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9:00 PM ET, January 31, 2008

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Yahoo! Finance:
Google Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Results  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG - News) today announced financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2007.  —  “We're very pleased with our performance this quarter,” said Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google.
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Misses Revs/EPS...and Pulls Out the “Display” Card  —  Google missed consensus revenue and EPS estimates.  Stock down 7% in after-market.  Revenue shortfall on Google Sites (vs. affiliates), due to a shortfall in paid-click growth (startling deceleration).  Adjusted operating income slightly light.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Google: Social Networking Inventory Not Monetizing As Well As Expected; Trouble At MySpace?  —  Speaking on the company's post-earnings conference call, Google (GOOG) CFO George Reyes said the company has found that “social networking inventory is not monetizing as well as expected,” …
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Google: We're going under — sell, sell!  —  It must be tough when you just keep beating estimates quarter after quarter, like Google has done ever since it became a public company — until now.  Revenues and profits have continued to rise by the mid-double digits pretty much every time the company reports …
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google earnings miss Wall Street estimates
Tim Coulter / Joyeur:
Twitter and Joyent: Update  —  By David Young 31 January 08  —  Twitter has been officially off Joyent since 10PM last night.  This may come as a surprise to some after yesterday's posts here and here regarding the two companies working together.  Those of us at Joyent appreciate …
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Twitter Blog:
We had a rough night.  But now we're back.  —  I just left the office, at 6am, with most of our engineering and technical operations team.  That's only a handful of people, but we were all there all night.  —  You may have noticed we had an outage last night/stretching into this morning.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why does Twitter go down?
Discussion: WinExtra
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:   Twitter's struggles harm more than just the users
Michal Lev-Ram / Techland:
Google gets its way with new wireless network  —  Somewhere in the Googleplex, Sergey Brin, Larry Page and Eric Schmidt are celebrating right about now.  —  That's because the Internet search giant Thursday scored its first big win in the mobile business: The minimum $4.6 billion bid …
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
Spectrum Auction: C Block Hits Reserve Price  —  A bid of $4.7 billion this morning for the most valuable group of wireless licenses in the Federal Communications Commission auction for 700Mhz spectrum pushed the price over the minimum price the government set.
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Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Motorola Hangs Up on Handsets
Wall Street Journal:
Motorola Mulls Sale or Spinoff
Discussion: Phone Scoop, Valleywag and IntoMobile
Doug Sherrets / VentureBeat:
Google's Marissa Mayer: Social search is the future  —  At an event in August, Marissa Mayer, Google's leading VP in search, said social search hasn't shown much promise, but if it does, Google would be in a good position to incorporate it.  I wrote about that here.
Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
RealPlayer named by StopBadware.org  —  StopBadware.org said Tuesday it has labeled two versions of the RealPlayer media player as “badware,” or spyware.  —  RealPlayer 10.5, it claims, “fails to accurately and completely disclose the fact that it installs advertising software on the user's computer.”
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Ryan Naraine / eWeek:   Caught in a (Real) Security Bind
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Gartner: Apple To Double U.S., Europe PC Share By 2011  —  Apple (AAPL) will double its share of the U.S. and Western European PC market share by 2011, the research firm Gartner said today.  “Apple's gains in computer market share reflect as much on the failures of the rest of the industry as on Apple's success,” Gartner says.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo To Announce Large Video Acquisition—Maven Networks For $150 Million.  —  We've gotten word that Yahoo will make an acquisition announcement of a video startup today or tomorrow.  At first we thought the target might be Metacafe, which was almost acquired by Yahoo just following the Google/YouTube deal in 2006.
Chris Williams / The Register:
‘Facebook fatigue’ kicks in as people tire of social networks  —  Shhh!  Can you hear a hiss?  That's the sound of naughty facts deflating the social networking balloon a tad.  —  Whisper it, but numbers from web analytics outfit comScore have confirmed what the chatter in bars and cafes …
Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:
AT&T data network fails for BlackBerry, iPhone users  —  San Francisco - AT&T's wireless data networks in the Southeast and Midwest U.S. are down, causing BlackBerry and iPhone users to be without data services.  —  The EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution) and UMTS …
Discussion: CNET News.com
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= Dataoutages.com =:   [Bb-Outage] ATT tells me Nationwide outage for BB data
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
The Pirate Bay: Is it illegal to point?  —  In one of the least-surprising legal moves in recent memory, Swedish authorities have laid charges against The Pirate Bay, one of the largest trackers of BitTorrent downloads in the world (it recently passed the 10 million peers mark), on behalf of several movie studios and record labels.
Discussion: Slyck and BBC
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Admins Charged with Assisting Copyright Infringement
 
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GE Cameras Score Big Features: Smile and Blink Detection …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
MegaZone / TiVo Lovers Blog:
TiVo Discontinues The Series3 TCD648250B
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Phillip Torrone / MAKE Magazine:
LED art all over Boston today
Discussion: CNET News.com
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Film Festival Uses File Sharing App To Pick Entrants
Discussion: Associated Press
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
TiVo wins on appeal; Dish Networks DVRs could be turned off
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
KickApps' DIY social networks features get upgrade: Insert community here
Discussion: TechCrunch and CenterNetworks
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Tom Krazit / Crave: The gadget blog:
Lenovo, Fujitsu planning to use Intel's MacBook Air chip
Discussion: Electronista and PC World
Daniel Jalkut / Red Sweater Blog:
MarsEdit 2.1  —  It is with great pleasure that I announce …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Fixing US broadband: $100 billion for fiber to every home
Mark Walsh / MediaPost Publications:
CBS Mobile Chief: Wireless Industry Is Overwhelming Consumers
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Google, Facebook Battle For Computer Science Grads. Salaries Soar.
 

 
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