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11:55 AM 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
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 …
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:   Yahoo's Next Search: A New CEO?
BlackBerry service back  —  Service problems disrupted e-mail traffic but the company says most service is restored.  —  NEW YORK ( — 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.
BlackBerry Woes Getting Better
John Blau / PC Advisor:
Blackberry users helpless after outage
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 …
Discussion: Paul Mooney
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.
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
Google Blogoscoped:   Google Prototype With Navigation at Top Left
Stephen Totilo / MTV:
Multiplayer: Virginia Tech Teacher Builds Memorial Wall In Virtual World  —  'The wall is just my contribution,' 'Second Life' regular says.  —  The virtual world of "Second Life" isn't a video game, but I didn't feel much like playing games on Tuesday (April 17).
Discussion: Kotaku and
Dan Gillmor / Center for Citizen Media:
Virginia Tech: How Media Are Evolving
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.
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
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.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Banned in Thailand  —  I have the dubious honor of announcing that 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 …
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.
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq:
Dyack breaks Too Human silence, talks four player co-op  —  If you're Denis Dyack and the crew over at Silicon Knights you've had a rough time since last year's E3.  The company unleashed on the gaming press and attendees the stunningly awful demo for Too Human, which ran like a stuttering flip book …
Discussion: Opposable Thumbs and digg
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.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google News Tests Adding Subscribe To Google Reader Link  —  A reader sent us a screen capture of Google News allowing you to easily click a link to add that news search to Google Reader.  —  As you can see from the screen capture, Google News has a link that reads, "Subscribe to a news feed for [query] in Google Reader."
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Sprint: Say Bon Voyage to Vonage  —  Although acquiring the Web-phone services provider could hold some advantages for the telco giant, analysts say it should stay focused on core operations  —  Sprint Nextel, beset by customer losses and lackluster products, has enough on its plate without going after Vonage.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Wayne Rash /
FCC to Investigate Broadband Deployment  —  WASHINGTON—The Federal Communications Commission has begun action on two items involving broadband deployment in the United States.  The first is a Notice of Inquiry into whether broadband services are being provided to all Americans in a timely and reasonable fashion.
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Getting the message in  —  A recent visit to the Apple campus left …
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