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9:40 PM ET, July 19, 2007

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Google:
Google Announces Second Quarter 2007 Results  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2007.  —  "Our performance once again demonstrates the strength of our core search and ads business.  The growth in our global traffic combined …
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Google Slides 5% After Hours As Q2 EPS Comes In Light  —  Google (GOOG) shares are falling what turned out to be a slightly disappointing second quarter.  —  Revenues were $3.87 billion, or $2.72 billion ex-TAC, with pro forma EPS of $3.56; the Street was looking for $2.68 billion revenues ex-TAC, and $3.59 a share.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Google isn't perfect: Earnings fall short of expectations  —  Google reported second quarter earnings of $925 million, or $2.93 a share, but that wasn't enough to satisfy Wall Street.  —  Excluding charges, Google reported earnings Thursday of $1.12 billion, or $3.56 a share.
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Wall Street pouts after Google earnings
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google's profit falls short, shares drop
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Microsoft:
Microsoft's Annual Revenue Surpasses $50 Billion  —  Double-digit revenue and EPS growth fueled by Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system  —  Segment Revenue/Operating Income(Loss)  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $13.37 billion for the quarter ended June 30 …
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft earnings today: Xbox 360, Windows Vista  —  Microsoft's recently announced $1 billion charge for Xbox 360 malfunctions is expected to take its toll when the company reports financial results for its fourth quarter and 2007 fiscal year after the stock market closes today.
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Microsoft Q2 Earnings: High, but Probably Not Because of Search
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Breaking: Facebook Acquires Parakey  —  Just received word from Facebook that the company has made its first acquisition: Parakey, a startup founded by Blake Ross and Joe Hewitt, co-founders of Mozilla Firefox.  Ross and Hewitt will join Facebook immediately to work on the Facebook Platform.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
FaceBook's First Acquisition: Parakey  —  Their first acquisition: Facebook has bought Parakey, the yet-to-launch "web operating system" created by Firefox co-founders Blake Ross and Joe Hewitt.  The price isn't being disclosed, but Facebook should be issuing a press release this afternoon.
Discussion: Rev2.org, Read/WriteWeb and Neomeme
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Facebook's first acquisition: secretive start-up Parakey  —  Facebook has acquired Parakey, a Mountain View, Calif., startup that had been working on a new way for people to work seamlessly on applications while online and offline.  —  Founded by former Mozilla Firefox browser developers Blake Ross …
The Crackers / Threadless News & Updates:
Yo, check out these loves designs  —  Check out all of the designs for this contest  —  Gmail is Google's free webmail service that connects people all over the world.  With over 2.8 GB of storage you can keep important emails, files and pictures forever and find them easily using built-in Google search technology.
Discussion: PSFK and Google Blogoscoped
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Ooma features free calling, direct lines to top bloggers  —  Let's see, the market leader is struggling desperately and the runner-up just went under (see "Vonage sends out leaky boat to pick up SunRocket crash survivors") — what better time to launch a new Internet telephony product?
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Ooma wants voice to be free
Jeffobrien / The Browser:
Ooma punks VOIP market - with help from Ashton Kutcher
Discussion: VoIP & Gadgets Blog
Valleywag:
Deathwatch: Why Ooma is dooma'd
Discussion: CrunchGear
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Sources: Apple set to grow iPhone family pre-holidays  —  Apple Inc. this fall plans to accelerate its assault on the 1 billion unit worldwide cell phone market with a second incarnation of its iPhone handset that will likely appeal to an even larger audience, AppleInsider has learned.
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Reuters:
Vodafone "looks forward" to 3G iPhone version
irconnect.com:
Ask.com to Give People Unmatched Privacy Control  —  Ask.com(R), a leading search engine and wholly-owned business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), today announced it will soon be implementing a new product called AskEraser that will offer its searchers unmatched control over their privacy when searching for information on the Web.
Discussion: Bink.nu
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Irina Slutsky Leaves PodTech  —  Online video network PodTech, citing a shift in focus, let go of web video personality Irina Slutsky on Wednesday.  Slutsky, who had been with PodTech for a year, had brought with her the web show Geek Entertainment TV, and had helped PodTech put on the red-carpet Vloggies awards event last year.
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Dan Fost / The Technology Chronicles:
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AMD:
AMD Reports Second Quarter Results
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