What the analysts missed - — I could write another glowing post about Google's dazzling results, but I've done that many times before. If you want to read about how rare and wonderful it is that a member of the S&P 500 can sustain an incredible growth rate while simultaneously increasing margins …
Yuki Noguchi / Washington Post:
Google's Ad-Grabbing Pushes Profit Up 60% — Google Inc. continues to take advertising dollars from traditional media such as television and print classifieds and is doing so in greater amounts than online rivals Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp.'s MSN, the company reported yesterday as it posted a 60 percent surge in profit.
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Google Posts 60% Gain in Earnings
Google Posts 60% Gain in Earnings
Discussion: Shore Communications Inc., Screenwerk, Microsoft News Tracker and AccMan Pro
John Blossom / Shore Communications Inc.: Google Gains in Monetizing its Infrastructure but Strains to Gather …
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Friday Minimalism — Sort Of
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Google wows Wall Street
Dennis Howlett / AccMan Pro: Google Search brings home the bacon
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
GOOGLE LOST A $BILLION IN UNSPENT ADS
GOOGLE LOST A $BILLION IN UNSPENT ADS
Discussion: Search Engine Watch Blog and Search Engine Journal
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog: Google Revenues Up — Google's first quarter revenues are in …
Wendy Boswell / Search Engine Journal: A Billion Dollars Lost In Unspent Google Ad Money
Euan Semple / The Obvious?:
A word or two on conferences — I have to say that I am really looking forward to the Blogs and Social Media Forum that I am chairing in May. — When the idea was first suggested to me I was really unsure about saying yes. I have become very wary of being taken advantage …
Stowe Boyd / Message: Euan Semple on (Un)Conferences
Jeneane Sessum / ALLIED: You Mean The World Doesn't End with The Valley?
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Gonzales calls for mandatory Web labeling law — Story last modified Fri Apr 21 12:04:38 PDT 2006 — Web site operators posting sexually explicit information must place official government warning labels on their pages or risk being imprisoned for up to five years, the Bush administration proposed Thursday.
Discussion: UMBC eBiquity Blog and Boing Boing
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing: Bush administration wants mandatory website labeling
Andrew McLaughlin / eHomeUpgrade:
Seagate Readying a 750GB Perpendicular Barracuda Drive — Someone with a fast hand over at Dailytech noticed that Seagate accidentally released a PDF specification of their new 750GB Barracuda drives. These new drives will be available in both PATA and SATA based on the new perpendicular …
Discussion: dailytech.com, Ubergizmo, Gizmodo, Engadget and PaulStamatiou.com
Ryan Block / Engadget: Seagate leaks 750GB Barracuda 7200.10
Paul Stamatiou / PaulStamatiou.com: Seagate to Manufacture First 750GB Hard Drives
Rhys Blakely / Times of London:
eBay explores 'super union' to thwart Google — The prospect of a "super-union" between two or more of the internet's most powerful companies was raised today as news emerged that eBay has held talks with Yahoo! and Microsoft over a possible partnership designed to thwart the advance of arch-rival Google.
Discussion: Jeffrey Young's Technicon, Good Morning Silicon Valley, Digital Inspiration and BetaNews
Jeffrey S. Young / Jeffrey Young's Technicon: EBay: Evolution or Hibernation
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: Google rivals plan Enemy of My Enemy Conference
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer:
Why Google is extending RSS — Jeff Jarvis picked up on my post the other day about GData, Google's new syndication protocol which is an extension of both RSS and Atom. Like most people, Jeff isn't sure what this means - and neither is Dave Winer. I'm in the same boat …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb, Google Code Blog, A Feed Is Born, Vecosys and paradox1x
Kyle Marvin / Google Code Blog: Google Calendar data API: time to start coding!
Vincent / A Feed Is Born: Google and RSS: GData
Kristin Huguet / Apple:
Apple Offers Free Computer Take-Back Program — Apple Named One of Top Ten Environmentally Progressive Companies — CUPERTINO, California—April 21, 2006—Apple® today announced an expansion of its successful recycling program, offering free computer take-back and recycling with the purchase …
Discussion: Gearlog, Podcasting News, SurfBits, MacMinute and The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Jennifer DeLeo / Gearlog: Cingular, Circuit City, and Apple Partake in Recycling Programs
Jlewin / Podcasting News: Apple Wants Your Old Macs
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: Buy a new Mac and give Apple your old one
Elise Ackerman / Mercury News:
Artist's family asks Google to take down Thursday's `painted' logo — After angering authors last fall with a wide-ranging book-copying project, Google may now be alienating some visual artists as well by allegedly reproducing famous works in drawings on the search giant's home page.
