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11:50 AM ET, November 7, 2007

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Nick / Rough Type:
The social graft  —  "Once every hundred years media changes," boy-coder turned big-thinker Mark Zuckerberg declared today at the Facebook Social Advertising Event in New York City.  And it's true.  Look back over the last millennium or two, and you'll see that every century, like clockwork, there's been a big change in media.
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Leah Pearlman / Facebook Blog:
The Facebook Blog  —  Facebook Ads  —  Today we announced an entirely new advertising solution for Facebook.  Right now, we want to make clear what's changing—and what's not—for you.  —  First of all, what's not changing:  — Facebook will always stay clutter-free and clean.
Louise Story / New York Times:
Facebook Is Marketing Your Brand Preferences (With Your Permission)  —  FACEBOOK wants to put your face on advertisements for products that you like.  —  Facebook .com is a social networking site that lets people accumulate "friends" and share preferences and play games with them.
Discussion: CNET News.com
Saul Hansell / Bits:   Facebook's Next Privacy Problem
Associated Press:
Google maps find their way to gas pumps  —  The Internet giant will join with another firm to give directions at service stations.  —  Lost drivers soon will be able to Google for help at the pump.  —  As part of a partnership to be announced today, the online search leader …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Google gas pumps: the savior of lost men
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Nick Farrell / Inquirer:
Windows Live lumbers out of beta  —  If you can call this living  —  MICROSOFT has taken its Windows Live package out of beta claiming the the package of free desktop programs for e-mail, instant messaging, blogging and sharing photos is a "upgrade for Windows".
Discussion: Associated Press
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Haroon Malik / Gizmodo:
Windows Live Drops Out of Beta, @live.com Email Addresses Available [Windows Live]
Discussion: Mashable!
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
Time Warner to buy Quigo  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Time Warner Inc's AOL (TWX.N: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Wednesday it will buy Internet advertising technology company Quigo to bolster its ad force and make it more competitive with Google Inc (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) and Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O: Quote, Profile, Research).
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Johansch / my.opera.com:
The power of the Web with Opera Mini 4  —  After three betas we're proud to release the shiny new Opera Mini 4 to the world.  —  We've done a lot with this new Opera Mini.  For example, we rewrote the entire code for Opera Mini 4 and added lots of improvements and new features to make the browser even better.
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Opera:
Your Web Everywhere: Opera Mini 4 hits the streets  —  Opera, the only company that puts the Web on any device, today released Opera Mini™ 4, the newest version of Opera's worldwide mobile browsing sensation.  Opera Mini 4 inspires the senses with its stunning desktop overview mode …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and mocoNews.net
Jemima Kiss / PDA:
The head of Times Online on tech women, and Google  —  Yesterday at the Society of Editors conference, Times Online editor Anne Spackman had spoken about how she thinks online news will become more dominated by men because journalists increasingly need technical skills.
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Dolapo / Official Google Reader Blog:
Attack of the 20%'ers  —  At Google, 20% time is core to our culture and today's Reader release incorporates features developed by two engineers in their 20% time.  Those two engineers would be us!  —  Steve Lacey: As a blogger I like to include a blogroll on my site so that friends …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Prince, Has Lost The Plot Prince, To Sue A Lot  —  To all those TechCrunch commenters who took offense at our previous coverage of the singer Prince's intentions to sue YouTube, The Pirate Bay and eBay for copyright infringement in September, read this carefully.
Discussion: BBC and The Register
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Mike Collett-White / Reuters:
Prince moves to sue fan Web sites
Darren Waters / BBC:
Symbian dismisses Google Android  —  Google's dominance of the web will not translate to the mobile phone market, a senior executive at Symbian has said.  —  John Forsyth, vice president of strategy at Symbian, the platform that powers many of the world's phones, said Google lacked experience.
Discussion: Mashable! and Slashdot
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google's Game-Focused Advertising Initiative To Launch This Month  —  Google's (GOOG) long-rumored, game-focused advertising initiative is going to come to life later this month, according to sources familiar with the Mountain View, Calif-based company's plans.
Discussion: paidContent.org and Mashable!
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.
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Ina Fried / ZDNet:
Microsoft moving closer to Centro  —  The product is still months away, but Microsoft is sharing a few more details on its forthcoming custom software package for midsize business servers.  —  Microsoft first announced its plans for Centro back in September 2005, saying at the time it would be based …
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Josh Grossberg / E! Online:
Fans Shortchanging Radiohead's Rainbows?  —  That pot of gold at the end of Radiohead's Rainbows may not be as full as thought.  —  The band's ballyhooed In Rainbows, available only online at a price set by individual fans, may not be the paradigm-changing, label-killing force it's been hyped to be.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why Google launched OpenSocial  —  Today's announcement from Facebook is the reason why Google announced OpenSocial last week.  They must have gotten a leak from one of the companies that stood with Facebook, so they knew what was coming.  They weren't scared of Facebook's technology, because they didn't respond with technology.
 
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Reuters:
Republicans seek privacy hearing on Google deal
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Paul Boutin / Valleywag:
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Susanne Ault / Video Business Online:
HD DVD set-top player $99 sales moves units
Jemima Kiss / PDA:
The start-up culture in Reuters' Labs department
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
DJ Media Conference: Wapo, Huffpo, MSO
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
MerchantCircle, helps small businesses market online — aggressively
Discussion: TechCrunch, Mashable! and 901am
Ellen Miller / Sunlight Foundation:
A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
iLike vs. Facebook: The Battle For The Music Artist
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Try Again  —  What a travesty this Android announcement is.
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