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11:10 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: VentureBeat and Gadgetell
Robby Stein / Official Gmail Blog:
Sync your inbox across devices with free IMAP  —  There are two online petitions I've signed in my life.  One was for a "Xena: Warrior Princess" movie.  The other, which I signed a few months before starting at Google, was for Gmail IMAP.  As some of you know, IMAP is the best way to access …
Derek Punsalan:
How-to: Proper Gmail IMAP for iPhone & Apple Mail  —  The latest news on the street is that Google is slowly rolling out a much anticipated feature - IMAP support.  If you point your browser to Gmail Help documentation outlining the steps necessary to get your mail clients setup for IMAP …
Discussion: Apple Gazette, The Apple Core and Digg
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Gmail IMAP Support  —  Gmail seems to be rolling out IMAP support.  IMAP is short for Internet Message Access Protocol and allows you to access your Gmail emails from other clients, like Outlook or Thunderbird.  Wait, wasn't that already possible for some time using POP (Post Office Protocol)?
Discussion: blognation and GottaBeMobile.com
Bill Ray / The Register:   GMail shakes IMAP out of coma
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 …
Discussion: broadstuff
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Sorry, Microsoft, Google Has Already Won Facebook War  —  The Post suggests that our prediction of a month ago is coming true: Either Google will run off with Facebook, leaving a jilted Microsoft (MSFT) fuming at the altar, or Microsoft will have to pay a king's ransom to win the bidding war—just as it did with aQuantive:
Discussion: Joe Duck
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 …
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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.
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google to buy Nielsen data
InfoWorld:
Google to use Nielsen TV audience data
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Andy Beard / Niche Marketing:
Digg Favorites Slapped By Google  —  For a company such as Google with a stock price based extensively on anticipated growth and public sentiment, it doesn't take a huge swing in goodwill to have a dramatic effect on valuation.  Google has just slapped their biggest fans.
Reuters:
Sony, Kyocera close some San Diego ops due to fires  —  Japanese tech firms Sony and Kyocera said they have halted some production in the San Diego, Calif., area because of fires raging in the southern part of the state.  —  Sony said its headquarters office overseeing its U.S. electronics business …
Discussion: eWEEK.com
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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
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Congress To Google: Don't Sell Out To Censors  —  For global tech companies like Google and Yahoo!, cooperating with repressive states like China has been a public relations nightmare.  Now that ethical dilemma may be slowly widening into a legal morass.  —  The House of Representatives Committee …
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
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Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
AT&T Profit Surges 41%, With Help From iPhone
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