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4:55 PM ET, July 24, 2008

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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Microsoft Live Search Coming To Facebook  —  When Microsoft made its investment in Facebook I always had thought that Live Search would come to the site, together with search monetization.  Later it appeared that search wasn't part of the deal.  Facebook's competitors all have web search …
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Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Breaking: Facebook Signs Search and Advertising Deal with Microsoft  —  CNBC is reporting that Microsoft and Facebook have signed a search and advertising deal.  The partnership involves integrating Microsoft Live Search on Facebook, which will include the software giant's search advertising.
Discussion: SitePoint Blogs
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook to Integrate Microsoft Live Search by Fall
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook, Microsoft Ink Search Deal
Discussion: paidContent.org
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft looks to ‘Mojave’ to revive Vista's image  —  REDMOND, Wash.—After months of searching for ways to defend its oft-maligned Windows operating system, Microsoft may just have found its best weapon: Vista's skeptics.  —  Spurred by an e-mail from someone deep in the marketing ranks …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft confirms IE 8 will ship this year  —  Quick update from Microsoft's Financial Analyst Meeting (FAM): Microsoft Senior Vice President of Online Services and Windows, Bill Veghte, just told attendees that Microsoft will release the final version of Internet Explorer (IE) 8 to the Web “later this year.”
Discussion: One Microsoft Way
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Ballmer seeks to justify Microsoft's bottomless-pit online spending  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer played online-services pitch man duirng his opening keynote at Microsoft's annual Financial Analyst Meeting (FAM), explaining why Micorsoft believes it must continue to invest heavily in search …
Discussion: Bits, Beyond Binary and Computerworld
Saul Hansell / Bits:
For Microsoft, There's No Place Like Enterprise
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Facebook Connect Matters & Why It Will Win  —  Facebook kicked off their second annual developer conference in San Francisco this afternoon with a keynote by founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg.  The overproduced keynote, with too many words repeatedly incessantly, seemed like a lullaby sung by a nanny in a language alien to yours.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Takes The Fast Lane To Boring  —  I agree with Sam Gustin when he says that yesterday's Facebook Developer Conference in San Francisco was in the end a snoozer, but not because CEO Mark Zuckerberg failed on stage.  —  First of all, saying the event itself was sleep-inducing is just factually incorrect.
Discussion: Tech Ticker
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zimbra Releases Version 3 Of Open Source Email Client, And It's Awesome  —  Yahoo's Zimbra launches version 3 of its open source desktop email client this morning that is designed to compete with Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, Mac Mail, etc.  This is a new iteration of their browser-based offline product announced in March 2007.
Discussion: The Inquisitr
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Mike Morse / Zimbra :: Blog:
Zimbra Desktop Beta 3's New Features
Discussion: BetaNews, ReadWriteWeb and webmonkey
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
New Twitter Anti-Spam Bot Causes Chaos  —  Twitter Anti-Spam Bot Punishes Community Managers and Causes Follower Counts to Drop  —  Did you notice a big drop in your Twitter follower numbers yesterday?  It seems that the Twitter team recently decided to step up their Twitter spammer detection …
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Mark Davidson / TwitterStars.com:   The Great Twitter Follower Crash of 2008!
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Steve Ballmer: Killing Apple and Google With Kindness?  —  BoomTown is flatly fascinated by the rather incredible memo Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer penned to his troops yesterday, with news of the reorganization of its massive Platforms and Services Division and the departure of its president, Kevin Johnson.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
AdMob Makes Mobile Ads Suck Less.  Will Give Away One Million Dollars Worth of Ads To iPhone App Developers.  —  On the iPhone, even the ads are cool.  Mobile advertising network AdMob is launching a whole new set of customized ads for iPhone apps.  As CEO Omar Hamoui explains in the video above …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
More Ads Coming To iPhone Apps: AdMob Expands iPhone Ad Network
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:   IPhone Free-For-All  —  Free markets are always tough on their players.
Brad Stone / Bits:
Hasbro Notches Triple-Word Score Against Scrabulous With ‘Lawsuit’  —  UPDATED  —  Looking to cut down its main competition and most high profile copycat in the growing market for social gaming, Hasbro has sued the two Indian brothers behind the popular Web game Scrabulous …
Discussion: VentureBeat and AppScout
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Scrabble maker Hasbro sues over ‘Scrabulous’
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Open Web Foundation Officially Launches  —  This morning at that OSCON conference David Recordon of Six Apart will announce on stage the formation of the Open Web Foundation.  The new foundation is about providing a home for the development and ratification of web-related standards efforts.
Discussion: David Recordon's Blog and Ajaxian
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
The Final Days of DRM: Yahoo Music Store Closing, Will Eat Your Purchased Music  —  Digital Rights Management technology is dying, it's becoming understood that hobbling tunes to enforce scarcity isn't the best way to monetize the music business online.  What about all the suckers who bought DRM laden music in recent years, though?
Sprint:
Sprint Nextel Announces Tower Sale to TowerCo for Approximately $670 Million in Cash  —  Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) today announced an agreement to sell approximately 3,300 towers to TowerCo for approximately $670 million in cash.  Additionally, the two companies have entered into a long term leasing agreement …
Discussion: mocoNews.net
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Nigel Morris / The Independent:
Music industry to tax downloaders  —  £30 ‘licence fee’ set to revolutionise illegal file-sharing  —  Internet users could face an annual charge of up to £30 to download music, under plans to be unveiled today that aim to tackle illegal file-sharing.
Raanan Bar-Cohen / WordPress for iPhone:
Version 1.1 and Beyond  —  First of all, thanks for all the feedback people have sent in - we really appreciate it.  —  Our first priority is to fix all the bugs, and once the app is stable and bug-free start looking at adding new features.  Here are a few notes about the bug fixes …
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
‘Spam King’ escapes from federal prison  —  Edward “Eddie” Davidson, a notorious e-mail spammer who was sentenced to jail time in April, has escaped from a federal prison camp in Florence, Colorado.  —  Davidson (left), also known as the “Spam King, made a run for it when his wife visited …
Discussion: WebProNews and Rocky Mountain News
 
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Zune phone really in the works at Microsoft?
John Morris / The Core Truth:
Intel launches new chip for consumer electronics
Discussion: Inquirer and Electronista
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