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12:40 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 sites …
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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 …
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Launching the Google Adsense Killer
Discussion: Mashable! and Somewhat Frank
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  —  This is a sad time for the web.  It's as almost somber as the time just before the last bubble burst in 2000.  I was working in PR with dot-com startups at the time and the way I feel now is how I did back then.  I wish I didn't, but I do.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Gmail 2.0 Screenshots  —  Google during the recent Analyst Day announced they want to release an updated version of Gmail that's supposed to be faster than the current one, thanks to a JavaScript back-end rewrite.  Also, the new version aims to improve contacts management.
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Gmail's New Version Is Now Available  —  The new version of Gmail I was talking about the other day is already available in some Gmail accounts.  If you see a link to an "older version" at the top of the page, that means you can enjoy the new features: mail prefetching, updated contact manager and other small updates.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and Gadgetell
Robby Stein / Official Gmail Blog:
Code changes to prepare Gmail for the future
Discussion: Lifehacker
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
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and WebProBlog
Apple:
Apple Sells Two Million Copies of Mac OS X Leopard in First Weekend  —  Apple® today announced that it sold (or delivered in the case of maintenance agreements) over two million copies of Mac OS® X Leopard since its release on Friday, far outpacing the first-weekend sales of Mac OS X Tiger …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple: 2 million copies of Leopard sold
Discussion: Channel 9 and Tech Trader Daily
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
The Future of Business Media - Consumer Business Magazines  —  Part 1 coverage here.  —  I grew up reading business magazines: Fortune, Business Week, Economist and to a lesser extent Forbes.  Then the Web's explosion got me to read Fast Company, Business 2.0, Red Herring and company, so I was looking forward to panel #2 with:
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Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:   The Future of Business Media - Forbes: Not Your Father's Brand
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:   @ FOBM: Amid Consolidation, Forbes.com Looks To Further Define Itself …
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 …
Dan Nystedt / InfoWorld:
Asustek complains of Intel laptop processor shortage  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - Taiwan's Asustek Computer complained on Tuesday of a shortage of Intel central processing units (CPUs) for laptop PCs, but said it didn't expect the problem to affect its sales.  —  "The biggest shortage in notebook components is in CPUs, Intel CPUs.
Discussion: The Tech Report
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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 …
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
@ FOBM: Advertising: Where Should the Money Go?  ; Search Is Altering The Spending Balance  —  Speakers on the Future Of Business Media conference's advertising panel tended to agree that the pie for online advertising is continuing to rise, but certain slices are being sliced more thinly.
Discussion: Between the Lines
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 …
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 …
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Trouble on horizon for 'white box' PC makers  —  news analysis Apple might be the flavor of the moment in the consumer PC world, but hundreds of thousands of customers every year continue to choose plain vanilla "white box" PCs.  —  Those purchases go on as Hewlett-Packard and Dell churn …
Discussion: Incremental Blogger and Gadget Lab
 
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Joshua Karp / The Boy Genius Report:
Sprint set to unleash new $30 BlackBerry data plans
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Javalobby:
So Long Apple. The Party's Over
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Whois May Be Whowas  —  The little corner of the Internet …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Virtual Art Gets Body
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Whois database targeted for destruction
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Damien Stolarz / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Video download is patent infringement, and there's a price to pay
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