[qi:020] If you are looking for an escort, then you might want to turn to Facebook. It is one of the services that is being promoted via Facebook Flyers, Facebook’s own ad-service. (Readers tell us they have been around for about 18 months, though off late we are seeing more of them.) It is not cheap – you pay $10 per 5000 impressions. Will this be the Facebook’s version of AdSense? Meanwhile others are trying their own versions of ads-within-Facebook apps. Rock You, a Palo Alto-based start-up, has started to play around and using its FB-rank to make money. There is some talk, that Rock You is going to charge lesser-known app developer and will promote them inside their app.
[qi:022] Microsoft Mac BU had promised Microsoft Office 2008 in the second half of 2007. Technically we are in the 2H 2007. There is no sign of even a beta release, which doesn’t bode well for the release of a much-needed upgrade to the long-in-the-tooth Microsoft Office 2004. “The team is heads down getting Office 2008 ready to ship,” Craig Eisler, General Manager of Microsoft’s Mac BU writes on the official blog for the division. Still, no ship date!