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5:45 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.
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 …
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."
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. …
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 …
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: Emergent Chaos and Slashdot
David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
Phishing-based breach of customer data is more evidence …
Discussion: Computerworld
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Man wrongly detained for 50 days has ISP to thank  —  I am not that number, I am not a free man  —  Police in India wrongfully arrested and detained a Bangalore man for 50 days after internet service provider Airtel mis-identified him as the person who posted images on Orkut that insulted a revered historical figure.
Chris Soghoian / CNET   Google and the wrongly jailed Indian Net surfer
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 …
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
Online Makeover Biz Lets You Preview New You  —  Watch the DIY Channel, E, Oxygen or other female centric sites and your bound to see plenty of programming about the makeover.  Makeover Solutions concept is to take that to the Web and allow ladies to virtually try on hair styles, cosmetics and accessories in online makeover sessions.
Joseph Weisenthal /
Makeover Solutions Raises $7 Million First Round for Online Beauty Service
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: CNET
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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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
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Alex Veiga / Associated Press:
Most fans paid $0 for Radiohead album
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Surprise-OpenSocial is alpha code
Joshua Porter / Bokardo:
Will Flickr and YouTube outlast MySpace and Facebook?
Official PC Partner of the NBA Expands Lineup to Enter Workstation Market
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Swarm of QuickTime Bugs Found
Discussion: CNET
Tom Krazit / CNET
Leopard bug identified with moving data
OLPC begins laptop mass production
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
 Earlier Items: 
Lewis Page / The Register:
Pentagon: Our new robot army will be controlled by malware
Screen Junk Callers With Free YouMail
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
Alibaba Shares Triple in Hong Kong Trading Debut
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Is Google Afraid of Facebook?
Discussion: Got Ads?
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
WabiSabiLabi founder arrested in Italy