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[2]Facebook Can Overtake Google
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Adam Rifkin | TechCrunch | 2 October 2010
  Facebook already has more page-views than Google, and twice the revenues
  Google reported when it went public. It meshes much better with brand
  advertising. In five years, it could be earning $10bn annually

[3]Interview With John Le Carré
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Amy Goodman | Democracy Now | 11 October 2010
  Spy novelist worries that Iraq war changed Britain permanently for
  worse—politicising intelligence services, laying foundations of "deep state"
  in which security structures can control political apparatus

[4]Ants And Us
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Jonathan Ledgard | Intelligent Life | 11 October 2010
  Kunstkammer of an interview with E.O. Wilson, sociobiologist, Darwinist,
  novelist, world authority on ants. Interesting throughout, especially on
  ants: "Their histories are epics that unfold on picnic grounds".

[5]Think Again: Global Ageing
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Phillip Longman | Foreign Policy | 11 October 2010
  Crunchy primer on ageing global population. Used to be a rich-country
  problem. But soon, average Chinese worker will support two parents, four
  grandparents. Declining birth rate blamed on urbanisation, TV

[6]The French: A Guide
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Tim King | Prospect | 12 October 2010
  Nice, wry backgrounder on street protests against rise in pension age. Law
  already passed, demonstrations aim more at deterring Sarkozy from running
  for a second term. "Shadow of 68 hangs heavy"

[7]View From My Window 2000-2010
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Andrew Sullivan | Daily Dish | 11 October 2010
  Ten years in blogging. Sullivan's political and personal testament. Still
  Catholic and conservative. Proud of advancing gay rights, of early advocacy
  for Obama. Biggest regret: support for Iraq war

[8]"Scrapers" Dig Deep For Web Data
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Julia Angwin et al | WSJ | 12 October 2010
  Journal continues series on web privacy, with creepy stories of "scrapers"
  who stalk social-media sites, copy archives, sell analytics to companies for
  market research. Data includes personal details of site users

[9]Search And Destroy
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Ben McGrath | New Yorker | 11 October 2010
  Mammoth profile of minor phenomenon, Nick Denton and Gawker Media. Far
  friendlier than headline might suggest. Tells how Denton makes online
  publishing profitable by cutting costs, cutting losers, seeking scale

Topic: Steve Jobs

Interviews, profiles, parodies, and even an obituary, tracking the life of
  America's greatest... [10]Continue reading...
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[11]Today on FiveBooks: Race and Slavery
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