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4:29 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
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:
Google 4Q '06 Earnings: Live Coverage
Discussion: CNNMoney.com
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:   Updated: Live Google Call Coverage
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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Onethumb / SmugBlog:
The Dark Side of the Flickr Acquisition  —  You asked for it, you got it: SmugMug is offering 50% off to all Flickr refugees.  Just sign up for our free trial using the coupon code flickr and if you like what you see, you'll get 50% off your first year.  —  We're getting some email …
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
Discussion: Bloggers Blog
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
Business Wire:
Michael Dell Assumes Duties as Chief Executive Officer of Dell Inc.  —  Dell Will Remain as Chairman of Board  —  ROUND ROCK, Texas—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL - News) announced today that Michael Dell will assume the duties of Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
 
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
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Reuters:
Sources: Microsoft to set up MSN center in China
Discussion: Neowin.net
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Scott Gilbertson / Wired News:
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Tech Firms Seek Action on Net Censorship
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Shel / Global Neighbourhoods:
DEMO opening presenters. Corpspeak on the dais
Discussion: Chip Griffin and Dawn Patrol
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Google can't use "Gmail" name in Europe
Discussion: Slashdot
 

 
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