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9:55 PM ET, January 23, 2007

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Business Wire:
Yahoo! Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2006 Financial Results  —  Full Year Operating Income Before Depreciation, Amortization and Stock-Based Compensation Expense — $1,906 Million  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - News) today reported results …
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Seeking Alpha:
Yahoo: The Real Problem With Panama  —  Henry Blodget submits: Received the following note from a Yahoo advertiser, responding to my earlier post on how everyone's praying for the success of Panama.  The advertiser has drastically cut spending on Yahoo (in favor of Google) …
Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com:
Good news and bad news for Yahoo  —  Terry Semel's embattled search engine company report results that beat projections but issues disappointing guidance; stock falls but recovers following good news about new search tool.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Yahoo!, the world's second largest …
Discussion: Business 2.0 Beta
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Yahoo profit drops, but new ad system debuts early  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - news) said on Tuesday quarterly profit dropped 61 percent, weighed down by options expenses, but investors rallied around its announcement of an early debut for its Internet advertising system.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:   Yahoo: Solid Q4; Q1 Guidance Weak; But Panama Rolling Out Early; Shares Rise
Apple Recon:
Apple Special Event on February 20  —  We have just gotten an anonymous tip from a source that indicates that Apple is planning a special event on February 20 to introduce Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), iLife '07 and iWork '07 as well as updated Mac Pros.  Mac Pros will be available immediately …
BBC:
BBC plans online children's world  —  A virtual world which children can inhabit and interact with is being planned by the BBC.  —  CBBC, the channel for 7-12 year olds, said it would allow digitally literate children the access to characters and resources they had come to expect.
Business Wire:
Wikio Secures $5.3 Million in Series A Funding  —  Blog and Media Search Company Receives Funding For Research and Development, and International Expansion  —  LUXEMBOURG—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Wikio, operator of the popular personalized Web information page announced today it has closed a Series 'A' round of funding totaling $5.3 million.
Ted Patrick / Ted On Flex:
Flex 3 - The most important feature!  —  The Flex team is in full development of the next full release of Flex, Flex 3.  The release is looking amazing but I wanted to reveal the most important feature today.  Flex 3. targets the release version of Flash Player 9 and will be widely deployable …
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Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
Interview with Mike Downey, Sr. Product Manager for Apollo
Discussion: JD on EP
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Rewriting Vista history  —  What would have happened, on that fateful day of August 27, 2004, if Microsoft officials had said: "You know what?  We messed up with Longhorn.  And we're starting over."  —  Instead, as Microsoft historians know, Microsoft decided to cast its decision to gut …
Discussion: Windows-Now.com
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Chris Williams / The Register:
Google Germany goes kaput  —  Ich hatte meinen domain namen vergessen  —  Updated Google apologised on Tuesday after its German site disappeared overnight and was replaced by a page from domain holding company Goneo.  —  The search engine was resurrected at about 7.30am German time, though users still report some problems.
Scott Gu / ScottGu's Blog:
ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Released  —  I am really excited to announce that the final release of ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 (aka "Atlas") shipped this morning.  You can download it here.  —  ASP.NET AJAX 1.0  —  ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 delivers a rich client-side AJAX library that provides cross platform …
Wesley Novack / WesleyTech.com:
BackupBluray rip utility released  —  The person (muslix64) behind the infamous BackupHDDVD utility and the subsequent appearance of HD DVD torrents is at it again, this time with his sights set on the Blu-ray Disc format.  A new utility has just been released in a very early Alpha stage, aptly dubbed "BackupBluray".
Discussion: Gizmodo, Slashdot and digg
Heather Timmons / International Herald Tribune:
BBC talking to Google about providing video on YouTube  —  LONDON: The British Broadcasting Corporation said Monday that it was in discussions with the search engine company Google about putting some of the BBC's programming on the online video site YouTube.
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
IBM Wants Many Eyes on Visualization  —  IBM today announced Many Eyes, a site for sharing and commenting on visualizations.  Martin Wattenberg, who developed the original version of the treemap we use for our book market visualizations as well as the awesome baby name voyager, and Fernanda Viegas …
Discussion: New Media Hack and Data Mining
David Kirkpatrick / Fortune:
Second Life: It's not a game  —  Fortune's David Kirkpatrick reports on why IBM's Sam Palmisano and other tech leaders think Second Life could be a gold mine.  —  NEW YORK (Fortune) — Last November in Beijing, IBM gathered 2,000 employees, with 5,000 more watching on the web …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TellMe Launches a Killer Mobile Product  —  If you have a cell phone that supports the new TellMe mobile application, you will never use 411 again to find a business.  It launches today at 5 AM PST.  —  TellMe mobile is a free Java application that you install on your phone.
 
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Microsoft:
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Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
The not-so-shocking Intel/Sun alliance
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Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
MySpace Slaps Spam King with MySpam Suit
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Apple: Will corporate miscues bruise its image?
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
Why I Want a Locked IPhone  —  Apple's iPhone is still six months …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Microsoft eying WiFi-enabled Zune filling stations?
Betsya / Live Search's WebLog:
Use Live Search and We'll Donate to Team Seattle and Ninemillion.org
Discussion: One Louder and Vecosys
Rick Jelliffe / O'Reilly XML Blog:
An interesting offer: get paid to contribute to Wikipedia
Valleywag:
HOW TO: Get all the tech news you need (in 20 minutes a day)
Discussion: paradox1x and digg
Tyler Hamilton / Technology Review Feed:
Battery Breakthrough?