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4:50 PM ET, July 24, 2007

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Donna Fuscaldo / Wall Street Journal:
AT&T's Profit Rises On Wireless Growth  —  AT&T Inc., reported a 61% rise in net income amid recent acquisitions and said it activated 146,000 iPhone subscribers the last two days of the quarter, 40% of whom were new AT&T Wireless customers.  —  AT&T has an exclusive deal with Apple Inc …
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
AT&T reports 146,000 iPhone activations in first two days  —  The iPhone is doing some good for AT&T, according to the company's second quarter financial results.  Like Apple, iPhone sales only encompassed the last two days of the quarter for AT&T, but the opening numbers give us a taste …
Crayton Harrison / Bloomberg:
AT&T Profit Jumps 61 Percent on Benefits of Mergers  —  AT&T Inc., the largest U.S. phone company, reported a 61 percent increase in second-quarter profit after $140 billion in acquisitions almost doubled revenue.  —  Net income rose to $2.9 billion, or 47 cents a share, from $1.81 billion …
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
AT&T Earnings Up, but iPhone Sales Disappoint  —  AT&T, the largest telephone company, reported first-quarter earnings today that solidly beat Wall Street's forecasts as wireless subscribers continued to devour data services like text messaging and Internet access.
Associated Press:
Premarket Movers: Apple Down
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and TechBlog
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Huge iPhone Fees Juice Apple
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:   Apple iPhone: Unable To Ring Up Enough AT&T Customers?
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
AOL HAS AN EYE ON YOU  —  TO BUY AD TARGETER  —  After acquiring its way into the video and mobile ad-serving marketplace, CEO Randy Falco is moving AOL into the behavorial-targeting ad market with a deal to purchase Tacoda, The Post has learned.  —  Sources said AOL is paying between $200 million …
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Business Wire:
AOL Enters into Agreement to Acquire Behavioral Targeting Firm TACODA  —  Acquisition Will Build on AOL's Efforts to Offer Advanced Targeting Solutions to Advertisers and Publishers  —  DULLES, Va.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—AOL announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TACODA …
Brad Burnham / Union Square Ventures:
AOL/Time Warner buys TACODA  —  We are pleased to announce today that AOL/Time Warner has agreed to buy our portfolio company TACODA.  As is always the case with a company you have worked with for years, our excitement for the founders and management team about this great outcome is tempered …
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
TiVo HD gets official: $299, loaded, with SATA and TTG coming  —  Today's the day TiVo launches its "mass appeal" $299 "TiVo HD" aimed at HDTV fans.  The new TiVo certainly has mass appeal, but whether or not that appeal can overcome the monthly $12.95-$16.95 service fee—well, that's the question at the top of everyone's list.
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Russian prosecutors seek jail time for Allofmp3.com owner  —  Prosecutors in Russia have demanded jail time for the operator of Allofmp3.com, according to published reports.  —  Denis Kvasov, the former owner of the popular Russia-based music site that sold unauthorized music downloads …
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heise.de:
Russian public prosecutor is demanding 3-year jail sentence for head of AllofMP3  —  For the former operator of the Russian music download portal allofmp3.com the threat of a prison term in his own country is real.  In the trial against Denis Kvasov, the former owner of the site …
Dan Warne / APC:
Inflight internet lives again: Qantas introduces wireless broadband, laptop power in all classes  —  Laptop power will be available in every seat of Qantas' new Airbus A380s from August 2008, the airline has announced.  It is also retrofitting existing Boeing 747-400s with a new cabin type …
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Laptop power, in-flight internet coming to Qantas
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
DivX Spins Off Stage6  —  DivX announced today it would spin off Stage6, its high-quality YouTube alternative.  This is bad news for video-sharing sites, showing they're having trouble holding their weight without the subsidy of venture capital or Google-level resources.
Discussion: Mashable! and Ryan Stewart
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
DivX Spins Off Video Site Stage6 As Separate Company; CEO Moving
Discussion: Business Wire and Download Squad
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
CIA venture arm invests in video improvement company, MotionDSP  —  In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the nation's intelligence services, has invested an undisclosed small amount of money into video enhancement company MotionDSP and also awarded it with contracts.
Jeremy Liew / VentureBeat:
Ad Networks: Why it's better than ever to be a targeted content site  —  [Editor's note: This is an opinion piece by Jeremy Liew, a parter at Lightspeed Venture Partners]  —  One of the hallmarks of the last few years on the internet has been the growing length of the "long tail".
Kate Holton / Reuters:
UK rejects music copyright extension  —  LONDON (Reuters) - The British government rejected a plea to extend copyright laws for sound recordings to beyond 50 years on Tuesday, prompting the music industry to accuse it of not supporting musicians and artists.
 
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