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5:20 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.
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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."
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Facebook's Announcement  —  Erick Schonfeld of TechCrunch is liveblogging Facebook's announcement as I type this.  The first fifteen minutes were filled with soundbites from Zuckerberg about the social graph, how cool and popular Facebook is, the history of advertising and how revolutionary this announcement is.
Terrence Russell / Epicenter:
Facebook Rolls Out Highly Viral Targeted Ad System  —  The wait (and hype) is finally over.  After weeks of speculation and red herrings, Facebook's new ad system (imaginatively titled "Facebook Ads"), has been revealed.  So, what is it?  Put simply, it's an ad system that allows businesses …
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
MySpace and Facebook launch new Advertising products, why Hyper …
Discussion: VentureBeat
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."
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple Tablet "confirmed" by Asus?
Discussion: MacRumors and The Tablet PC
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. …
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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 …
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
Man wrongly detained for 50 days has ISP to thank  —  I am not that number, I am not a free man  —  Police in India wrongfully arrested and detained a Bangalore man for 50 days after internet service provider Airtel mis-identified him as the person who posted images on Orkut that insulted a revered historical figure.
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Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:   Google and the wrongly jailed Indian Net surfer
Sony Ericsson:
Sony Ericsson announces first USB Mobile Broadband Modem  —  Sony Ericsson's MD300 is a mobile broadband USB modem that connects your computer to HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, or GPRS networks.  —  Sony Ericsson today announced the MD300, a state-of-the-art business tool that allows busy professionals …
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear and Engadget Mobile
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Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Sony Ericsson reveals Web oriented K660
Discussion: Gizmodo
Lenovo:
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 …
Discussion: TechSpot News and Digital Trends
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Lenovo intros the ThinkStation S10 and D10 workstations
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Leopard bug identified with moving data  —  If you're moving data from one Mac or PC to a Mac running Mac OS X Leopard, don't trip over the cord.  —  Tom Karpik, a computer science student at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, says he has identified a bug in Leopard that can cause …
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Jeff Smykil / Infinite Loop:
Be cautious of that serious data loss bug in Leopard
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
I'm not happy with Leopard  —  I've given Leopard a chance, but it's pretty clear, this is not a good operating system release.  —  I've been out of the Mac loop for most of the last decade, just got back in a bit over 2 years ago.  I don't know if early OS releases are generally as crappy as this one …
Andrew Lim / Crave at CNET UK:
The ten most addictive online flash games ever made  —  For some people online flash games are a passing distraction to fill the hours between lunch and home time.  For others online flash games are a passionate hobby that keeps glued to their monitors while they try and beat their last score.
Discussion: Crave and Slashdot
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Makeover Solutions Raises $7 Million First Round for Online Beauty Service  —  New York-based Makeover Solutions Inc., a provider of online beauty services, has raised a $7 million first round from Village Ventures Fund, Rho Partners and Borealis Ventures.  The service allows users to engage …
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alarm:clock:   Online Makeover Biz Lets You Preview New You
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
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.
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.
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:
Discussion: CNET News.com
 
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Alex Veiga / Associated Press:
Most fans paid $0 for Radiohead album
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Joshua Porter / Bokardo:
Will Flickr and YouTube outlast MySpace and Facebook?
Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
Swarm of QuickTime Bugs Found
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
@ Ad:Tech: Online Video Creates Its Own Opportunities; NBC Might Revisit YouTube
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OLPC begins laptop mass production
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Whither mags?  —  Magazines won't die.  But I wonder how many new ones will be born.
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Phase: almost Guitar Hero on your iPod
Stephanie N. Mehta / Fortune:
Going gaga over Google mobile
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Alibaba Shares Triple in Hong Kong Trading Debut
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Is Google Afraid of Facebook?
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft readies free enterprise-search product
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