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11:45 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."
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
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:
Discussion: Valleywag
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:   New advertising strategy is a big gamble for Facebook
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:   Facebook Ads: The Devil's In The Details
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Changing the Face of Brand Advertising Online
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Facebook Ads makes a flashy debut in New York
Discussion: Valleywag and Lost Remote
Megan McCarthy / Valleywag:   How Facebook employees break into your profile [Your Privacy Is An Illusion]
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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Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Microsoft CIO, underling took family leave before firing [Rumormonger]  —  Microsoft CIO, underling took family leave before firing  —  We've already got one theory on why Microsoft CIO Stuart Scott was fired.  He and a VP-level direct report both recently took "emergency family leave," says a tipster.
Discussion: Digital Daily
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Trouble In Redmond: Microsoft Boots CIO  —  Microsoft has fired chief information officer Stuart Scott for "violation of company policies."  —  Microsoft refused requests for further information from multiple sites, saying only that "We can confirm that Stuart Scott's employment with Microsoft …
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:
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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.
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
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 …
John Cook / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Google Seattle lands UW computer science professors  —  Cross-posted from John Cook's Venture Blog  —  Two University of Washington computer science professors are joining Google's new development office in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood, strengthening the search giant's ties …
Discussion: Geeking with Greg
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.
 
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