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1:50 PM ET, November 2, 2007

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Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
50M Facebook users don't care about OpenSocial APIs  —  There are 50 Million Facebook users who don't know what OpenSocial APIs are...and don't care.  There are about 5,000 tech bloggers and developers who think it is a revolution that will "Checkmate" Facebook and leave them with no moves.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook: "We Have Not Been Briefed On OpenSocial"
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Opens OpenSocial Site And Provides Orkut Support
Discussion: Epicenter, Visible Path and PSFK
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook VC: No Rush For More $, Would Work W/Google  —  An update from Facebook investor and board member Jim Breyer: The company doesn't need to raise more money, won't go public for at least another 14 months, and isn't afraid of Google's OpenSocial platform — and may be willing to join it.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Jim Breyer: Extra $500 Million Round For Facebook A "Total Fiction"  —  When Facebook announced that Microsoft would invest $240 million in the company, a rumor quickly spread, which we noted, that some hedge funds were about to put in another $500 million.  Since then I've been trying …
Discussion: Technology Live
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
AT&T intros new international iPhone data plans for $25 and $60/month  —  Perhaps in response to growing noise over international travelers trying to use their iPhones and being slapped with outrageous bills, AT&T has announced today new international iPhone data plans.
Discussion: GigaOM
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
AT&T whips up international iPhone data plan  —  We're not sure what took 'em so long — reports of unhappy customers who traveled abroad with their surreptitiously email-checking iPhones returning home to bills totaling in the thousands of dollars — have been de rigueur for AT&T since June's launch.
Discussion: PalmAddicts
ap.org:
Remarks by Tom Curley President and CEO/Associated Press Knight-Bagehot Dinner  —  Madi Reddy is a 22-year-old resident of Hyderabad, India, with ambitions to rise above his hereditary caste.  He's a newshound, investing time every day turning the news into diagrams on a whiteboard in his small apartment.
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:   Woe Is News: AP CEO Bemoans GOOG et al; We Respond
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Leopard early adopters suffer for the rest of us  —  I can't decide whether early adopters are saints or fools.  —  Mac OS X Leopard, the latest version of Apple's operating system, turns one week old today.  An estimated 9 percent of the Mac OS X installed base had already signaled …
Discussion: Slashdot
PC World:
Everex Readies Sub-$300 Linux Notebooks  —  After introducing a $198 Linux desktop this week, PC vendor Everex said it will bring Linux laptops under $300 to users next year.  —  The laptops will come with 12.1-inch to 17-inch screens and run the GOS version of the OS, built on Ubuntu Linux 7.10.
Reuters:
Report: Yahoo exec apologizes to U.S. lawmakers on China  —  A senior executive at Yahoo has apologized for misleading U.S. lawmakers on the company's cooperation with a request by China for details on a journalist who was later jailed, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday in its online edition.
Discussion: PDA, WebProNews and Search Engine Land
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Shimon Sandler / SEO Consultant:
NEW: "Google MDS" - Manager Defined Spend  —  This is so new that there is no documentation on this anywhere I can find.  —  My Google team is hot for me to get on this, and I think it's a great product enhancement.  —  A MDS is essentially a MCC (My Client Center).
Fortune:
The blogs of war: Engadget vs. Gizmodo  —  In the consumer-technology blogosphere, the battle between Engadget and Gizmodo has become an all-out smackdown.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — In the consumer-technology blogosphere, the rivalry between Engadget and Gizmodo is as lively as a big-city tabloid war.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Ryan Block
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Sprint Weighs WiMax Unit Spinoff  —  One Option Under Review  —  Is Merger With Clearwire;  —  Plans Likely to Await CEO  —  Sprint Nextel Corp. is weighing changes to its plans to offer high-speed wireless Internet service using WiMax technology, including a potential merger …
Rob Beschizza / Gadget Lab:
The 15 Dumbest Apple Predictions Of All Time  —  It's easy to dump ire on anlysts for getting it wrong so often.  What those guys do, however, is provide a particular service to particular people.  Interpreting what analysts say in terms of truth or falsity is to forget the real lesson …
Judi Sohn / Web Worker Daily:
Become a Del.icio.us Power User  —  As a web developer how we retain, organize, and use information is a high priority.  One web application that has revolutionized the way I retain information is del.icio.us.  —  I originally used it just to save the occasional link.  I realized that it's much more than that.
Frank Caron / Opposable Thumbs:
Welcome to the suck: roundup of Doritos XBLA finalists  —  Back in June, Doritos called for game designers to bring forth ideas for a corporate-sponsored Xbox Live Arcade game.  Unlike previous contests, entrants would play the role of designer rather than developer; coding would be handled by a "professional XBLA development team."
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
New York Times:
A Bitter Rift When a Boss Is the Buyer  —  "We could fire you and the entire management team," the five directors wrote, "but that would not help our shareholders, customers or employees."  —  So they quit instead.  —  Corporate boards rarely confront their chairman so publicly …
Discussion: Law Blog
 
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Daniel Drew Turner / eWEEK.com:
Apple Stealthily Updates Laptops
Discussion: CNET News.com
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
Web History Adds Blog Search
Ray Beckerman / Recording Industry vs The People:
Oregon Attorney General Says No to RIAA; Files Motion to Quash …
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Firefox Release Notes
Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
BBC Denies Secret iPlayer Deal With Microsoft
Discussion: The Register
PR Newswire:
Verizon Wireless Introduces New Nationwide E-Mail and Web Plans for BlackBerry
Discussion: IntoMobile, Gadgetell and Engadget
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Google China: What's Up G?
Discussion: InsideGoogle
 Earlier Items: 
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Tranquil rolls out Windows Home Server-based T2-WHS-A2
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
Ted Wallingford / Download Squad:
Nokia's music store is online
Discussion: MobileCrunch, Mashable! and Crave
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Ring-RingGoogle to Announce Phone Plans Monday
Discussion: Digital Daily and mocoNews.net
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Does HD Online Matter? AOL, CBS Say No
Discussion: paidContent.org
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Can Facebook feed its ad brains?
Discussion: Geeking with Greg
Michael Krigsman / IT Project Failures:
The hidden OpenSocial press conference (future of information sharing)
 

 
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