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3:00 AM ET, October 17, 2007

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Jerry Yang / Yodel Anecdotal:
Where does Yahoo! head next?  —  There's been much curiosity and speculation about what's been happening here at Yahoo! over the past few months.  Roughly 100 days into our business review, I'm ready to start sharing some of the framework for where we see the future of Yahoo!.
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Business Wire:
Yahoo! Reports Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results  —  Revenues - $1,768 Million  —  Operating Income - $150 Million  —  Operating Income Before Depreciation, Amortization and Stock-Based Compensation Expense - $466 Million  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo's 3rd-Quarter Results Beat Expectations
Discussion: The Register
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
The RIAA Attacks Usenet  —  In an ideal world, people would not talk about Usenet.  In an ideal world there would be no such things as copyright infringement lawsuits.  Sadly, we do not live in an ideal world.  —  Today we simply have to talk about Usenet and we have to talk about lawsuits.
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
RIAA tries to pull plug on Usenet.  Seriously.  —  The Recording Industry Association of America has found a new legal target for a copyright lawsuit: Usenet.  —  In a lawsuit filed on October 12, the RIAA says that Usenet newsgroups contain "millions of copyrighted sound recordings" in violation of federal law.
Discussion: Neowin.net
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
RIAA Sues Usenet.com
Discussion: Bit Player
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Jobs confirms iTunes Plus price drop across the board  —  Not a full day after our initial report that Apple planned to drop the price of all its iTunes Plus tracks (as well as add a number of indie labels to the mix), many users started seeing the changes slowly trickle down from iTunes' servers.
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
MYSPACE, SKYPE TO PARTNER FOR VOICE FUNCTION ON IM CLIENT  —  MySpace and Skype are set to announce on Wednesday that the eBay-owned telephony client will be providing voice chat services for the News Corp.-owned social network's instant messaging client, MySpaceIM.  Financial terms of the partnership were not disclosed.
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
MySpace and Skype to Announce Partnership
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Josh Quittner / Fortune:
Facebook's got Google running scared  —  Why Google is spooked by Facebook and would dearly love to squash it, says Fortune's Josh Quittner.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — Google is the elephant in nearly every corner of the Internet, from search and advertising to web-based e-mail, online mapping, and home-brewed video.
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
The New Drama: Google vs. Facebook
Discussion: Rev2.org
Megan McCarthy / Valleywag:
Rumormonger: Could MySpace buy RockYou to mess with Facebook?  —  Shriveled-up megamogul Rupert Murdoch, the pint-sized force behind News Corp. and MySpace, is presenting the keynote at tomorrow's Web 2.0 conference.  What big surprise does he have planned for the audience?
Chris Morrison / VentureBeat:
Four startups ready to change the face of email  —  In ten years, an internet eternity, web-based email has only made token improvements, moving from Hotmail to Gmail.  Meanwhile, instant messaging and social networks have rapidly developed.  —  Four new startups, all of which came …
Discussion: Charles Hudson's Weblog and Digg
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Ubuntu Plans Eye Candy for Desktop Computers and Beyond  —  What would it take to get the hundreds of millions of desktop computer users to switch from Windows to Linux?  —  Low cost and armies of devoted techies have not been enough.  So the people behind Ubuntu—a dialect of Linux— have a new idea: eye candy.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Leopard: final features and further upgrade details  —  We got a chance this morning to pose a few queries to Brian Croll, Senior Director of Mac OS X Product Marketing, about today's Leopard release announcement.  Here's some of what he had to say, as well as some of the new features we're looking forward to in the next release.
Avinash Kaushik / Occam's Razor:
Kick Butt With Internal Site Search Analytics  —  I love Internal Site Search data.  —  It is a amazing peek into customer intent, which usually is quite elusive in our normal clickstream data.  —  I had first written about the wonders of site search analysis in a June 2006 post: Are You Into Internal Site Search Analysis?
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Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
TiVo Series3 & HD External Storage Arrives!  —  Seems like just yesterday (or last month) TiVo began rolling out system software 9.1.  And here we are today with 9.2 hitting some units... finally bringing that (official) eSATA storage goodness.  I wonder if the rollout was kicked off early given 9.1 buginess …
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and TiVo Lovers
Nelson / Open Source Initiative:
Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL)  —  This license governs use of the accompanying software.  If you use the software, you accept this license.  If you do not accept the license, do not use the software.  —  1. Definitions  —  The terms "reproduce," "reproduction," "derivative works," and "distribution" have the
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Does Your Building Need A Social Network?  Why Not.  —  New York-based LifeAt wants to create a social network around your residential building.  Do you need one?  Nope.  But maybe you'll use it anyway.  And perhaps you'll even get to know some of your neighbors.
 
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Jessica Dolcourt / Webware.com:
BUG.GD HOOKS UP ERROR MESSAGES WITH PROVEN WORKAROUNDS
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Mark Glaser / MediaShift:
Your Take Roundup::Musicians Should Diversify Income in Post-CD Era
Discussion: Associated Press
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Should HotorNot Become Just a Facebook App?
One Microsoft Way:
Microsoft announces unified communication platform
Discussion: The Register
Greg Sandoval / Crave: The gadget blog:
Video stores getting crushed by Web
Discussion: Bloomberg
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Intel blows through financial projections
Discussion: New York Times
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Seagate Sold Out On Drives For Q4, CEO Watkins Says; But No Current …
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Judge Orders Software Firm To Stop Selling Software For Beating …
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