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7:55 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 millennia or two, and you'll see that every century, like clockwork, there's been a big change in media.
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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.
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
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.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
iLike vs. Facebook: The Battle For The Music Artist  —  Facebook just got a whole lot friendlier for music artists.  With the launch of Facebook Ads, it is welcoming bands and musicians to set up their own public Facebook pages where members can sign up as fans.  Alas, there will be no standalone Facebook Music service.
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.
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Facebook to Turn Users Into Endorsers
Discussion: hypebot
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:   New advertising strategy is a big gamble for Facebook
Dave Rosenberg / CNET News.com:
Facebook decides to bastardize its community
Discussion: Valleywag
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Ads: The Devil's In The Details
Discussion: MediaFile
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]
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.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   Trouble In Redmond: Microsoft Boots CIO
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:
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.
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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.
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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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 …
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Register
~stevenf:
Try Again  —  What a travesty this Android announcement is.  A 34-company committee that's going to oversee the development of a currently non-existent suite of open-source mobile applications to run on as-yet-unspecified hardware.  I've never seen so much hot air, and honestly I'm kind of shocked that it came out of Google.
Discussion: GracefulFlavor
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
MerchantCircle, helps small businesses market online — aggressively  —  Online advertising remains hot.  But with Google, Microsoft and Yahoo fighting to serve advertising to large companies and publishers, smaller business clients are left neglected.  —  MerchantCircle, a controversial …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Mashable! and 901am
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Live from New York, it's Founders Club—with M.C. Hammer  —  "It's been a year of surreal moments for me," Digg CEO Jay Adelson said to me, "and the big one was when I met M.C. Hammer."  —  The funny thing is, Hammer himself was standing right next to us.  I was talking to Adelson …
 
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