration of Web Applications
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Buying the XO laptop: The shipping may sting
Ben Steverman / Business Week:
E*Trade's Meltdown  —  The stock price gets slashed in half …
Steve Hamm / Business Week:
IBM, Cognos, and the End of Best-of-Breed