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10:10 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 …
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Gmail IMAP Support  —  Gmail seems to be rolling out IMAP support.  IMAP is short for Internet Message Access Protocol and allows you to access your Gmail emails from other clients, like Outlook or Thunderbird.  Wait, wasn't that already possible for some time using POP (Post Office Protocol)?
Discussion: blognation and GottaBeMobile.com
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 …
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Jemima Kiss / PDA:
Is Facebook about to be bought?  —  The gossip mills are working overtime in the Valley, with rumours that Google, Microsoft and Yahoo have all been battling to negotiate acquisition deals with Facebook.  —  Citing three sources - and picking up on Valleywag's post last week …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Sorry, Microsoft, Google Has Already Won Facebook War  —  The Post suggests that our prediction of a month ago is coming true: Either Google will run off with Facebook, leaving a jilted Microsoft (MSFT) fuming at the altar, or Microsoft will have to pay a king's ransom to win the bidding war—just as it did with aQuantive:
Discussion: Joe Duck
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 …
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The Nielsen Company and Google Establish Strategic Relationship  —  Nielsen to Provide Demographic Data for Google TV Ads  —  Gary Holmes at The Nielsen Company: +1 646 654 8975  —  The Nielsen Company and Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that the companies have established a multi-year, strategic relationship.
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google to buy Nielsen data  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Determined to sell more television ads, Internet search leader Google Inc. is sharpening its focus on the medium with demographic data from the influential Nielsen Co.  —  Under an agreement to be announced Wednesday, Google will pay Nielsen …
InfoWorld:
Google to use Nielsen TV audience data  —  Google, the new kid on the block in TV advertising, has signed up with The Nielsen Co., the venerable TV audience measurement company, in a deal that will increase the data available to participants in the Google TV Ads program.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
cabel.name:
Panic + Leopard  —  Hooray!  Leopard is almost upon us!  It's the next great update to Mac OS X, which, to be honest, I'm genuinely excited about, and that you will be probably installing onto your very Mac sometime around exactly 6:04 PM on Friday.  Am I rite?  —  Of course, Panic is all about these things.
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
Dow Jones / Associated Press:
Verizon Wireless Ends F.C.C. Fight  —  Verizon Wireless on Tuesday abandoned its legal challenge of the Federal Communications Commission's rules for its auction of radio spectrum, removing a potential obstacle to the much-anticipated sale.  —  The company, jointly owned by Verizon Communications …
Discussion: CNET News.com
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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 …
Andy Beard / Niche Marketing:
Digg Favorites Slapped By Google  —  For a company such as Google with a stock price based extensively on anticipated growth and public sentiment, it doesn't take a huge swing in goodwill to have a dramatic effect on valuation.  Google has just slapped their biggest fans.
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
 
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Business Wire:
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Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited:
Another raid, another arrest — OiNK Torrent tracker closed (updated)
Joe Fay / The Register:
Oracle and BEA swap public love letters
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Mochila Pairs With Gigya Widget Network
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Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
AT&T Profit Surges 41%, With Help From iPhone
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony's 4GB Cyber-shot DSC-T2 with 2.7-inch touch panel
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TasteBook Launches With Lots Of Help From Condé Nast
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When bloggers aren't journalists
Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Microsoft exec: Desktop application software is not dead
Beltzner / Mozilla Developer News:
Firefox 2.0.0.8 update to be updated
Discussion: Computerworld
Ryan Kim / The Technology Chronicles:
Tidbits from Steve Ballmer's CTIA keynote
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Verizon discovers symmetry, offers 20/20 symmetrical FiOS service
Arn / MacRumors:
Mac OS X Leopard 9A581's Dock Visual Tweaks [Updated]
Doc Searls Weblog:
Too much face(book) time  —  Here's the problem.  For me, anyway.
Discussion: WebProNews and Pito's Blog