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12:00 AM ET, October 19, 2007

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Reuters:
Google quarterly profit swells 46 percent  —  Web search leader Google reported on Thursday a 46 percent rise in profit that topped Wall Street expectations, fueled by accelerating market share gains and tighter cost controls.  —  Third-quarter net income rose to $1.07 billion …
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Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Google quarterly profit jumps 46 pct, costs capped  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Web search leader Google Inc (NasdaqGS:GOOG - News) reported on Thursday a 46 percent rise in profit that topped analysts' expectations, as revenues grew 57 percent and comfortably outpaced expense growth, reassuring investors.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Search, Ads And Apps: The Google Q3 2007 Results
Discussion: Valleywag
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:   After Hours: Google Talks Up Mobile, International Sales
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Google Promises Again to Swear Off Binge Hiring
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Profit Up 46%, Exceeding Estimates
Discussion: ParisLemon
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Earnings: Google Revenues Up 57 Percent; Profit Up 46 Percent
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Robot Cannon Kills 9, Wounds 14  —  We're not used to thinking of them this way.  But many advanced military weapons are essentially robotic — picking targets out automatically, slewing into position, and waiting only for a human to pull the trigger.  Most of the time.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Cyberwar: China Declares War On Western Search Sites  —  Further to our earlier story on visitors to Google Blogsearch being redirected to Baidu in China, new reports have surfaced that would indicate that China has unilaterally blocked all three major search engines in China and is redirecting all requests to Baidu.
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Anne Broache / Webware.com:
REPORTS: CHINA 'HIJACKING' GOOGLE, YAHOO, MICROSOFT SEARCH SITES
Discussion: Boing Boing
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Dell Hell: The end?  —  My column reporting on my visit to Dell headquarters and my interview with Michael Dell just went up on Business Week.  It'll be in this week's issue.  Hell, it's even the lead online.  —  After giving Dell hell two years ago, I may well be accused of throwing them a wet kiss now.
Rogers Cadenhead / Workbench:
Exclusive: Techbloggers Have Sold Their Souls  —  On WebProNews, Robert Scoble demonstrates why the leading techblogs are becoming less critical and more susceptible to hype — they're bargaining with PR flacks for exclusives: … One of the reasons mainstream tech magazines like PC Magazine …
Discussion: Hacking Cough
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Microsoft's Ballmer: MSFT will acquire 20 companies a year  —  Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer just said at the Web 2.0 conference here in San Francisco that the software giant will acquire 20 companies a year for the next five years, ranging from $50 million to $1 billion.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Web is the Platform  —  The platform wars are over.  Long live the Web.  That was the basic message delivered by Jeff Huber, Google's vice president of engineering, in a ten-minute presentation at Web 2.0 a few minutes ago.  His talk was nominally about widgets (which Google calls Gadgets).
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Eric Traut talks (and demos) Windows 7 and MinWin  —  If I told you there was a public presentation and arguably demonstration of Windows 7, you probably wouldn't believe me.  Which is why I had to share this video with you.  —  Thanks to DigitalDud on Channel9 for noting, on October 13 last week …
Richard Martin / InformationWeek:
Google Says Its Health Platform Is Due In Early 2008  —  Google plans to bring its immense data storage and organization capacities to the field of medical care and patient records, Marissa Mayer, the company's head of search, said at the Web 2.0 Summit.  —  Telling her audience to …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Web 2.0 Summit: Panel on Facebook as a Platform  —  Discussion is led by entrepreneur and start-up adviser Dave McClure, with Seth Goldstein (CEO, SocialMedia.com), Ali Partovi (CEO, iLike), Keith Rabois (VP, Slide) and Lance Tokuda (CEO, RockYou) as panelists.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Firefox 3 to go native in appearance  —  What do you get when you cross a Firefox with a chameleon?  —  An open-source Web browser whose user interface is adapted to the look of the operating system it's running on.  One change planned for the upcoming Firefox version 3, code-named Gran Paradiso, is this more native appearance.
Business Wire:
Platial Acquires Frappr, Creates #1 Social Map Site  —  SAN FRANCISCO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Platial today announced the acquisition of Frappr, the popular social map destination and widget network.  The merger makes Platial the leader in social mapping with more than 15MM unique users per month …
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
@Web2.0: Steve Ballmer Wants To Buy Your Company  —  Alberto Escarlate, the CTO-turned-reporter, sends us these dispatches from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's Web 2.0 Q&A session with John Battelle:  —  How are the Facebook negotiations coming along?  —  "Mark Zuckerberg says it goes pretty well.
Wall Street Journal:
Will Social Features Make Email Sexy Again?  —  Email providers are trying to steal some of social networking's thunder as fast-growing services like Facebook Inc. begin to encroach on their turf.  —  The biggest Web email services — including Yahoo Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Time Warner Inc.'s AOL unit …
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Phil Elliott / GamesIndustry.biz:
Google exec to keynote TIGA event
Discussion: GigaOM and Valleywag
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Halo effect: Xbox 360 tops Nintendo Wii in September
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft and Kotaku
Sahala Swenson / Official Google Webmaster …:
Blast from the past  —  As you know, the queries used to find …
Mark Coker / VentureBeat:
Surprise: Mary Meeker offers skepticism about U.S. tech industry
Discussion: paidContent.org
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Unlimited online storage for free, almost: Wuala
John Leyden / The Register:
Cafe Latte attack steals credentials from Wi-Fi clients
Neely Tucker / Washington Post:
Taking a Whack Against Comcast
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
RIAA threatens 19 universities with lawsuits
 Earlier Items: 
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Universal, Warner, and EMI to sell music on flash drives
Discussion: DailyTech and Gearlog
Sarah McBride / Wall Street Journal:
Blu-ray vs. HD DVD: a Solution Abroad
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget HD and CinemaTech
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Fearing a Silverlight future, seven states extend antitrust judgment …
Discussion: Mashable!
Bill Tancer / Hitwise Intelligence:
Facebook: Confusing Slowdown with Seasonality
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Web 2.0: Cisco's Dan Scheinman Unveils EOS, Entertainment Operating System
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Studios unveil their copyright protection guidelines
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / eWEEK.com:
It's Here! Ubuntu 7.10 Arrives
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Launches Drag-And-Drop App Builder Popfly
 

 
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Sharyl Attkisson releases video of apparent computer hack

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Matt Taibbi returning to Rolling Stone after split from First Look Media

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Pianist asks The Washington Post to remove a concert review under the E.U.'s ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling

 
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