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Talkin’ Tech: Facebook Lite, Discovery Dollars, Wilting Web Buys

Potomac Tech Wire’s daily e-alert had several fodder-worthy features this afternoon…

Good news for FishbowlDC’s resident twanalyst, Kenny Day. A new “Facebook Lite” version of the social network that is aimed at Twitter’s territory may offer Day a chance to double-double his enjoyment by adding Facebook followers to his daily counts.

Discovery announced plans to raise $500M through a notes offering…hopefully it’s enough dough to turn “Shark Week” into a “Shark Month” next year.

Sad Ads…Market research firm IDC says global online advertising spending fell 5% to $13.9 billion during the second quarter of 2009.

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