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12:05 PM ET, October 30, 2007

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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Gmail 2.0 Screenshots  —  Google during the recent Analyst Day announced they want to release an updated version of Gmail that's supposed to be faster than the current one, thanks to a JavaScript back-end rewrite.  Also, the new version aims to improve contacts management.
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Gmail's New Version Is Now Available  —  The new version of Gmail I was talking about the other day is already available in some Gmail accounts.  If you see a link to an "older version" at the top of the page, that means you can enjoy the new features: mail prefetching, updated contact manager and other small updates.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and Gadgetell
Robby Stein / Official Gmail Blog:
Code changes to prepare Gmail for the future
Discussion: Lifehacker
John Heilemann / New York Magazine:
Web Bubble 2.0  —  Well, maybe it is a bubble.  But out in Silicon Valley, they don't think of that as a bad thing at all.  —  T  —  he Silicon Valley venture capitalist Michael Moritz is kinda-sorta the West Coast version of New York's own Steve Rattner.
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Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
The Web 2.0 World is Skunk Drunk on Its Own Kool-Aid  —  This is a sad time for the web.  It's as almost somber as the time just before the last bubble burst in 2000.  I was working in PR with dot-com startups at the time and the way I feel now is how I did back then.  I wish I didn't, but I do.
Apple:
Apple Sells Two Million Copies of Mac OS X Leopard in First Weekend  —  Apple® today announced that it sold (or delivered in the case of maintenance agreements) over two million copies of Mac OS® X Leopard since its release on Friday, far outpacing the first-weekend sales of Mac OS X Tiger …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple: 2 million copies of Leopard sold
Discussion: Channel 9
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Can a Google Phone Connect With Carriers?  —  Google Inc. is close to unveiling its long-planned strategy to shake up the wireless market, people familiar with the matter say.  The Web giant's ambitious goal: to make applications and services as accessible on cellphones as they are on the Internet.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Plentyoffish: 1-Man Company May Be Worth $1Billion  —  We've written before about PlentyOfFish, a leading online dating site that is run by a single person and is raking in money.  Markus Frind is the singular force behind PlentyOfFish.  At the time of our last review, June 2006 …
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
The Future of Business Media - Consumer Business Magazines  —  Part 1 coverage here.  —  I grew up reading business magazines: Fortune, Business Week, Economist and to a lesser extent Forbes.  Then the Web's explosion got me to read Fast Company, Business 2.0, Red Herring and company, so I was looking forward to panel #2 with:
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Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:   The Future of Business Media - Forbes: Not Your Father's Brand
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:   @ FOBM: Amid Consolidation, Forbes.com Looks To Further Define Itself …
Chris Williams / The Register:
Whois database targeted for destruction  —  The long-running attempt by privacy advocates to bin the Whois database will be up for vote at the ICANN meeting in Los Angeles tomorrow.  —  Cheerleaders for the six-year-old "sunset proposal" say people shouldn't be required to give …
Discussion: CNET News.com
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Saul Hansell / Bits:   Whois May Be Whowas  —  The little corner of the Internet …
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
Privacy advocates propose scrapping Whois
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Cookie tracking: How Facebook could be worth $100 billion?  —  When Facebook launches its "SocialAds" advertising product on November 6th, the technology will reportedly rely on cookies — unique identifiers sent to each user's computer from Facebook, and returned to Facebook when they visit sites …
Discussion: Adonomics Blog and PC4Media
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Launching the Google Adsense Killer
Discussion: Mashable! and Somewhat Frank
BBC:
PC stripper helps spam to spread  —  A virtual stripper is helping to defeat anti-spam security checks.  —  Spammers have created a Windows game which shows a woman in a state of undress when people correctly type in text shown in an accompanying image.  —  The scrambled text images come …
Discussion: Between the Lines
Zillow MediaRoom:
Zillow.com® Launches Suite of Tools for Advertisers to Target Homeowners in Ways Never Before Possible  —  Zillow Home Direct Ads offers advertisers the ability to reach homeowners on a home by home basis, at the right moment of purchasing intent  —  Leading real estate Web site Zillow …
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Screenwerk
Dan Mitchell / New York Times:
Not All Is Gloomy in Real Estate: A Blog Network Attracts Capital  —  The residential real estate market may be troubled, but property-focused Web sites are still attracting visitors and investors.  —  Curbed.com, a popular real estate blog network with sites in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles …
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
WSJ Publisher: We'll Have The Best-Paid Journalists  —  WSJ publisher Gordon Crovitz steps in for a Q&A with Staci Kramer at the FOBM.  You'll never guess what the first question is...will WSJ.com go free?  —  Gordon, as he always does, notes that News Corp. deal isn't done.
Discussion: paidContent.org and HipMojo.com
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Trouble on horizon for 'white box' PC makers  —  news analysis Apple might be the flavor of the moment in the consumer PC world, but hundreds of thousands of customers every year continue to choose plain vanilla "white box" PCs.  —  Those purchases go on as Hewlett-Packard and Dell churn …
Discussion: Incremental Blogger and Gadget Lab
Damien Stolarz / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Video download is patent infringement, and there's a price to pay  —  I used to keep a patent watch blog that tracked peer-to-peer (P2P) technology patents.  Basically, when you start a company, you're expected to patent your technology, either offensively or defensively, whether you think it warrants it or not.
Discussion: Open Source
 
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Joshua Karp / The Boy Genius Report:
Sprint set to unleash new $30 BlackBerry data plans
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Javalobby:
So Long Apple. The Party's Over
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
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Discussion: InfoWorld
Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
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Discussion: Search Engine Land
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
BEA Defends Its Rebuff of the Takeover Attempt by Oracle
Anand Giridharadas / New York Times:
In India, Poverty Inspires Technology Workers to Altruism
Discussion: contentSutra.com
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
AdBrite puts spotlight on Facebook application ads
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Internet Now The Primary Local Medium
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Meebo Platform Launches With Big San Francisco Party
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Automattic Spurns $200 Million Acquisition Offer
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