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7:50 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 …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo Profits Steady; Revenue Up 8%
Discussion: IP Democracy
Om Malik / GigaOM:
100 days of Jerry Yang
Discussion: Technovia
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 …
Discussion: Beet.TV, WebProNews and alarm:clock
Susan Arendt / Game | Life:
Confirmed: Peter Moore Leaves Microsoft for EA  —  Major Nelson has confirmed that Peter Moore is leaving Microsoft to become President of EA Sports.  Ironically, he'll be replaced by Don Mattrick, a former EA President.  —  The decision was apparently prompted by Moore's desire to move …
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Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Top: EA Confirms Moore's New Job
Discussion: Engadget, Crave and Game | Life
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 …
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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.
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
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.
BBC:
EU backs standard for mobile TV  —  European officials have backed a single standard for the rollout of mobile TV services across Europe.  —  Telecoms commissioner Viviane Reding has called on member states to roll out services using the DVB-H standard "as quickly as possible".
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
Wall Street Journal:
Dow Jones Board Approves Sale  —  Backing of News Corp. Offer  —  Puts Pressure on Family;  —  A Bancroft Exits Meeting  —  The board of Dow Jones & Co. voted to approve News Corp.'s $5 billion bid for the company last night, with two directors abstaining from the vote and one leaving the meeting early …
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
Bill Ray / The Register:
Moving mobile numbers should be instant  —  Ofcom calls for mass debate on central database  —  Ofcom has issued a second document on number portability, recommending that customers be able to instantly move their fixed and mobile numbers between networks.
Discussion: Gadget Lab
 
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Mozes Acquires Popular Facebook App
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer:
My iPhone is back and I too am satisfied
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Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
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Dave McClure / Master of 500 Hats:
Facebook News Feed Optimization (NFO) is the New SEO... and …
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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)
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
Todd Haselton / Ars Technica:
AT&T may be moving closer to deploying femtocells
Discussion: CrunchGear and Unstrung
Business Wire:
iPhone Has Potential to Dramatically Alter the Market for Mobile …
Market Wire:
RIM Announces the BlackBerry 8820 Smartphone