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2:05 AM ET, January 24, 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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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 Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Yahoo: Solid Q4; Q1 Guidance Weak; But Panama Rolling Out Early; Shares Rise  —  Yahoo (YHOO) this afternoon reported fourth quarter results which slightly beat Street expectations, but also provided guidance for the first quarter and all of 2007 that will almost certainly disappoint investors.
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.
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:
Yahoo, Flickr, and the Future of Ads
Discussion: Computers.net
Rob Hof / Tech Beat:
Yahoo Disappoints Again... Oops, Strike That. Panama's on Track
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 …
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
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
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 …
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.
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.
PR Newswire:
Sun Microsystems Welcomes Endorsement and Investment From KKR  —  KKR Private Equity Investors, L.P. to Invest in Sun Through $700 Million of Senior Convertible Notes  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW - News) …
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) …
Betsya / Live Search's WebLog:
Use Live Search and We'll Donate to Team Seattle and Ninemillion.org  —  The Live Search team recently launched two new programs to help children in need, and we would love you to help us out.  The good news is that all you have to do to help us is try Live Search on one of our "click for the cause" …
Discussion: One Louder and Vecosys
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:   Use Microsoft Live Search & Microsoft With Donate To Charity
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.
Discussion: Gadget Lab and The Blog Herald
 
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Mike / Techdirt:
Court Doesn't Have A Problem With Opt-Out Copyrights; Tells Kahle, Lessig To Go Home
Alex Veiga / Associated Press:
Judge Dismisses Online Phone Suit
Discussion: Techdirt
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Image Results Redesign
Discussion: Googlified
Smaran / TorrentFreak:
Mark Cuban: BitTorrent is Doomed
Discussion: digg
Valleywag:
TALKING POINTS: Five reasons to fear for Steve Jobs
Discussion: Gizmodo and The Tech Report
GamePro.com:
Nintendo Q&A: Reggie Fils-Aimes talks future of Wii
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Microsoft and Novell Alliance Embraced by Wal-Mart
Schneier / Schneier on Security:
Debating Full Disclosure
dmnews.com:
Is SEO "rocket science?": A Q&A with Dave Pasternack
Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
The not-so-shocking Intel/Sun alliance
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Rewriting Vista history
Discussion: Windows-Now.com
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
MySpace Slaps Spam King with MySpam Suit
Rick Jelliffe / O'Reilly XML Blog:
An interesting offer: get paid to contribute to Wikipedia
David Kirkpatrick / Fortune:
Second Life: It's not a game