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7:40 PM ET, January 31, 2007

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Onethumb / SmugBlog:
The Dark Side of the Flickr Acquisition  —  You asked for it, you got it: SmugMug is offering 50% off to all Flickr refugees.  Just sign up for our free trial using the coupon code flickr and if you like what you see, you'll get 50% off your first year.  —  We're getting some email …
flickr.com:
Official Old Skool Merge Topic  —  heather says:  —  If you've any questions or feedback regarding today's announcement regarding the upcoming account merge deadline, this topic's for you.  —  < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next >  —  FlyButtafly (ncient) says:  —  Nooooooooooooooo...oooooo...oooooooo... .
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Taking the payola out of DEMO-ing: The TechCrunch 20 Conference (or, I'm back in the conference business baby!)  —  I've always loved DEMO-style conferences (like the one going on in Palm Desert today) where entrepreneurs show off their creations for the first time to an audience of their peers, the press, and investors.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The TechCrunch20 Conference  —  I am very excited to announce a new conference, called the TechCrunch20.  This is a joint venture between us (TechCrunch) and Jason Calacanis, who broke the news about this earlier today.  The format is simple: Twenty of the hottest new startups will announce …
Business Wire:
Google Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2006 Results  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG - News) today announced financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2006.  —  "Our impressive performance in the fourth quarter demonstrates …
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Google Watch:
Google 4Q 2006: Revenue up 67% over 2005  —  Google reported Q4 2006 revenue today, announcing revenues of $3.21 billion, an increase of 67% compared to Q4 2005 and an increase of 19% compared to Q3 of 2006.  Google reports its revenues, consistent with GAAP, on a gross basis without deducting traffic acquisition costs, or TAC.
Discussion: PaidContent and GigaOM
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:   Updated: Live Google Call Coverage
Paul Thurrott / WindowsITPro:
Microsoft Confirms Vista Upgrade Limitations (Updated with Workaround)  —  With a support note quietly posted to its Web site, Microsoft confirmed what enthusiasts have long feared: Users who purchase Upgrade versions of Windows Vista will not be able to perform clean installs of the operating system.
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Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Workaround Discovered For "Clean Install" With Vista Upgrade DVDs  —  Microsoft internal documentation reveals workaround for Vista Upgrade DVDs with no need for a previous version of Windows  —  Just when everyone thought that all hope was lost when it comes to performing a clean install …
Voidunknown / Neowin.net:
Vista 'Family Discount' Bites Back
Discussion: MSTechToday
Jan Libbenga / The Register:
Google loses European GMail trademark battle  —  Google has failed to win the right to register the term "Gmail" as a wide-ranging European trademark.  —  The Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM), the body which is responsible for European community trademarks …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Google can't use "Gmail" name in Europe
Discussion: Slashdot
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Web giants ask for feds' help on censorship  —  WASHINGTON—Google, Yahoo and Microsoft representatives on Tuesday implored the U.S. government to help set ground rules for complying with demands by foreign law enforcement agencies for user records or censorship.
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Foster Klug / Associated Press:
Tech Firms Seek Action on Net Censorship
Discussion: Infothought
Lee Rainie / Pew Internet:
Tagging  —  Just as the internet allows users to create and share their own media, it is also enabling them to organize digital material their own way, rather than relying on pre-existing formats of classifying information.  —  A December 2006 survey has found that 28% of internet users …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo Planning to Add 100 Web Sites for Entertainment  —  Yahoo said Tuesday that it planned to build individual Web sites around 100 entertainment "brands" this year that would pull together content from Yahoo's sprawling array of online properties.  —  The effort, called Brand Universe …
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Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
The New Media Mogul—You  —  What do Blinkx, Magnify.net, Splashcast, Panjea, Eyejot, Vringo, and BUZ have in common?  They aim to give consumers control of their own media  —  Uploading video to the Internet is so 2006.  Now the question is what to do with those clips once they're in cyberspace.
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BBC:
BBC's download plans get backing  —  TV shows like Doctor Who are expected to be available for download later this year after the BBC Trust gave initial approval to the BBC's on-demand plans.  —  Under the proposals, viewers will be able to watch popular programmes online or download …
Discussion: PaidContent, TVover.net and Slashdot
Business Wire:
Michael Dell Assumes Duties as Chief Executive Officer of Dell Inc.  —  Dell Will Remain as Chairman of Board  —  ROUND ROCK, Texas—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL - News) announced today that Michael Dell will assume the duties of Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
Yahoo! Widgets Blog:
The Ever-Changing Widget Landscape  —  The world of Widgets has changed a lot since Konfabulator came along back in 2003, when it was the only option of its kind for developers.  Since then, similar offerings have emerged from several places, including Apple, and tomorrow, Microsoft as part of Vista.
comScore:
comScore Networks Releases Top Web Properties Worldwide for December; Reviews Biggest Gainers for 2006  —  Worldwide Internet Usage Increases 10 Percent in 2006; Top Gaining Categories for 2006 Include Search, Multimedia, Community, E-mail, and Games  —  comScore Networks …
 
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Net neutrality, broadband taxes top House tech agenda
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Giveaway Wednesday: FON Wi-Fi routers, Joost and some Babelgum
Discussion: digg
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO CRITIQUING THE LONG TAIL
Discussion: Glass House and Valleywag
Shel / Global Neighbourhoods:
DEMO opening presenters. Corpspeak on the dais
Discussion: Chip Griffin and Dawn Patrol
The Official Parallels Virtualization Blog:
Vista is here. So what does it mean for virtualization?
Jon Udell:
Calendar cross-publishing concepts
Darryl K. Taft / eWEEK.com:
Google's Bosworth: Why AJAX Failed (Then Succeeded)
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
MySQL prepping for an IPO
IEBlog:
Working Together for a Better Web
Peter / The Local Onliner:
Boston.com Ties Hyperlocal, Local Search
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Spanning Sync announces public beta
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Alleged porn spammer settles with FTC
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Games That Sell While Others Languish
Discussion: Kevin Maney, Kotaku and Joystiq
BBC:
PC World says farewell to floppy