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6:25 AM ET, July 18, 2007

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Internet Stocks on Seeking Alpha:
Yahoo! Q2 2007 Earnings Call Transcript  —  Executives  —  Analysts  —  Presentation  —  Operator  —  Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Yahoo! Q2 2007 earnings conference call.  (Operator Instructions) I will now turn the call over to Ms. Marta Nichols.
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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 …
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. …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo Profits Steady; Revenue Up 8%
Discussion: IP Democracy
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Earnings: YHOO Revenue Up 8 Percent; EPS Even With Last Year's Q2
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.
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Media Jobs Site Mediabistro Sold To Jupitermedia For $23 Million  —  After a long auction process and going through multiple suitors, almost giving up on the process, and coming close to selling to at least one of them, the media jobs, events and info site Mediabistro has been sold to Jupitermedia …
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 …
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Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Top: EA Confirms Moore's New Job
Discussion: Engadget, Crave and Game | Life
Todd Haselton / Ars Technica:
AT&T may be moving closer to deploying femtocells  —  Industry sources have revealed that AT&T has filed a request for proposal (RFP) to suppliers that may be interested in participating in AT&T's in-home femtocell service, according to wireless trade publication Unstrung.
Discussion: CrunchGear and Unstrung
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
WiFi equipped BlackBerry 8820 about to hit the streets
Discussion: PC World
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, TMCnet and Tech Trader Daily
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Will The FTC Block Google's Acquisition Of DoubleClick?
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
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.
Keith Stuart / Guardian:
"I'd close World of Warcraft!"  MUD creator Richard Bartle on the state of virtual worlds  —  A couple of weeks ago I promised an interview with Richard Bartle, co-creator of the original Multi-User Dungeon (or Domain if you prefer) set up back in 1978 at the University of Essex.
fudder:
The very first iPhone  —  In late June, the [iPod] iPhone hit the US market.  Apple aficionados queued for days to be first in line to get their greedy little paws on the long awaited gadget. fudder-employee Marc Esslinger is an Apple-fan as well - also because he has a very special relationship to Apple.
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
SocialMedia is a new kind of widget ad network  —  Seth Goldstein and David Henderson have teamed up with one of the leading Facebook application developers and launched SocialMedia: part widget developer, part widget hosting provider/ad network.  Along with Lookery, the company …
Discussion: Mashable! and Master of 500 Hats
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: Network World and Computerworld
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Last Harry Potter leaks online  —  The new Harry Potter novel — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — has hit the Internet days before its publication.  The publisher spent a reported $20 million on keeping the book secret.  Was the money well-spent?  As Bruce Schneier points out …
Discussion: Schneier on Security
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
Dave McClure / Master of 500 Hats:
Facebook News Feed Optimization (NFO) is the New SEO... and Renaissance 2.0 has Arrived.  —  I knew Justin Smith over at Inside Facebook was a pretty smart guy, but he just blew me out of the water with his recent post Facebook News Feed Optimization (NFO) is the new SEO.  It's effin' brilliant.
 
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Google to Expand Program, Giving Newspapers a Lift
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CraigE / Mac Mojo:
Coming soon  —  I am happy to say that the week of July 30th …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Intel: Solid quarter; cuts capital spending; hit on chip pricing
Discussion: Inquirer and The Register
John McBride / Ars Technica:
Microsoft patents the mother of all adware systems