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8:55 PM ET, November 6, 2007


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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Liveblogging Facebook Advertising Announcement (Social Ads + Beacon + Insights)  —  I am at Facebook's social advertising announcement in New York City, where Mark Zuckerberg is about to take the stage and tell us all what we already think we know: Facebook is getting into the advertising business in a big way.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Facebook launches its ad platform; Coca-Cola as friend?  —  Facebook on Tuesday announced its long awaited advertising system, dubbed Facebook Ads.  —  According to the company's statement, Facebook Ads will allow "businesses to connect with users and target advertising to the exact audiences they want."
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
MySpace and Facebook launch new Advertising products, why Hyper Targeting, Social Ads and rise of the "Fan-Sumer" matter to brands  —  By Jeremiah Owyang, insight from Charlene Li and Shar VanBoskirk.  This is also being cross-posted on the Forrester Marketing Blog.  —  Executive Summary
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Facebook to Turn Users Into Endorsers  —  Facebook wants to turn every member into a spokesman for its advertisers.  Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and chief executive of the superhot social network, today announced what the company calls "social ads."  —  The ads expand what has been one …
Terrence Russell / Epicenter:
Facebook Rolls Out Highly Targeted Viral Ad System
Caroline McCarthy / CNET
Facebook Ads makes a flashy debut in New York
Discussion: and Lost Remote
Dave Rosenberg / CNET
Facebook decides to bastardize its community
Discussion: Valleywag
Megan McCarthy / Valleywag:   How Facebook employees break into your profile [Your Privacy Is An Illusion]
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft CIO Stuart Scott is out  —  Stuart Scott, who joined Microsoft in 2005 as Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, [has left] was ousted from the company, as of November 5 for violating company policies, Microsoft officials said.  —  According to a statement from a Microsoft spokesperson:
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Trouble In Redmond: Microsoft Boots CIO
Discussion: Valleywag
Crave at CNET UK:
Apple Tablet PC is real, says Asus  —  Crave hangs with people in high places — that's how we get exclusives and free food.  A few weeks ago we were having a civilised dinner with our friends at Asus and angling for cool stories when we were told in a very hushed manner: "Asus is helping Apple build a Tablet PC."
Peter Galli /
Microsoft Launches Windows Live Services  —  This new generation of Windows Live services will be available in 36 languages and 59 countries across the world.  —  Microsoft has officially taken the beta moniker off the next generation of its Windows Live services, which it launched at events in New York and Los Angeles on Nov. 6.
Chris / LiveSide:
Register your @live.xx email now!  —  Microsoft just enabled the @live.xx signup!  Go grab yours now! overview for the local domains (eg or use the following link for - signup.  —  So far the list of confirmed available aliases is:
Discussion: Channel 10 and Mashable!
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's Windows Live finally starting to come into its own
Discussion: LiveSide
Red / The Red Ferret Journal:
Nokia perfects the clicky tactile touchscreen - iPhone gnashes teeth, swears revenge  —  It's taken them 10 years but Nokia boffins have finally perfected a 'touch feedback' touchscreen.  Don't be fooled by simple vibrational imitations folks, this is the real McCoy - you press a key on the screen …
Michael Oneal / Chicago Tribune:
5 newspaper giants in talks about online ad network  —  Five of the nation's top newspaper companies are taking steps to create a national online advertising network they hope will help them recapture ad revenue leaking away from their print products.  —  Sources close to the situation said Gannett Co. …
Declan McCullagh / CNET
Yahoo executives grilled by Congress over China policies: Live-blogging  —  The U.S. House of Representatives is holding a hearing titled "Yahoo! Inc.'s Provision of False Information to Congress."  With a title like that, you can be sure this particular event will be be fair, neutral, and objective.
Official PC Partner of the NBA Expands Lineup to Enter Workstation Market  —  Lenovo today showcased its powerful new entry into the workstation PC market with the launch of the ThinkStation brand.  Unveiled in cooperation with the NBA at the NBA Store, ThinkStation marks more than ten years since …
Chris Soghoian / CNET
Google and the wrongly jailed Indian Net surfer  —  On August 31, Lakshmana Kailash K. was arrested in Bangalore, India, and charged with posting insulting images of a revered historical figure on the Internet.  The police claimed that he had uploaded disrespectful images of Chhatrapati Shivaji …
Dan Goodin / The Register:   Man wrongly detained for 50 days has ISP to thank
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Why Google chose the Apache Software License over GPLv2 for Android  —  Google finally entered the mobile software market by turning the 2005 acquisition of Android into the Open Handset Alliance.  Google hopes to promote third-party mobile software development foster a broad developer community …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
FCC chairman supports Google's Open Handset Alliance
Discussion: and
Brian Krebs / Security Fix: Acknowledges Data Loss  —  Business software provider acknowledged that a recent spate of targeted e-mail virus and phishing attacks against its customers resulted from one of its own employees falling for a phishing scam and turning over the keys to the company's customer database.
Discussion: Computerworld and Emergent Chaos
Alex Veiga / Associated Press:
Most fans paid $0 for Radiohead album  —  LOS ANGELES - Radiohead let its fans decide how much to pay for a digital copy of the band's latest release, "In Rainbows," and more than half of those who downloaded the album chose to pay nothing, according to a study by a consumer research firm.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Surprise-OpenSocial is alpha code  —  The buzz about Google's OpenSocial APIs has died down as Google's Android phone platform took the stage, now eclipsed by Facebook's social ad service.  A few companies, such as Plaxo, have readied their containers for OpenSocial applications and widgets only to find problems.
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Ashley Phillips / ABCNEWS:
Target Won't Carry 'Manhunt 2'
Discussion: Crave and Game | Life
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Introducing VastPark, the owner of
Discussion: Mashable!
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Turn Your Old PC into a Webapp Monster with gOS [Hack Attack]
Discussion: CrunchGear and Reuters
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Our Sites Are Back Up! Navisite Is In for a Rough Ride
Discussion: Computerworld
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EA Confirms EA Chicago is Closing [Breaking]
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Is the HTC Omni the Google Android 'Dream' Phone? [Google Phone]
 Earlier Items: 
Heather Havenstein / PC World:
Microsoft Says it Will Ship Visual Studio 2008 This Month
Discussion: InfoWorld
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Glide Crunch—Closing the Gap Between Online and Offline Spreadsheets
Discussion: Download Squad
Joshua Porter / Bokardo:
Will Flickr and YouTube outlast MySpace and Facebook?
Sony Ericsson:
Sony Ericsson announces first USB Mobile Broadband Modem
Andrew Lim / Crave at CNET UK:
The ten most addictive online flash games ever made
Discussion: Crave
Lewis Page / The Register:
Pentagon: Our new robot army will be controlled by malware