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7:45 AM ET, October 24, 2007

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Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
Gmail gets IMAP  —  It appears that Google is working on integrating IMAP into Gmail.  Download Squad reader eD!  Thomas sent in a tip letting us know he came across the new IMAP setting while snooping around Gmail.  However, it is only appearing in select few Gmail and Google Apps for domains accounts at the moment.
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Gmail Supports IMAP  —  One of the most requested Gmail features was the addition of IMAP support.  POP is nice, but IMAP is a much better option.  Among the advantages, you're always connected to the server, more clients can connect to the same account, you can obtain the text …
Discussion: Gadgetell
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
ONLINE FACEOFF  —  M'SOFT AND GOOGLE DUKE IT OUT OVER HOT SITE  —  Google is threatening to once again beat rival Microsoft to the deal punch, this time in the white-hot Facebook investment sweepstakes.  —  Microsoft and Google are each vying to take a stake of between 5 percent and 10 percent …
Discussion: PDA, paidContent.org and Mashable!
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Porn Set Free: Age Record Keeping Deemed Unconstitutional  —  Creators of porn websites have been set free of onerous confirmation of age record keeping laws, after the Unites States Court of Appeals found that the law requiring the keeping of these records was unconstitutional.
Discussion: Techdirt and Slashdot
Ryan Kim / The Technology Chronicles:
Tidbits from Steve Ballmer's CTIA keynote  —  Ballmer talks up mobile enterprise computing  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took a little swipe at Google's possible plans to buy up the available 700 MHz spectrum that's up for auction in January.  When asked at the end of his keynote …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Verizon discovers symmetry, offers 20/20 symmetrical FiOS service  —  For years, the broadband wars have been largely fought over download speeds, but Verizon has just thrown down the gauntlet and declared that it's going to fight over upstream speeds too, and in a big way.  How does 20Mbps sound?
Discussion: VoIP Watch, Slashdot, DSLreports and Digg
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Doc Searls Weblog:
Too much face(book) time  —  Here's the problem.  For me, anyway.  —  I believe the Net is an open place.  Same with the Web.  —  I also believe private walled gardens on the Web are fine things.  Nothing wrong with them.  —  My problem is when the former starts looking and acting like the latter.
Discussion: WebProNews
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Another day, another key Googler departs  —  Salman Ullah, Google's director of corporate development, has left the company to found a venture firm called [Copper River Partners], we've learned from a source.  Ullah's LinkedIn profile confirms he is an "owner" of the firm.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Ex-Googlers Ready to Start a VC Fund
Discussion: VentureBeat
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Facebook Set to Introduce Major Ad Play  —  Social Network Could Unveil 'SocialAds' at NYC Event Next Month  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — The invitation, sent to advertisers and agencies in New York, arrived carved onto a Lucite brick:  —  "You are invited to a discussion with Mark Zuckerberg …
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Launching SocialAds Network November 6th
Discussion: ParisLemon, Widgify and Mashable!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TasteBook Launches With Lots Of Help From Condé Nast  —  New startup TasteBook launches on Wednesday morning, with a lot of help from Condé Nast: an investment from their Internet unit (CondéNet) as well as a partnership with Epicurious, a Condé Nast property.
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
AT&T Profit Surges 41%, With Help From iPhone  —  The Apple iPhone has raised AT&T's fortunes.  —  The phone company said yesterday that its third-quarter net income rose 41 percent as the cellphone helped bring in new customers.  —  AT&T's wireless unit added two million subscribers in the third quarter …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
In Foray Into TV, Google Is to Track Ad Audiences  —  Google, which dominates the market for advertising on the Internet, seems to be hoping to do the same thing on television.  —  The company is set to announce a partnership today with the Nielsen Company, the voice of authority …
Jess Lee / Official Google Blog:
Southern California fire maps  —  The devastating wildfires in Southern California have burned more than 373,000 acres of land; 350,000 homes have been evacuated.  Lots of people have pulled together to make maps with information about the fires, including the burn zones, evacuation alerts …
Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Microsoft exec: Desktop application software is not dead  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - A top Microsoft executive defended desktop application software, the source of the company's revenue for three decades, arguing on Tuesday that even services-based companies such as Google still need it.
Arn / MacRumors:
Mac OS X Leopard 9A581's Dock Visual Tweaks [Updated]  —  Apple's Gold Master (Retail) version of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard has at least one visual tweak over the developer seeds.  It appears Apple has listened to user feedback about the visual inconsistency with dock items appearing on a 3d shelf …
Karl / DSLreports:
Verizon Busted For 'Unlimited' Marketing - Settles for a million dollars with NY Attorney General  —  For four years now, we've been discussing how Verizon Wireless's EV-DO broadband service was advertised as "unlimited," but featured an invisible download cap.
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Dave McClure / Master of 500 Hats:
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony's 4GB Cyber-shot DSC-T2 with 2.7-inch touch panel
Discussion: Gizmodo and ComNetSlash
Jeremyliew / Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog:
Meaning = Data + Structure: User Generated Structure
Dibya Sarkar / Associated Press:
The post office forwards. Should e-mail providers?
Nelson Minar / Nelson's Weblog:
When bloggers aren't journalists
Discussion: Social Media and TechCrunch
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Streaming Local Video Coverage of Wildfires Bests Cable Nets …
Beltzner / Mozilla Developer News:
Firefox 2.0.0.8 update to be updated
Discussion: Computerworld
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Ssjmichael / dapreview.net:
Sansa View Released - 32GB Model Coming Soon?
Discussion: Sandisk, DailyTech, Gizmodo and Engadget
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
OiNK Admin Released From Custody
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
Radiohead Said to Shun Major Labels in Next Deal
Steven Zeitchik / Hollywood Reporter:
FunnyOrDie creators go to extremes
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yang: Being Yahoo CEO is a 'lonely job'
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
With FriendCSV, Data Sneaks Out Facebook's Back Door