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11:40 PM ET, July 19, 2007

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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.
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.
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Wall Street pouts after Google earnings
Valleywag:
Live Coverage: Google misses second-quarter earnings — who's taking the fall?
Discussion: CNNMoney.com and Googling Google
Rob Hof / Business Week:
Fancy That! Google Misses on Earnings
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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.
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 …
Valleywag:   Acquisitions: Facebook buys a star engineer, and another billion …
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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Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Microsoft Q2 Earnings: High, but Probably Not Because of Search  —  Microsoft also posted their second quarter earnings today, reminding us all that just because Live Search isn't doing so hot, that doesn't mean their bottom line suffers.  While Google and Yahoo have some income coming …
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.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
New hires, datacenter investments evident in Microsoft earnings
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
Stephen Lawson / InfoWorld:
Verizon-Broadcom deal allows continued imports  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - Broadcom and Verizon Wireless have reached a deal that will allow Verizon to continue importing and selling phones that are the subject of continuing litigation between Broadcom and Qualcomm.
Discussion: Phone Scoop
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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.
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Ask.com To Launch AskEraser To Erase Search History & New Data Retention Policy  —  Ask.com announced that they will be launching "AskEraser" in the near future, a feature to allow you to erase your search history.  Ask also said it will be implementing a new 18 month data retention policy …
Jeffobrien / The Browser:
Ooma punks VOIP market - with help from Ashton Kutcher  —  We get a lot of vendor calls here at the Browser, many of them from people with interesting/smallish ideas.  But every once in a while, someone drops by with game-changer.  Oooma falls — potentially — into the latter category.
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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
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
CEO 2.0  —  As a company founder, as I've written before, it is inevitable and necessary that your role evolves for the best interest of the company and what you own of it.  Today I'm invoking the most powerful inflection point I can for Socialtext.  We've grown to 3,000 customers, 50 people …
 
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