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10:55 AM ET, November 2, 2007

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook: "We Have Not Been Briefed On OpenSocial"  —  When Google was asked during the press conference earlier today if they had invited Facebook into OpenSocial, the answer was "yes," and then changed to "we can't comment, followed by "we have reached out to virtually everyone in this space" …
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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.
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 …
Michael Krigsman / IT Project Failures:
The hidden OpenSocial press conference (future of information sharing)  —  Google's OpenSocial announcement today suggests changes that may improve the future of social networking (click here for Dan Farber's coverage).  Hidden from view during the press conference, an improvised parallel …
The New York Times Company:
NYTimes.com Launches Enhanced Technology Section  —  Redesigned Section Includes Content From Around the Web  —  NYTimes.com today launched an expanded and enhanced version of its technology section (www.nytimes.com/technology) with a different look, further aggregation of top publications …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The New York Times' Blogrunner—A Techmeme Killer?  —  Last night, the New York Times quietly launched Blogrunner on the technology section of its main site.  Blogrunner was one of many techmeme copycat sites, until the New York Times bought it last year.  Like Techmeme, Blogrunner is a service …
Saul Hansell / Bits:
The Robot in the Newsroom
Discussion: broadstuff and TechBlog
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Report from the front: Tonight's launch of Open Social  —  Tonight, a small group of entrepreneurs, technologists, executives, bloggers, press, and professional campfire tenders gathered in Mountain View below the official Google tyrannosaurus rex and formally launched Open Social into the world.
Discussion: Scobleizer, open and Beth's Blog
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   What will Yahoo and Microsoft do? Is Zuckerberg scared?
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Facebook, Your Move
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Facebook=Apple, Google=Microsoft
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).
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 …
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 …
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: WebProNews, PDA and Search Engine Land
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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.
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.
Dani Dudeck / Google:
MySpace and Google Join Forces to Launch Open Platform for Social Application Development  —  Collaboration on "OpenSocial" to Spark and Simplify Web Innovation  —  MySpace, the world's largest social network, and Google, Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced that they are joining forces …
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Brian Fonseca / Computerworld:
Seagate to repay customers over inaccurate gigabyte definition  —  Qualified hard drive buyers can choose cash or backup software  —  Seagate Technology LLC has agreed to settle a lawsuit by offering customers who purchased a hard drive from the company during the last six years a cash refund or free backup and recovery software.
Discussion: CyberNet and Slashdot
 
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PC World:
Everex Readies Sub-$300 Linux Notebooks
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Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
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Discussion: paidContent.org
Louise Story / New York Times:
F.T.C. Member Vows Tighter Controls of Online Ads
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Associated Press:
Consumer groups ask FCC to fine Comcast, end data discrimination
Stefanie Olsen / ZDNet:
Can Facebook feed its ad brains?
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Why an FTC 'Do Not Track' list is a bad idea
 Earlier Items: 
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Sony XEL-1 OLED TV may hit US this year, sez Glasgow
Discussion: DailyTech
Brad Linder / Brad Linder's digital home:
Unboxing the Asus Eee PC
Discussion: Gadget Lab and jkOnTheRun
John Leyden / The Register:
Web security glitch derails TheTrainline.com
Joseph Smarr / Plaxo's Personal Card:
OpenSocial is now live on Plaxo Pulse
Rob Beschizza / Gadget Lab:
The 15 Dumbest Apple Predictions Of All Time
Discussion: Digg
Jayongg / Windows Mobile Team Blog:
Shadow Homescreen
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Nissan Builds Internal MySpace While Sun Builds Internal Second Life
Discussion: Network World
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Bug Labs BUGbase and BUGmodules hands-on