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10:20 AM ET, January 24, 2007

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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 …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Battleground Wikipedia  —  There's been a discussion over the last few days over a Microsoft employee offering to pay an Australian blogger named Rick Jelliffe to edit certain Wikipedia pages relating to Open Office standards, including this page.  Jelliffe writes about the offer here.
Discussion: Slashdot and Guardian Unlimited
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
Discussion: M-Dollar and LXer Linux News
SeekingAlpha Internet Stocks:
Yahoo! Q4 2006 Earnings Call Transcript  —  Executives  —  Terry Semel - Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer  —  Sue Decker - Chief Financial Officer; Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration  —  Analysts  —  Christa Quarles - Thomas Weisel Partners  —  Presentation
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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 …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:   Yahoo: Solid Q4; Q1 Guidance Weak; But Panama Rolling Out Early; Shares Rise
Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com:
Good news and bad news for Yahoo
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:   Yahoo, Flickr, and the Future of Ads
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.
Discussion: Reel Pop, John Furrier and JD on EP
Ben Charny / MarketWatch:
Yahoo profit drops 61% on costs; sales up 13%  —  Stock climbs in late trading on rollout of new search ad technology  —  SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Yahoo Inc. reported late Tuesday fourth-quarter profit plunged 61% from a year ago, when it booked a large one-time investment gain …
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Reuters:   Yahoo says ad system on track for early release
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Yahoo profit drops, but new ad system debuts early
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
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.
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 …
Seamusmccauley / Virtual Economics:
How the Internet has lengthened our attention span  —  Tim O'Reilly talks today about the web training our minds to prefer snippets or "short form" culture (HT: Nick Carr).  "The web," he says, "has put a premium on short-form content, both because it's easier to read in the ADD style …
Discussion: Glass House and media blog
Kotaku:
Japanese Teen Idol Tries To Destroy SNES Carts  —  PAL PS3 Launch Details Delayed  —  From Sony mouthpiece Three Speech, on why the planned announcement of PAL PS3 launch details is a no-show: … So now even the delayed launch announcements are delayed?  I'll let you make your own jokes about this one.
Discussion: DS Fanboy, Go Nintendo and digg
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.
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Image Results Redesign  —  I'm not sure when exactly this happened, but Google seems to have gone live with the redesigned Google Image search results they've been experimenting with for some time.  Now instead of seeing the file name, dimensions, size and URL, you'll only be getting some "context-aware" snippet below the image.
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Groups Redesign Live  —  Google Groups has a new design now which Google tested out as a Beta for some time.  The design looks sleek but there were some problems with the redesign, too.  —  [Thanks Max!]  —  Google Groups Redesign Live by Philipp Lenssen |
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Karen / Official Google Blog:
Let's get together  —  Online groups have become a great tool …
Discussion: Googling Google
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 …
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
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 …
 
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Chris Gilmer / Web Worker Daily:
BACKING UP IMPORTANT PHYSICAL DATA
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Valleywag:
SECOND LIFE: Virtual world's supposed economy is 'a pyramid scheme'
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Rising Dead Pool Indicates Web 2.0 Bubble is Popping
Discussion: CrunchNotes
Waxy.org:
Pirating the 2007 Oscars
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
T-Mobile rolls out HTC Athena as "Ameo"
Kate Holton / Reuters:
Music industry divided over digital future
Discussion: digg
Cindy Skrzycki / Washington Post:
Safety Group Wants Automakers to Steer Clear of Hands-Free Devices
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Apple updates Xserve RAID to 10.5 Terabytes
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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
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
Apple Recon:
Apple Special Event on February 20