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2:50 AM ET, October 20, 2006

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Conference Call Transcripts / SeekingAlpha …:
Google Q3 2006 Earnings Call Transcript  —  Executives  —  Kim Jabal - Director of Investor Relations  —  Larry Page - Founder and President of Products  —  Sergey Brin - Founder and President of Technology  —  Jonathan Rosenberg - Senior Vice President of Product Management
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Google Quantifies Its Momentum  —  Google's third quarter earnings announcement today came in strong, as expected given the company's growing domination of search and momentum over the last several months.  The other big players may be struggling, but Google has the numbers to show that they are not.
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Google profit jumps  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG - News) on Thursday posted a 92 percent jump in quarterly profit and revenue near the top end of forecasts as the company tightened its grip on the Web search market, sending its shares up 7 percent.
John K / Got Ads?:
Google Q3 2006 - Early Days of a Monopoly  —  Google's Q3 '06 results were another stellar performance, looking even stronger relative to Yahoo's weak Q3 results  —  Google made $1.87B in revenue for the quarter, up 70% from Q3 2005, and up 10% from Q2 '06.
Business Wire:
Google Announces Third Quarter 2006 Results  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG - News) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2006.  —  "Our third quarter results are a testament to the strength of our network of advertisers and partners …
Discussion: InsideGoogle
Enid Burns / ClickZ:
AdSense Leads Google's Drive for Dominance
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Sony claims Xbox 360 requires HD DVD, etc., thus costs $700  —  Ok, here's a new one: with Sony's announcements today they've issued a titled "Next-generation Console Comparison Fact Sheet," (downloadable here [DOC]) so let's see some facts.  First up, were you aware that to use …
Discussion: The Tech Report, Go Nintendo and digg
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Microsoft announces 100GB 360 HDD at X06 Korea!
Walter S. Mossberg / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Upgrades Internet Explorer — But Not Much Is New  —  Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser is one of the most-used software products in the world.  It is the main tool through which most computer users view the entire Internet.  —  But IE hasn't had a significant overhaul in five long years.
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Msrcteam / the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
Information on Reports of IE 7 Vulnerability  —  Hi, this is Christopher Budd.  —  We've gotten some questions here today about public reports claiming there's a new vulnerability in Internet Explorer 7.  This is an issue that we have under investigation and so we have some technical information we can share about the issue.
Somasegar / MSDN Blogs:
Internet Explorer 7.0  —  It is personally fun and exciting for me to see other teams around Microsoft do great work.  Today, the IE team shipped Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP.  Congratulations to the team!  —  IE7 makes it easier and safer to browse and develop for the Web.
Andy Kim / Potion Factory Blog:
Introducing Tangerine  —  We're proud to announce the beta release of Tangerine, our third application.  Tangerine lets you easily create playlists with upbeat music, or playlists for relaxing.  It does that by analyzing the BPM and beat intensity of the songs in your iTunes library.
Guardian:
Preserving a copy of the future  —  The British Library and the recording industry are arguing about proposals to extend the lifespan of copyright.  Wendy M Grossman looks at the issues behind the row  —  Will you still need me, the songs asks, will you still feed me, when I'm 64?
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Mike / Techdirt:   Without Copyright Extension, The Beatles Will Never Have Incentive …
Brian Ward / TechEffect:
Logitech snags another niche company  —  The Harmony remote is the Cadillac of universal remote controls.  Logitech bought the company that made it, Intrigue Technologies back in 2004 for $29 million.  Likewise, Slim Devices is the foremost producer of digital music networking equipment …
CNN:
Innovation, independence mark new breed of inventors  —  (CNN) — Six geeks + one laboratory + 24-hour workdays = success.  —  That's the formula at Squid Labs, one of a growing number of small businesses generating innovative new products for complex scientific problems.
Discussion: Techdirt
Andrew Donoghue / ZDNet:
Gartner: Apple should quit hardware business … The future success of Apple, Dell and Intel lies with a licensing deal between Steve Jobs' company and the PC maker according to analyst Gartner  —  Increasing component costs and pressure to cut its prices mean Apple's best bet for long-term success …
Alan Sipress / Washington Post:
The Top Pickers vs. the Pack  —  Sites Want Users to Buy Into the 'Genius' Factor  —  James Acevedo is a "genius," though he admits no one at the elementary school in Ridgewood, N.J., where he teaches third grade, knows it.  —  But the Web site where he competes nightly, PicksPal.com …
Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Googlebot activity reports  —  The webmaster tools team has a very exciting mission: we dig into our logs, find as much useful information as possible, and pass it on to you, the webmasters.  Our reward is that you more easily understand what Google sees, and why some pages don't make it to the index.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Technorati Announces Support for Open ID  —  Blog search engine Technorati announced tonight that bloggers will now be able to claim ownership of their blogs with Open ID credentials and that more work in support of Open ID is on the way.  —  Open ID is a standards based protocol that any server …
Discussion: The Technorati Weblog
Wendy / Wendy's Blog:
FORBIDDING VISTAS: WINDOWS LICENSING DISSERVES THE USER  —  Reading the Windows Vista license is a bit like preparing for breakfast with Lewis Carroll's Red Queen: You should be ready to believe at least six impossible things about what users want from software.
Fuad Abazovic / Inquirer:
Nvidia at work on combined CPU with graphic  —  On 65nm in 2008  —  WE MANAGED to confirm that Nvidia has started to develop a CPU.  —  Charlie wrote about the interesting implications of Nvidia's good fortune in acquiring some folk from Stexar, a company that was known for its X86 marchitectural expertise.
David Pogue / New York Times:
A New Gadget on Campus.  Who's It for?  —  There's nothing quite as embarrassing as a grown-up trying too hard to look young and hip.  A youthful attitude is one thing, but some haircuts, dance moves and jeans sizes just aren't well suited for middle-age paunches and hairlines.
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
 
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Microsoft Looks Within to Design and Test Chips
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ICANN votes on domain tasting solution
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Scientists Create Cloak of Partial Invisibility
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Earnings: NYTCO CEO Dismisses LBO Chatter
CNET News.com:
Yahoo beats Microsoft to punch with IE update