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10:20 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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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
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."
Dave Rosenberg / CNET News.com:
Facebook decides to bastardize its community  —  Facebook on Tuesday announced its new advertising offerings.  They seem pretty cool from a marketing perspective but have an underlying creepiness that should make users feel uncomfortable.  —  As CNET New.com's Caroline McCarthy writes:
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 …
Discussion: paidContent.org
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:   Facebook Ads: The Devil's In The Details
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   Changing the Face of Brand Advertising Online
Megan McCarthy / Valleywag:   How Facebook employees break into your profile [Your Privacy Is An Illusion]
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Facebook's Announcement  —  Erick Schonfeld of TechCrunch …
Discussion: eWEEK.com and Inside Facebook
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:
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Trouble In Redmond: Microsoft Boots CIO
Discussion: Valleywag
Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
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.
Discussion: The Register and ClickZ News Blog
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Chris / LiveSide:
Register your @live.xx email now!  —  Microsoft just enabled the @live.xx signup!  Go grab yours now! http://get.live.com/getlive/ overview for the local domains (eg @live.co.uk) or use the following link for @live.com - @live.com signup.  —  So far the list of confirmed available aliases is:
Discussion: Channel 10 and Mashable!
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:   Live.com e-mail addresses up for grabs
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's Windows Live finally starting to come into its own
Discussion: LiveSide and Download Squad
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."
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 …
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.
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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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: 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.
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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Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
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Sony Ericsson updates Walkman line of phones
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Welcome To The Googleconomy  —  At Petsky Prunier's Spotlight Dinner …
Ashley Phillips / ABCNEWS:
Target Won't Carry 'Manhunt 2'
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Introducing VastPark, the owner of OpenSocial.com
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Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
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Heather Havenstein / PC World:
Microsoft Says it Will Ship Visual Studio 2008 This Month
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Glide Crunch—Closing the Gap Between Online and Offline Spreadsheets
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Surprise-OpenSocial is alpha code
Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:
Google and the wrongly jailed Indian Net surfer
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Andrew Lim / Crave at CNET UK:
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