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Facebook's creepy Beacon ads put your mouth where your money is

posted 522 weeks ago on BloggingStocks

Filed under: Consumer experience, Internet, Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT), eBay (EBAY), Marketing and advertising, IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI), Sony Corp ADR (SNE), Blockbuster Inc 'A' (BBI), CBS Corp 'B' (CBS), Comcast Cl'A' (CMCSA), Expedia Inc (EXPE), News Corp'B' (NWS)Facebook has had a breakout year -- BloggingStocks probably should have listed the social networking site among our Hot Products of 2007. It sold a small stake to Microsoft for $240 million, and its success with encouraging third-party add-ons forced News Corp (NYSE: NWS)'s MySpace and even the mighty Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) to change tactics. But as Tom Taulli and The Wall Street Journal addressed yesterday, Facebook's stock with privacy advocates is dropping over its über-creepy Beacon targeted advertising metho

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