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2:05 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 …
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:   Yahoo: Q1 Should Be The Trough
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.
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 …
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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Motorola:
Motorola Announces First-Quarter Sales and Earnings  —  First-Quarter Highlights  — GAAP net loss from continuing operations of $0.09 per share, including net charges of $0.11 per share from items highlighted below  — Handset shipments of 45.4 million units
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:   Moto still tripping over phones
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Pandora Founder Appeals For Help To "Save Internet Radio"  —  Tim Westergren, founder of Internet radio station Pandora, has sent out a letter to an unknown number of people asking for help about licensing fees.  Specifically this relates to "a recent decision by the Copyright Royalty Board in Washington …
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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.
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Ben Charny / MarketWatch:
Yahoo profit falls 11% on higher costs; shares drop
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Exclusive: Facebook May Launch Local Classifieds  —  Facebook is considering the launch of a local classifieds service, a source told Mashable.  Under the proposed system, it would be free to list items in your own network, and cost a few dollars to post to each additional network.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
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
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.
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
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
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:
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Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Oracle, SAP, Others Sued Over Disc-To-Web Hyperlink Technology
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Only 244 copies of Genuine Windows Vista sold in China
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Carolyn Y. Johnson / Boston Globe:
Verizon suspends push for Mass. TV franchises
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Collaboration is the Killer App
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Linden Lab To Open-Source Second Life Servers
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Livin' la Vida Google: A Month-Long Dive Into Web-Based Apps
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Sony chief hails PS3's success in Europe
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Mashable.com Banned in Thailand
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