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2:00 PM 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:
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.  — Facebook will never sell any of your information.
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.
Anne Zelenka / GigaOM:
Let's Be Friends: AdFriends
Discussion: CostPerNews and The Praized Blog
Saul Hansell / Bits:   Facebook Everywhere  —  The most important bit of news …
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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Anne Bentley / AOL:
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  —  AOL today announced that it has entered into an agreement …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AOL: Let's become an ad network before this really unravels  —  AOL acquired Internet advertising firm Quigo Tuesday in its latest move to transform itself into an ad network.  And given AOL's financial state the rejiggering is a good idea.  —  In a statement AOL said it acquired Quigo …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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 …
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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Your Web Everywhere: Opera Mini 4 hits the streets
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, Ubergizmo and mocoNews.net
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: The Register and Ars Technica
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BBC:
Prince sites face legal threats
Discussion: Switched
Martin Veitch / Inquirer:
Intel mulled buying Nvidia, ATI  —  INQ Interview Part 3 Gelsinger spills beans on graphics  —  FOR THE THIRD part of this exclusive interview with Intel senior vice president Pat Gelsinger, we talked about GPUs, how Intel considered buying ATI and nVidia, the OLPC laptop and the Tablet PC.
Discussion: CNET News.com
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: CrunchGear, Mashable! and Slashdot
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Eisner's advice to striking writers: Blame Steve Jobs, not the studios  —  NEW YORK—In his keynote speech on Wednesday morning at the Media and Money conference hosted by Dow Jones and Nielsen, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner talked about writers as though they were a minority group that he didn't particularly understand well.
Discussion: paidContent.org and MacUser
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.
Grant Robertson / Download Squad:
Fans shafted as Major League Baseball revokes DRM licenses  —  The crack of the bat, the smell of the grass and the pain of losing your purchased content to DRM deactivation.  In what can only be called the biggest bonehead move since Bill Buckner's error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series …
Susanne Ault / Video Business Online:
HD DVD set-top player $99 sales moves units  —  Toshiba HD-A2 model sells 90,000 over weekend  —  The HD DVD format significantly pumped its installed base over the weekend, as dueling store clearances sold an estimated 90,000 Toshiba players, according to sources close to retailers.
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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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
A Story of Surveillance  —  Former Technician 'Turning In' AT&T Over NSA Program
Brad Stone / Bits:
Log Off and Get to Work
Discussion: WebProNews and WinBeta
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
PE Guys: We Want To Take Big Media Private
Discussion: paidContent.org
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft antitrust argument cites Google's success
Discussion: CNET News.com
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Ask.com Introduces Bloglines Top 1000 List
Heather / Inside AdWords:
Advertise on more than 1,700 AM/FM radio stations
Discussion: WebProNews
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Firefox 3 beta is (almost) out
Discussion: Mashable! and Digg
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Whole Foods Board Decides Common Sense Ain't Common Enough …
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Reuters:
Republicans seek privacy hearing on Google deal
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How to coast to a writing career [Silicon Valley Users Guide]
Haroon Malik / Gizmodo:
Windows Live Drops Out of Beta, @live.com Email Addresses Available [Windows Live]
Discussion: Inquirer and Associated Press
Lewis Page / The Register:
Garmin vs TomTom bid battle for Tele Atlas hots up
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