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5:00 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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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Search, Ads And Apps: The Google Q3 2007 Results  —  Google's combo of search, ads & apps gave it a very strong Q3. … For the nine months ended September 30, Google had revenues of $11,767,307 compared with $7,399,419 a year ago.  There's a great deal more detail in the release.
Discussion: paidContent.org and Valleywag
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Google Promises Again to Swear Off Binge Hiring
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Google Reports Impressive 46% Jump in Q3 Profit
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google's Strong Quarter Widens Gap With Rivals
Discussion: IP Democracy
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
Google Earnings As Expected, Revenue Up 57%
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Twine: The First Mainstream Semantic Web App?  —  Tomorrow Radar Networks is announcing a new Semantic Web application called Twine.  Founder Nova Spivack showed me a demo today of the new app, which he described as a "knowledge networking" application.  It has aspects of social networking …
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Twine: A social network built on the semantic web dls interview
Discussion: Rough Type
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.
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 …
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).
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Flickr Launches New Geotagging and Places Pages  —  When I heard that Flickr was making announcements this evening, I assumed it was the long awaited integration of video into the service.  That isn't happening (it will soon, though), but they are making significant upgrades tonight around geotagging …
Discussion: CNET News.com and ParisLemon
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
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
RIAA threatens 19 universities with lawsuits  —  Updated at 12:03 p.m. PDT: Just in time to welcome many students back from fall break, the Recording Industry Association of America on Thursday dispatched a new round of "prelitigation" letters to 19 U.S. universities from coast to coast …
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Universal, Warner, and EMI to sell music on flash drives  —  The major record labels' ongoing fixation with physical media continues on, as Universal, EMI, and Warner have each announced plans to sell music preloaded on flash drives.  Universal says the move is "aimed at the younger …
Discussion: Gearlog
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Wolfgang Hansson / DailyTech:
Universal Music Announces Singles on USB Drives
Discussion: Gear Live and Neowin.net
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.
Microsoft Photography & Video Blog:
Do you use Flickr?  Then check out Windows Live Photo Gallery (Beta)!  —  To all of those that asked for it on your own blog, posted comments on our blog or other blog postings, sent us email, or even stopped me on the streets (ok, maybe it hasn't gone this far yet) asking us …
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Halo effect: Xbox 360 tops Nintendo Wii in September  —  Microsoft's Xbox 360 surpassed Nintendo's Wii in U.S. unit sales in September, according to statistics released today by the NPD market research firm.  The Sept. 25 release of "Halo 3" is being credited with spurring Xbox 360 sales for the month.
Discussion: Kotaku, InsideMicrosoft and Bloomberg
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
Standing Up To Takedown Notices  —  Web Users Turn the Tables on Copyright Holders  —  On a chilly February day, Stephanie Lenz decided to show her family and friends what her bouncing baby boy could do.  She plopped 13-month-old Holden, then learning to walk, on the floor, cranked up Prince's song …
 
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Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Java: A Retrospective
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Battle brewing between Pirate Bay, recording industry over IFPI domain coup
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Phil Elliott / GamesIndustry.biz:
Google exec to keynote TIGA event
Discussion: Valleywag and GigaOM
Anne Broache / Webware.com:
REPORTS: CHINA 'HIJACKING' GOOGLE, YAHOO, MICROSOFT SEARCH SITES
Discussion: TechWeb
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
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Ford sells pink 30GB first-gen Zune, donates 100% to breast cancer research
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Unlimited online storage for free, almost: Wuala
 Earlier Items: 
Neely Tucker / Washington Post:
Taking a Whack Against Comcast
Business Wire:
Platial Acquires Frappr, Creates #1 Social Map Site
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
@Web2.0: Steve Ballmer Wants To Buy Your Company
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Convenience Can Be More Important Than Free
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / eWEEK.com:
It's Here! Ubuntu 7.10 Arrives
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Firefox 3 to go native in appearance
Wall Street Journal:
Will Social Features Make Email Sexy Again?
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Launches Drag-And-Drop App Builder Popfly
 

 
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