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8:45 AM ET, January 26, 2007

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Microsoft:
Microsoft Reports Record Revenue  —  Quarter marks the successful business launches of Windows Vista, the 2007 Microsoft Office system and Exchange Server 2007  —  Segment Revenue/Operating Income(Loss)  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced record revenue of $12.54 billion for the quarter ended December 31 …
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Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft 'not happy' with search results  —  Microsoft is continuing to lose market share in the search business to industry rival Google, something the software maker's financial chief said Thursday he is "not happy" about.  —  And things aren't expected to turn around any time soon.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Quarterly weakness for Microsoft
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Kills Miserable Failure & Other Google Bombs  —  After just over two years, Google has finally defused the "Google Bomb" that has returned the official George W. Bush biography at the top of its results in a search on miserable failure.  The move wasn't a post-State Of The Union Address gift for Bush.
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Matt Cutts / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
A quick word about Googlebombs  —  Co-written with Ryan Moulton and Kendra Carattini  —  We wanted to give a quick update about "Googlebombs."  By improving our analysis of the link structure of the web, Google has begun minimizing the impact of many Googlebombs.
Mark Hachman / ExtremeTech:
Update: At Least 25 Million Americans Pirate Movies  —  Roughly 25 million Americans — or 18 percent of the U.S. online population — have illegally downloaded a full-length movie, a study released Wednesday asserts.  —  In a study of 2,600 Americans polled via telephone and online …
Discussion: What's New Now and Slashdot
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Charlene Li / Charlene Li's Blog:
New ROI of blogging report from Forrester  —  Back in October, I posted our initial research on the ROI of blogging.  Many of you contributed your ideas, thoughts, and criticisms - thanks so much as it was extremely helpful.  —  We've (finally) published the report - and actually, there are two of them.
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Kevin Poulsen / 27B Stroke 6:
MySpace Allegedly Kills Computer Security Website  —  Computer security guru Fyodor (pictured) reports waking up yesterday to find his website SecLists.org essentially removed from the web by his domain registrar, GoDaddy.  After a bunch of phone calls to GoDaddy, he eventually got them to explain why: Because MySpace asked them too.
Discussion: Techdirt and ha.ckers.org web …
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Kevin Poulsen / 27B Stroke 6:
GoDaddy Defends SecLists Takedown  —  GoDaddy got back to me.  General counsel Christine Jones defends taking down SecLists.org, saying that Fyodor had close to an hour to respond to GoDaddy's voicemail and e-mail warnings yesterday, and didn't.  —  "We couldn't reach him …
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Google announces overhaul of Google Video strategy, plans for YouTube's future  —  When Google bought YouTube back in the fall of 2006, questions immediately arose: Is this the end of Google Video?  Would Google integrate YouTube into the Google experience, or would it remain separate?
Discussion: Gizmodo, Neowin.net and Slashdot
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Rcade / Workbench:
Amapedia: The Conspicuous Consumption Community Wiki  —  While browsing Amazon.Com this evening I noticed a reference to Amapedia, a collaborative wiki the company describes as a "community for sharing information about the products you like the most."  —  The site's newly launched …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb, Techdirt and Mashable!
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft Word Zero-Day Attack Discovered  —  Microsoft's security response team has launched an investigation into reports of a zero-day attack against a previously unknown vulnerability affecting its ever-present Microsoft Word program.  —  The Redmond, Wash.-based software maker said it's aware of …
Discussion: TechSpot
Ryan Carter / Download Squad:
AlZip unzips it al, um, all  —  I hate crippleware.  I hate nag-ware, and all kinds of related vermin from the netherworld.  Among them, WinZip for years has bugged the snot out of users instead of just providing a good product for free like the cool kids.
Terry Semel / Yodel Anecdotal:
Off to a great start  —  Panama: A country, a canal, or the next generation of Yahoo!'s search marketing?  —  Now that I've had a chance to catch my breath after announcing our quarterly earnings this week, I thought I'd reflect on something that I think is probably the most important news you've heard from us in a long time.
Discussion: Got Ads? and CenterNetworks
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Hillary Clinton, Yahoo Answers & the Power of Social Media  —  Hillary Clinton has turned to Yahoo Answers, the social media driven Q&A experience from Yahoo, to look for some ideas on how normal Americans would improve health care in the United States.  —  I find this quite interesting …
Discussion: Screenwerk and Mathew Ingram
Lorelle VanFossen / Lorelle on WordPress:
Fear Not WordPress 2.1 and WordPress Plugins  —  The biggest fear I hear over and over again is that people do not want to upgrade because they are afraid their WordPress Plugin won't work.  This is a good example of how important WordPress Plugins are to our WordPress blogs, as well as how dependent we've become on them.
 
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
A-DATA exposes 128GB SSD to the camera
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Steve O'Hear / The Social Web:
Google Earth to get a Second Life?
Tim Weber / BBC:
Criminals 'may overwhelm the web'
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Hold the presses: Bill Gates is now a Hooters VIP
Gizmodo:
MP3 Downloading Stations Coming to Starbucks
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Apple closes another Wi-Fi hole
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
WiiBot cuts other Wiimote hacks down to size
Discussion: Ubergizmo and digg
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Attn Steve Jobs: Red Swoosh P2P Service Wants To Save You $15 Million
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Jay Meattle / Compete Blog:
Top-20 Websites: Where DO we spend our time online?
Darren Murph / Engadget:
T-Mobile promises three free months of WiFi for Vista users
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Google using Intel servers again
Mike / Techdirt:
More Casinos Realize They Can Blame Software Glitch And Not Pay Out Big Prizes
Discussion: cbs3.com
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Cingular To Give Away Free Service With iPhones? …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google expands video ad test
Mike / Techdirt:
Diebold Shows Anyone How To Break Into Their E-Voting Machines
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ:
Brand Advertisers Bash Google's Ad Serving Policies
 

 
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