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Elinor Mills / CNET
Yahoo misses Wall Street estimates  —  Internet bellwether Yahoo posted on Tuesday net income for the fourth quarter that rose from a year ago but was below analyst expectations, sending shares down about 13 percent in after-hours trade.  —  Net income for the period ended Dec. 31 was $247 million …
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Yahoo 4Q Profit Misses Views; Shares Fall  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - news)'s fourth-quarter profit nearly doubled as advertisers continued to shift their spending to the Internet, but it wasn't enough to live up to the lofty expectations for the Web's most heavily trafficked destination.
Discussion: Clickety Clack
Jonathan Berr /
Two Abandon Google Bandwagon  —  Sizzling Google (GOOG:Nasdaq - commentary - research - Cramer's Take) is getting too hot for some analysts to handle.  —  Stifel Nicolaus analyst Scott Devitt and Scott Kessler of Standard & Poor's cut the search engine giant to sell.
Om Malik / Om Malik on Broadband:
Yahoo, Google & Web 2.0 Reality Check
Discussion: Signal vs. Noise and The Stalwart
Los Angeles Times:
Google Purchase of Radio Ads Company Puzzles Some  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google Inc. said today it would pay as much as $1.1 billion to acquire a company that buys radio airtime, in the clearest sign yet that the Internet search giant wants to extend its online dominance to the wider world of advertising.
Kevin Newcomb / ClickZ:
Marketers Intrigued by Google's Foray Into Radio  —  Google's move into radio advertising should create more opportunities for advertisers, but the value of those opportunities will depend on the company's implementation, marketers say.  —  "We may be witnessing the birth of a new model …
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Google to buy radio advertising company
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
New News: Deconstructing the newspaper  —  [Here's another in a very occasional series of posts suggesting how to change newspapers, all tagged and headlined "NewNews."  Prior posts addressed the need to inspire an imperative for change and suggested turning the newsroom into a classroom …
Darwinian Web:
John Palfrey explains the issues of RSS copyright  —  John Palfrey has responded to the questioning of Top10Sources' use of RSS feeds exactly the way a law professor should, by turning it into an opportunity to educate the blogosphere on the finer points of copyright law in relation to RSS and blogs.
Christopher Elliott / New York Times:
On Business, and Blogging on the Road  —  Hurricane Katrina was a defining moment for Rachel Gradwohl, a frequent business traveler.  A consultant for a national accounting firm, Ms. Gradwohl blogged about being made homeless by the disaster in her Web journal, the Princess Diaries (
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Apple changes iTunes, now obtains consent before collecting info  —  Apple has changed the way iTunes works so that users are given the chance to decline the iTunes Ministore, a service that gathers detailed information about your listening habits and transmits it to Apple along with a number that uniquely identifies you.
Darin / Fried Fish:
I've been meaning to blog about a new web platform feature that we've added to trunk builds of Firefox.  It is now possible to define a ping attribute on anchor and area tags.  When a user follows a link via one of these tags, the browser will send notification pings to the specified URLs after following the link.
Discussion: Download Squad and Boing Boing
Presentation Zen:
Where can you find good images?  —  A lot of people ask me where they can get good-quality images, so I thought it would be good to have one post that I could bookmark and send out to people.  I mentioned before that I use the most (as well as more expensive sites …
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Windows Expertise:
Windows users, don't let your guard down  —  The problem with relying on software tools to keep you safe is that a user with administrative privileges and a little knowledge (which, as everyone knows, is a dangerous thing) can defeat or disable those tools.  Two examples of this phenomenon appeared this week.
O'Reilly Network:
EuroOSCON 2006: Opening Innovation  —  EuroOSCON 2006 takes place in Brussels, Belgium on 18-21 September.  The Call for Participation is now open; registration opens in May 2006.  To receive EuroOSCON news and announcements, sign up for the EuroOSCON newsletter.
Analyst: Replacing lost BlackBerry service would cost $845 per person  —  The biggest cost would be replacing hardware, according to analyst Jack Gold  —  JANUARY 17, 2006 (COMPUTERWORLD) - Replacing wireless e-mail such as Research In Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry service for 1,000 workers would cost $845,000 …
Brian / Spam Kings Blog:
Under attack, spammer begs for mercy  —  A follow up to my recent post about a controversial campaign to pollute a mortgage spammer's sites with bogus orders:  —  Darren Brothers reports that Alex Polyakov, the target of his Kick a Spammer in the Nuts Daily retaliatory campaign, has cried uncle.
Discussion: Techdirt
Gary Price / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Mobile Search: Gannett Invests in 4INFO; Acquires XSVoice, Now Offering Streaming Audio on Your Phone or Device  —  Two more mobile search items to report today.  —  A joint press release from mobile search provider 4INFO (a service I blog about and also use very regularly) …
Are you listening?  Tools to analyse blogosphere buzz  —  Niall Cook, Director, UK Netcoms,  —  In almost every presentation about blogging, you will hear experts telling you to join the conversation.  That is the same 'conversation' made famous by The Cluetrain Manifesto …
Amy Gahran / The Right Conversation:
Missing the Conversation for the Blogs  —  Lately I've been getting a tad discouraged with the rampant myopia about blogs.  —  Don't get me wrong: Obviously, I like blogs.  I read them daily.  I'm thrilled by all the ways they expand the public conversation and push the media envelope.

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