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10:10 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  —  My company, Ning, is participating in this week's launch of a new open web API called Open Social, which is being spearheaded by Google and joined by a wide range of partners including Google's own Orkut, LinkedIn, Hi5 …
Discussion: Scobleizer
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Google OpenSocial: The Third Place
Discussion: Rev2.org and Webware.com
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Google wants one ring to bind them
Discussion: Reuters
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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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 …
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 …
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Earnings: IAC Q3 Revenues up 7.4 Percent; Media & Advertising Grows 40 Percent  —  IAC reported Q3 revenue of $1.51 billion, up 7.4 percent from last year's $1.41 billion.  Net income slipped 4.2 percent to $71.8 million from $74.9 million, although earnings per share stayed flat at $.24, owing to a reduction in shares outstanding.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Libya's education ministry purchases 150,000 Classmate PCs  —  You may recall Libya's initial pledge to purchase 1.2 million low-cost lappies from OLPC, but some 12 months later, it looks like the nation's education ministry has given its business (for realz this time) to Intel and Microsoft.
Discussion: Reuters
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
4INFO Takes NBC Investment, Signs Mobile Partnership  —  Mobile media company 4INFO has taken funding from the NBC-GE joint venture Peacock Equity and a signed a provider deal with NBC.  —  4INFO is the sixth Peacock Equity investment since the $250 million fund was established in April.
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
 
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Daimaou / Akihabaranews.com:
NEC Successfully Develops Wideband Wearable Antenna Prototype
Discussion: Gizmodo and textually.org
InfoWorld:
Poor results at Alcatel-Lucent prompt more lay-offs
Discussion: The Register
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
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Sarah Lai Stirland / Wired News:
'Criminal' Botnet Stumps for Ron Paul, Researchers Allege
Discussion: Digg
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Mobile Classified's Gumiyo Raises 2nd Round
Discussion: Business Wire and Mashable!
Associated Press:
Skype Video Chats Get Sharper
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InfoWorld:
Storm Worm sent 15 million pump-and-dump e-mails
Discussion: MessageLabs
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News.com:
Skype rolls the dice with Facebook games
Discussion: Mashable!
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