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4:35 PM ET, November 7, 2007


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Caroline McCarthy / CNET
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.
Joseph Weisenthal /
@ Media & Money: Keynote: Michael Eisner: Strike is 'Insanity …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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.
Nick / Rough Type:
The social graft  —  "Once every hundred years media changes …
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Facebook Everywhere  —  The most important bit of news …
Discussion: GigaOM
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).
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 …
Saul Hansell / Bits:   AOL's New Plan: It's Not Working
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 …
Discussion: Mashable!
Redsock / The Joy of Sox:
If You Purchased MLB Game Downloads Before 2006, Your Discs/Files …
Discussion: Ars Technica and Gadget Lab
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
MLB rips off fans who bought DRM videos
Brad Stone / Bits:
Log Off and Get to Work  —  Turns out your bosses don't want you updating your social networking page at the office.  —  Web security firm Barracuda Networks polled 2,400 of its own customers and found that 50.2 percent block access to social networks MySpace and Facebook.
Discussion: WebProNews, Valleywag and WinBeta
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:   MySpace Voted Most Likely to Be Blocked at Work
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 …
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 …
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.
Charlie White / Gizmodo:
10 Things to Know When Buying an HD Camcorder [Shooting High-Def]
Discussion: CNET
Stephen Shankland /
AMAZON TO HOST RED HAT LINUX ONLINE  —  Update: I added a lot more detail about Red Hat's ambitions and other moves.  —  Red Hat on Wednesday announced a significant departure from its current business plan, saying its flagship Linux product will be available on's Elastic Computing Cloud online service.
Market Wire:
Cisco Reports First Quarter Earnings  —  SAN JOSE, CA—(MARKET WIRE)—Nov 7, 2007 — Cisco (NasdaqGS:CSCO - News)  — Q1 Net Sales: $9.6 billion (increase of 17% year over year)  — Q1 Net Income: $2.2 billion GAAP; $2.5 billion non-GAAP  — Q1 Earnings per Share: $0.35 GAAP (increase of 35% year over year);
Johansch /
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.
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Class-action charges Apple with illegally tying iPods to iTunes  —  Apple Inc. in a new class-action lawsuit is charged with illegally tying iPods to its iTunes Store in order to forge a monopoly over the digital media market so it can inflate prices, exclude competition, and force consumers to continue to buy into its closed ecosystem.
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 and Engadget
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: Macsimum News and CNET
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.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Time Warner: With Soft Ad Trends At AOL, And No Signs Of Asset Sales …
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
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