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2:55 AM ET, April 20, 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: 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.  —  Alexa is suing Ron Hornbaker, the independent developer of Statsaholic, a popular service that allowed you to compare different sites based on their Alexa rankings.
Discussion: CenterNetworks and Startup Meme
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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.
Rod / TechFold:
Boooo to Amazon - Suing Statsaholic: Amazon API/ECS Boycott time?
Discussion: Startup Meme
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
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
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 and Ajaxian
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
 
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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
 Earlier Items: 
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
HANDS-ON WITH MYSPACE NEWS: FAR FROM A DIGG KILLER
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Charles / Channel 9:
Conversation with Soma: Orcas Beta 1 and Beyond
Discussion: Somasegar's WebLog
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 HD and Gadget Lab
AT&T:
AT&T Launches Mobile Remote Access for AT&T U-verse TV U-verse …
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Is the pen still mighty in the computer age?
Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
How Security Companies Sucker Us With Lemons
Discussion: Slashdot
 

 
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Lauren Feiner / The Verge:
A preview of the NetChoice cases to be argued at SCOTUS on February 26, about the constitutionality of Texas and Florida laws regulating social media content

 
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