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9:25 AM ET, October 31, 2007

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Details Revealed: Google OpenSocial To Launch Thursday  —  Details emerged today on Google's broad social networking ambitions, first reported here in late September, with a follow up earlier this week.  The new project, called OpenSocial (URL will go live on Thursday), goes well beyond what we've previously reported.
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New York Times:
Google and Friends to Gang Up on Facebook  —  Google and some of the Web's leading social networks are teaming up to take on the new kid on the block — Facebook.  —  On Thursday, an alliance of companies led by Google plans to begin introducing a common set of standards to allow software developers …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
OpenSocial, Google's Open Answer to Facebook  —  Google's (GOOG) much awaited answer to Facebook ecosystem is finally coming to light.  The existence of this Google platform was first reported by TechCrunch and is going to become official tomorrow.  —  Google will announce …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
GOOGLE LAUNCHES OPENSOCIAL  —  Release below.  I will comment after kids go to bed, or Weds...  But here's the big question: Will Facebook and Myspace play?  —  Google Launches OpenSocial to Spread Social Applications Across the Web  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — November 1, 2007 - Google …
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Open Social: a new universe of social applications all over the web
Discussion: Scobleizer
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Google wants one ring to bind them
Discussion: Reuters
Josh Wolf / CNET News.com:
Google gives social networking another go
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
How the iPhone changed Verizon Wireless  —  Verizon Wireless is reportedly talking to Google about using its upcoming mobile operating system.  It has unveiled a bevy of phones for the holiday season and generally seems more hip overall-at least for Verizon.  So why the change?  —  Two words: Apple's iPhone.
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David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Google, Verizon Now Best Of Pals  —  All of that legal nastiness between Google and Verizon over the latter's alleged attempts to alter the conditions of the forthcoming 700MHz spectrum auction has faded, as the two may team up for a Google Phone deal.  —  Let the rampant cynicism begin …
Reuters:
Google in talks with Verizon Wireless: sources
Discussion: Crave, Newlaunches.com and Mashable!
Louise Story / New York Times:
Online Marketers Joining Internet Privacy Efforts  —  Most consumers are familiar with do-not-call lists, which are meant to keep telemarketers from phoning them.  Soon people will be able to sign up for do-not-track lists, which will help shield their Web surfing habits from the prying eyes of marketers.
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AdAge:
Privacy Groups Propose Do-Not-Track List  —  Demands Would Hinder Marketers' Behavioral-Targeting Practices Online  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Privacy advocates are expected to propose the creation of a do-not-track list, a sort of internet version of the Do Not Call Registry, at a news conference tomorrow.
ZDNet:
Intel's Montvale Itanium chip arrives  —  Intel announced on Wednesday its line of Itanium products for high-end computing servers.  —  Code-named Montvale, the chip is an update to Montecito, the dual-core Itanium 2 chip that was launched in July last year, Eddie Toh …
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InfoWorld:
Intel pushes forward with updated dual-core Itanium 2  —  Intel is shipping an updated version of its dual-core Itanium 2 server processor, called Montvale.  But don't expect to see a dramatic improvement in performance from the new chips, despite the addition of several new features.
Daily Mail:
Army tests James Bond style tank that is 'invisible'  —  New technology that can make tanks invisible has been unveiled by the Ministry of Defence.  —  In secret trials last week, the Army said it had made a vehicle completely disappear and predicted that an invisible tank would be ready for service by 2012.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Hello, India?  I Need Help With My Math  —  Adrianne Yamaki, a 32-year-old management consultant in New York, travels constantly and logs 80-hour workweeks.  So to eke out more time for herself, she routinely farms out the administrative chores of her life — making travel arrangements …
Dell:
Round Rock, Texas, October 30, 2007  —  Dell today filed its past due periodic reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Those reports contain restated financial information for Fiscal 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 (including the interim periods within those years), and the first quarter of Fiscal 2007.
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Reuters:
Restated results cut Dell income by $92 million
Discussion: Computerworld
Thomas K. Arnold / HomeMediaMagazine.com:
Blu-ray Mounts Event Offensive  —  The gloves are off.  Backers of the high-definition Blu-ray Disc format are staging a two-day offensive in Hollywood this week, touting their triumphs and offering previews of upcoming releases such as Cars, Ratatouille,, the "Die Hard" movies …
Discussion: DailyTech, Engadget, Gadgetell and Gizmodo
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
BD+ may be on the ropes: progress made on cracking Blu-ray's special DRM
Paul Hales / Inquirer:
Blu-ray BD+ cracked and ready to burn
Discussion: Gizmodo and TechSpot News
InfoWorld:
Poor results at Alcatel-Lucent prompt more lay-offs  —  Alcatel-Lucent said it plans further lay-offs after its post-merger financial performance continued to disappoint.  —  The company fleshed out its three-point plan for restoring profitability on Wednesday, including a renewed focus …
Discussion: The Register
Sarah Lai Stirland / Wired News:
'Criminal' Botnet Stumps for Ron Paul, Researchers Allege  —  If Texas congressman Ron Paul is elected president in 2008, he may be the first leader of the free world put into power with the help of a global network of hacked PCs spewing spam, according to computer-security researchers who've analyzed …
Discussion: Digg
 
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Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Xbox LIVE account sharing and Gamesave tampering (don't do it)
Software Freedom Law Center:
BusyBox Developers and Monsoon Multimedia Agree to Dismiss GPL Lawsuit
Discussion: 451 CAOS Theory and Linux.com
WREX-TV:
Gun Camera  —  When an officer pulls his gun from the holster …
alarm:clock:
Mobile Classified's Gumiyo Raises 2nd Round
Discussion: Business Wire and Mashable!
Associated Press:
Skype Video Chats Get Sharper
Vivek / StartupSquad.com:
Disqus launches Blog Commenting App
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Some Leopard early adopters bitten by installation bugs
InfoWorld:
Storm Worm sent 15 million pump-and-dump e-mails
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Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News.com:
Skype rolls the dice with Facebook games
Discussion: Mashable!
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Eye-Fi Adds Wi-Fi to Almost Any Digital Camera [Review]
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
NBC's Zucker: Apple used us! (Shh, we used Apple too)
Discussion: last100 and MarketingVOX
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
A Public Google Job Application
InfoWorld:
Microsoft shows off future features of Project
Ryan Block / Engadget:
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