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1:45 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
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.
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Dan Gillmor / Center for Citizen Media:
Connecting Readership with Pay  —  Over at Micro Persuasion, Steve Rubel takes note of a new pay-per-performance system at ZDNet, where writers will be rewarded in part based on how many people read what they write.  It raises questions, he observes: … No kidding.
Discussion: The Blog Herald
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David Cohn / NewAssignment.Net blogs:
Pay-Per-View Journalism — A Distraction Waiting to Happen
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.
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 …
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Julia Angwin / Wall Street Journal:
MySpace Moves to Give Parents More Information
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Newsmaker: Sony's brave Sir Howard  —  newsmaker Sony has been in the news a lot in the last year, but mostly for the wrong reasons.  —  The electronics giant had to recall millions of notebook batteries.  The hotly anticipated PlayStation 3 came out, but in lower volumes initially than expected.
Discussion: Brier Dudley's blog
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Mike / Techdirt:   Sony Now Re-Writing History: Claims PS2 Drove Success Of The DVD Format
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 …
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
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: Venture Chronicles
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
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.
Discussion: broadbandreports.com and digg
Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
Will the Mug Outlive the Start-up?  —  Call it yet another sign that start-ups have too much money: The once-ubiquitous branded coffee mug is coming back to life, at companies who haven't yet seen their second cuppa funding.  —  By plopping one on my doorstep Tuesday, hyperlocal search …
Discussion: MediaVidea
John Walko / EE Times:
Skype founders dub Internet TV service Joost  —  LONDON — The founders of Skype, who pioneered free voice over Internet phone calls using computers, are hoping to repeat the phenomenon with a broadband TV service.  —  Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis — who also established …
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku:
Best Buy Holding Wiis For Sunday  —  Chromed Out Xbox 360 Shells... Cheap!  —  Let's face it.  Faceplates are for chumps with no commitment and too much money on their hands.  Stickers?  Strictly for little girls.  You don't want that nonsense on your Xbox 360.
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear, Go Nintendo and digg
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: Google Watch and Lost Remote
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.
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
Apple's Steve Jobs Is Company's $20 Billion Asset (Update3)  —  Jan. 17 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. may find its most valuable asset is something it can't protect through patents or secrecy: Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs.  —  If Jobs were to leave, shares of the Cupertino …
Discussion: Information Arbitrage
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
State of the Computer Book Market, Q406, Part 2: Category Winners and Losers  —  Yesterday, I talked about the overall state of the computer book market.  In this installment: category visualizations and trends showing which technologies are winning and which are losing in the book market.
 
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MTV to buy RateMyProfessors.com
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Carlo / Techdirt:
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Consumerist:
Cancel Verizon Without A Fee Even If You Have A Txt Msg Plan
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Ludwig Kietzmann / Joystiq:
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Mike Pegg / Google Maps Mania:
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Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
New BlackBerries from Cingular/AT&T/Whatever-it-is-this- week
Om Malik / NewTeeVee:
Virgin Goes Viral Video to Make Its Case
Discussion: Engadget, Consumerist and digg
Carlo / Techdirt:
YouTube Doesn't Encourage Crime, But It Might Help Solve It
Discussion: The Register
David Cay Johnston / New York Times:
Is Live Sex On-Demand Coming to Hotel TVs?
Discussion: Rough Type, Reel Pop and Techdirt
Mike Melanson / Penguin.SWF:
Flash Player 9 For Linux (x86)
Hilary Goldstein / IGN:
Half-Life 2 Orange and Black Box Contents
Wired News:
Yahoo Responds to Wired Story
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Atop TV Sets, Basic Black Boxes Face Competition