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4:55 AM ET, February 1, 2007

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Business Wire:
Google Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2006 Results  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG - News) today announced financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2006.  —  "Our impressive performance in the fourth quarter demonstrates …
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Vishesh Kumar / TheStreet.com:
Mixed Message Mars Google  —  Google (GOOG - Cramer's Take - Stockpickr) blasted past Wall Street's earnings estimates for the fourth quarter, but shares gave back Wednesday's gains in postclose trading as revenue failed to impress traders.  —  The Mountain View, Calif. …
Discussion: Clickety Clack
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google's 2006 Money Shot, $10 billion in revenues  —  If you are a baseball fan, then you have seen Gary Sheffield swing the bat, you get a feeling that if the bat connects with the ball, then the leather is in for some serious hiding.  The non scientific description of such an act is called 'hitting the covers" off the ball.
Google Watch:
Google 4Q 2006: Revenue up 67% over 2005
Discussion: PaidContent
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google 4Q Earnings Nearly Triple
Discussion: Tech Beat
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Taking the payola out of DEMO-ing: The TechCrunch 20 Conference (or, I'm back in the conference business baby!)  —  I've always loved DEMO-style conferences (like the one going on in Palm Desert today) where entrepreneurs show off their creations for the first time to an audience of their peers, the press, and investors.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The TechCrunch20 Conference  —  I am very excited to announce a new conference, called the TechCrunch20.  This is a joint venture between us (TechCrunch) and Jason Calacanis, who broke the news about this earlier today.  The format is simple: Twenty of the hottest new startups will announce …
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Anil Dash:
I am okay with my Yahoo sign-in.
Discussion: FactoryCity
BBC:
Flickr to require Yahoo usernames
Brian Briggs / BBspot:
Windows Vista Upgrade Decision Flowchart  —  With the launch of Windows Vista, many people are wondering if they should upgrade their computers to the new operating system.  Here at BBspot we're dedicated to offering sound technical advice to businesses and home users, so we've created the Windows Vista Upgrade Decision Flowchart.
Discussion: digg
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Voidunknown / Neowin.net:
Vista 'Family Discount' Bites Back
Dsifry / Sifry's Alerts:
WTF?  It's a new feature!  —  Great news - today we launched a feature I've really been looking forward to and that I hope you'll come to love as much as I do.  It's called WTF (no, not that: It's "Where's the Fire.")  —  We've been doing a lot of thinking and planning lately about how we can help …
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Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Technorati WTF annotates keyword search results  —  Technorati launched a new search annotation feature today, letting site members briefly explain the rising popularity of a keyword or phrase.  The original idea for Technorati WTF came from a few Technorati super fans and an internal hack day over a year ago.
Discussion: broadstuff and Bloggers Blog
Mike / Techdirt:
The Internet Will Collapse And It's The Fault Of People Pushing For Network Neutrality?  —  from the you-want-to-back-that-up?  dept  —  Eleven years ago, Bob Metcalfe, the inventor of ethernet, wrote in a column that the internet would collapse in 1996 due to a variety of things that would all pile up and destroy it.
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Phil Kerpen / Forbes:
Information Super Traffic Jam
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
The New Media Mogul—You  —  What do Blinkx, Magnify.net, Splashcast, Panjea, Eyejot, Vringo, and BUZ have in common?  They aim to give consumers control of their own media  —  Uploading video to the Internet is so 2006.  Now the question is what to do with those clips once they're in cyberspace.
Discussion: VC Ratings
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BBC:
BBC's download plans get backing  —  TV shows like Doctor Who are expected to be available for download later this year after the BBC Trust gave initial approval to the BBC's on-demand plans.  —  Under the proposals, viewers will be able to watch popular programmes online or download …
Discussion: TVover.net, PaidContent and Slashdot
Seeking Alpha:
Google Q4 2006 Earnings Call Transcript  —  Executives  —  Larry Page - Founder, President of Products  —  Sergey Brin - Founder, President of Technology  —  Jonathan Rosenberg - SVP, Product Management  —  Omid Kordestani - SVP, Global Sales and Operations  —  Analysts
Discussion: PaidContent
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Giveaway Wednesday: FON Wi-Fi routers, Joost and some Babelgum  —  Update#2: Folks, we are all done with Babelgum and Joost invites.  I am working to get all of you who have already listed their email addresses the invites.  Since I have to do it one email at a time, please bear with me.
Discussion: digg
Bink / Bink.nu:
Jim Allchin retired from Microsoft as of Jan. 30, 2007  —  After 17 years with the company, Jim Allchin retired from Microsoft as of Jan. 30, 2007 - the day on which Microsoft officially released the Windows Vista operating system to consumers.  —  James (Jim) Allchin served as co-president …
Discussion: Neowin.net and Scobleizer
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Pray per post  —  Last night, I moderated a panel on buzz and marketing at the Always On conference in New York and I started it off by slamming Pay Per Post, the infamous service that pays bloggers to write positive posts about products, and a presentation by the company's president, Ted Murphy.
Nick Farrell / Inquirer:
New York teen sues record industry  —  'Pirate' boy bites back  —  A New York teen, dubbed a pirate by the Record Industry, is counter suing them for defamation, violating anti-trust laws, conspiring to defraud the courts and making extortionate threats.  —  In papers responding …
Discussion: Download Squad and digg
 
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Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
SI Acquires FanNation.com; Time Inc. To Buy Interest In Parent Company
Mr Blog:
Where are the Voice 2.0 developers?
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Paying YouTube content creators easier said than done
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
DEMO 2007 Live  —  update #5: So these are the last of the 15 presenters this morning.
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Fring Is Here  —  I first got to see an early version of FRING at fall VON last September.
Reuters:
Sources: Microsoft to set up MSN center in China
Discussion: Neowin.net
PR Newswire:
TextDigger Announces Digger.Com, the Contextual Query Expansion …
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Net neutrality, broadband taxes top House tech agenda
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How to get rid of Snap's obnoxious link previews
Business Wire:
Michael Dell Assumes Duties as Chief Executive Officer of Dell Inc.
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO CRITIQUING THE LONG TAIL
Discussion: Valleywag and Glass House
Foster Klug / Associated Press:
Tech Firms Seek Action on Net Censorship
Discussion: Techdirt and Infothought
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Google can't use "Gmail" name in Europe
Discussion: Slashdot
Darryl K. Taft / eWEEK.com:
Google's Bosworth: Why AJAX Failed (Then Succeeded)
 

 
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Time Warner Cable profit rises 19.5 pct

 
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