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5:00 AM ET, November 3, 2007

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ok Here's At Least Part Of What Facebook Is Announcing On Tuesday: Project Beacon  —  There has been endless speculation around the new advertising network that Facebook will be launching next Tuesday at ad:tech in New York.  —  There are at least two pieces to the network.
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Breaking: Facebook's ads, and potential conflict with developers  —  A source has told us in some detail what Facebook will be launching on Tuesday, having seen and played with Facebook's offerings.  —  In a project code-named Pandemic, Facebook will remove the somewhat popular "sponsored groups" that advertisers can buy on the site.
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Music? Sort Of.
Discussion: Valleywag
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Google to unveil 'Android' phone software  —  Google is ready to unveil a suite of software for mobile phones based on open-source technology, backed by some of the largest wireless industry companies in the world.  —  The company is expected to hold a press conference on Monday to unveil the project …
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
What Google OpenSocial really means  —  When I wrote yesterday about the value-add of social networking, speculating that a "tool kit" might easily replace big sites like Facebook, I had no idea I was scooping myself.  —  In fact, at that very moment, our own David Berlind was being briefed …
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Q&A with Blake Commagere: Top Facebook app developer sizes up OpenSocial  —  Blake Commagere is a top third-party developer on Facebook, having built or worked with others to build popular applications like Causes, Zombies, Vampires, Werewolves and Slayers (he also works with startup Mogad, which is developing a sort of news feed site).
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook VC: No Rush For More $, Would Work W/Google
Don Reisinger / CNET News.com:
Say goodbye to Blockbuster  —  It looks like the bottom has finally fallen out of Blockbuster.  After numerous failed attempts at attracting new customers, the company has finally bit the bullet and is spiraling out of control.  Sad as it is, the end is near for Blockbuster and all that pressure …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
AP: The News Gatekeeper is Dead!  Long Live The News Gatekeeper!  —  The CEO of the Associated Press, Tom Curley, gave a speech yesterday to a group of news executives supposedly calling on them to drop their antiquated ways, learn to embrace the new opportunities of the internet and …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
First OpenSocial Application Hacked Within 45 Minutes  —  It didn't take long for someone to hack the first OpenSocial application.  In fact, it took just 45 minutes.  —  A developer who goes by the alias "theharmonyguy" and describes himself as "just an amateur" claims to have compromised …
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
The Next Microsoft  —  Google shares rose above $700 this week, making the search giant worth more than Cisco, Intel, Apple, or IBM, but still less than Microsoft and General Electric, if just barely.  Is the company really worth that kind of money or is this just the effect of a bubble market?
Discussion: WinExtra
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Powerset, the hyped search engine company, sees shakeup  —  Powerset, the "natural language" search engine company saying it wants to take on Google, has seen a shake up in its management.  —  The San Francisco company received substantial hype when it emerged last year saying it had found …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Powerset Looking for a New CEO
MCV:
New low-price 'compact' PS2 to arrive in 2008  —  Redesigned model boasts built-in power supply; 25 per cent price drop likely  —  Thought PlayStation 2 hardware sales were going to quietly disappear after the revenue frenzy of Christmas?  Think again - Sony is preparing to introduce a new …
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Lenovo bids an early adieu to IBM brand  —  If you haven't already, say goodbye to that little IBM sticker on your ThinkPad.  —  Turns out, Lenovo doesn't need the reputable computer brand to sell its notebooks and desktops anymore.  Lenovo Chief Executive Bill Amelio said as much following …
Discussion: echannelline.com
ScottIsAFool / LiveSide:
Windows Live Calendars Is Now Out!  —  After what seems like ages, Windows Live Calendars is [finally out there].  Update: almost out there.  Windows Live Calendar was indeed up for a bit, for testing, and will be going live in a public beta VERY very soon, but it's not up yet.
Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Apple Releases Fix for iMac Freeze Issue, Updates MacBooks  —  Apple provides a fix for its iMac and updates its MacBook notebooks  —  DailyTech reported in early October that some iMac users were experiencing freezing problems with their machines.  The root cause of the freezes was traced …
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple posts fix for freezing iMacs
 
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