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11:35 PM ET, April 19, 2007

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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.
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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
Discussion: EarningsCast!
Google:
Google Announces First Quarter 2007 Results  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) 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 our strong results in the quarter," said Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google.
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: Variety and Beet.TV
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:
Google Q1 '07 Earnings: Live Coverage  —  Google (GOOG) has reported first-quarter earnings.  The stock jumped more than 3 percent in after-hours trading before settling down a bit.  I blogged the call live as it happens; here's a transcript of the highlights I noted.
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Earnings: Google's Q1 Revenues Up 63 Percent; Net Income Flat Sequentially
Discussion: InsideGoogle
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: Engadget, Compiler and Slashdot
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Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Microsoft Unlimited Potential program - Windows and Office for $3
Discussion: Cloudy Thinking
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:   More about Microsoft's $3 software plan
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Amazon sues Statsaholic...Web as Platform is Bullsh*t  —  Update: see filing embedded in this post.  —  Update 2: Contribute to our petition in support of Statsaholic.  —  Amazon just dug its own grave, I think.  At least in the world of web services, it's going to be hard to save its reputation.
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experiangroup.com:
Acquisition of Hitwise  —  Experian, the global information solutions company, announces that it has acquired Hitwise, a leading Internet marketing intelligence company, which helps clients monitor the performance of their websites and target their online advertising spend more effectively.
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Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Dell brings back XP on home systems  —  update Dell is bringing XP back.  —  Amid significant customer demand, the computer maker said on Thursday that it has returned to offering the older Windows version as an option on some of its consumer PCs.  —  Like most computer makers …
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Vonage: Do You Know What 3Com Has?  —  Ken Rutkowski, with whom I co-host the World Technology RoundUp forwarded me on this email, which after receiving the author's permission, I have agreed to post as a community service for all the Vonage customers and shareholders.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
MORE ON MY FEED (NON) EXPERIMENT  —  Well, despite several supporting voices, it's clear a large percentage of you, at least those who commented, would be quite unhappy if I turned my feed into excerpts.  I hear you.  —  There were several good points and questions.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Scobleizer and SMC
Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
How Security Companies Sucker Us With Lemons  —  More than a year ago, I wrote about the increasing risks of data loss because more and more data fits in smaller and smaller packages.  Today I use a 4-GB USB memory stick for backup while I am traveling.  I like the convenience, but if I lose the tiny thing I risk all my data.
Discussion: Slashdot
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.
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Is the pen still mighty in the computer age?  —  Your grandchildren may use a stylus on a tablet PC instead of a Bic on tablet paper, but they will continue to write.  —  That's because even in an era when elementary school students are adept at mousing and teenagers are fiends at text-messaging …
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
Google Integrates News With Web Search Results  —  Today, Google will quietly begin changing the way it blends news results and standard web search results, co-mingling links to news sources and web pages if your search terms are relevant to current news events.
 
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Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
SCO Chair Argues for Open Wi-Fi Crackdown in Utah
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"remove the web developer and the web gets developed"
Devon Pendleton / Forbes:
The World's Greenest Billionaires
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Search History Expands, Becomes Web History
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Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Google Feed API
Discussion: Compiler
Kirk / Medialoper:
Why Sony's Latest DRM Fiasco Is Probably A Good Thing
Discussion: Ars Technica and Neowin.net
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
 Earlier Items: 
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
HANDS-ON WITH MYSPACE NEWS: FAR FROM A DIGG KILLER
Discussion: Compiler
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Outlook 2007: downgrade no longer
BBC:
Colour barcode system to hit DVDs
Discussion: Kotaku, Xbox 360 Fanboy and Joystiq
Yoshiko Hara / EE Times:
Hitachi bets on 85-inch PDP TV
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and Gadget Lab
AT&T:
AT&T Launches Mobile Remote Access for AT&T U-verse TV U-verse …
Reuters:
iPhone on target for end of June launch, AT&T says
Joshua Porter / Bokardo:
The Blog is the New Resume  —  Bokardoan Adam Darowski suggests …
Ubuntu Releases:
Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)