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3:35 AM ET, October 8, 2008

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Facebook “friends” Live Search  —  Today we're excited for our friends at Facebook.  Now Facebook users in the U.S. have the option to “Search Facebook” or “Search the Web.”  In addition, adCenter is delivering search ads alongside those results.  For me that means getting great search results …
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Leah Pearlman / Facebook Blog:
What are you looking for today?  —  We're always working on innovative ways to make your experience on Facebook more useful.  Toward that goal, today we've added Microsoft Live Search to your Facebook search experience (for people in the US).  This is the first step in giving you the ability …
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
BlackBerry Storm debuts with app store, Mac suite on the way  —  Research in Motion has launched its very first touchscreen smartphone — and promises to shadow Apple's iTunes App Store while also providing an official utility to sync its phones with Macs.  —  Also known as the 9500 …
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The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Storm official press images and specs!  —  What's an embargo?  We've never heard that word before... Here's your first look at what all the other sites will soon start reporting on — official BlackBerry Storm press images and spec sheet!  Here's the official specs for the Verizon unit which we already knew:
Adobe:
Flash Player workaround available for “Clickjacking” issue  —  Vulnerability identifier: APSA08-08  —  Affected Software: Adobe Flash Player 9.0.124.0 and earlier  —  Adobe is aware of recently published reports of a ‘Clickjacking’ issue in multiple web browsers that could allow an attacker …
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YouTube Blog:
Like What You See?  Then Click-to-Buy on YouTube  —  When you view a YouTube video with a great soundtrack, you often see comments from YouTube users asking about the name of the song and where they can download it.  Or when users watch the trailer for an upcoming video game …
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Next Big Thing for YouTube: E-Commerce Links  —  YouTube today announced it has added the option to incorporate e-commerce links from videos on its site to relevant iTunes and Amazon products.  The move was expected, as YouTube CEO Chad Hurley described doing exactly that at a talk in June …
Mozilla Labs:
Introducing Geode  —  Always know where you are.  —  You've arrived in a new city, a new continent, a new coffee shop.  You don't really know where you are, and are looking for a good place to eat.  You pull out your laptop, fire up Firefox, and go to your favorite review site.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Ten Years Later, Yahoo Finally Updates Its Calendar  —  It's literally been ten years since Yahoo updated its online calendar.  And it's been more than two years since Google launched its Web-based calendar.  But tonight it will start rolling out a new drag-and-drop, Ajax calendar …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Investor David Einhorn Done With Microsoft, Ballmer  —  Famed hedge-fund manager David Einhorn (Greenlight Capital), the man who shorted Lehman Brothers, has been clobbered along with other Wall Street stars over the past few months.  In his “I'm sorry about our awful performance” …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Google launches AdSense for Games  —  This screenshot shows one way Google will place ads in games, including casual Web-based games like PlayFish's Wordplay.  —  If Google's entry into a field of advertising doesn't legitimize it, nothing can.  And that's why the in-game advertising industry just got a huge shot in the arm.
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Why Facebook is foundering  —  The great hope of the Valley, the startup everyone thought was the next Google, the company whose IPO might restart the stock-market gold rush for everyone, is not well.  Why?  Look to its founder.  Mark Zuckerberg is mismanaging his creation's transition to greatness.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Jimmy Wales: The New Wikia Search API “Is Like Facebook Apps For Search Results.”  —  Jimmy Wales is opening up the Wikia Search engine to anyone who wants their own data or application to show up in results.  Called Wikia Intelligent Search Extensions (WISE), it lets developers create search results based on certain keywords or rules.
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Government report: Data mining doesn't work well  —  The most extensive government report to date on whether terrorists can be identified through data mining has yielded an important conclusion: It doesn't really work.  —  A National Research Council report, years in the making and scheduled …
Rupert Neate / Telegraph:
Steve Wozniak interview: iconic co-founder on the iPod, iPhone, and future for Apple  —  In an exclusive interview with the Telegraph, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak wonders how long the iPod can stay on top spot, laments the limitations of the iPhone 3G, agrees with the downgrade on Apple shares …
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Don Reisinger / The Digital Home:
Why I can't wait for the iPod to die
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Julian Prokaza / Mobile Computer:
Asus Eee PC S101  —  Leaked photos have already hinted at the existence of a high-end Eee PC from Asus, but little else has so far been revealed about this sleek new netbook - until today, that is.  Asus has now officially announced the Eee PC S101 and Mobile Computer is lucky enough to have scooped the worldwide exclusive review.
James Niccolai / LinuxWorld.com:
MySQL cofounder David Axmark leaving Sun  —  David Axmark, a cofounder and former lead engineer for MySQL, has resigned from Sun Microsystems a few weeks after another cofounder said he may also leave the company.  —  “I have thought about my role at Sun and decided that I am better off …
Discussion: Kaj Arnö
Linux-Watch.com:
RIP LinuxWorld  —  The largest conference devoted to Linux technology is changing its name to embrace open source software on other operating systems (OSes).  Next August, LinuxWorld will relaunch as the OpenSource World Conference & Expo, but will retain existing LinuxWorld features, says show organizer IDG World Expo.
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Eisner On Online Video And What ‘Works’: Sex And Sarah Palin; But ‘Story’ Is The Thing  —  Veoh founder Dmitry Shapiro climbed on stage at a small theater in Manhattan to introduce a discussion on the changes online video has been experiencing.  For its mini-conference, the Veoh Insights Series …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Facebook COO: Web Needs New Model, New Metrics  —  Social-Networking Site Points to MTV Promotion of Video Awards as Way to Use Online Ads to Generate Demand  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AdAge.com) — Facebook's latest attempt to finally get some real ad revenue has shown early signs of promise …
Discussion: Valleywag, Furrier.org and Tech Beat
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Judge keeps RealDVD restraining order in place  —  SAN FRANCISCO—RealNetworks on Tuesday failed to convince a district judge to allow the company to begin selling RealDVD, until she learns from experts how the DVD-copying software functions.  —  That means RealDVD is unlikely to reappear …
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple's Brick: A Radical New Laptop?  —  The latest whispers are that Apple will announce a notebook made from a solid brick of aluminum  —  When they're not hand-wringing over the recent drop in Apple's share price, Mac enthusiasts have been transfixed lately by the mystery product …
Discussion: Creative Capital
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Microsoft Pledges $1.5M for Games Research  —  Table of Contents:  —  Microsoft will participate in a new alliance of academic institutions and researchers called the Games for Learning Institute, aiming to promote the study and use of games as a way to educate students in math and science.
 
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Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
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