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7:50 PM ET, November 26, 2007

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Reuters:
MySpace plans Facebook-style news feeds  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - News Corp's popular online social network, MySpace, plans to launch Facebook-style "news feeds" in the next 30 to 45 days, Fox Interactive Media President Peter Levinsohn said on Monday.  —  News feeds, which alert a user …
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Kenneth Li / Reuters:
News Corp builds online ad network  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - News Corp's (NWSa.N: Quote, Profile, Research) Internet division plans to launch an online network to sell advertising across Rupert Murdoch's sprawling empire and even to other media companies as early as the first half of next year.
comScore:
Black Friday Sees $531 Million in Online Retail Spending, Up 22 Percent versus Last Year  —  Cyber Monday Expected to Surpass $700 Million in Online Spending, Making it Heaviest Online Spending Day on Record  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world …
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Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
A Gimmick Becomes a Real Trend
Terrence Russell / Epicenter:   Retailers Buckle Under E-Commerce's Growing Popularity
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
High Hopes for Cyber Monday
Discussion: Shop.org and CrunchGear
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
YouTube Has Innovative Overlay Ads from Adobe....and Beet.TV is in the Plan  —  YouTube, which recently introduced overlay advertising on the video clips of a limited number of select content publishers, including Ford Models and Beet.TV, is part of the big Adobe ad campaign media buy.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
ABC News reaching out to Facebook users?  Good luck, guys  —  Hey, Facebook users: Put down those virtual hamburgers.  It's time to talk politics.  —  The New York Times reported Monday that Facebook and ABC News are close to announcing an agreement to collaborate on political coverage.
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Do Facebook users care about politics?
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple stores having 'gravitational pull' on mall shoppers - report  —  Analysts for investment bank Piper Jaffray spent six hours this past weekend monitoring traffic at mall-based Apple retail stores and found that the shops exerted a gravitational pull on shoppers who came within 25 feet of the entranceways.
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Microsoft Plans Data Center in Siberia  —  Microsoft is discussing plans to build a data center in Irkutsk, one of the largest cities in Siberia.  The facility will be able to hold 10,000 servers, according to Birger Steen, the head of Microsoft's Russian and CIS business unit.
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
Digg Blocked For "Bandwidth Theft"  —  It's hard to find anybody to agree with the logic, and certainly the only people that appear to be writing about it have done so to heap ridicule and scorn, but (apparently) the same person to bring us WhyFirefoxIsBlocked.com has now introduced WhyDiggIsBlocked.com.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
Give one, get one — right in the ass  —  So I was talking to Paul Otellini last night and he's absolutely furious about the Journal story on the OLPC train wreck which ran in the Wall Street Journal on Saturday.  Gist of the story is that Nicholas Negroponte has screwed the pooch on his XO machine but somehow it's all Intel's fault.
Marina Strauss / Globe and Mail:
Molson pulls plug on Facebook photo contest  —  In response to growing criticism from universities, Molson has pulled a controversial photo contest on Facebook, underlining the challenges that companies face in trying to pitch their products on new social media.
Haroon Malik / Gizmodo:
Desktop Evolution: Windows and Mac OS Comparison [Desktop Comparison]  —  Since Windows 95 dropped more than a decade ago, our desktops have evolved to no end.  Having recently had a fresh Leopard install on our Macs, we thought we would take a look back, with a side-by-side comparison of Windows and Mac operating systems.
Associated Press:
Classmates Media Discloses Terms of IPO  —  Classmates Media Expects IPO to Total 12M Class a Shares and Price at $10 to $12 Each  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Classmates Media Corp., which operates the online social networking site Classmates.com, expects its planned initial public offering …
Discussion: TechCrunch and paidContent.org
Jon Lafayette / TVWeek.com:
Web Ad Action Surprises Nets  —  Advertising time in full episodes streamed online was a hot property during the upfront, ad buyers said, but some networks appear to have underestimated how many people log on to watch them.  And once the networks streamed the number of spots they promised advertisers …
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Native LucasArts Games Emulation Makes iPhone Absolutely Perfect [Iphone Gaming]  —  After a long wait, here is the application that makes the iPhone absolutely perfect: ScummVM, the emulation engine that allows you to play LucasArts and Sierra graphic adventures, is now fully working on the iPhone.
Business Wire:
Intuit to Acquire Homestead Technologies  —  Expanding Small Business Offerings to Include Web Site Creation and E-commerce Solutions  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq:INTU) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Homestead Technologies Inc. …
 
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Don Reisinger / The Digital Home:
Don't believe the hype: Super Mario Galaxy is not that great
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
MoveOn to Facebook: We caught you red-handed
Rich Ericson / Computerworld:
Review: Sony's flash-based notebook — a road warrior's dream
Saul Hansell / Bits:
A Little Attack Ad for Apple
Discussion: The Mac Observer
James Niccolai / Computerworld:
UK iPhone users complain of weak signal
InfoWorld:
AT&T to hike prices on dial-up
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Microsoft on the hunt for 'serious' Windows flaw
Discussion: The Open Road
Ben Kuchera / Opposable Thumbs:
Xbox 360 Fall Update includes social networking features
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Enable Auto-Complete on Google Homepage
Mason Inman / New Scientist:
Cheap sensors could capture your every move
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Town bans Net harassment following MySpace hoax
Discussion: Infocult and p2pnet
eWEEK.com:
Where Social Networking Meets the Semantic Web
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
MeetUp Nabs Google Vet Dominic Preuss
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Amazon wants you to schedule regular purchases of household items
Ryan Block / Engadget:
The Engadget Interview: Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T Mobility
Discussion: DSLreports and mocoNews.net
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
AT&T and Samsung quietly recalling Blackjacks?