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3:35 AM ET, July 18, 2007

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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Yahoo to lay out strategic plan in next 100 days  —  Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang made his earnings conference call debut on Tuesday and said the next "100 days or so" will be spent mapping out the strategic plan for the company.  —  Yahoo, which reported its second quarter results and cut projections …
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Business Wire:
Yahoo! Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results  —  Revenues - $1,698 Million  —  Operating Income - $185 Million  —  Operating Income Before Depreciation, Amortization and Stock-Based Compensation Expense - $474 Million  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yahoo! Inc. …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Sees Revenue Growth, But Income Down  —  Yahoo released its Q2 earnings a little while ago.  What they show is low double-digit growth in certain revenue categories, but also decreases in selected areas (e.g., operating income, free cash flow).  Revenue and operating cash flow described …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Earnings: YHOO Revenue Up 8 Percent; EPS Even With Last Year's Q2
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo Profits Steady; Revenue Up 8%
Discussion: IP Democracy
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Peter Moore resigns as head of Xbox  —  It's hard to call the Xbox 360 anything but a success, but having missed some sales numbers, ringing up an extra unexpected $1b on the corporate card because of warranty issues, and still generally failing to make a profit, it looks like Peter Moore …
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Microsoft:
Peter Moore Resigns From Microsoft to Return to Northern California  —  Don Mattrick appointed to head Microsoft's Xbox and Games Business.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced that Don Mattrick, a former president at Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), will lead the Interactive Entertainment Business …
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Top: EA Confirms Moore's New Job
Discussion: Engadget, Crave and Game | Life
Market Wire:
RIM Announces the BlackBerry 8820 Smartphone  —  The First Dual-Mode Cellular and Wi-Fi BlackBerry Smartphone  —  Editors Note: A photo for this release will be available on the AP/CP picture wire via CCNMatthews.  —  Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today announced the BlackBerry® 8820 smartphone.
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
WiFi equipped BlackBerry 8820 about to hit the streets
Discussion: PC World
Todd Haselton / Ars Technica:
AT&T may be moving closer to deploying femtocells
Discussion: Unstrung
Jacques Erasmus / Prevx Blog:
Ransomware... Holding Corporate America Ransom!  —  What started off as a relaxed saturday morning, turned out to be quite interesting when Marco told me about a new ransomware trojan claiming to be using RSA-4096 to encrypt users data.  —  This is a new iteration of a rather persistent favourite …
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Robert McMillan / PC World:
Government, contractors hit in targeted attack
Discussion: Reuters
Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
Ransom-based malware attacks specific companies
Discussion: Reuters
The Precursor Blog by Scott Cleland:
Why the FTC Will Likely Block the Google-DoubleClick Merger  —  My detailed analysis over the last several weeks leads me to believe that the FTC is likely to block the Google-DoubleClick merger because it will enable Google to dominate online advertising and dramatically increase the opportunity …
Discussion: Techdirt, Tech Trader Daily and TMCnet
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Will The FTC Block Google's Acquisition Of DoubleClick?
Angel Jennings / New York Times:
Web Site for Job Seekers Is Sold  —  Laurel Touby turned her popular cocktail parties into a high-traffic Web site for job-seeking media and creative professionals.  Yesterday, she sold Mediabistro.com, the company that sprang from those mixers, for $23 million.
Discussion: mediabistro.com and LA Observed
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Media Jobs Site Mediabistro Sold To Jupitermedia For $23 Million
Discussion: alarm:clock
comScore:
3 Out of 4 U.S. Internet Users Streamed Video Online in May  —  Average American Video Streamer Watched More than 2.5 Hours of Video Online  —  comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its comScore Video Metrix report for May 2007 …
John McBride / Ars Technica:
Microsoft patents the mother of all adware systems  —  It's such a tremendously bad idea that it's almost bound to succeed.  Microsoft has filed another patent, this one for an "advertising framework" that uses "context data" from your hard drive to show you advertisements and …
Charlie White / Gizmodo:
Eye On You: Google Streetview Camera Car Fleet Set to Invade America  —  A camera-toting tipster saw what appeared to be a giant armada of Chevy Cobalt cars in the Google parking lot, getting ready to take pictures of the entire world (or thereabouts) with special 360° cameras.
Oracle:
Oracle Critical Patch Update - July 2007  —  A Critical Patch Update is a collection of patches for multiple security vulnerabilities.  It also includes non-security fixes that are required (because of interdependencies) by those security patches.  Due to the threat posed by a successful attack …
Discussion: Computerworld
Business Wire:
iPhone Has Potential to Dramatically Alter the Market for Mobile Video, According to Study by Interpret  —  Recent Survey From New Media Research Firm Interpret, LLC Shows Two-Thirds of iPhone Owners Have Already Watched Video on Their iPhone, And Three-Quarters of Non-Owners Are Interested in Watching Video on an iPhone
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Intel: Solid quarter; cuts capital spending; hit on chip pricing  —  Intel delivered a solid second quarter Tuesday with net income of $1.3 billion, or 22 cents a share, on revenue of $8.7 billion.  That net income figure included tax gains that boosted earnings by 3 cents a share.
Discussion: The Register, PC World and Reuters
 
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PR Newswire:
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CNET News.com:
Will security firms detect police spyware?
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Crowdsourcing a New System for Measuring Influence (Beta)
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Last Harry Potter leaks online
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
PhoneFactor rings up two-factor authentication
Andrew Adam Newman / New York Times:
Google to Expand Program, Giving Newspapers a Lift
Discussion: paidContent.org
CraigE / Mac Mojo:
Coming soon  —  I am happy to say that the week of July 30th …
Joe Bel Bruno / Associated Press:
Move over MySpace, sites mean business
 Earlier Items: 
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Virtualmin: Better sys-admin for your growing web site
Computerworld:
Breach, undetected since '05, exposes data on Kingston customers
Discussion: CrunchGear
Jerome Archambeaud / GigaOM:
Letter From France:Vive Zlio, Vive La Vente!
Reuters:
Microsoft offers subscription software in S. Africa
Michael Zema / pr.vonage.com:
Sunny Days Ahead For Sunrocket Customers
Reuters:
Steve Jobs tops list of online music "Powergeeks"
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
ModBook ship date pushed back due to parts shortages
Think Secret:
Save the date: August 7 for new iMac, iLife to emerge early?