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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
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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.
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.
Business Wire:
Google Announces Third Quarter 2006 Results
Discussion: InsideGoogle
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 …
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Microsoft announces 100GB 360 HDD at X06 Korea!
Ian Kallen / The Technorati Weblog:
Blog Claiming with OpenId  —  Blog claiming enables a blog author to associate their identity with their blog.  Technorati has long supported a number of different ways for members to verify that they can author on a blog:  — Logging into it programmatically with a username and password (AKA "quick claiming")
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Technorati Announces Support for Open ID  —  Blog search engine Technorati announced tonight that bloggers will now be able to claim ownership of their blogs with Open ID credentials and that more work in support of Open ID is on the way.  —  Open ID is a standards based protocol that any server …
Discussion: The Blog Herald
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.
Guardian:
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?
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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 …
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Rex Crum / MarketWatch:
Apple profit up 27% on iPod, Mac sales
BBC:
Single on memory stick for Keane  —  Rock band Keane will be the first act to release a single on USB flash drives, their record label says.  —  1,500 of the gadgets will go sale with MP3 copies of the band's latest single, Nothing In My Way, later this month.
Discussion: Techdirt and ringtonia.com
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Interview with Adam Sah of Google  —  Adam Sah on the Google Gadgets team talks about a newer product from Google called "Gadgets For Your Web Page" on the Google Code Blog.  He outlines a few limitations that currently exist in version 1 of the service.
CNN:
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
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Yahoo!'s Big Small Business Opportunity  —  Yahoo! Small Business  —  Let's forget about whether there are 10 million, 14 million or 22 million small businesses.  In a way it doesn't matter.  Most of them don't have a website or, if they do, it's not especially polished or functional.
Discussion: chew shop
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, PicksPal.com …
Globe and Mail:
Are spam's days numbered?  —  TENILLE BONOGUORE  —  Ontario's privacy commissioner has thrown her support behind an on-line identity system that will be grafted onto the bare bones of the Internet to create a security layer that could kill off the nastiest forms of spam.
Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
First 500K PS3s get Blu-ray Talladega Nights  —  The PlayStation 3's system font isn't the only thing it's borrowing from Spider-Man.  Just like the first one million PSPs came bundled with Sony Pictures' Spider-Man 2, the first half million PlayStation 3 systems will come with Will Ferrell's NASCAR opus …
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Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Googlebot activity reports  —  The webmaster tools team has a very exciting mission: we dig into our logs, find as much useful information as possible, and pass it on to you, the webmasters.  Our reward is that you more easily understand what Google sees, and why some pages don't make it to the index.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
MyBlogLog: Readers Network Around Their Favorite Blogs  —  MyBlogLog is a social networking system for blog readers to connect and learn about each other around their favorite blogs - and for blog publishers to access detailed information about their readers.
Discussion: CrunchNotes
 
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Blacklisted AllofMP3 slams 'capricious' Visa and Mastercard
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The Satellite iPod Returns (Apple Patent)
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Movie Masher launches — but with "for sale" sign
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In August, Fox Interactive Captured 20 Percent of U.S. Online …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Microsoft Looks Within to Design and Test Chips
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Nvidia at work on combined CPU with graphic
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Here comes the Upravlator!
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
How Firefox 2.0 Will Be Marketed
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David Pogue / New York Times:
A New Gadget on Campus. Who's It for?
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Microsoft Upgrades Internet Explorer — But Not Much Is New
 

 
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