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5:20 AM ET, April 20, 2007

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Business Wire:
Google Announces First Quarter 2007 Results  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG - News) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2007.  —  "The global growth of our core search and ads business and our focus on building our partnerships drove …
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Google Q1 2007 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
Jonathan Thaw / Bloomberg:
Google's Profit Rises 69% as Advertising Sales Gain (Update2)  —  April 19 (Bloomberg) — Google Inc., owner of the most-used Internet search engine, said first-quarter profit rose 69 percent as it increased advertising sales worldwide and took more market share from Yahoo! Inc.
CNNMoney.com:
Google gets its groove back  —  World's top search engine reports strong increase in sales and profits that beat expectations, stock soars  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Google said profits soared nearly 70 percent in the first quarter on the back of solid sales growth …
Discussion: Beet.TV
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:
Google Q1 '07 Earnings: Live Coverage
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Earnings: Google's Q1 Revenues Up 63 Percent; Net Income Flat Sequentially
Discussion: InsideGoogle
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Petition Against Alexa's Statsaholic Lawsuit  —  To join this this petition, please scroll to the bottom and leave a comment expressing your support for Statsaholic.  —  Update: Commenters are proposing boycotts of Amazon coverage in the blogosphere, in addition to their services and the Alexa toolbar.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Search History Expands, Becomes Web History  —  Google's Search History feature, which was switched on as a default option for many Google searchers in February, has now been renamed Web History to reflect how it has expanded to track what Google users do as the surf the web.
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Karen / Official Google Blog:
Your slice of the web  —  I'll probably visit more than 100 web pages today, and so will hundreds of millions of people.  Printed and bound together, the web pages you'll visit in just one day are probably bigger than the book sitting on your night table.  Over the next month alone, that's an entire bookcase full!
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Google Feed API  —  Google Reader finally has its first official API.  Any developer in the world can request the entire history of a web feed from Google's geo-distributed server cloud in a normalized response for inclusion in their websites or products.  I've been hoping for such an API since …
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John Musser / ProgrammableWeb:
Google AJAX Feed API
Discussion: Compiler
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
MySpace News...Kinda Sucks  —  Update: Ironically, I just saw this post at the top of MySpace News.  Feel free to vote for it.  —  Mashable was the first blog to announce the imminent launch of MySpace News on Wednesday evening, but now the site is live, it seems to, well, suck a little bit.
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Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
HANDS-ON WITH MYSPACE NEWS: FAR FROM A DIGG KILLER
Discussion: Compiler
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
"remove the web developer and the web gets developed"  —  Nat Torkington wrote on the Radar backchannel: "From my friend Jeff Root, one of the people behind this NZ gig guide": … Nat added: "That last parenthetical has got my mind going.  MySpace did simplify something in how to get a web presence, that's for sure.
BBC:
Microsoft aims to double PC base  —  Microsoft software will sell for just $3 (£1.50) in some parts of the world in an attempt to double the number of global PC users.  —  The firm wants to bring computing to a further one billion people by 2015.  —  Governments in developing countries …
Discussion: Compiler, Engadget and Slashdot
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:   More about Microsoft's $3 software plan
Yahoo! Search Blog:
Get Going with Upcoming  —  Today we'd like to announce the next progression of Upcoming.org, Upcoming.yahoo.com.  —  Yep, it's official, we have moved into our new home inside Yahoo!, so from this point forward you'll be able to login to your account with your Yahoo! ID.
Aleister Kronos / 3pointD.com:
SAP Office Opens in Second Life (Unofficially)  —  SAP, the German software giant, is about to open its doors officially in Second Life.  Rather than going for an out-and-out island build, they have opted for a more conservative approach, opening a relatively small office on the Second Life developer island …
Discussion: 606Tech and The Viral Garden
Kevin Rose / Digg the Blog:
Digg API, Flash Application Toolkit, and Contest Announced!  —  Many of you have been asking about the Digg API and I'm happy to announce that it is now publicly available at services.digg.com along with a Flash application toolkit.  This will be a great tool for Digg users and partners …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Chinese Political Prisoner Sues in U.S. Court, Saying Yahoo Helped Identify Dissidents  —  A Chinese political prisoner and his wife sued Yahoo in federal court Wednesday, accusing the company of abetting the commission of torture by helping Chinese authorities identify political dissidents who were later beaten and imprisoned.
Jeremyliew / Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog:
Most frequently visited websites - not what you'd expect  —  March's Comscore numbers just came out.  I took a look at the top 2000 web domains, but this time I ranked them by number of visits per month.  The results were a little surprising.  Here are the 41 sites that were visited 10 times …
 
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BUSYNESS VS. BURST: WHY CORPORATE WEB WORKERS LOOK UNPRODUCTIVE
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SCO Chair Argues for Open Wi-Fi Crackdown in Utah
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 Earlier Items: 
Kirk / Medialoper:
Why Sony's Latest DRM Fiasco Is Probably A Good Thing
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Case Of The Missing White House Cached Page On Google
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
AOL founder launches health care Web site
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Outlook 2007: downgrade no longer
BBC:
Colour barcode system to hit DVDs
Discussion: Kotaku, Xbox 360 Fanboy and Joystiq
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Is the pen still mighty in the computer age?