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10:05 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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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,” …
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.
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.
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:   Twitter's struggles harm more than just the users
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why does Twitter go down?
Discussion: WinExtra
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Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Motorola Hangs Up on Handsets
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
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.
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Yahoo to Acquire Maven Networks for $160M-$170M
Discussion: paidContent.org
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
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.
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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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 …
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Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
EDGE down  —  Lots of annoyed iPhone users today in the central US.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile
MegaZone / TiVo Lovers Blog:
TiVo Discontinues The Series3 TCD648250B  —  If you want to get an original TiVo Series3 TCD648250B, you'd better act soon, because they're going away.  TiVo is end-of-lifing the TCD648250B, the original Series3 with the OLED display, etc, and will focus on the TiVo HD, TCD652160.
Discussion: Gizmodo and TiVo Blog
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Darren Murph / Engadget:   TiVo killing off the Series3, focusing on TiVo HD?
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 …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Fixing US broadband: $100 billion for fiber to every home  —  The US is in desperate need of 100Mbps “big broadband."  That's the conclusion of a new report from EDUCAUSE (PDF), a group that represents IT managers at over 2,200 colleges and universities.  But these 100Mbps connections are coming slowly …
 
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
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Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
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Jack Loechner / Research Brief:
User Generated Video Expects 34 Billion Views in 2008
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