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7:25 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
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.
Saul Hansell / New York Times:   Facebook to Turn Users Into Endorsers
Terrence Russell / Epicenter:
Facebook Rolls Out Highly Targeted Viral Ad System
Caroline McCarthy / CNET
Facebook Ads makes a flashy debut in New York
Discussion: CNET and Lost Remote
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."
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple Tablet "confirmed" by Asus?
Discussion: MacRumors and Ubergizmo
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. …
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:
Tom Krazit / CNET
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 …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
I'm not happy with Leopard  —  I've given Leopard a chance …
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
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 …
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Lenovo to resurrect ThinkStation brand with new workstation line
Discussion: Engadget and CNET
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
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.
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
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's Windows Live finally starting to come into its own
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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
Joshua Porter / Bokardo:
Will Flickr and YouTube outlast MySpace and Facebook?
Lisa Vaas /
Swarm of QuickTime Bugs Found
Discussion: CNET
Chris Soghoian / CNET
Google and the wrongly jailed Indian Net surfer
Discussion: The Register
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Sony Ericsson announces first USB Mobile Broadband Modem
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