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12:55 AM ET, October 20, 2006


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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Google Quantifies Its Momentum  —  Google's third quarter earnings announcement today came in strong, as expected given the company's growing domination of search and momentum over the last several months.  The other big players may be struggling, but Google has the numbers to show that they are not.
Conference Call Transcripts / SeekingAlpha …:
Google Q3 2006 Earnings Call Transcript  —  Executives  —  Kim Jabal - Director of Investor Relations  —  Larry Page - Founder and President of Products  —  Sergey Brin - Founder and President of Technology  —  Jonathan Rosenberg - Senior Vice President of Product Management
Discussion: Screenwerk
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Google profit jumps  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG - News) on Thursday posted a 92 percent jump in quarterly profit and revenue near the top end of forecasts as the company tightened its grip on the Web search market, sending its shares up 7 percent.
John K / Got Ads?:
Google Q3 2006 - Early Days of a Monopoly  —  Google's Q3 '06 results were another stellar performance, looking even stronger relative to Yahoo's weak Q3 results  —  Google made $1.87B in revenue for the quarter, up 70% from Q3 2005, and up 10% from Q2 '06.
Business Wire:
Google Announces Third Quarter 2006 Results  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG - News) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2006.  —  "Our third quarter results are a testament to the strength of our network of advertisers and partners …
Discussion: InsideGoogle
Enid Burns / ClickZ:
AdSense Leads Google's Drive for Dominance
Andy Kim / Potion Factory Blog:
Introducing Tangerine  —  We're proud to announce the beta release of Tangerine, our third application.  Tangerine lets you easily create playlists with upbeat music, or playlists for relaxing.  It does that by analyzing the BPM and beat intensity of the songs in your iTunes library.
Walter S. Mossberg / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Upgrades Internet Explorer — But Not Much Is New  —  Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser is one of the most-used software products in the world.  It is the main tool through which most computer users view the entire Internet.  —  But IE hasn't had a significant overhaul in five long years.
Msrcteam / the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
Information on Reports of IE 7 Vulnerability  —  Hi, this is Christopher Budd.  —  We've gotten some questions here today about public reports claiming there's a new vulnerability in Internet Explorer 7.  This is an issue that we have under investigation and so we have some technical information we can share about the issue.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
How Firefox 2.0 Will Be Marketed  —  This week I spoke to Chris Beard, Mozilla's vice president of products.  Among other things we discussed how Firefox 2.0 is going to be marketed.  I was going to save this for the full write-up of my interview with Chris Beard, but reading Chris Messina's post today …
Discussion: Scobleizer and digg
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
A Virtual World but Real Money  —  It has a population of a million.  The "people" there make friends, build homes and run businesses.  They also play sports, watch movies and do a lot of other familiar things.  They even have their own currency, convertible into American dollars.
Jemima /   The Big Business of Second Life: Brands Take Up 5 Percent of Real Estate
Kathleen Craig / Wired News:
Second Life's Must-Have Stuff
Preserving a copy of the future  —  The British Library and the recording industry are arguing about proposals to extend the lifespan of copyright.  Wendy M Grossman looks at the issues behind the row  —  Will you still need me, the songs asks, will you still feed me, when I'm 64?
Mike / Techdirt:   Without Copyright Extension, The Beatles Will Never Have Incentive …
Brian Ward / TechEffect:
Logitech snags another niche company  —  The Harmony remote is the Cadillac of universal remote controls.  Logitech bought the company that made it, Intrigue Technologies back in 2004 for $29 million.  Likewise, Slim Devices is the foremost producer of digital music networking equipment …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Sony claims Xbox 360 requires HD DVD, etc., thus costs $700  —  Ok, here's a new one: with Sony's announcements today they've issued a titled "Next-generation Console Comparison Fact Sheet," (downloadable here [DOC]) so let's see some facts.  First up, were you aware that to use …
Innovation, independence mark new breed of inventors  —  (CNN) — Six geeks + one laboratory + 24-hour workdays = success.  —  That's the formula at Squid Labs, one of a growing number of small businesses generating innovative new products for complex scientific problems.
Discussion: Techdirt
Andrew Donoghue / ZDNet:
Gartner: Apple should quit hardware business … The future success of Apple, Dell and Intel lies with a licensing deal between Steve Jobs' company and the PC maker according to analyst Gartner  —  Increasing component costs and pressure to cut its prices mean Apple's best bet for long-term success …
Alan Sipress / Washington Post:
The Top Pickers vs. the Pack  —  Sites Want Users to Buy Into the 'Genius' Factor  —  James Acevedo is a "genius," though he admits no one at the elementary school in Ridgewood, N.J., where he teaches third grade, knows it.  —  But the Web site where he competes nightly, …
David Pogue / New York Times:
A New Gadget on Campus.  Who's It for?  —  There's nothing quite as embarrassing as a grown-up trying too hard to look young and hip.  A youthful attitude is one thing, but some haircuts, dance moves and jeans sizes just aren't well suited for middle-age paunches and hairlines.
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
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Apple profit up 27% on iPod, Mac sales
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Globe and Mail:
Are spam's days numbered?
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Here comes the Upravlator!
Discussion: DV Guru
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Microsoft announces 100GB 360 HDD at X06 Korea!
Kieren McCarthy / The Register:
ICANN votes on domain tasting solution
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Ker Than / LiveScience:
Scientists Create Cloak of Partial Invisibility
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Attending the Yahoo Influencers event for Panama release
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Earnings: NYTCO CEO Dismisses LBO Chatter
Yahoo beats Microsoft to punch with IE update
Spencer Yip / Siliconera:
Battle of the console exclusives
Discussion: Joystiq, Go Nintendo and digg
Associated Press:
Sony battery recall to hit 9.6 million
Wendy / Wendy's Blog: