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12:40 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.
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" …
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: 901am
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.
Michael Krigsman / IT Project Failures:
The hidden OpenSocial press conference (future of information sharing)
Discussion: AccMan Pro and Scobleizer
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Opens OpenSocial Site And Provides Orkut Support
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
What will Yahoo and Microsoft do? Is Zuckerberg scared?
Dani Dudeck / Google:
MySpace and Google Join Forces to Launch Open Platform for Social …
Joseph Smarr / Plaxo's Personal Card:
OpenSocial is now live on Plaxo Pulse
The New York Times Company: Launches Enhanced Technology Section  —  Redesigned Section Includes Content From Around the Web  — today launched an expanded and enhanced version of its technology section ( with a different look, further aggregation of top publications …
Saul Hansell / Bits:
The Robot in the Newsroom
Discussion: broadstuff and TechBlog
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
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
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 and Blogging Hyperic
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 …
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.
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.
Judi Sohn / Web Worker Daily:
Become a 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  —  I originally used it just to save the occasional link.  I realized that it's much more than that.
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 …
Discussion: Apple Gazette, SunbeltBLOG and Digg
Stefanie Olsen / CNET
Can Facebook feed its ad brains?  —  news analysis Facebook is now valued at $15 billion by many estimates.  Soon the young company will have to prove it's really worth it.  —  Next week in New York, Facebook is expected to unveil its new advertising strategy on the heels …
Discussion: Geeking with Greg
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Tranquil rolls out Windows Home Server-based T2-WHS-A2  —  Tranquil sure looks to be serious about its Windows Home Server devices, with it now following up its recently-released T7-HSA model with its new T2-WHS-A2 Harmony Home Server.  As before, you'll get fanless and near-silent operation …
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
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Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
Sony XEL-1 OLED TV may hit US this year, sez Glasgow
Discussion: DailyTech
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Unboxing the Asus Eee PC
Brian Fonseca / Computerworld:
Seagate to repay customers over inaccurate gigabyte definition
Discussion: CyberNet and Slashdot
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