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.
Discussion: Between the Lines, The Open Road, Bubblegeneration Strategy Lab, broadstuff, Valleywag, Doc Searls Weblog, Skrentablog, Webomatica, Web Strategy, The Last Podcast, gapingvoid, Mark Evans, Todd Watson, Unit Structures, Deep Jive Interests, Basement.org, Alexander van Elsas's Weblog …, Technovia, Alec Saunders .LOG, MediaVidea, Guardian Unlimited, michael parekh on IT, Read/WriteWeb, CNET News.com, New York Times, Business Week, WinExtra, Silicon Alley Insider, TechCrunch, GigaOM, bub.blicio.us, Profy.Com, Search Engine Land and paidContent.org
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Maybe Google should fear Facebook's ad system
Umair / Bubblegeneration Strategy Lab: Research Note: Lord of the Flies, Or The Shape of the Faceconomy
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: FACEBOOK ADS - DO THEY HAVE A CLUETRAIN?
Jordan Golson / Valleywag: A post about a cartoon about Facebook [Self-referential]
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy: Weekly Digest of the Social Networking Space: Nov 7, 2007
Frederic / The Last Podcast: So Facebook does its own ads now...
Richard Ziade / Basement.org: From Viral Marketing To STD's
Alexander van Elsas / Alexander van Elsas's Weblog …: The myth of SocialAds, Beacon and Insights: it ain't gonna work!
Ian Betteridge / Technovia: The natural terminus of social software
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Facebook's social advertising system and the rise of the fansumer
Dave Rosenberg / CNET News.com: Facebook decides to bastardize its community
Saul Hansell / New York Times: Facebook to Turn Users Into Endorsers
Catherine Holahan / Business Week: Facebook: Marketers Are Your 'Friends'
Steven Hodson / WinExtra: Let's cut through the social crap
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Facebook Ads: The Devil's In The Details*
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Changing the Face of Brand Advertising Online
Om Malik / GigaOM: Is Facebook Beacon a Privacy Nightmare?
Brian Solis / bub.blicio.us: Facebook Releases Social Ads
Michael Garrett / Profy.Com: Facebook Beacon: A Driving Force Behind Facebook Ads
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Facebook Tripartite Ad System Launched: Facebook Pages, Social Ads & Beacon
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org: More On Facebook Ads; No Way To Opt Out Short Of Clamming Up
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.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch Blog, ClickZ, Bits, Bokardo, Screenwerk, Insider Chatter, WebProNews, Between the Lines, Laughing Squid and Digital Daily
Kevin Newcomb / Search Engine Watch Blog: Here Come the Social Network Ads
Saul Hansell / Bits: Facebook Everywhere — The most important bit of news …
Joshua Porter / Bokardo: The Difference between a Recommendation and an Ad
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Facebook Ads, 'Beacon' and Local
David A. Utter / WebProNews: Facebook Welcomes Users To The Social (Ads)
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid: Laughing Squid Facebook Page
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: SuperCoke! Application Adds Serious Fun to Facebook!
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.
Discussion: Today @ PC World and CNET News.com
Kyle Sutton / Today @ PC World: Facebook Puts Users to Work Pitching Products
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com: New advertising strategy is a big gamble for Facebook
Saul Hansell / Bits: Facebook's Next Privacy Problem
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).
Discussion: Between the Lines, alarm:clock, paidContent.org, Silicon Alley Insider, Mashable! and HipMojo.com
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org: AOL Does Buy Contextual Ad Provider Quigo; Reported Around $340 Million
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Confirmed: AOL Buys Contextual Ad Network Quigo
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: Top M&A Deals of 2007 — Editor's note: I knew we were speaking too soon.
