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12:30 PM 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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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 …
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 …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
OpenSocial: Led By Google, Social Networks Band To Take On Facebook  —  As expected, the much-discussed Google social play turns out to be an alliance with other companies to "open up" social networks and their data to developers.  TechCrunch and the New York Times both have early news …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
GOOGLE LAUNCHES OPENSOCIAL
BBC:   Google opens up social networking
Marc Canter / Marc's Voice:
OpenSocial details coming out
Discussion: B. Mann Consulting and Digg
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Google OpenSocial: The Third Place
Discussion: Rev2.org
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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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 …
Discussion: Macsimum News
PR Newswire:
IAC Reports Q3 Results  —  IAC (Nasdaq: IACI - News) released third quarter 2007 results today, reporting $1.5 billion in revenue, a 7% rate of growth over the prior year, and $173 million in Operating Income Before Amortization, versus $170 million last year.  Adjusted EPS was $0.37, compared to $0.35 in the year ago period.
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Earnings: IAC Q3 Revenues up 7.4 Percent; Media & Advertising Grows 40 Percent
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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.
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Google Stock Mania Continues - $700/share  —  Google's stock price broke $700 for the first time today, reaching as high as $704.79 in morning trading.  That means it has taken Google under a month to go from $600 per share to a staggering $700 share price.
John Oates / The Register:
Cisco offers $10m prize in small biz bingo  —  Cisco is launching a global contest to find great business or technology ideas.  —  The "I-Prize" will include the chance to help Cisco start a new business unit along with $10m in funding over the first three years.  There is also a $250,000 signing bonus.
Discussion: TechFold and Wikinomics
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 …
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 …
 
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Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
The Industry Standard Plans Comeback; Bubble Prognosticators Giddy
Discussion: Reuters
George Ou:
Microsoft Unified Communications shuns G.722 wideband interoperability
Jose / F-Secure Antivirus Research Weblog:
Trick or Treat with Stormy Helloween
John Ribeiro / InfoWorld:
Cisco, Wipro team on services
Discussion: eWEEK.com
InfoWorld:
AOL takes Truveo video search worldwide
Discussion: PDA, Reuters and Mashable!
Karl / DSLreports:
Broadband Mapping Bill Moves Forward - Markey: 'Can't fly blind …
Samuel Dean / GigaOM:
Will Eee PCs Upend the Portable Pricing Market?
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Drop that Tilt: HTC releases WM6 upgrade for AT&T 8525
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
 Earlier Items: 
Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
For some hot tubs, the TV isn't everything
Discussion: Gizmodo
New York Magazine:
Trent Reznor and Saul Williams Discuss Their New Collaboration, Mourn OiNK
Discussion: Profy.Com, TorrentFreak, p2pnet and Digg
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
4INFO Takes NBC Investment, Signs Mobile Partnership
Daimaou / Akihabaranews.com:
NEC Successfully Develops Wideband Wearable Antenna Prototype
Discussion: Gizmodo and textually.org
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Libya's education ministry purchases 150,000 Classmate PCs
Discussion: Reuters
InfoWorld:
Update: Poor results at Alcatel-Lucent prompt more lay-offs
Dell:
Round Rock, Texas, October 30, 2007
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Xbox LIVE account sharing and Gamesave tampering (don't do it)
 

 
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