Moby Dick

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October 27, 2010: 8:26 AM ET

Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.

"Street View, we drive exactly once. So, you can just move, right?" -- Google CEO Eric Schmidt, when asked about Street View (Fortune Tech)

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    Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says he has proof that new HP CEO Leo Apotheker supervised an "industrial espionage scheme" focusing on the theft of massive amounts of Oracle's software. (TechEYE)

  • Not only is the Android-powered Sony Playstation phone real, an early hardware build has already been sighted. Reported specs: a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655, 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM, a screen size between 3.7 to 4.1 inches, Android 2.3 (aka "Gingerbread"), and a slide out controller. (Fortune Tech)
  • MySpace is rolling out its radical redesign to select users later today. The revamp, which includes a controversial new logo, helps reposition the ailing social network as an entertainment hub. More
  • Waiting for the great white iPhone

    Like Moby Dick, the legendary albino may have more power as allegory than product

    As MacWorld's Lex Friedman observed Tuesday in an article entitled White iPhone 4 available now, if you live in the future, writing new stories about Apple's (AAPL) mythical white smartphone gets harder with each delay.

    Let's recap. The white iPhone 4 was ...

    Announced on June 7
    Missing at the June 24 launch
    Promised (by Steve Jobs himself) before the end MORE

    - Oct 27, 2010 7:38 AM ET
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