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3:40 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.
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  —  The slow and steady exodus of executives from Google (GOOG) has been in progress for a while now.  Today, two senior members of the corporate development team left Googleplex for good, to start a new venture fund, Merus Capital.
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: Widgify and Mashable!
Verizon:
Verizon Redefines 'Fast' With Groundbreaking FiOS Internet Service Featuring 20 Mbps Download and Upload Speeds  —  Service Is First of Its Kind Available to Consumers on a Mass Scale  —  Super-Fast Symmetrical Speed Enables Today's Most Interactive Online Experiences and Encourages Future Web Innovations
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Verizon discovers symmetry, offers 20/20 symmetrical FiOS service
Discussion: DSLreports
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yang: Being Yahoo CEO is a 'lonely job'  —  HALF MOON BAY, Calif.—Being chief executive of Yahoo is "a lonely job," says Jerry Yang, who co-founded the company in 1994 and was promoted to the top job in June in a management shakeup.  —  "It is a lonely job in the sense …
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 …
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Mapping The Southern California Fires  —  I'm back home (my original home) in Southern California for vacation, and to welcome me back, the Southland is on fire.  Ah, just like old times.  As I was keeping up with the news, I came across some maps online from Google Earth, Google Maps …
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Jason Jennings / Rev2.org:
I'm In the Thick of It - Google Maps Keeps Me Up To Date
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Amazon's Big Sales Boost: $75 Million From Currency  —  Every dollar counts when a stock is up 10% in a day, the day of earnings.  And especially when traders have been buying calls, taking lottery tickets, effectively, on what might be a very good report after the bell, as my colleague Steve Sears wrote today.
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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.
Discussion: Ars Technica, Techdirt and mocoNews.net
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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.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Everything's Coming Up Milhouse  —  Apple's Q4 2007 financial statement is just chock full of good news.  Profits are up, revenue is up, iPod sales are up, iPhone sales are strong.  But the big news is the Mac.  —  Apple sold 2.2 million Macs in the quarter — 34 percent higher than the year-ago quarter …
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Traci Hailpern / Inside AdSense:
Coming soon: Make ad changes without replacing code  —  We're very excited to let you know about an upcoming feature that lets you easily manage your ad units from within your AdSense account.  It isn't live yet, but here's a sneak peek so you'll know what to expect in the coming weeks.
Steven Zeitchik / Hollywood Reporter:
FunnyOrDie creators go to extremes  —  NEW YORK — The creators behind FunnyOrDie.com have a new idea to give their site life: death-defying sports.  —  The site announced Tuesday that it is launching ShredOrDie.com, a site featuring shortform video aimed at the skater …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Report: 7 Out Of 10 Americans Experience 'Search Engine Fatigue'  —  A recent report issued by Autobytel, based on on findings from a poll of 1,001 US adults conduted by Kelton Research, examined "The State of Search" and how automobile shoppers interact with search engines in particular.
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.
Beltzner / Mozilla Developer News:
Firefox 2.0.0.8 update to be updated  —  We take security seriously at Mozilla, which is why we regularly divert development, build, and quality assurance resources to focus on our security and stability (aka: "dot-dot") releases.  If there's a critical issue — like the existence …
Discussion: Computerworld
 
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Jeremyliew / Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog:
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Dibya Sarkar / Associated Press:
The post office forwards. Should e-mail providers?
Nelson Minar / Nelson's Weblog:
When bloggers aren't journalists
USA Today:
Online privacy? For young people, that's old-school
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Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
World Series team: We're under attack! (but by whom?)
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Streaming Local Video Coverage of Wildfires Bests Cable Nets …
Ssjmichael / dapreview.net:
Sansa View Released - 32GB Model Coming Soon?
Discussion: Sandisk, Gizmodo, DailyTech and Engadget
Mattj / Dopplr Blog:
In rainbows  —  We get asked a lot about the colour-coding …
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Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
Radiohead Said to Shun Major Labels in Next Deal
Brad Stone / Bits:
That Comcastic Voice and Data Network
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Mac OS X Leopard 9A581's Dock Visual Tweaks
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Would-be identity thief finds himself stumped without printer drivers
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
BustedTees offers sales commission through Facebook app
Discussion: All Facebook
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
With FriendCSV, Data Sneaks Out Facebook's Back Door