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5:55 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.
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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."
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
Terrence Russell / Epicenter:
Facebook Rolls Out Highly Targeted Viral 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
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:   Facebook's Announcement  —  Erick Schonfeld of TechCrunch …
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
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. …
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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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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 …
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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 …
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Lenovo intros the ThinkStation S10 and D10 workstations
Discussion: eWEEK.com and CNET News.com
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:   Lenovo to resurrect ThinkStation brand with new workstation line
Bloomberg:
Alibaba Shares Triple in Hong Kong Trading Debut  —  Nov. 6 (Bloomberg) — Alibaba.com Ltd., operator of China's largest online trading site for companies, almost tripled on its first day after an initial public offering in Hong Kong, making the stock four times more expensive than Google Inc. relative to earnings.
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David Barboza / New York Times:
Alibaba Shares Nearly Triple in Debut
Discussion: Techdirt, VentureBeat and TechCrunch
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Salesforce.com Acknowledges Data Loss  —  Business software provider Salesforce.com 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: Emergent Chaos and Slashdot
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David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
Phishing-based breach of salesforce.com customer data is more evidence …
Discussion: Computerworld
Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:
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 …
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Dan Goodin / The Register:   Man wrongly detained for 50 days has ISP to thank
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
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: Mashable! and CNET News.com
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: CrunchGear, Gizmodo and Engadget Mobile
 
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Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
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Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Glide Crunch—Closing the Gap Between Online and Offline Spreadsheets
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Alex Veiga / Associated Press:
Most fans paid $0 for Radiohead album
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
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Will Flickr and YouTube outlast MySpace and Facebook?
Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
Swarm of QuickTime Bugs Found
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OLPC begins laptop mass production
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Lewis Page / The Register:
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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
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Is Google Afraid of Facebook?
Discussion: Got Ads?