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9:15 AM ET, October 24, 2007

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Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
Gmail gets IMAP  —  It appears that Google is working on integrating IMAP into Gmail.  Download Squad reader eD!  Thomas sent in a tip letting us know he came across the new IMAP setting while snooping around Gmail.  However, it is only appearing in select few Gmail and Google Apps for domains accounts at the moment.
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Gmail Supports IMAP  —  One of the most requested Gmail features was the addition of IMAP support.  POP is nice, but IMAP is a much better option.  Among the advantages, you're always connected to the server, more clients can connect to the same account, you can obtain the text …
Discussion: Gadgetell
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Gmail IMAP Support
Discussion: Webware.com and GottaBeMobile.com
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
ONLINE FACEOFF  —  M'SOFT AND GOOGLE DUKE IT OUT OVER HOT SITE  —  Google is threatening to once again beat rival Microsoft to the deal punch, this time in the white-hot Facebook investment sweepstakes.  —  Microsoft and Google are each vying to take a stake of between 5 percent and 10 percent …
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Jemima Kiss / PDA:
Is Facebook about to be bought?  —  The gossip mills are working overtime in the Valley, with rumours that Google, Microsoft and Yahoo have all been battling to negotiate acquisition deals with Facebook.  —  Citing three sources - and picking up on Valleywag's post last week …
nielsenmedia.com:
The Nielsen Company and Google Establish Strategic Relationship  —  Nielsen to Provide Demographic Data for Google TV Ads  —  Gary Holmes at The Nielsen Company: +1 646 654 8975  —  The Nielsen Company and Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that the companies have established a multi-year, strategic relationship.
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
In Foray Into TV, Google Is to Track Ad Audiences  —  Google, which dominates the market for advertising on the Internet, seems to be hoping to do the same thing on television.  —  The company is set to announce a partnership today with the Nielsen Company, the voice of authority …
Discussion: Beet.TV
cabel.name:
Panic + Leopard  —  Hooray!  Leopard is almost upon us!  It's the next great update to Mac OS X, which, to be honest, I'm genuinely excited about, and that you will be probably installing onto your very Mac sometime around exactly 6:04 PM on Friday.  Am I rite?  —  Of course, Panic is all about these things.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Porn Set Free: Age Record Keeping Deemed Unconstitutional  —  Creators of porn websites have been set free of onerous confirmation of age record keeping laws, after the Unites States Court of Appeals found that the law requiring the keeping of these records was unconstitutional.
Discussion: Techdirt and Slashdot
Jess Lee / Official Google Blog:
Southern California fire maps  —  The devastating wildfires in Southern California have burned more than 373,000 acres of land; 350,000 homes have been evacuated.  Lots of people have pulled together to make maps with information about the fires, including the burn zones, evacuation alerts …
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Jason Jennings / Rev2.org:
I'm In the Thick of It - Google Maps Keeps Me Up To Date
Discussion: PDA, GigaOM and Computerworld
Doc Searls Weblog:
Too much face(book) time  —  Here's the problem.  For me, anyway.  —  I believe the Net is an open place.  Same with the Web.  —  I also believe private walled gardens on the Web are fine things.  Nothing wrong with them.  —  My problem is when the former starts looking and acting like the latter.
Discussion: WebProNews and Pito's Blog
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Another day, another key Googler departs  —  Salman Ullah, Google's director of corporate development, has left the company to found a venture firm called [Copper River Partners], we've learned from a source.  Ullah's LinkedIn profile confirms he is an "owner" of the firm.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Ex-Googlers Ready to Start a VC Fund
Discussion: VentureBeat
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Mochila Pairs With Gigya Widget Network  —  NY-based Media marketplace Mochila has partnered with widget network Gigya; the companies say they deal will let Mochila's content providers place their offerings on a variety of widgets, which Gigya can help distribute to Facebook, MySpace, blogs etc.
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Joe Fay / The Register:
Oracle and BEA swap public love letters  —  BEA invited Oracle to play kiss-chase yesterday, as the database vendor came over all tough and macho in its effort to acquire the middleware firm.  —  Oracle sent BEA's directors a letter yesterday bemoaning their rejection of its $17 per share offer …
Discussion: CNET News.com and Associated Press
Ryan Kim / The Technology Chronicles:
Tidbits from Steve Ballmer's CTIA keynote  —  Ballmer talks up mobile enterprise computing  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took a little swipe at Google's possible plans to buy up the available 700 MHz spectrum that's up for auction in January.  When asked at the end of his keynote …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TasteBook Launches With Lots Of Help From Condé Nast  —  New startup TasteBook launches on Wednesday morning, with a lot of help from Condé Nast: an investment from their Internet unit (CondéNet) as well as a partnership with Epicurious, a Condé Nast property.
 
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Dave McClure / Master of 500 Hats:
The Zen of Poke: A Facebook Story
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
AT&T Profit Surges 41%, With Help From iPhone
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony's 4GB Cyber-shot DSC-T2 with 2.7-inch touch panel
Discussion: Gizmodo and ComNetSlash
Jeremyliew / Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog:
Meaning = Data + Structure: User Generated Structure
Dibya Sarkar / Associated Press:
The post office forwards. Should e-mail providers?
Nelson Minar / Nelson's Weblog:
When bloggers aren't journalists
Discussion: Social Media and TechCrunch
Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Microsoft exec: Desktop application software is not dead
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Streaming Local Video Coverage of Wildfires Bests Cable Nets …
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Beltzner / Mozilla Developer News:
Firefox 2.0.0.8 update to be updated
Discussion: Computerworld
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Everything's Coming Up Milhouse
Steven Zeitchik / Hollywood Reporter:
FunnyOrDie creators go to extremes
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Facebook Set to Introduce Major Ad Play
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Verizon discovers symmetry, offers 20/20 symmetrical FiOS service
Arn / MacRumors:
Mac OS X Leopard 9A581's Dock Visual Tweaks [Updated]
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yang: Being Yahoo CEO is a 'lonely job'
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