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10:10 AM ET, February 1, 2007

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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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Vishesh Kumar / TheStreet.com:
Mixed Message Mars Google
Discussion: Clickety Clack
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google's 2006 Money Shot, $10 billion in revenues
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google 4Q Earnings Nearly Triple
Discussion: Tech Beat
Google Watch:
Google 4Q 2006: Revenue up 67% over 2005
Discussion: PaidContent
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 …
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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.
Mike / Techdirt:
The Internet Will Collapse And It's The Fault Of People Pushing For Network Neutrality?  —  from the you-want-to-back-that-up?  dept  —  Eleven years ago, Bob Metcalfe, the inventor of ethernet, wrote in a column that the internet would collapse in 1996 due to a variety of things that would all pile up and destroy it.
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Phil Kerpen / Forbes:
Information Super Traffic Jam
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
Dsifry / Sifry's Alerts:
WTF?  It's a new feature!  —  Great news - today we launched a feature I've really been looking forward to and that I hope you'll come to love as much as I do.  It's called WTF (no, not that: It's "Where's the Fire.")  —  We've been doing a lot of thinking and planning lately about how we can help …
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Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:   Technorati WTF annotates keyword search results
Brian Briggs / BBspot:
Windows Vista Upgrade Decision Flowchart  —  With the launch of Windows Vista, many people are wondering if they should upgrade their computers to the new operating system.  Here at BBspot we're dedicated to offering sound technical advice to businesses and home users, so we've created the Windows Vista Upgrade Decision Flowchart.
Discussion: Search Marketing Gurus and digg
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Fensi: What is it?  —  An interesting discovery made through "Google in Your Language" gives us a few hints about an unknown service called "Fensi".  The requested translations for the service make it sound like a social network site — but I'm not sure about that since they have Orkut securely under their belt.
Seeking Alpha:
Google Q4 2006 Earnings Call Transcript  —  Executives  —  Larry Page - Founder, President of Products  —  Sergey Brin - Founder, President of Technology  —  Jonathan Rosenberg - SVP, Product Management  —  Omid Kordestani - SVP, Global Sales and Operations  —  Analysts
Discussion: Payments News and PaidContent
Reuters:
Microsoft says Zune executive to leave the company  —  SEATTLE (Reuters) - A senior Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile , Research) executive who oversaw the launch of its Zune digital music player plans to leave the company, the world's largest software maker said on Wednesday.
Discussion: Neowin.net
Rob Beschizza / Wired News:
Seagate Offers Mass Storage for Phones  —  That's DAVE as in Digital Audio Video Experience, previously code-named "Crickett," a tech platform from the California-based storage company that aims to add 10-20GB of wireless storage to cellphones, or other WiFi- and BlueTooth-equipped devices …
Discussion: Digital World and Phone Scoop
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Widgetbox Releases Blidgets  —  Written by Alex Iskold and edited by Richard MacManus  —  We covered Widgetbox, the widget market place, in June last year as well as during its DEMOfall 2006 launch.  Today Widgetbox announced a new product called blidgets, which helps bloggers create a widget that represents their blog.
Discussion: RSS Marketing Blog
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
SI Acquires FanNation.com; Time Inc. To Buy Interest In Parent Company  —  You're reading it here first ... The Sports Illustrated Group will announce Thursday that it has an agreement to acquire sports social net FanNation.com and its underlying technology.
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: TVover.net, PaidContent and Slashdot
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Pray per post  —  Last night, I moderated a panel on buzz and marketing at the Always On conference in New York and I started it off by slamming Pay Per Post, the infamous service that pays bloggers to write positive posts about products, and a presentation by the company's president, Ted Murphy.
Reuters:
Sources: Microsoft to set up MSN center in China  —  Software giant Microsoft is setting up a research-and-development center in Shanghai for its online MSN service, its first such center outside the United States, sources familiar with the plan said on Wednesday.
Discussion: Neowin.net
 
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Discussion: Valleywag
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
DEMO 2007 Live  —  update #5: So these are the last of the 15 presenters this morning.
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Nick Farrell / Inquirer:
New York teen sues record industry
Discussion: Download Squad and digg
Bink / Bink.nu:
Jim Allchin retired from Microsoft as of Jan. 30, 2007
Discussion: Neowin.net and Scobleizer
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Net neutrality, broadband taxes top House tech agenda
Jordan Running / Download Squad:
How to get rid of Snap's obnoxious link previews
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Giveaway Wednesday: FON Wi-Fi routers, Joost and some Babelgum
Discussion: digg