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1:10 PM ET, April 18, 2007

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Internet Stocks on Seeking Alpha:
Yahoo! Q1 2007 Earnings Call Transcript  —  Executives  —  Terry Semel - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer  —  Susan Decker - Executive Vice President; Head of Advertiser and Publisher Group and Acting Chief Financial Officer  —  Analysts  —  Christa S. Quarles - Thomas Weisel Partners
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo's Earnings Are Down 11 Percent  —  Yahoo's top executives have been focused this year on an effort nicknamed Panama, after the vast canal project undertaken in the face of adversity.  It is a major overhaul of the company's search advertising system, intended to increase revenue and close …
Alex Pham / Los Angeles Times:
Yahoo's quarterly earnings fall 11%
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:   Yahoo: Q1 Should Be The Trough
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:   Yahoo's Next Search: A New CEO?
CNNMoney.com:
BlackBerry service back  —  Service problems disrupted e-mail traffic but the company says most service is restored.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — A system failure knocked out BlackBerry service to millions of customers late Tuesday but the company said Wednesday morning that service for "most customers" was restored.
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WNBC:
BlackBerry Woes Getting Better  —  NEW YORK — New information on a BlackBerry system failure that NewsChannel 4 first reported Tuesday night.  —  The company that makes the handheld device said things were repaired Wednesday morning.  —  Research in Motion, the Canadian company that provides …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Google Phone launching end of 2007?  —  The on-again, off-again Google Phone rumors just got a healthy stir by Digitimes.  The Taiwanese tech rag says that HTC is building the phone with initial shipments set to hit by the "end of 2007" — globally in 2008.  They cite "handset component makers" as their source.
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DigiTimes:
HTC to ship Google handsets by year-end  —  High Tech Computer (HTC) is now manufacturing Google handsets with shipments officially commencing at the end of 2007, according to handset component makers.  The makers also said the shipment volume will reach as high as one million units.
Discussion: The Tech Report
Dan Gillmor / Center for Citizen Media:
Virginia Tech: How Media Are Evolving  —  (Note: This will appear tomorrow as an op-ed piece in the Washington Examiner newspaper.)  —  Once again, horror has given us a glimpse of our media future: simultaneously conversational and distributed, mass and personal.
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Vanessa Fox / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Requesting removal of content from our index  —  As a site owner, you control what content of your site is indexed in search engines.  The easiest way to let search engines know what content you don't want indexed is to use a robots.txt file or robots meta tag.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Releases Improved Content Removal Tools
Amb / ambdon:
Testing a new look for Google?  —  Probably been seen before, but did a search in Google (in IE7 using the search box top right hand corner) and got a tasty new look.  —  Search results (top half) - click for full pic  —  Search results (bottom half) - click for full pic  —  Google "menu" - click for full pic
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Google Blogoscoped:   Google Prototype With Navigation at Top Left
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
The VoIP wars: air supply is an optional feature  —  Mobile carriers seek to choke new market  —  Truphone boss James Tagg says his fledgling company will ask Ofcom to intervene if mobile networks continue to cripple VoIP-capable handsets.  —  Another VoIP provider told us today that Orange …
Discussion: Techscape
David Filo / Yodel Anecdotal:
Don't even leave a footprint  —  Jerry Yang and I just announced at our quarterly employee all-hands that Yahoo! has committed to going carbon neutral this year.  Essentially, that means we're going to invest in greenhouse gas reduction projects around the world to neutralize Yahoo!'s impact on the environment.
Eric Case / Official Google Docs & Spreadsheets Blog:
How to make a pie  —  Posted by: Yoah Bar-David, Software Engineer, Google Tel-Aviv  —  I have a friend who is a great chef and owns a restaurant.  A while ago he called and asked me in his mild French accent "how to make a pie."  I can cook, and I do it quite often.
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo, PayPal Team Up On Checkout  —  Building on their existing alliance, Yahoo and PayPal today announced that Yahoo Sponsored Search results will feature a blue shopping cart icon linking to merchants that accept PayPal Express Checkout as a method of payment.
Valleywag:
FUNNY OR DIE: Sequoia's box office numbers  —  FUNNY OR DIE  —  The Landlord, the showcase clip on Will Ferrell's new comedy site, has clocked an impressive 2 million downloads since it went up on Thursday.  It looks like the comic actor, star of movies such as the Wedding Crashers and Blades of Glory …
Carolyn Y. Johnson / Boston Globe:
Verizon suspends push for Mass. TV franchises  —  Firm criticizes licensing process  —  After spending an average of 15 months in each of 45 communities to win approval to offer television service, Verizon Communications Inc. has had enough for now: The company says it will stop seeking …
Newlaunches.com:
Only 244 copies of Genuine Windows Vista sold in China  —  Microsoft spent millions of dollars advertising its next generation OS 'Windows Vista' in China, in fact the IT juggernaut threw up the biggest Vista Ad on the 421 meter high Jin Mao tower in Shanghai China.
Discussion: TechSpot News and Slashdot
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Mashable.com Banned in Thailand  —  I have the dubious honor of announcing that Mashable.com has been banned in Thailand, due to our reporting of the YouTube ban, continued reports and posting of the clips that had offended the Thai government.  The comments on those posts have generated …
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Top Ten VC Lies  —  From a recent (highly playful) presentation of mine, here is my list of the top ten lies venture capitalists tell.  Imagine it being read in reverse order, from 10 to 1, a la Letterman:
Discussion: VC Circle and Texas Startup Blog
BBC:
Web counting tools 'need change'  —  The way web audiences are measured could be ripe for an overhaul, according to two reports out this week.  —  Measurements based on page-views and cookies (small text files which track net use) could be affected by changing user behaviour, the studies warn.
Discussion: Liberate Media
 
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Steve Poland / TechCrunch:
TechStars Summer Camp for Entrepreneurs: Winners Selected
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Two cautioned over wi-fi 'theft'
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