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6:25 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
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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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  —  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!
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
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
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 …
Discussion: Pronet Advertising
Vivek / StartupSquad.com:
Breaking: Google acquires video conferencing company  —  Google's acquisition spree just keeps going on.  Today Google announced that it has acquired Sweden based Marratech's video conferencing software.  Google is planning to use the technology to deliver video conferencing solution to it's users.
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Karen / Official Google Blog:
Collaborating with Marratech
Discussion: TechCrunch and Digital Inspiration
Michael Calore / Compiler:
Developing Gov'ts Get a Choice: Free Linux or $3 Windows  —  In its continuing quest to build an world populated by young Windows users, Microsoft is preparing a software package that it will sell for $3 to the governments of developing nations.  The package will include the basic Windows XP Starter Edition …
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:   More about Microsoft's $3 software plan
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.
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Lots of new stuff just added to Spaces  —  Some new stuff and some interesting numbers from Spaces: it's now available in 51 countries in 25 languages, there have been 93 million spaces created since Spaces was released, and more than 111 million people a month use Spaces.
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Big Money in Little Screens  —  Searching the Web on a mobile phone has been a lot like getting online via dial-up modem circa 1995: slow, tedious and not terribly useful.  Typing on tiny buttons, squinting at a list of links and clicking through to a page that won't display properly is enough to test anyone's patience.
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.
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 …
 
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Aleister Kronos / 3pointD.com:
SAP Office Opens in Second Life (Unofficially)
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Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
SCO Chair Argues for Open Wi-Fi Crackdown in Utah
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The World's Greenest Billionaires
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
Google Integrates News With Web Search Results
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Mike Davidson / mikeindustries.com:
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Full text vs. Partial text feeds, Argument #495
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
 

 
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Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Ben Sherwood and Joanna Coles take minority stakes in The Daily Beast; Sherwood will be CEO and publisher, and Coles will be chief creative and content officer

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Russia's Ministry of Justice labels BBC Russian correspondent Ilya Barabanov and science reporter Asya Kazantseva as “foreign agents”; both now live abroad

Sahil Patel / The Information:
Sources: Disney plans old-style TV channels within Disney+, with a continuous, scheduled stream of shows that are focused on certain genres like Star Wars

 
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