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6:25 AM ET, April 18, 2008

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Google Investor Relations:
GOOGLE ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER 2008 RESULTS  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2008.  —  “Our ongoing innovation in search, ads, and apps helped drive healthy growth globally across our product lines, yielding another strong quarter for Google …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Google delivers; Maybe paid clicks weren't such a big deal  —  Google on Thursday allayed concerns about its paid click growth rate with first quarter earnings that topped Wall Street's expectations.  —  Google reported first quarter net income of $1.31 billion, or $4.12 a share, on revenue of $5.19 billion.
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Defies the Economy and Reports a Profit Surge  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The American economy may be weakening, but Google said once again that the slowdown has not affected its business.  —  Easing concerns that its growth would stall, the Internet search giant on Thursday reported better …
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John Cook / John Cook's Venture Blog:
Secret Farecast buyer is Microsoft  —  It's official: Microsoft is the mystery buyer of Farecast, the Seattle online travel startup.  Responding to an inquiry from the P-I today, Microsoft issued this statement from spokeswoman Whitney Burk: … We reported earlier this week that the company …
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Hugh Crean / Farecast Blog:
Microsoft Acquires Farecast
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Acquires Farecast For $115M
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Alexander van Elsas / Alexander van Elsas's Weblog …:
The noise in Web 2.0 is mainly a Tech Elite's problem  —  Erick Schonfeld has a funny article today on TechCrunch in which he predicts/hopes that web 3.0 is about removing the noise.  We all recognize the problem he describes.  He is in so many different networks with so many followers …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Web 3.0 Will Be About Reducing the Noise—And Twhirl Isn't Helping  —  It's my own damn fault.  I should have never listened to Mike.  This morning I installed Twhirl on my desktop in a failed attempt to keep up better with Twitter and Friendfeed.  I was hoping it would help me manage …
Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
Lessig Lectures the FCC on the Need for Neutrality  —  Now we know why none of the major carriers showed up for Thursday's open FCC meeting at Stanford University: Who wants to take on Larry Lessig, the lion of Net Neutrality, in his own den?  —  Class was in session when Stanford law …
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Daniel Terdiman / Geek Gestalt:
Rocketboom creator pulls plug on auction of Twitter account  —  It appears that for now at least, we won't get to find out the value of identity on Twitter.  —  A few days ago, Rocketboom creator Andrew Baron put his Twitter account up for sale on eBay, offering access to his 1,500-plus followers (it's now at 1,757 followers).
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Milliways: Infocom's Unreleased Sequel to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy  —  From an anonymous source close to the company, I've found myself in possession of the “Infocom Drive” — a complete backup of Infocom's shared network drive from 1989.  This is one of the most amazing archives I've ever seen …
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar and Boing Boing
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Secret Merger Talks Between Technorati And b5media Blow Up  —  Blog search engine Technorati was days away from merging with blog network b5media when the whole deal blew up earlier this week, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.  —  Technorati has been searching …
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft's Ozzie gives open-source outlook  —  People trying to get a sense for Microsoft's direction will be listening closely in the coming months to Ray Ozzie, who has assumed the role of chief software architect in advance of Bill Gates ending his full-time role.
Discussion: SmoothSpan Blog and CNET News.com
Dylan Tweney / Epicenter:
Forget LoJack, Twitter Can Bring Your Phone Back Home  —  Scot Hacker didn't even know he'd lost his phone until he saw a note on Twitter.  From his own phone.  —  The mystery tweet read: … An hour later, Hacker had retraced his steps and reclaimed his phone from the good Samaritan who discovered it, Silje Rygland.
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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Apple orders aluminum 13-inch MacBook shells, 3G iPhone chips
Discussion: CrunchGear
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Tools For Your Video Career  —  Very few would argue with the statement that video is hot right now.  From the cultural phenomenon of YouTube, through to the rise of live streaming services, money is pouring into startups from content creators through to service providers.
Discussion: The Blog Herald
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Ballmer says Vista is a ‘work in progress’  —  More than a year after Windows Vista's release, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer this morning acknowledged some of the operating system's shortcomings — calling it a “work in progress” during a speech to the company's Most Valuable Professionals conference in Seattle.
 
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Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Windows Mobile 7 Could Be Too Little Too Late, But Might Come On Microsoft Hardware
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
Amazon Gains Share of Shrinking Paid Music Market
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Electronic Arts' bid to acquire Take-Two gets closer scrutiny
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Obopay Gets $20M to Send Money via Mobiles
Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Security Watch:
After Criticism, Apple Software Updater Gets UI Makeover
Discussion: CrunchGear
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Nintendo runs away with March console sales
Discussion: CrunchGear and VentureBeat
Scott Blitstein / Web Worker Daily:
RescueTime Offers Improvements to its Ridiculously Easy Time Management
Jibi / The Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Nine Thou-what? Bring on the BlackBerry 9100!
Ryan Naraine / eWeek:
PayPal Plans to Ban Unsafe Browsers
Discussion: Apple Watch
Adrian Bridgwater / CNET News.com:
Microsoft woos hobbyist developers
Discussion: One Microsoft Way
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First impressions: Classmate 2  —  I'm writing this post …
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