Google stock barrels through $700

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| Google Inc.'s stock price barreled through $700 for the first time Wednesday,
| propelled by a belief that the Internet search leader will become even more
| profitable as it plants its products and services in new markets.

Makers of the Linux-based gPC and gPhone.

This Is Not a gPhone. Please, Tell Me This Is Not a gPhone.

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| E28's made some nifty Linux-phones in the last few years, but it's not a big
| player. A quick review of my tatty, dog-eared phone chart suggests it doesn't
| have much of a relationship with U.S. carriers.

It'll have many makers, so many models should be available.

Not much open-source about the following, but it's interesting nonetheless.

Google Announces the OpenSocial API

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| Google has announced OpenSocial, a new open API for social networks. The new
| standard will allow developers to create Facebook-like apps on any social
| network site that implements it with the same calls.


Google to Put an End to Pesky Gphone Rumors

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| In addition to including its search engine, Google Maps, YouTube and Gmail in
| the mobile bundle, Google reportedly plans to use open software
| exclusively -- including the operating system. That would enable developers
| to build additional phone features -- to some extent, similar to what they
| can currently do to some extent using Microsoft's Windows Mobile platform.

More Google Phone Rumors: Hello Linux Edition

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| Last but not least, there was initially only one prototype, but Google and
| HTC have since gone on to place the mobile OS on "between 3 and 5 devices,
| all of which rock the QWERTY."

Linux-Powered Smartphone Use on the Rise

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| Linux smartphone technology will see its fastest growth, with annual growth
| rates as high as 75 percent, in the 2007 to 2012 period.

Why Google is Building a Phone

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| On the Internet Yahoo and Microsoft are playing second fiddles to Google when
| it comes to search and ad revenue. But when it comes to mobile phones Yahoo
| and Microsoft are way ahead of Google.

Five Facts About Google Phone

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| Initially there was one prototype, but over past few months Google has the
| mobile OS running on 3-to-5 devices, most of them likely made by HTC, a
| mobile phone maker, and all have Qwerty apps. The model that folks have seen
| is very similar to the T-Mobile Dash. Around 3GSM, there were rumors that
| Google, Orange and HTC were working together on mobile devices.