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4:35 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
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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forrester.com:
The ROI Of Blogging  —  The "Why" And "How" Of External Blogging Accountability  —  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  —  Length: 15 pages  —  Many large companies stand on the brink of blogging, yet they are unwilling to take the plunge.  Others, having dove in early, now face the challenge …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Forrester Creates a Model to Measure Blogging ROI
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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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.
Discussion: Infothought and JD on EP
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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.
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
TheStreet.com:
TheStreet.com TV Recap: Tech Signs  —  Recent action suggests we might be seeing a respite in the tech selling spurt, Jim Cramer said on TheStreet.com TV's Wall St. Confidential video Wednesday.  —  But don't get your hopes up.  —  "We're in a glass-half-full mode in tech because the shorts pressed …
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Cingular To Give Away Free Service With iPhones? …
Discussion: Gizmodo
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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Karen / Official Google Blog:
A look ahead at Google Video and YouTube
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
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
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Google using Intel servers again  —  Intel, armed with a custom-designed motherboard, has reclaimed Google as a server customer after a year watching the search powerhouse give its business to Advanced Micro Devices, CNET News.com has learned.  —  Google has begun buying Intel server components …
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.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Amazon Quietly Launches Amapedia, a Wikipedia For Products  —  Amazon has just released a new Wikipedia clone, called Amapedia.  It's described as "a community for sharing information about the products you like the most."  So far Amapedia has had no promotion from Amazon, but it was discovered today by Rogers Cadenhead.
Jay Meattle / Compete Blog:
Top-20 Websites: Where DO we spend our time online?  —  Time is a limited resource.. As much as we hate to admit it, we each only have 24 hours on any given day to 'do things'.  In December 2006, we had 44,640 minutes to do whatever our hearts desired — be it sleep, eat, watch TV, jump rope, or spend time online.
 
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