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4:26 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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Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com:
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 (CNNMoney.com) — 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  —  Yahoo (YHOO) this afternoon reported fourth quarter results which slightly beat Street expectations, but also provided guidance for the first quarter and all of 2007 that will almost certainly disappoint investors.
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Yahoo profit drops, but new ad system debuts early  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - news) said on Tuesday quarterly profit dropped 61 percent, weighed down by options expenses, but investors rallied around its announcement of an early debut for its Internet advertising system.
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
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 …
Wesley Novack / WesleyTech.com:
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
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.
Chris Williams / The Register:
Google Germany goes kaput  —  Ich hatte meinen domain namen vergessen  —  Updated Google apologised on Tuesday after its German site disappeared overnight and was replaced by a page from domain holding company Goneo.  —  The search engine was resurrected at about 7.30am German time, though users still report some problems.
Ted Patrick / Ted On Flex:
Flex 3 - The most important feature!  —  The Flex team is in full development of the next full release of Flex, Flex 3.  The release is looking amazing but I wanted to reveal the most important feature today.  Flex 3. targets the release version of Flash Player 9 and will be widely deployable …
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Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
Interview with Mike Downey, Sr. Product Manager for Apollo
Discussion: JD on EP
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
IBM Wants Many Eyes on Visualization  —  IBM today announced Many Eyes, a site for sharing and commenting on visualizations.  Martin Wattenberg, who developed the original version of the treemap we use for our book market visualizations as well as the awesome baby name voyager, and Fernanda Viegas …
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
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) …
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
Business Wire:
Wikio Secures $5.3 Million in Series A Funding  —  Blog and Media Search Company Receives Funding For Research and Development, and International Expansion  —  LUXEMBOURG—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Wikio, operator of the popular personalized Web information page announced today it has closed a Series 'A' round of funding totaling $5.3 million.
Mike / Techdirt:
Court Doesn't Have A Problem With Opt-Out Copyrights; Tells Kahle, Lessig To Go Home  —  from the setback-time dept  —  Late last year, we wrote a little about Larry Lessig's latest challenge concerning the constitutionality of our current copyright laws.  As you hopefully recall …
 
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Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Apple updates Xserve RAID to 10.5 Terabytes
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Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
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Valleywag:
TALKING POINTS: Five reasons to fear for Steve Jobs
Discussion: Gizmodo and The Tech Report
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Is SEO "rocket science?": A Q&A with Dave Pasternack
Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
The not-so-shocking Intel/Sun alliance
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Rewriting Vista history
Discussion: Windows-Now.com
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
MySpace Slaps Spam King with MySpam Suit
Heather Timmons / International Herald Tribune:
BBC talking to Google about providing video on YouTube
Discussion: Gadget Lab and The Blog Herald
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