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11:25 AM ET, November 5, 2007

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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
IACI To Break Into 5 Companies (Thank Heavens)  —  The break-up can't come quickly enough for this hodge-podge, dead-in-the-water conglomerate.  Release after jump.  —  IAC Announces Plan to Spin Off HSN, Ticketmaster, Interval and LendingTree as Four Publicly Traded Companies
Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
UPDATED:Web 2.0 Is On The Ropes. . . Kleiner Perkins Has Halted Investments  —  [UPDATED: With a reply from Tim O'Reilly, one of the persons mentioned in this article.]  —  Whenever I meet with VCs lately I've noticed they have a growing distaste for Web 2.0 startups.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Hollywood Writers Strike: A Chance For Millions Online To Bloom  —  Hollywood film and television writers go on strike today in a move that will slowly cripple the big media production machine.  —  The strike relates to demands by writers for higher residual payments for DVD sales and internet downloads …
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Techdirt:
Titanic Crew Strikes Over Deck Chair Arrangement  —  from the one-size-fits-all?  dept  —  As a professional writer who mostly writes for Internet publications, the news of the Writer's Guild strike is a bit of a culture shock.  There's no bloggers' guild negotiating a standard set of wages and residuals for bloggers.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Marc Andreessen / blog.pmarca.com:   Suicide by strike
Scott Ferguson / eWEEK.com:
Dell Buying EqualLogic for $1.4B  —  Dell looks to boost storage offerings and offer preinstalled virtualization.  —  In a move that will help it expand its storage and virtualization offerings, Dell announced Nov. 5 that it will acquire storage startup EqualLogic for $1.4 billion.
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Dell:
Dell Plans to Acquire EqualLogic
Discussion: VentureBeat and Direct2Dell
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Mark Cuban, Facebook, and OpenSocial  —  Mark Cuban is, as usual, insightful when he describes the potential of Facebook profiles to be used as the basis for smarter social applications outside of Facebook.  His call for a truly open Facebook API is a must-read for anyone thinking about open social networks.
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Mark Cuban is lazy, and so are you
Discussion: Technology Evangelist and Joe Duck
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Publishers See a Way to Track Their Content Across the Net  —  Copyrighted work like a news article or a picture can hop between Web sites as easily as a cut-and-paste command.  But more than ever, as that material finds new audiences, the original sources might not get the direct financial benefit …
Discussion: Insider Chatter and FurdLog
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
MySpace To Announce Self-Serve Hyper Targeted Advertising Network  —  MySpace will announce plans to introduce a new advertising platform, "SelfServe by MySpace," at Ad:Tech Monday.  The service itself will launch to a limited set of advertisers in the next sixty days.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Socialtext gets new CEO and $9.5 million in funding  —  Socialtext co-founder Ross Mayfield has stepped down as CEO of the enterprise wiki company and is handing the reins to Eugene Lee, a well-seasoned tech executive who has spend time at Adobe, Cisco, Banyan Systems and was a co-founder of Beyond Inc. (acquired by Banyan).
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Money And A New CEO For SocialText
Discussion: The Open Road
Microsoft:
Windows Home Server Available Now to Help Families Protect, Connect and Share Their Digital Experiences  —  The HP MediaSmart Server is now available for pre-order and will be shipped to customers this month; new hardware and software partners announce Windows Home Server products and solutions.
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Windows Home Server launches hardware blitz for holidays
Discussion: Gizmodo and Gadget Lab
Andrew Adam Newman / New York Times:
Things Turn Ugly in the 'Hacks vs. Flacks' War  —  Journalists often call publicists "flacks" and publicists call journalists "hacks," though rarely in earshot of one another.  But the gloves came off last week after Chris Anderson, the executive editor of Wired magazine, chided "lazy flacks" …
Discussion: Beet.TV
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo FireEagle - A Platform Service For Geo Information  —  Yahoo isn't just announcing Kickstart this evening.  Salim Ismail's Brickhouse is announcing a very useful new platform service tonight tentatively called FireEagle, which is currently in closed alpha testing.
Martin H. Bosworth / ConsumerAffairs.com:
Verizon Overrides Internet Searches With Its Own Results  —  Web search "tinkering" raises net neutrality concerns  —  Subscribers to Verizon's high-powered fiber-optic Internet service (FiOS) are reporting that when they mistype a Web site address, they get redirected to Verizon's own search engine page …
Discussion: DSLreports, Tech_Space and GigaOM
 
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Owning Ha.ckers.org - Or Not  —  Some people think I'm paranoid …
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Emily / textually.org:
SAMSUNG JOINING TOUCH-SCREEN PHONE FRENZY
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David Ward / Reuters:
Microsoft and ESPN are teammates for Xbox Live
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Visual Studio 2008 to RTM in November
Discussion: InfoWorld and Microsoft
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Bryan Gardiner / Wired News:
Phoenix HyperSpace Bypasses Windows With Fast-Boot Technology
Anne Zelenka / GigaOM:
HiveLive Takes Web 2.0 Upscale
Nik Fletcher / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
O2 removes 200MB Fair-Use policy for UK iPhone
Tony Smith / The Register:
Samsung samples SATA II 2.5in SSD
Tony Smith / The Register:
Asus spills AMD 7-series chipset beans
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SNL's Take On The iPhone Ads