This week's top story was Marshall Kirkpatrick's analysis of Facebook's third biggest advertiser, which, allegedly, was a Bing affiliate scam. After the story broke, Facebook denied any connection to it and Bing shut it down right away. It's a story that got more convoluted as the various players responded to the allegations - which always makes for fun reading.

In location news, visitors to 9-11 locations in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania can use an app to listen to oral histories from first-responders. The top real-time Web story was that Collecta is ending its API. And one of our biggest Internet of Things stories of last year is finally here: IPv4 addresses are about run out. In 10 days, to be exact. Read on for more.

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