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 …
Discussion: Search Engine Watch Blog, Epicenter, Search Engine Land and Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim
Kevin Newcomb / Search Engine Watch Blog: AOL Adds Quigo to Platform A
Terrence Russell / Epicenter: AOL to Make Another Ad Acquisition — Quigo
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Report: AOL To Acquire Quigo For $300 Million
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
AOL to Acquire Ad Network Quigo
AOL to Acquire Ad Network Quigo
Discussion: Bits, TechCrunch, Search Engine Land and VentureBeat
Saul Hansell / Bits: AOL's New Plan: It's Not Working
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: AOL Buys Quigo (Confirmed)
Chris Morrison / VentureBeat: Roundup: AOL buys advertiser, robotic drivers rampage, and more
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 …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: GMaps Come to the Gas Pump and Google Reader Adds Blogrolls
Paul Hirsch / theWHIR.com Blogs: Creative Web SaaSplication
Lewis Page / The Register: Google petrol pumps debut next month
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Search Google Maps At The Gas Pump
Thomas Ricker / Engadget: Google gas pumps: the savior of lost men
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews: Google To Offer Directions At Gas Pump
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Local Search at the Gas Station?
Natesh Sood / Gadgetell: Never be lost again; thanks Google
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Google Maps: high-octane directions right from a gas pump
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Google Helps Lost Drivers At Gas Stations
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb: Coming to a Gas Pump Near You: Google
Paul McNamara / Network World: Google at the gas pump will save marriages
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 …
Discussion: Search Engine Land, ParisLemon and Random Thoughts
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: Google Reader Improves iPhone Interface & Adds Blogroll Feature
MG Siegler / ParisLemon: Google Finally Nails Google Reader for iPhone
Steve Lacey / Random Thoughts: my second 20% project is now live
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: BBC, Ars Technica and The Register
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Prince stomps on unofficial websites
Mike Collett-White / Reuters:
Prince moves to sue fan Web sites
Prince moves to sue fan Web sites
Discussion: Profy.Com, Mashable! and LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION®
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: paidContent.org, Silicon Alley Insider and Mashable!
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Readies In-Game Ads
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Google's In-Game Advertising System Coming Soon
Haroon Malik / Gizmodo:
Windows Live Drops Out of Beta, @live.com Email Addresses Available [Windows Live] — Microsoft's Windows Live package has just dropped out of beta development. The released package contains various desktop programs for email, IM, blogging and photo sharing.
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Windows Live Goes Out Of Beta
Nick Farrell / Inquirer:
Windows Live lumbers out of beta
Windows Live lumbers out of beta
Discussion: Associated Press
Jessica Mintz / Associated Press: Windows Live emerges from beta
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
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Android? Meh, Says Symbian
CmdrTaco / Slashdot: Symbian Blasts Google's Phone Initiative
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.
Discussion: TeleRead and Search Marketing Gurus
David Rothman / TeleRead: 'The head of Times Online on tech women, and Google': The e-book angle and more
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.
Discussion: Download Squad, CrunchGear, BetaNews, CyberNet, MobHappy, All About Symbian, Ajaxian, IntoMobile, The Mobile Gadgeteer and Compiler
Brad Linder / Download Squad: Opera Mini 4 released
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear: Opera Mini 4 out of beta, released today
Steve Litchfield / All About Symbian: Opera Mini 4 now finished
Dion Almaer / Ajaxian: Opera Mini 4 Released
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer: Opera Mini 4 comes out of beta to deliver the web to your mobile phone
Scott Gilbertson / Compiler: Opera Mini 4 Brings The Web To Your Mobile Phone
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 …
Peter Galli / eWEEK.com: Microsoft Gives Centro a New Name
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Intel going mobile with Android? — Phone makers aren't the only ones interested in Google's Android software. — Of the 34 companies that agreed to join Google's Open Handset Alliance, Intel's decision to participate is yet another sign that the chipmaker is looking for alternative software …
James Quintana Pearce / mocoNews.net: Intel Supporting Android For Mobile Internet Device In 2010?
Yahoo! Roundly Criticized in Congress — In a congressional hearing on Yahoo's activities in China, Committee Chairman Lantos hammers the Internet giant for what he calls "misleading" statements — Statement of Representative Tom Lantos (D-Calif.), Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Nov. 6, 2007
Discussion: Digital Daily and CNET News.com
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Sorry I Forgot Your Birthday, Jerry. I Was in Jail!