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1:15 AM ET, October 9, 2007

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Charlene Li / Groundswell:
Facebook Flyer test results  —  I was preparing for my Graphing Social Patterns speech on Facebook marketing last night and decided to try out Facebook Flyers, which allows members to create their own little display ads that shows up in the left navigation bar.
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Graphing social patterns with Linkedin's Reid Hoffman  —  Speaking the Graphing Social Patterns conference (covering the business and technology of Facebook) in San Jose today, Linkedin founder and chairman Reid Hoffman poured cold water on the notion that a single social graph would prevail.
Terrence Russell / Epicenter:
Graphing Social Patterns: What Happens When Users Grow Up?
Discussion: Between the Lines
Terrence Russell / Epicenter:
Graphing Social Patterns: Fun With Panelist Snark!
Discussion: bub.blicio.us
Michael Liedtke / NEWS.com.au:
Google to show YouTube videos on other websites  —  Decrease Increase -  —  Submit comment:  —  GOOGLE will begin showing YouTube videos on thousands of other websites, hoping to profit from ads attached to the clips.  —  The expansion, to be announced later today …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Jim Kukral and Mashable!
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Here Comes the Money: YouTube Videos Coming to AdSense  —  According to early reports from the Associated Press and Variety, Google is set to make a major announcement tomorrow concerning YouTube integration with AdSense.  Selected YouTube videos will be available to AdSense publishers and will appear wrapped in banner ads.
Scott Kirsner / Variety:
Google pegs video ad plans  —  Web search giant unveils new strategy  —  Could the Google upfronts be far off?  —  That scenario gets a bit more plausible today, as Silicon Valley's Web search behemoth unveils a new thrust in its video advertising strategy.
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Facebook's fbFund Takes a Mulligan - Requires All Applications to be Resubmitted  —  When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced his new application developer grant program, fbFund, at TechCrunch40, everyone clapped (including me).  I did have some concerns immediately and one of them was right …
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Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:   REPORT: FACEBOOK 'ISSUES MULLIGAN' ON DEVELOPER GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS
CEO / This is going to be BIG.:
Twitter Prepping its Mobile Ad Units?  It was bound to happen eventually...  While everyone is talking about Google and mobile advertising, has anyone else noticed the emergence of "Tips" on their Twitter mobile notifications?  This is surely the precursor to mobile SMS keyword ads from Twitter.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Twitter Testing Text Footer Ads
Discussion: Valleywag
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Is Twitter testing out mobile advertisements?
Discussion: Guardian
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Announcing a preliminary iPhone 1.1.1 Jailbreak  —  The iPhone/iTouch Dev guys have been hard at work for weeks and have finally managed to jailbreak 1.1.1.  Right now, they're nowhere near releasing a general-use tool but the first steps have been made.  Congratulations to dinopio, asap18 …
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Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Third Party Apps ported to iPhone 1.1.1
Discussion: Engadget, blognation and Digg
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
YouTube: The Big Copyright Lie  —  I'm a big YouTube fan.  —  We can thank YouTube for cutting the gordian knot of video codecs.  Instead of futzing around with codecs and media players, YouTube's universal, Flash-based web video "just works".  After all this time, it turns out the killer app …
Jessica Guynn / Los Angeles Times:
Web companies eye market for local ads  —  Online players are courting mom-and-pop businesses as consumers turn to the Internet to find services in their neighborhoods.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When it comes to finding local products and services, consumers are increasingly letting their fingers do the clicking.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Local Advertising Firm ReachLocal Receives a Big $55.2 Million Round
Discussion: The Local Onliner and Mashable!
Mark Simon / Search Insider:
Is The Online Ad Industry Partying Like It's 1999?  —  Online advertising spending is healthy, and most people in the industry seem to believe that the industry faces nothing more challenging than a few speed bumps on its way to inevitable dominance of advertising as a whole.
Discussion: Traffick
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Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Champagne at the Googleplex: GOOG Above $600/share
Ben / :Ben Metcalfe Blog:
My first take on Seesmic … A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of a demo of Loic Le Meur's new start-up Seesmic - which I guess is best described as a video based Twitter-like service with a slightly higher emphasis to the social network aspect of the play over products I've seen this area [see screenshot].
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Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Why I Won't Buy an iPhone  —  Apple has abandoned its founding ethos of creativity and innovation by hanging up on third-party software developers  —  I don't own an iPhone, and I don't think I ever will.  That may come as a surprise to anyone acquainted with my long history of owning and liking Apple (AAPL) products.
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Google's Orkut: A World of Ambition  —  Seizing on Orkut's momentum in Asia and Latin America, Google moves to revamp its social networking site and take aim at Facebook and MySpace  —  If it's not about MySpace and Facebook, then the breathless buzz that surrounds online social networking often gravitates …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google: How High Can It Go?  —  Google (GOOG) crossed the $600-a-share threshold today, giving it a market capitalization of around $188.1 billion.  The big questions is, how high can it go?  $750, $1,000 or (shudder) $2,000 a share?  —  Here is what $188 billion buys you:
Discussion: Webomatica and Howard Lindzon
Ed Moltzen / crn.com:
Microsoft's Ballmer: Google Reads Your Mail  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took a knock at one of his chief rivals during a speech to an audience in the U.K., saying Google reads customer email as part of a failed bid to drive ad-based revenue.  —  The software giant's chief made the remarks during …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Calif. man sues Apple over iPhone 'bricking'  —  Second anti-iPhone lawsuit in two weeks alleges that Apple violated antitrust laws  —  A California man filed a lawsuit accusing Apple Inc. of violating antitrust law because its iPhone forces buyers to use AT&T Inc. as their wireless carrier and the company …
 
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Burn: Nine Inch Nails Dumps Record Labels, Going Direct to Fans
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Acquisition No. 2 For Sugar Inc.: Coutorture
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The rectification of names: Intel rebranding platforms in 2008
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Hacker breaks into eBay server, locks out users
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