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2:00 PM ET, November 2, 2007

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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.
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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
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Opens OpenSocial Site And Provides Orkut Support
Michael Krigsman / IT Project Failures:
The hidden OpenSocial press conference (future of information sharing)
Discussion: AccMan Pro and Scobleizer
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"
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: DSLreports and 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
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.
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
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
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 …
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 …
Wi-LAN (TSX: WIN):
Wi-LAN Initiates Litigation for Patent Infringement  —  Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX: WIN) ("Wi-LAN") has initiated litigation against 22 major companies in two actions.  The companies include chip suppliers, equipment vendors and electronics retailers.  They are: Acer Inc., Apple Inc. …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Powerset Looking for a New CEO  —  Natural-language search startup Powerset is going through some growing pains.  Barney Pell is stepping down from the CEO spot.  He will now become the CTO, and he and Powerset's board will conduct a search for a new CEO.  Powerset's other founder and COO …
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.
 
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Daniel Drew Turner / eWEEK.com:
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New York Times:
A Bitter Rift When a Boss Is the Buyer
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Ray Beckerman / Recording Industry vs The People:
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BBC Denies Secret iPlayer Deal With Microsoft
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Tranquil rolls out Windows Home Server-based T2-WHS-A2
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Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Nokia Internet push slips in music, gaming
Ted Wallingford / Download Squad:
Nokia's music store is online
Discussion: Mashable!, MobileCrunch and Crave
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Ring-RingGoogle to Announce Phone Plans Monday
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Does HD Online Matter? AOL, CBS Say No
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