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8:55 AM ET, January 24, 2007

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Business Wire:
Yahoo! Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2006 Financial Results  —  Full Year Operating Income Before Depreciation, Amortization and Stock-Based Compensation Expense — $1,906 Million  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - News) today reported results …
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:   Yahoo: Solid Q4; Q1 Guidance Weak; But Panama Rolling Out Early; Shares Rise
Reuters:   Yahoo says ad system on track for early release
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Yahoo profit drops, but new ad system debuts early
Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com:
Good news and bad news for Yahoo
Discussion: Business 2.0 Beta
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:   Yahoo, Flickr, and the Future of Ads
The Age:
Microsoft 'tried to doctor Wikipedia'  —  Microsoft has landed in the Wikipedia doghouse today after it offered to pay an Australian blogger to change technical articles on the community-produced web encyclopedia site.  —  While Wikipedia is known as the encyclopedia that anyone can tweak …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Brian Bergstein / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Microsoft lands in hot water for offer to pay for Wikipedia edits  —  Microsoft Corp. landed in the Wikipedia doghouse Tuesday after it offered to pay a blogger to change technical articles on the community-produced Web encyclopedia site.  —  While Wikipedia is known as the encyclopedia …
Discussion: JD on EP and Slashdot
Tony / Deep Jive Interests:
Microsoft: If You're Going to Game Wikipedia? Do It Right
Discussion: M-Dollar and O'Reilly XML Blog
PR Newswire:
Sun Microsystems Welcomes Endorsement and Investment From KKR  —  KKR Private Equity Investors, L.P. to Invest in Sun Through $700 Million of Senior Convertible Notes  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW - News) …
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Joshua Jaffe / VC Ratings:   Sun raises $700 million but won't say why
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Adobe and its P2P Ambitions  —  Adobe Systems, now the owner of Flash multimedia technology, seems to be getting pretty serious about spreading its tentacles into new product categories - from VoIP to peer-to-peer networking.  But it is P2P that is at the heart of San Jose, Calif.-based company's grand design.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
802.11n in all but name: draft hardware in the clear  —  Late last week, we reported that the IEEE's 802.11 working group signed off on Draft 2.0 and sent it out to the rest of the IEEE membership for approval.  More details have emerged from the working group's meetings in London and it's …
Yahoo!:
Yahoo! To Launch New Search Marketing Ranking Model in the U.S. On February 5  —  New Marketplace Values Ad Quality, Rewards Relevancy  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan 23, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO), a leading global Internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet …
Smaran / TorrentFreak:
Mark Cuban: BitTorrent is Doomed  —  So, here's Cuban's argument.  He believes that from the business standpoint, BitTorrent and other peer-to-peer technologies are great.  They save massive amounts of bandwidth and help efficiently distribute large media files, possibly even speeding up transfers.
Discussion: digg
Scott Gu / ScottGu's Blog:
ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Released  —  I am really excited to announce that the final release of ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 (aka "Atlas") shipped this morning.  You can download it here.  —  ASP.NET AJAX 1.0  —  ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 delivers a rich client-side AJAX library that provides cross platform …
Apple Recon:
Apple Special Event on February 20  —  We have just gotten an anonymous tip from a source that indicates that Apple is planning a special event on February 20 to introduce Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), iLife '07 and iWork '07 as well as updated Mac Pros.  Mac Pros will be available immediately …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Job Board Bubble  —  The world has changed since I wrote about the need for a decentralized job board service last August.  Just not quite in the way I had hoped.  —  Job Boards are the product du jour of tech blogs.  We have one, and countless others have sprung up as well.
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Feds: Details of ISP snooping haven't been decided  —  WASHINGTON—The Bush administration hasn't settled on what data it would like Internet service providers to retain about their subscribers or for how long, a U.S. Department of Justice attorney said Tuesday.
AMD:
AMD Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Results  — Fourth Quarter Microprocessor Unit Shipments Set New Record, Increasing 26 Percent Year-Over-Year and 19 Percent Sequentially -  — Fourth Quarter Mobile Processor Revenue Increased 85 Percent Year-Over-Year and 41 Percent Sequentially-
Discussion: The Tech Report
Cindy Skrzycki / Washington Post:
Safety Group Wants Automakers to Steer Clear of Hands-Free Devices  —  The Center for Auto Safety wants federal regulators to restrict the use of systems that carmakers are building into their vehicles so motorists can't make phone calls or fiddle with other interactive gear while they drive.
 
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
T-Mobile rolls out HTC Athena as "Ameo"
Kate Holton / Reuters:
Music industry divided over digital future
Discussion: digg
Ben / Ben Metcalfe Blog:
Some thoughts on the BBC's announced 'virtual world for kids'
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Apple updates Xserve RAID to 10.5 Terabytes
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Adds Blog Search OneBox
Mike / Techdirt:
Court Doesn't Have A Problem With Opt-Out Copyrights; Tells Kahle, Lessig To Go Home
Alex Veiga / Associated Press:
Judge Dismisses Online Phone Suit
Discussion: Techdirt and 21talks
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Image Results Redesign
 Earlier Items: 
Valleywag:
TALKING POINTS: Five reasons to fear for Steve Jobs
Discussion: Gizmodo and The Tech Report
Wesley Novack / WesleyTech.com:
BackupBluray rip utility released
Discussion: Gizmodo, OhGizmo!, Slashdot and digg
Microsoft:
Microsoft and Novell Alliance Embraced by Wal-Mart
Schneier / Schneier on Security:
Debating Full Disclosure
dmnews.com:
Is SEO "rocket science?": A Q&A with Dave Pasternack
Chris Williams / The Register:
Google Germany goes kaput
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
IBM Wants Many Eyes on Visualization
Heather Timmons / International Herald Tribune:
BBC talking to Google about providing video on YouTube
Discussion: The Blog Herald and Gadget Lab