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6:30 PM ET, October 31, 2007

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Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:
Open Social: a new universe of social applications all over the web  —  My company, Ning, is participating in this week's launch of a new open web API called Open Social, which is being spearheaded by Google and joined by a wide range of partners including Google's own Orkut, LinkedIn, Hi5 …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Details Revealed: Google OpenSocial To Launch Thursday  —  Details emerged today on Google's broad social networking ambitions, first reported here in late September, with a follow up earlier this week.  The new project, called OpenSocial (URL will go live on Thursday), goes well beyond what we've previously reported.
New York Times:
Google and Friends to Gang Up on Facebook  —  Google and some of the Web's leading social networks are teaming up to take on the new kid on the block — Facebook.  —  On Thursday, an alliance of companies led by Google plans to begin introducing a common set of standards to allow software developers …
Kevin J. Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
Google Seeks Bigger Role In Social Networking
Discussion: StartupBoy
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Google Phone Plan Draws Interest  —  Google Inc. is in advanced talks with two top U.S. cellphone operators, Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel Corp., about selling handsets tailored to its new mobile-phone operating system, people familiar with the matter said.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
The Google Phone: The Story So Far, Some Launch Details & What's Next  —  The Wall Street Journal has been reporting on Google's mobile phone efforts and how it is beginning to draw some interest from carriers, especially in the United States.  Sprint (S) and Verizon (VZ) are in talks with Google …
Rob Beschizza / Gadget Lab:
$200 Everex Green PC Now Available  —  Everex's TC2502 gPC is the first mass-market $200 desktop computer, featuring a custom distribution of Ubuntu Linux and headed for selected Wal-Mart stores.  —  "It's $200, with no gimmicks or subsidies," Everex spokesman David Liu said.
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Erica Ogg / Crave: The gadget blog:
At Wal-Mart, Black Friday comes early
Discussion: Gizmodo
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Everex's $199 green PC: attention ignorant Wal-Mart shoppers
Discussion: Incremental Blogger
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
ALMOST THE GOOGLE PC: EVEREX GPC AVAILABLE AT WAL-MART
Discussion: yelvington.com
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Everex's gPC: A $199 PC with a half-baked "Google" OS
Discussion: Between the Lines
Intego:
INTEGO SECURITY ALERT - October 31, 2007  —  OSX.RSPlug.A Trojan Horse Changes Local DNS Settings to  —  Redirect to Malicious DNS Servers  —  Description: A malicious Trojan Horse has been found on several pornography web sites, claiming to install a video codec necessary to view free pornographic videos on Macs.
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Rob Griffiths / Macworld:   Trojan Horse warning: What you need to know
Louise Story / New York Times:
Online Marketers Joining Internet Privacy Efforts  —  Most consumers are familiar with do-not-call lists, which are meant to keep telemarketers from phoning them.  Soon people will be able to sign up for do-not-track lists, which will help shield their Web surfing habits from the prying eyes of marketers.
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Privacy groups pitch "don't track me" ad server blacklist
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:   AOL Promises More Appealing Behaviorial Targeting With Opt-Out Ad System
New York Magazine:
Trent Reznor and Saul Williams Discuss Their New Collaboration, Mourn OiNK  —  Spoken-word and hip-hop artist Saul Williams toured with Nine Inch Nails last year, and Trent Reznor liked him so much that he decided to produce his new album.  The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust! …
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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Nine Inch Nails Frontman Was a Member of OiNK
Discussion: CrunchGear and Valleywag
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Hey, Look Who's Now The 5th Biggest Company in the US  —  That's right: Google (GOOG).  And trading at a not-preposterous 55-times trailing 12-month earnings, too.  —  Rank Company Market Cap (Bil) Ticker  —  1 Exxon Mobil $505 XOM
Discussion: Bits
Karl / DSLreports:
FCC Bans Exclusive Cable Contracts - Comcast has another excuse to raise rates...  As expected (see previous report), the FCC today ruled to ban cable operators from striking exclusive deals with MDU (multiple dwelling unit) landlords.  According to the FCC press release (pdf) …
Discussion: Associated Press and Engadget
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:   FCC bans exclusive TV deals for cable
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Sony's Folding@home project gets Guinness record  —  It's a small thing, but Sony got some good news today related to its troubled PlayStation 3 video game console.  In fact, the system helped set a new Guinness World Record.  —  The record was set by Stanford University's Folding@home project …
Discussion: Opposable Thumbs
David Goetzl / MediaPost Publications:
ESPN To Air NBA Games On TV, Web  —  IN THE LATEST EXAMPLE OF what could lead to so-called "cable bypass," ESPN's NBA games this season will be simulcast live on the Web.  —  And it's not just a few less appealing ones, but every game carried on ESPN and ESPN2, including the playoffs.
Discussion: last100, Mashable! and Lost Remote
Steven Schwankert / PC World:
New York Leads in HD Uptake  —  The east is the best: New York residents are leading the nation in adopting high-definition television (HDTV), with 17.5 percent of households receiving the new broadcast standard, The Nielsen Co. said Tuesday.  —  New York has almost 1.3 million households …
Discussion: Engadget HD and Gizmodo
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Messenger 9, GTalk integration, Messenger API, new client for Mac OS X - news unveiled at Georgia Tech presentation (whew)  —  In a presentation to the Georgia Institute of Technology's IEEE Student Branch yesterday, Microsoft employee and Georgia Tech graduate Andrew Jenks had some surprises in store.
Discussion: Mashable!
 
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Mark Glaser / MediaShift:
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Steve / CO-ED Magazine:
Facebook Music is Coming!
Discussion: TechCrunch, Valleywag and hypebot
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Prosper Registers With SEC to Create a $500 Million Secondary Market …
Kristopher Kubicki / DailyTech:
But Wait, There's More NVIDIA G92 for 2007
Discussion: The Tech Report
InfoWorld:
Microsoft continues pursuit of software pirates
Discussion: Computerworld
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Internet Brands to Raise up to $45 Million in IPO
Discussion: Mashable!
Jonah Brucker-Cohen / MAKE Magazine:
Even dogs like iphones for halloween
Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
Dancing Skeletons are Latest Storm Botnet Trick
Discussion: Computerworld, TrendLabs and Sophos
 Earlier Items: 
F.Colton / The India Street:
China's e28 to be Google's Gphone Handset Supplier
Discussion: Gizmodo, Gadget Lab and PalmAddicts
Rob Beschizza / Gadget Lab:
10 Reasons To Hate Cellphone Carriers
Discussion: zedgeHeadz and Gizmodo
Michael Gartenberg / Computerworld:
Opinion: Leopard redefines 'what personal computing looks like'
Discussion: The Mac Observer
BBC:
Leopard upgrade hits Mac firewall
Discussion: p2pnet
Andrew Harrison / MarketWatch:
Australia's Telstra in iPhone talks with Apple
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Q&A: Digg co-founder Jay Adelson
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Mashable!
Daily Mail:
Army tests James Bond style tank that is 'invisible'