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  • U.S
    Monday Nov 5, 2007

    Android

    Open Handset Alliance Unveil

    U.S
    Monday Nov 5, 2007

    On November 5, 2007, the Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of technology companies including Google, device manufacturers such as HTC, Motorola and Samsung, wireless carriers such as Sprint and T-Mobile, and chipset makers such as Qualcomm and Texas Instruments, unveiled itself, with a goal to develop "the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices". Within a year, the Open Handset Alliance faced two other open-source competitors, the Symbian Foundation and the LiMo Foundation, the latter also developing a Linux-based mobile operating system like Google. In September 2007, InformationWeek covered an Evalueserve study reporting that Google had filed several patent applications in the area of mobile telephony.




  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Monday Nov 5, 2007

    Android

    Bugdroid

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Monday Nov 5, 2007

    The mascot of Android is a green android robot, as related to the software's name. Although it has no official name, the Android team at Google reportedly call it "Bugdroid". Due to Android's high popularity in the 2010s, it has become one of the most recognizable icons in the technology world. It was designed by then-Google graphic designer Irina Blok on November 5, 2007, when Android was announced. Its popularity amongst the development team eventually led to Google adopting it as an official icon as part of the Android logo when it launched to consumers in 2008.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 6, 2007

    Mark Zuckerberg

    Beacon

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 6, 2007

    On November 6, 2007, Zuckerberg announced Beacon, a social advertising system that enabled people to share information with their Facebook friends based on their browsing activities on other sites.




  • Bangladesh, India
    Sunday Nov 11, 2007

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Cyclone Sidr

    Bangladesh, India
    Sunday Nov 11, 2007

    Cyclone Sidr (JTWC designation: 06B, also known as Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Sidr) was a tropical cyclone that resulted in one of the worst natural disasters in Bangladesh. The fourth named storm of the 2007 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, Sidr formed in the central Bay of Bengal, and quickly strengthened to reach peak 1-minute sustained winds of 260 km/h (160 mph), making it a Category-5 equivalent tropical cyclone on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. The storm eventually made landfall in Bangladesh on November 15, 2007, causing large-scale evacuations. At least 3,447 deaths have been blamed on the storm, with some estimates reaching 15,000.




  • Italy
    Sunday Nov 18, 2007

    Silvio Berlusconi

    Claiming a fresh election

    Italy
    Sunday Nov 18, 2007

    On 18 November 2007, after claiming the collection of more than 7 million signatures demanding that the President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano call a fresh election, Berlusconi announced from the running board of a car in a crowded Piazza San Babila in Milan that Forza Italia would soon merge or transform into The People of Freedom party, also known as the PdL (Il Popolo della Libertà). Berlusconi also stated that this new political movement could include the participation of other parties.




  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Monday Nov 19, 2007

    Amazon

    Amazon launches the Amazon Kindle

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Monday Nov 19, 2007

    Amazon launches the Amazon Kindle.




  • Moscow, Russia
    Saturday Nov 24, 2007

    Garry Kasparov

    Kasparov and other protesters were detained by police at an Other Russia rally in Moscow

    Moscow, Russia
    Saturday Nov 24, 2007

    On 24 November 2007, Kasparov and other protesters were detained by police at an Other Russia rally in Moscow. 3,000 demonstrators arrived to allege the rigging of upcoming elections. Following an attempt by about 100 protesters to march through police lines to the electoral commission, which had barred Other Russia candidates from parliamentary elections, arrests were made. The Russian authorities stated a rally had been approved but not any marches, resulting in several detained demonstrators.


  • Moscow, Russia
    Thursday Nov 29, 2007

    Garry Kasparov

    Released from jail

    Moscow, Russia
    Thursday Nov 29, 2007

    He was subsequently charged with resisting arrest and organizing an unauthorized protest and given a jail sentence of five days. Kasparov appealed the charges, citing that he had been following orders given by the police, although it was denied. He was released from jail on 29 November.


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