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6:26 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.
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!
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: paidContent.org and Mashable!
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
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 …
Business Wire:
Amazon.com Announces Third Quarter Sales up 41% Year over Year - Raises Financial Guidance - Expects Record Holiday Season  —  SEATTLE—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN - News) today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2007.
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Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:   Amazon's Big Sales Boost: $75 Million From Currency
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
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Verizon discovers symmetry, offers 20/20 symmetrical FiOS service
Discussion: Slashdot, DSLreports and Digg
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony's 4GB Cyber-shot DSC-T2 with 2.7-inch touch panel  —  Sony just announced the sticky-sweet Cyber-shot DSC-T2 compact camera.  Available in you choice of blue, green, pink, white or black candy coatings, the T2 comes loaded with specs: 8 megapixel, 1/2.5-inch CCD; 4GB of on-board flash storage …
Discussion: Gizmodo and ComNetSlash
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 …
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.
Jason Jennings / Rev2.org:
I'm In the Thick of It - Google Maps Keeps Me Up To Date  —  San Diego County in California is facing some fierce fires that are ripping through neighborhoods and have forced more than 500,000 people to evacuate.  The 4 different fires have burnt 263,000 acres and destroyed or damaged 1,750 homes and 100 businesses.
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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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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
In Foray Into TV, Google Is to Track Ad Audiences
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
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 …
Beltzner / Mozilla Developer News:
Firefox 2.0.0.8 update to be updated
Discussion: Computerworld
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Everything's Coming Up Milhouse
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Ssjmichael / dapreview.net:
Sansa View Released - 32GB Model Coming Soon?
Discussion: Sandisk, DailyTech, Gizmodo and Engadget
Mattj / Dopplr Blog:
In rainbows  —  We get asked a lot about the colour-coding …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
OiNK Admin Released From Custody
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
Radiohead Said to Shun Major Labels in Next Deal
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Would-be identity thief finds himself stumped without printer drivers
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
With FriendCSV, Data Sneaks Out Facebook's Back Door
Traci Hailpern / Inside AdSense:
Coming soon: Make ad changes without replacing code