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2:55 PM ET, October 30, 2007

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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Cookie tracking: How Facebook could be worth $100 billion?  —  When Facebook launches its "SocialAds" advertising product on November 6th, the technology will reportedly rely on cookies — unique identifiers sent to each user's computer from Facebook, and returned to Facebook when they visit web pages …
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Launching the Google Adsense Killer  —  Earlier today Lee Lorenzen of Altura Ventures sent me a message referencing a note where he postulates about Facebook's upcoming ad network.  He brought up something that I previously hadn't thought of: the opening of Facebook's ad network.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Social Ad Network: What We (Think We) Know So Far
Lee Lorenzen / Adonomics Blog:
Google Fears Facebook-Enhanced, Open-Source, AdSense Competitor
Discussion: Epicenter
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MAC Address / heise Security:
Leopard with chinks in its armour  —  A second look at the Mac OS X Leopard firewall  —  Apple is using security in general and the new firewall in particular to promote Leopard, the latest version of Mac OS X. However, initial functional testing has already uncovered cause for concern.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple: 2 million copies of Leopard sold
Discussion: Channel 9 and Tech Trader Daily
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Apple: 1 weekend, 2 million copies of Leopard sold
Discussion: Computerworld
John Heilemann / New York Magazine:
Web Bubble 2.0  —  Well, maybe it is a bubble.  But out in Silicon Valley, they don't think of that as a bad thing at all.  —  T  —  he Silicon Valley venture capitalist Michael Moritz is kinda-sorta the West Coast version of New York's own Steve Rattner.
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Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
The Web 2.0 World is Skunk Drunk on Its Own Kool-Aid
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Can a Google Phone Connect With Carriers?  —  Google Inc. is close to unveiling its long-planned strategy to shake up the wireless market, people familiar with the matter say.  The Web giant's ambitious goal: to make applications and services as accessible on cellphones as they are on the Internet.
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Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Google Phone News: This Not Just in from the WSJ  —  My feeds were buzzing this morning over a Wall Street Journal article discussing the infamous Google GPhone.  At last-I thought-if the WSJ is talking about it, then they must have something substantial to share.  —  Alas, my hopes were dashed.
Chris Williams / The Register:
Whois database targeted for destruction  —  The long-running attempt by privacy advocates to bin the Whois database will be up for vote at the ICANN meeting in Los Angeles tomorrow.  —  Cheerleaders for the six-year-old "sunset proposal" say people shouldn't be required to give …
Discussion: Mashable!
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Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:   Whois May Be Retired, Says ICANN
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Whois May Be Whowas  —  The little corner of the Internet …
Discussion: rc3.org
Dan Mitchell / New York Times:
Not All Is Gloomy in Real Estate: A Blog Network Attracts Capital  —  The residential real estate market may be troubled, but property-focused Web sites are still attracting visitors and investors.  —  Curbed.com, a popular real estate blog network with sites in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Plentyoffish: 1-Man Company May Be Worth $1Billion  —  We've written before about PlentyOfFish, a leading online dating site that is run by a single person and is raking in money.  Markus Frind is the singular force behind PlentyOfFish.  At the time of our last review, June 2006 …
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
SORRY PR PEOPLE: YOU'RE BLOCKED  —  I've had it.  I get more than 300 emails a day and my problem isn't spam (Cloudmark Desktop solves that nicely), it's PR people.  Lazy flacks send press releases to the Editor in Chief of Wired because they can't be bothered to find out who on my staff …
BBC:
PC stripper helps spam to spread  —  A virtual stripper is helping to defeat anti-spam security checks.  —  Spammers have created a Windows game which shows a woman in a state of undress when people correctly type in text shown in an accompanying image.  —  The scrambled text images come …
Jemima Kiss / PDA:
Mydeo scores US deal with Best Buy  —  UK video technology firm Mydeo confirmed a deal with the American retailer Best Buy today to power a paid-for video sharing service, with Best Buy taking a minority stake in the company.  —  The video sharing service is a curiosity …
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Business Wire:
Best Buy Launches Online Video Sharing Service
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Between the Lines
Zillow MediaRoom:
Zillow.com® Launches Suite of Tools for Advertisers to Target Homeowners in Ways Never Before Possible  —  Zillow Home Direct Ads offers advertisers the ability to reach homeowners on a home by home basis, at the right moment of purchasing intent  —  Leading real estate Web site Zillow …
Javalobby:
So Long Apple.  The Party's Over  —  Fresh Jobs for Developers  — » TripAdvisor.com - a "Founders At Work" company seeks a Senior/Lead Java Engineer in Needham MA  —  You only have to spend a few minutes at JavaOne to know that Apple is popular with Java developers.
Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:
Apple plays with fire, courts iPhone gift card lawsuits  —  Apple set the blogosphere on fire Monday when word leaked of the company's latest effort to limit iPhone unlocking.  Recent media reports reveal that that the company has instituted a two-device-per-visit limit for iPhone purchases …
 
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Ads And Business Pubs: Who's Winning?
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Sees a Future Without BitTorrent
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Ban on Net access taxes extended to 2014
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft talks SOA futures but not dates
Discussion: eWEEK.com and Microsoft
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
eyeFi Unveils Local Network Wi-Fi Transfer for Digital Cameras
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
40GB PS3 features 65nm chips, lower power consumption
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Prof replaces term papers with Wikipedia contributions, suffering ensues
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InfoWorld:
McAfee buys Web site security company for $51M
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Joshua Karp / The Boy Genius Report:
Sprint set to unleash new $30 BlackBerry data plans
Discussion: Mobility Site
Damien Stolarz / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Video download is patent infringement, and there's a price to pay
Discussion: Open Source
Dan Nystedt / InfoWorld:
Windows XP will double the price of Asustek's Eee PC
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
The Future of Business Media - Consumer Business Magazines
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Trouble on horizon for 'white box' PC makers
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AdBrite puts spotlight on Facebook application ads
 

 
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