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November 2, 2007
GOOD DAY FOR: New friends, as MySpace agreed to join the Google-led OpenSocial social-networking consortium. The group aims to come up with standards that will allow software developers to write programs that work on all participating social-networking sites. (MarketWatch) Facebook says it hasn’t been invited to join the group. (CNNMoney.com)
BAD DAY FOR: Paying respect, after the Writers Guild of American announced its intention to strike for the first time in 20 years. “What we can negotiate for is money,” said guild member Paul Guay. “How we assess respect and worth in this town is money.” (AP in Yahoo! Finance)
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