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4:40 PM ET, November 6, 2007


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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
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.
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.
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."
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 …
Stephanie N. Mehta / Fortune:
Going gaga over Google mobile
Symbian CEO: Android just another Linux platform
Discussion: Gizmodo and InfoWorld
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: Gizmodo and Engadget Mobile
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Sony Ericsson reveals Web oriented K660
Discussion: Gizmodo
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.
Corey Boles / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo's Yang Apologizes to Dissidents Under Fire From Congressional Panel
Discussion: WebProBlog
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft readies free enterprise-search product  —  Microsoft is expanding its family of enterprise-search products with a new, free, entry-level product, Microsoft Search Server 2008 Express, which is due to ship in early 2008.  —  Microsoft made available on November 6 for download via …
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Microsoft Enterprise Search To Go Free
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 …
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 …
Jeff Smykil / Infinite Loop:
Be cautious of that serious data loss bug in Leopard
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
Alibaba Shares Triple in Hong Kong Trading Debut  —  Nov. 6 (Bloomberg) — Ltd., operator of China's largest online trading site for companies, almost tripled on its first day after an initial public offering in Hong Kong, making the stock four times more expensive than Google Inc. relative to earnings.
David Kaplan /
@ Ad:Tech: Online Video Creates Its Own Opportunities; NBC Might Revisit YouTube  —  Major media companies involved with video are feeling some degree of pain in trying to figure out ways to draw audiences and get ad support for the nascent video efforts.  Speaking on an afternoon panel …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Lenovo intros the ThinkStation S10 and D10 workstations
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Swarm of QuickTime Bugs Found
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft CIO Stuart Scott is out
Discussion: CNET
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Phoenix Technologies launches HyperSpace "instant on" embedded OS
Chris Soghoian / CNET
Google and the wrongly jailed Indian Net surfer
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OLPC begins laptop mass production
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
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 Earlier Items: 
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Whither mags?  —  Magazines won't die.  But I wonder how many new ones will be born.
N'Gai Croal / Level Up:
Monday Morning Quarterback: An Armchair Analysis of Videogame Sales …
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Phase: almost Guitar Hero on your iPod
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Is Google Afraid of Facebook?
Discussion: Got Ads?
Shawn Pogatchnik / Associated Press:
Microsoft expands in Ireland
Russell Beattie / Russell Beattie's Weblog:
Some Nokia N95 and S60 Thoughts
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
WabiSabiLabi founder arrested in Italy
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Five New iGoogle Themes