Discussion: Thomas Hawk's Digital …, Vitalsecurity.org, Alec Saunders .LOG, IP Democracy, Copyfight, CyberNet Technology News, Like It Matters, Search Engine Watch Blog, Tech_Space, Cameron's Brain, Digital Inspiration, Sunbelt BLOG, Silicon Valley Sleuth, Guardian Unlimited, InsideGoogle, A Small Business Guide …, Valleywag and Techdirt
Paperghost / Vitalsecurity.org: I am angry! Hear me roar!
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Miro's Family Objects to Google's Homage
Wendy Seltzer / Copyfight: Miro Heirs Quash Google Tribute
Brian Oberkirch / Like It Matters: Dispatch from Bizarro World: Surrealist Works Not Remixable
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog: And Now, Google Takes Flak Over Google Logo Doodle
Cameron Reilly / Cameron's Brain: Are Joan Miro's family stupid?
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration: Google Doodle puts Google in trouble
Tom Sanders / Silicon Valley Sleuth: This week in pissed off at Google
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Google forced to remove Miro celebration logo
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle: GOOGLE DOODLE TAKEN DOWN FOR COPYRIGHT VIOLATION
Is the Internet Out of Room? — NEW YORK — The internet is supposed to be limitless — a boundary-free exchange of digital information and profit. So how can it be running out of real estate? — The answer, according to information technology experts, lies in cyberspace's ever-growing popularity.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
EFF's sender pay email debate ends in draw — Last night Mitch Kapor, Esther Dyson and Danny O'Brien debated the pros and cons of sender-pay email at a fundraiser for the Electronic Frontier Foundation held at the Roxie Film Center in the Mission district. Actually Mitch was the moderator …
Discussion: down the avenue, ClickZ Internet Marketing … and Napsterization
Motorola Cell Phone Alerts Users by Therapeutic Massage — Motorola has patented a system that allows a cell phone to set off electrodes on a stimulator pad, alerting users of incoming calls. — According to the patent application, current cell phones have tried to silently notify …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget Mobile, Phone Scoop and PalmAddicts
My Virtual Life — A journey into a place in cyberspace where thousands of people have imaginary lives. Some even make a good living. Big advertisers are taking notice — As I step onto the polished wood floor of the peaceful Chinese country house, a fountain gurgles softly …
Discussion: michael parekh on IT, Terra Nova, Clickable Culture, SharkJumping and VTOR
Ren Reynolds / Terra Nova: The Epistemology of Anshe — Second Life's Anshe is on fire when it comes to PR.
Tony Walsh / Clickable Culture: BusinessWeek on 'Second Life'
Sean Ryan / SharkJumping: Tringo in Business Week - ITV Deal as well
JohnnyRS / VTOR - Virtual TO Reality: Second life in the news
Hugo 'poogie' Ortega / Uber Tablet:
Hugo Ortega spends time with the Lenovo X41 — Tonight my intention is to review the Lenovo X41 Tablet PC. Having not been a great fan of "reviews" in the past I've often struggled to put my own thoughts into a review. My biggest dilemma with reading a review is deciphering whether I'm with the reviewer, or against.
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Lenovo's X41 Tablet leaves Hugo wanting more
Stuart Ellott / New York Times:
Television Stations Are Urged to Break a Few Rules — THE expression "think outside the box" has been overused enough to become jargon. But for a few hours yesterday it was appropriate, as local television stations were urged to diversify beyond their boxes, i.e., TV sets, to remain relevant …
Discussion: Terry Heaton's Weblog and IP Democracy
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's Weblog: Friday: If it ain't broke, break it (Oh, but it's already broken)
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Broadcasters Breaking the Rules
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Yahoo Visual Timeline 1996-2006 — Building upon Philipp's idea, which is as simple as it is unique, I thought that since Google was dominating so much search engine oriented news recently that it's time to give a bit of attention to Yahoo. — Here is the visual screen capture timeline of Yahoo.com …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and The Unofficial Yahoo Weblog
Chris Price / The Unofficial Yahoo Weblog: Cool Yahoo! Homepage Timeline
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Windows Expertise:
Firefox fanatics decide to make money by punishing users — Last night I spent an hour or two visiting unfamiliar websites while researching a topic for an upcoming column. In the process, I discovered a new and exceedingly obnoxious trend: Some members of the Firefox community have decided …
Discussion: PC World's Techlog, Asa Dotzler and InsideGoogle
Harry McCracken / PC World's Techlog: Sites to IE Users: Drop Dead!
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle: GOOGLE FUNDING FIREFOX SABOTAGE