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11:15 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.
Saul Hansell / Bits:   Facebook's Next Privacy Problem
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Ads: The Devil's In The Details*
Discussion: MediaFile and VentureBeat
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
New advertising strategy is a big gamble for Facebook
Discussion: Seeking Alpha and Webware.com
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
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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Business Wire:
AOL Enters into Agreement to Acquire Quigo, a Leading Site and Content-Targeted Advertising Firm  —  Acquisition Will Enhance AOL's Solutions for Advertisers and Publishers; Builds on Other Recent Acquisitions and Launch of Platform-A  —  NEW YORK & DULLES, Va.—(BUSINESS WIRE) …
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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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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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 and WebProNews
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Trouble In Redmond: Microsoft Boots CIO
Discussion: Slashdot and Digg
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 …
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
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 …
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: Mashable!
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.
Andy Piper / TED:
Talks Larry Lessig: How creativity is being strangled by the law  —  Discuss this talk: How creativity is being strangled by the law ( Larry Lessig )  —  Sign in to add comments or Join (It's free and fast!)  —  This is a great talk for anyone who wants to understand creative content creation and the Internet.
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.
 
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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
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
DJ Media Conference: Wapo, Huffpo, MSO
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Lewis Page / The Register:
Garmin vs TomTom bid battle for Tele Atlas hots up
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Prince, Has Lost The Plot Prince, To Sue A Lot
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