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1:05 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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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.
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 …
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Thoughtfix / TabletBlog.com:
ACCESS Garnet for maemo - First Look
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
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..
Associated Press:
Sirius shareholders approve XM deal  —  NEW YORK - Shareholders of Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. on Tuesday approved the company's $5 billion acquisition of rival XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.  —  The approval, which was expected, now leaves the tougher obstacles of regulatory assent …
Discussion: Engadget
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.
Ryan Pearson / Associated Press:
Marvel, other comics go online  —  LOS ANGELES - Marvel is putting some of its older comics online Tuesday, hoping to reintroduce young people to the X-Men and Fantastic Four by showcasing the original issues in which such characters appeared.  —  It's a tentative move onto the Internet …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Microsoft's Musiwave acquisition could lead to Zune wireless music store  —  Might we see a Zune-accessible music store sooner than later?  Microsoft has announced its intention to acquire Musiwave, a French company that provides music services to mobile devices.
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
Nokia:
Nokia 8800 Arte and Nokia 8800 Sapphire Arte are destined to excite style-conscious consumers  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia today unveiled a premium pair of handsets aimed at the most discerning and style-conscious consumers.  The new Nokia 8800 Arte and Nokia 8800 Sapphire Arte bring 3G capabilities …
InfoWorld:
November's coolest gadgets  —  The hundreds of thousands of people entering the Tokyo Motor Show are getting a chance to see more than just the latest cars — there's a whole section of the mammoth exhibition devoted to the gadgets and gizmos that are increasingly becoming part of motoring in the 21st century.
Discussion: PC World
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.
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!
 
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
DeskScapes 2.0: Animated wallpapers no longer just for the Vista elite
Discussion: istartedsomething and WinBeta
Wsus / WSUS Product Team Blog:
Unexpected UI errors in WSUS
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
 Earlier Items: 
Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
Ooyala soft launches Backlot, a video analytics and management tool
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Sidekick Slides losing power, respect when they slide
Scott Ferguson / eWEEK.com:
VMware Updates Its Free Offering
Discussion: Microsoft Watch
Alex Patriquin / Compete Blog:
Connecting the Social Graph: Member Overlap at OpenSocial and Facebook
Bill Ray / The Register:
Optimise your mobile content for free
Discussion: The Open Road
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
Steve Hamm / Business Week:
IBM, Cognos, and the End of Best-of-Breed