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1:30 PM ET, October 24, 2007

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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 …
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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.
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
Germano Caronni / Official Google Blog:
Free IMAP for Gmail
Discussion: WebProNews and InsideGoogle
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Gmail IMAP Support
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.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Declares Jihad On Blog Link Farms  —  A major Google page rank update has punished large scale blog link farms and similar sites indulging in heavy cross linking by dramatically cutting their Google page rank scores.  —  There is some suggestion that the changes may be related …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google's PageRank Update Goes After Paid Links?
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Google Drops PageRank For Many Sites : Paid Links or New Algorithm?
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
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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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
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
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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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.
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Nielsen to Provide Demographics for Google TV Ads  —  Google has partnered with the Nielsen Company to help the search engine better understand the demographics of those who view its Google TV Ads, reports the NYT.  —  The multi-year deal will start of small, but will likely grow …
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google to buy Nielsen data
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Let open access reign: Verizon relents on legal challenge to FCC  —  In a surprise move, Verizon has dropped its lawsuit challenging the open access requirement for next January's 700MHz spectrum auction.  Earlier this week, the telecom filed a motion to voluntarily dismiss the case filed …
Discussion: eWEEK.com
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Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
Storm Worm Botnet Lobotomizing Anti-Virus Programs  —  New technique leaves AV running but brain-dead; expert says we haven't come close to witnessing Storm's true power.  —  NEW YORK—The ever-mutating, ever-stealthy Storm worm botnet is adding yet another trick to its vast repertoire …
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Sophos:
Process-patching, the Dorf way  —  During a quiet Sunday afternoon …
Discussion: WinBeta
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.
Business Wire:
Cablevision Announces Preliminary Vote Results from Special Shareholders Meeting  —  BETHPAGE, N.Y.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC - News) announced that, based on preliminary voting results, it did not receive a sufficient number of votes to approve the acquisition …
 
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Nick / Rough Type:
Platforms want to be free  —  The network effect is being repriced to zero.
Discussion: paidContent.org
Phil Windley / Between the Lines:
What's wrong with Facebook
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Earnings: Tribune Q3 Revenues Fall 4 Percent, Interactive Up 9 Percent
Discussion: Valleywag
Chris Preimesberger / eWEEK.com:
IBM Launches Deluge of New Storage Products
Discussion: CNET News.com
Amy Chozick / Wall Street Journal:
Play the Videogame, Buy the Car
Discussion: David Card
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Elcomsoft turns your PC into a password cracking supercomputer (gulp)
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian Unlimited:
Time to clear up the murk about Oink
Discussion: p2pnet, John Bracken and BBC
 Earlier Items: 
Staska / PC JOINT:
Dell XPS One A2010 all-in-one desktop PC outed by FCC
Discussion: Crave, Gizmodo and Tech Blog
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
The future is bright: Mozilla revenues up 26 percent, Google deal is gold
Steven Pearlstein / Washington Post:
AT& T, IBM, Intel, Microsoft . . . Google?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Judy's Book To Shut Down. …
Dieter Bohn / TreoCentral:
Is the Treo 800w Coming Soon?
BBC:
Anti file-sharing laws considered
Discussion: The Register and p2pnet
Jess Lee / Official Google Blog:
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Porn Set Free: Age Record Keeping Deemed Unconstitutional
Discussion: Techdirt and Slashdot
 

 
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Lachlan Murdoch attacks special laws to jail journalists for up to 10 years

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German publishers grudgingly allow Google to display news snippets in search results without compensation

 
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