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4:45 AM ET, January 18, 2007

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Apple:
Apple Reports First Quarter Results  —  Revenue Exceeds $7 Billion; Record Profit of $1 Billion  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2007 first quarter ended December 30, 2006.  The Company posted record revenue of $7.1 billion and record net quarterly profit of $1.0 billion, or $1.14 per diluted share.
Jenstar / JenSense:
Google AdSense updates their policies for January 2007  —  It's Google AdSense Policy Update Time!  —  We have had the same Google AdSense policies in place since March 2006, and with recent changes being made to things such as how publishers can use images with their ad units …
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Jenstar / JenSense:
AdSense Competitive Ads and Services Policy just got a lot tighter for publishers  —  Publishers have often complained about the rigidness of the AdSense policy that prevents publishers from running AdSense on the same page as another contextual ad program.  So running AdSense & Yahoo Publisher Network …
Reuters:
Web newspaper blog traffic triples in Dec: study  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of people reading Internet blogs on the top 10 U.S. newspaper sites more than tripled in December from a year ago and accounted for a larger percentage of overall traffic to those sites, according to data released on Wednesday.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Q&A With Gabe Rivera, Creator Of Techmeme  —  Over the past decade, I've seen a lot of search tools that were supposed to transform my life.  Few of them have.  But Techmeme was one of those.  When it kicked off back in September 2005, I wrote a review, gave it a preliminary thumbs-up and soon found myself addicted.
Mike / Techdirt:
Sony Now Re-Writing History: Claims PS2 Drove Success Of The DVD Format  —  from the surfing-the-wave-doesn't-mean-you- created-it dept  —  Sony has been facing plenty of problems (er... challenges) lately, from exploding batteries to rootkits to PS3 launch troubles, and it's even resulted in them claiming awards they didn't win.
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Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Newsmaker: Sony's brave Sir Howard
Discussion: Brier Dudley's blog
Larry Magid / CBS News:
Help For Parents From MySpace  —  (CBS) Later this year, MySpace will release a software program to enable parents to find out the user name, age and home town their kids are displaying on their MySpace profile.  —  The software, code-named Zephyr, will run on the family's home computer …
Discussion: The Register
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BBC:
Open source gets European boost  —  The European Commission has added its voice to the debate about the use of open source software.  —  A report funded by the Commission concludes that the software could offer considerable savings to organisations with little effect on their business.
Discussion: Vector One
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Social network Piczo raises $11 million more, shows momentum  —  Piczo, the social networking company that tries to distinguish itself as the safer place for teens, has raised $11 million in a third round of funding, it tells VentureBeat.  —  Piczo is one of handful of sites gunning for …
Discussion: PaidContent
Gizmodo:
iCache: All Your Credit Cards, One Device, Fingerprint Security  —  Finally, somebody takes a step toward untangling this credit card mess of pins, poor security and too-fat wallets.  It's iCache, letting you register all your credit card numbers online and then to hell with all that plastic …
Discussion: I4U News, Ubergizmo and CrunchGear
Jason McMaster / GigaGamez:
Can the PS3 Be Saved?  —  The PS3 hasn't performed as well as expected.  In fact, since E3 last year, not much has actually gone Sony's way.  There was the removal of features, loss of exclusives, extreme price and severe supply constraint... and that's just leading up to the launch.
Discussion: Joystiq and Venture Chronicles
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Interview with Bram Cohen, the inventor of BitTorrent  —  TorrentFreak: What is the best thing about your job at BitTorrent Inc?  —  Bram Cohen: I really enjoy making products which I personally want to use, and like to empower people to do things they couldn't do without BitTorrent's efficiency and reliability.
Crave:
LG's Super Multi Blue HD Player spotted in CompUSA  —  The LG BH100 is indeed shipping—but there's no HD DVD logo  —  A member over at AVS Forum has posted pics of LG's Super Multi Blue HD Player apparently on sale at a CompUSA in Texas.  In case you hadn't heard, the Super Multi Blue HD Player …
Discussion: Engadget HD and CrunchGear
Read/WriteWeb:
e-learning 2.0 Infiltrates the Classroom  —  Disclosure: One of the products listed in this post, Digication, has been a recent R/WW sponsor.  —  One of the more active markets for web 2.0 is e-learning; for example we've written before about ChinesePod (learning Chinese) and Elgg (social network software for education).
ifpi.org:
IFPI publishes Digital Music Report 2007  —  Record labels have become digitally literate companies, selling an estimated US$2 billion worth of music online or through mobile phones in 2006 (trade revenues), almost doubling the market in the last year.  —  Digital sales now account …
Sony:
SONY RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR WITH AN ARRAY OF DIGITAL CAMERAS  —  Sony is ringing in the New Year with four additions to its Cyber-shot® digital camera line: the DSC-W55, DSC-W35, DSC-S700 and DSC-S650 models.  —  The slim, compact DSC-W55 and DSC-W35 models will sport 7.2-megapixel imagers …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Ubergizmo and Engadget
Ryan Naraine / ClickZ:
Google Patent Filing Hints at Digital Billboard Ad Network  —  If patent filings are anything to go by, contextual advertising powered by Google will start appearing on digital billboards in a shopping mall near you.  —  The Mountain View, Calif. search marketing giant has filed …
Discussion: Lost Remote and Google Watch
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Microsoft:
Windows Vista Expected to Generate $7 Billion in New Revenue for New York IT Industry in 2007  —  Microsoft operating system expected to drive 16,000 new jobs in New York  —  New York's IT industry is expected to experience a significant financial impact as a result of the launch of the Windows Vista™ operating system.
 
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David F. Carr / baselinemag.com:
Inside MySpace.com  —  Booming traffic demands put a constant stress …
David Cohn / NewAssignment.Net blogs:
Pay-Per-View Journalism — A Distraction Waiting to Happen
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
MTV to buy RateMyProfessors.com
Discussion: TechEffect
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
Apple's Steve Jobs Is Company's $20 Billion Asset (Update3)
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
ColorWare adds Thinkpad T60p to laptop rainbow
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
Carlo / Techdirt:
We'll Trade You Hawaii And A Player To Be Named Later For Your …
Consumerist:
Cancel Verizon Without A Fee Even If You Have A Txt Msg Plan
Discussion: Gizmodo and digg
Ludwig Kietzmann / Joystiq:
Ireland sees PS3 price increase [update 1]
Discussion: TechSpot and Kotaku
 Earlier Items: 
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
State of the Computer Book Market, Q406, Part 2: Category Winners and Losers
Donna Bogatin / Digital Markets:
Yahoo vs. Google: Why Panama is the wrong destination
Discussion: Anil Dash and Business Filter
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku:
Best Buy Holding Wiis For Sunday
Valleywag:
MARKETING: Vista flunks the marketing test
Om Malik / NewTeeVee:
Virgin Goes Viral Video to Make Its Case
Discussion: Engadget, Consumerist and digg
Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
Will the Mug Outlive the Start-up?
Discussion: MediaVidea
David Cay Johnston / New York Times:
Is Live Sex On-Demand Coming to Hotel TVs?
Discussion: Rough Type, Reel Pop and Techdirt
Hilary Goldstein / IGN:
Half-Life 2 Orange and Black Box Contents