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10:40 AM ET, November 5, 2007

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IAC Announces Plan to Spin Off HSN, Ticketmaster, Interval and LendingTree as Four Publicly Traded Companies  —  NEW YORK, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — IAC (Nasdaq: IACI - News) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a plan to separate IAC into five publicly traded companies:
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
IACI To Break Into 5 Companies (Thank Heavens)  —  The break-up can't come quickly enough for this hodge-podge, dead-in-the-water conglomerate.  Release after jump.  —  IAC Announces Plan to Spin Off HSN, Ticketmaster, Interval and LendingTree as Four Publicly Traded Companies
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Hollywood Writers Strike: A Chance For Millions Online To Bloom  —  Hollywood film and television writers go on strike today in a move that will slowly cripple the big media production machine.  —  The strike relates to demands by writers for higher residual payments for DVD sales and internet downloads …
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USA Today:
Google enlists help for Google Phone  —  NEW YORK — Google (GOOG) today plans to announce the formation of an "open phone" coalition, with the goal of developing an operating system for the so-called Google Phone.  —  The new operating system, geared specifically for cellphones …
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Socialtext gets new CEO and $9.5 million in funding  —  Socialtext co-founder Ross Mayfield has stepped down as CEO of the enterprise wiki company and is handing the reins to Eugene Lee, a well-seasoned tech executive who has spend time at Adobe, Cisco, Banyan Systems and was a co-founder of Beyond Inc. (acquired by Banyan).
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Money And A New CEO For SocialText
Discussion: The Open Road
Clint Boulton / eWEEK.com:
Socialtext Reloaded  —  Enterprise 2.0 software maker Socialtext …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:   Socialtext offers "social software" to big companies, raises cash
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Publishers See a Way to Track Their Content Across the Net  —  Copyrighted work like a news article or a picture can hop between Web sites as easily as a cut-and-paste command.  But more than ever, as that material finds new audiences, the original sources might not get the direct financial benefit …
Discussion: Insider Chatter and FurdLog
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Mark Cuban, Facebook, and OpenSocial  —  Mark Cuban is, as usual, insightful when he describes the potential of Facebook profiles to be used as the basis for smarter social applications outside of Facebook.  His call for a truly open Facebook API is a must-read for anyone thinking about open social networks.
Microsoft:
Windows Home Server Available Now to Help Families Protect, Connect and Share Their Digital Experiences  —  The HP MediaSmart Server is now available for pre-order and will be shipped to customers this month; new hardware and software partners announce Windows Home Server products and solutions.
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Windows Home Server launches hardware blitz for holidays
Discussion: Gizmodo and Gadget Lab
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
MySpace To Announce Self-Serve Hyper Targeted Advertising Network  —  MySpace will announce plans to introduce a new advertising platform, "SelfServe by MySpace," at Ad:Tech Monday.  The service itself will launch to a limited set of advertisers in the next sixty days.
Andrew Adam Newman / New York Times:
Things Turn Ugly in the 'Hacks vs. Flacks' War  —  Journalists often call publicists "flacks" and publicists call journalists "hacks," though rarely in earshot of one another.  But the gloves came off last week after Chris Anderson, the executive editor of Wired magazine, chided "lazy flacks" …
Discussion: Beet.TV
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo FireEagle - A Platform Service For Geo Information  —  Yahoo isn't just announcing Kickstart this evening.  Salim Ismail's Brickhouse is announcing a very useful new platform service tonight tentatively called FireEagle, which is currently in closed alpha testing.
Scott Ferguson / eWEEK.com:
Dell Buying EqualLogic for $1.4B  —  Dell looks to boost storage offerings and offer preinstalled virtualization.  —  In a move that will help it expand its storage and virtualization offerings, Dell announced Nov. 5 that it will acquire storage startup EqualLogic for $1.4 billion.
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Ad:Tech: BuzzLogic Launches Conversation Ad Targeting  —  It seems that BuzzLogic has found another use for all of the conversation mining and sentiment analysis it conducts in the blogosphere.  The company will today announce the launch of its Conversation Targeting™ ad system.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
 
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Martin H. Bosworth / ConsumerAffairs.com:
Verizon Overrides Internet Searches With Its Own Results
Discussion: Tech_Space and GigaOM
Emily / textually.org:
SAMSUNG JOINING TOUCH-SCREEN PHONE FRENZY
Discussion: Gadgetell, IntoMobile and Engadget
David Ward / Reuters:
Microsoft and ESPN are teammates for Xbox Live
Discussion: Wired News
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Visual Studio 2008 to RTM in November
Discussion: Microsoft and InfoWorld
Bryan Gardiner / Wired News:
Phoenix HyperSpace Bypasses Windows With Fast-Boot Technology
Anne Zelenka / GigaOM:
HiveLive Takes Web 2.0 Upscale
Hiroko Tabuchi / Associated Press:
PCs Losing Their Relevance in Japan
Nik Fletcher / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
O2 removes 200MB Fair-Use policy for UK iPhone
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Tony Smith / The Register:
Samsung samples SATA II 2.5in SSD
Tony Smith / The Register:
Asus spills AMD 7-series chipset beans
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
gOS: Where Computers Are Headed?
Discussion: Digg
ChinaTechNews.com:
Samsung: Fighting Fake Chinese Phone Named Samsong
Discussion: The Raw Feed
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Navisite Suffers Massive Failure, 1,000s of Sites Down
Discussion: Mobilemind and Light Reading
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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