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6:40 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 …
Paul R. La Monica /
Good news and bad news for Yahoo  —  Terry Semel's embattled search engine company report results that beat projections but issues disappointing guidance; stock falls but recovers following good news about new search tool.  —  NEW YORK ( — Yahoo!, the world's second largest …
Discussion: Business 2.0 Beta
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:   Yahoo: Solid Q4; Q1 Guidance Weak; But Panama Rolling Out Early; Shares Rise
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Yahoo profit drops, but new ad system debuts early
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:   Yahoo, Flickr, and the Future of Ads
Rob Hof / Tech Beat:
Yahoo Disappoints Again... Oops, Strike That. Panama's on Track
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
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 …
Tony / Deep Jive Interests:
Microsoft: If You're Going to Game Wikipedia?  Do It Right  —  So, in contrast to many bloggers I know, I don't use Apple.  I use Microsoft.  I like it for a variety of reasons.  I have even described myself as a bit of a fan.  But when I heard about Microsof's latest PR astroturfing blunder …
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) …
Joshua Jaffe / VC Ratings:   Sun raises $700 million but won't say why
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 …
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 …
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: GigaOM and digg
Anne Broache / CNET
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 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.
Alex Veiga / Associated Press:
Judge Dismisses Online Phone Suit … LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out an antitrust lawsuit filed by the distributor of Morpheus file-sharing software against Internet phone service provider Skype Technologies SA, eBay Inc. and other defendants.
Discussion: Techdirt and 21talks
Wesley Novack /
BackupBluray rip utility released  —  The person (muslix64) behind the infamous BackupHDDVD utility and the subsequent appearance of HD DVD torrents is at it again, this time with his sights set on the Blu-ray Disc format.  A new utility has just been released in a very early Alpha stage, aptly dubbed "BackupBluray".
Discussion: Gizmodo, OhGizmo!, Slashdot and digg
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Music industry divided over digital future
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Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Apple updates Xserve RAID to 10.5 Terabytes
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
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Mike / Techdirt:
Court Doesn't Have A Problem With Opt-Out Copyrights; Tells Kahle, Lessig To Go Home
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Image Results Redesign
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Discussion: Gizmodo and The Tech Report
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Chris Williams / The Register:
Google Germany goes kaput
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
IBM Wants Many Eyes on Visualization
Business Wire:
Wikio Secures $5.3 Million in Series A Funding
Heather Timmons / International Herald Tribune:
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