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12:05 PM ET, April 18, 2007

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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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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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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.
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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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Releases Improved Content Removal Tools  —  Google has rolled out new tools to help people quickly get content removed from its search engine.  Those targeted at site owners allow for speedy removal of pages and cached copies of pages.  Other tools allow those to request the removal …
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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.
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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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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Dion Almaer / Ajaxian:
Google announces new AJAX Feed API  —  The Google AJAX API team has announced a genuinely useful Feed API that gives an Ajax developer the ability to access feeds, cached in the fast Google edge cache where appropriate, from across the web using a simple JavaScript API.
Yahoo! Search Marketing Blog:
Faster, Simplified Online Customer Checkout  —  Yahoo! PayPal Checkout Program Launches  —  Imagine a customer in a busy store, perhaps a grocery store.  They walk in to find one or two items, a store worker points them to the product they want.  As they head for the check out counter, one opens up just for them.
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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.
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.
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
Steve Poland / TechCrunch:
TechStars Summer Camp for Entrepreneurs: Winners Selected  —  TechStars is doing something similar to what YCombinator has done - they're funding 10 teams with up to $15,000 in seed capital and providing office space, operational support, and mentors from business leaders (and potential follow-on investors) …
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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 …
BBC:
Two cautioned over wi-fi 'theft'  —  Two people have been cautioned for using people's wi-fi broadband internet connections without permission.  —  Neighbours in Redditch, Worcestershire, contacted police on Saturday after seeing a man inside a car using a laptop while parked outside a house.
 
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