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1:50 AM ET, July 20, 2007

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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 …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Facebook: the new data black hole  —  Oh, my.  —  I added the Wordpress Facebook Application a few days ago.  Now my blog, and your comments, are showing up on my Facebook Profile Page.  Along with my Twitters.  My Flickr photos.  My Google Reader items.  My Kyte videos.  And a bunch of other things.
Valleywag:   Acquisitions: Facebook buys a star engineer, and another billion …
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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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.
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Google Q2 2007 Earnings Call Transcript  —  Executives  —  Sergey Brin - Founder and President of Technology  —  Larry Page - Founder and President of Products  —  Jonathan Rosenberg - SVP of Product Management  —  Omid Kordestani - SVP of Global Sales and Operations  —  Analysts
Discussion: GigaOM
Valleywag:
Live Coverage: Google misses second-quarter earnings — who's taking the fall?
Discussion: CNNMoney.com and Googling Google
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Wall Street pouts after Google earnings
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 …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
New hires, datacenter investments evident in Microsoft earnings
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
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: HipMojo.com, TechConsumer, 901am and Bink.nu
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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 …
Vidura Panditaratne / Press Esc:
Multi-gigabit wireless "within three years"  —  Multi-gigabit wireless technology using of extremely high radio frequencies (RF) to achieve broad bandwidth and high data transmission rates over short distances will be ready within three years making wired computers and peripherals obsolete …
Discussion: Slashdot: Hardware
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Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:   Research group promises multi-gigabit wireless within three years
AMD:
AMD Reports Second Quarter Results  —  AMD (NYSE: AMD) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2007 .  AMD reported second quarter 2007 revenue of $1.378 billion, an operating loss of $457 million, and a net loss of $600 million, or $1.09 per share.
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Ashlee Vance / The Register:
AMD parts with profits in Q2
Discussion: Reuters
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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Austin Modine / The Register:
Broadcom signs licensing pact with Verizon
Discussion: CNET News.com
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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