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6:50 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
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Facebook Ads makes a flashy debut in New York
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Megan McCarthy / Valleywag:   How Facebook employees break into your profile [Your Privacy Is An Illusion]
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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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
FCC chairman supports Google's Open Handset Alliance
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Congress unimpressed by Yahoo apology for China dissident e-mail testimony
Discussion: CNET News.com
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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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:
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
Heather Havenstein / PC World:
Microsoft Says it Will Ship Visual Studio 2008 This Month  —  Microsoft has committed to releasing Visual Studio 2008 and its .Net Framework 3.5 technology by the end of this month.  —  Recommend this story?  —  Microsoft Corp. on Monday committed to releasing Visual Studio 2008 …
Discussion: InfoWorld
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.
 
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's Windows Live finally starting to come into its own
Matt Hines / InfoWorld:
What's the (next) deal with the DLP business?
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Is the HTC Omni the Google Android 'Dream' Phone? [Google Phone]
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
RENT YOUR STUFF TO STRANGERS WITH ZILOK
Discussion: Mashable!
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
New MSLO Ad Network Dangles Lure of Reach to Advertisers
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Salesforce.com Acknowledges Data Loss
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Glide Crunch—Closing the Gap Between Online and Offline Spreadsheets
Discussion: Download Squad
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Surprise-OpenSocial is alpha code
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Joshua Porter / Bokardo:
Will Flickr and YouTube outlast MySpace and Facebook?
Lenovo:
Official PC Partner of the NBA Expands Lineup to Enter Workstation Market
Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
Swarm of QuickTime Bugs Found
Discussion: CNET News.com
Sony Ericsson:
Sony Ericsson announces first USB Mobile Broadband Modem
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Tests Alternative Google.cn Homepage
Lewis Page / The Register:
Pentagon: Our new robot army will be controlled by malware
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Phase: almost Guitar Hero on your iPod