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8:15 AM ET, November 3, 2008

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Mike Ricciuti / CNET News:
Salesforce.com extends cloud computing service  —  Salesforce.com is expanding its cloud computing service with a new option that lets customers more easily build external Web sites.  —  The company is expected to announce the new service, called Force.com Sites, at its Dreamforce user conference on Monday in San Francisco.
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Salesforce.com Wants to Host Your Web Site  —  Salesforce.com is getting into the Web site hosting business, the latest sign that the company's ambitions reach beyond the sales-automation software it's named for.  —  Salesforce.com, whose annual conference gets under way in San Francisco Monday …
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunchIT:
Force.com sets its Sites on Microsoft  —  Salesforce's DreamForce developer conference opens Monday morning with the announcement of a new Force.com Sites service.  Sites is a new business for Salesforce, potentially extending the thousands of Force.com applications by pushing application data to the Web over Salesforce servers.
Discussion: Between the Lines
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Irrepressible widget-maker RockYou aims at Asia, raises $17M  —  RockYou, a company that started out two years ago making simple slideshow widgets for MySpace, and more recently applications on Facebook and other rival social networks, is now invading Asia.  —  It has taken on strategic funding …
Discussion: GigaOM, The Social and Mashable!
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
MySpace, MTV Networks team with Auditude to profit from online video  —  It just goes to show that you can teach old media new tricks.  —  Television networks and Hollywood studios used to try to prevent people from uploading copyrighted content on the Internet.  Now they are looking to profit from the practice.
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Jessica Guynn / Los Angeles Times:
MTV Networks in deal to monetize uploaded videos
Discussion: Mashable! and paidContent.org
Brad Stone / Bits:
MySpace and MTV Turn Pirated Video Into Ad Dollars
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Ad Rates Dropped 11% In The Third Quarter  —  The average amount advertisers pay publishers to display their ads one thousand times — CPMs — dropped 11 percent from Q2 to Q3 across the 307 ad networks and 1,300 publishers that ad-optimizing firm The Rubicon Project calls clients.
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Social Networks Reunion.com and Wink Merge; Focusing on Meta People Search  —  Two of the lesser known social networks Reunion.com and Wink have merged together.  The two sites focus on people and alumni/classmates search, and will now launch a new brand early next year.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Discussion: The Social, VentureBeat and TechCrunch
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Times Said Shopping About.com  —  The troubled New York Times Company is running out of options.  It owes more than $1 billion, close to half of it coming due in the next two years.  But it just ruled out layoffs for the foreseeable future and will probably try to avoid cutting …
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Windows 7 ‘pre-beta’ washes up on Pirate Bay and co  —  It's as if people WANT to download Microsoft's next OS  —  Microsoft's “pre-beta” version of its upcoming OS - Windows 7 - has already tipped up on BitTorrent sites just as the dust settles on the firm's Professional Developers Conference.
Discussion: Beyond Binary and TorrentFreak
David Rothman / TeleRead:
FBReader releases Android update for real Google phones: Download it now and tell us what you think  —  FBReader has just released the FBReaderJ 0.2.1 update for real phones using Google's Android operating system—as opposed to just emulators.  —  The ePub industry standard is among the formats that 0.2.1 supports.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
John Markoff / New York Times:
On Security, Microsoft Reports Progress and Alarm  —  Microsoft plans to report on Monday that the security of its Windows operating system has significantly improved, while at the same time the threat of computer viruses, frauds and other online scourges has become much more serious.
Discussion: Guardian and Between the Lines
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
Motorola ZINE ZN5 officially hits T-Mobile, paparazzis lose their jobs  —  There hasn't been much doubt about Motorola's MOTOZINE ZN5 hitting T-Mobile, but official confirmations are always a nice thing, no?  Starting today, at select T-Mobile corporate locations and online, you'll be able to pickup a Motorola ZN5 for yourself.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
John McCain and Barack Obama Talk Tech  —  In advance of tomorrow's elections, here's a pair of videos of the two presidential candidates, Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Barack Obama, talking about tech.  —  While Obama has many more supporters in the tech and Internet sectors …
Discussion: TechCrunch
 
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Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
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Agence France Presse:
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
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Walter Pincus / Washington Post:
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