WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
                                    FORM 8-K
                                 CURRENT REPORT
     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

       Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): November 3, 2005

                              LIBERATE TECHNOLOGIES

             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

            Delaware                        000-26565                                94-3245315


 (State or other jurisdiction of     (Commission File Number)             (IRS Employer Identification No.)

 310 University Avenue, Suite 201, Palo Alto, California          94301
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        (Address of principal executive offices)                (Zip Code)


Registrant's telephone number, including area code    (650) 330-8960

            2655 Campus Drive, Suite 250, San Mateo, California 94403
         (Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Item 8.01         Other Events

         On November 3, 2005, Liberate Technologies ("Liberate") issued a press
release announcing that November 9, 2005 has been established as the record date
for the stockholder vote on its proposed reverse stock split, and that Liberate
expects to file a definitive proxy statement and mail it to stockholders as soon
as possible following November 9, 2005.

         A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit No. 99.1 and
is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01         Financial Statements and Exhibits

(c)    Exhibits:

       99.1     Press Release dated November 3, 2005.


         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                   LIBERATE TECHNOLOGIES

                                   By:      /s/ Gregory S. Wood               
                                   Name:    Gregory S. Wood
                                   Title:   Executive Vice President and Chief
                                            Financial Officer

Date:  November 3, 2005

                                INDEX TO EXHIBITS

Exhibit No.                Description                                
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99.1                       Press Release dated November 3, 2005