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2:40 PM ET, November 2, 2007

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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook VC: No Rush For More $, Would Work W/Google  —  An update from Facebook investor and board member Jim Breyer: The company doesn't need to raise more money, won't go public for at least another 14 months, and isn't afraid of Google's OpenSocial platform — and may be willing to join it.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Jim Breyer: Extra $500 Million Round For Facebook A "Total Fiction"  —  When Facebook announced that Microsoft would invest $240 million in the company, a rumor quickly spread, which we noted, that some hedge funds were about to put in another $500 million.  Since then I've been trying …
Discussion: Epicenter, Joe Duck and Technology Live
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
50M Facebook users don't care about OpenSocial APIs  —  There are 50 Million Facebook users who don't know what OpenSocial APIs are...and don't care.  There are about 5,000 tech bloggers and developers who think it is a revolution that will "Checkmate" Facebook and leave them with no moves.
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Powerset, the hyped search engine company, sees shakeup  —  Powerset, the "natural language" search engine company saying it wanted to take on Google, has seen a shake up in its management.  —  The San Francisco company received substantial hype when it emerged last year saying it had found …
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Barney Pell / Barney Pell's Weblog:
Management changes at Powerset
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   Powerset Looking for a New CEO
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
AT&T intros new international iPhone data plans for $25 and $60/month  —  Perhaps in response to growing noise over international travelers trying to use their iPhones and being slapped with outrageous bills, AT&T has announced today new international iPhone data plans.
Discussion: DSLreports, GigaOM and Mashable!
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
AT&T whips up international iPhone data plan, also adding iTunes radio?
Discussion: PalmAddicts
PC World:
Everex Readies Sub-$300 Linux Notebooks  —  After introducing a $198 Linux desktop this week, PC vendor Everex said it will bring Linux laptops under $300 to users next year.  —  The laptops will come with 12.1-inch to 17-inch screens and run the GOS version of the OS, built on Ubuntu Linux 7.10.
ap.org:
Remarks by Tom Curley President and CEO/Associated Press Knight-Bagehot Dinner  —  Madi Reddy is a 22-year-old resident of Hyderabad, India, with ambitions to rise above his hereditary caste.  He's a newshound, investing time every day turning the news into diagrams on a whiteboard in his small apartment.
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:   Woe Is News: AP CEO Bemoans GOOG et al; We Respond
Fortune:
The blogs of war: Engadget vs. Gizmodo  —  In the consumer-technology blogosphere, the battle between Engadget and Gizmodo has become an all-out smackdown.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — In the consumer-technology blogosphere, the rivalry between Engadget and Gizmodo is as lively as a big-city tabloid war.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Ryan Block
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Nokia Internet push slips in music, gaming  —  HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia's move into Internet operations faced headwinds on Friday, as the cell phone maker postponed the start of its gaming service due to software testing delays, and Warner pulled its songs from Nokia's music shop.
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Leopard early adopters suffer for the rest of us  —  I can't decide whether early adopters are saints or fools.  —  Mac OS X Leopard, the latest version of Apple's operating system, turns one week old today.  An estimated 9 percent of the Mac OS X installed base had already signaled …
Shimon Sandler / SEO Consultant:
NEW: "Google MDS" - Manager Defined Spend  —  This is so new that there is no documentation on this anywhere I can find.  —  My Google team is hot for me to get on this, and I think it's a great product enhancement.  —  A MDS is essentially a MCC (My Client Center).
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Writers Guild strike might help online entertainment?  —  If you hadn't heard by now, there's a strike brewing in Hollywood.  The Writers Guild of America wants higher home video residual payments and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers isn't giving in.
Discussion: Ars Technica
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Ring-RingGoogle to Announce Phone Plans Monday  —  Amol Sharma reports on Google:  —  We wonÂ't have to wait much longer to hear from Google about its big plans in wireless.  The company looks set to make a splash in the mobile market on Monday, announcing an alliance with various handset makers …
Wi-LAN (TSX: WIN):
Wi-LAN Initiates Litigation for Patent Infringement  —  Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX: WIN) ("Wi-LAN") has initiated litigation against 22 major companies in two actions.  The companies include chip suppliers, equipment vendors and electronics retailers.  They are: Acer Inc., Apple Inc. …
Rob Beschizza / Gadget Lab:
The 15 Dumbest Apple Predictions Of All Time  —  It's easy to dump ire on anlysts for getting it wrong so often.  What those guys do, however, is provide a particular service to particular people.  Interpreting what analysts say in terms of truth or falsity is to forget the real lesson …
 
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Candace Lombardi / Crave: The gadget blog:
Who programs the Ask.com search algorithm?
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Don Reisinger / CNET News.com:
Say goodbye to Blockbuster
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Paul Hales / Inquirer:
Robert Fripp lays in to music industry rip-off merchants
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Daniel Drew Turner / eWEEK.com:
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Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
Web History Adds Blog Search
New York Times:
A Bitter Rift When a Boss Is the Buyer
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Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
BBC Denies Secret iPlayer Deal With Microsoft
Discussion: The Register
PR Newswire:
Verizon Wireless Introduces New Nationwide E-Mail and Web Plans for BlackBerry
Discussion: IntoMobile, Gadgetell and Engadget
Reuters:
Report: Yahoo exec apologizes to U.S. lawmakers on China
Judi Sohn / Web Worker Daily:
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Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Sprint Weighs WiMax Unit Spinoff