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7:05 PM ET, October 16, 2007

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Business Wire:
Yahoo! Reports Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results  —  Revenues - $1,768 Million  —  Operating Income - $150 Million  —  Operating Income Before Depreciation, Amortization and Stock-Based Compensation Expense - $466 Million  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO …
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo (YHOO): Q3 Stronger Than Expected, Good Recovery  —  SAI's analysis of Yahoo!'s earnings is brought to you by Gridley & Company LLC, a boutique investment bank providing financial advisory services to companies in the Internet/Marketing Services industry.  —  Earnings Release
Discussion: GigaOM and Search Engine Land
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Yahoo: Bringing Geeky Back
Discussion: Valleywag, BloggingStocks and Mashable!
Rob Hof / Business Week:
Yahoo! Manages an Upside Surprise, For Now
Discussion: TechCrunch
Elinor Mills / Webware.com:
YAHOO SUMMONED TO WASHINGTON OVER CHINESE ARRESTS
Discussion: WebProNews
Dibya Sarkar / Associated Press:   Yahoo Exec Accused of Lying to Congress
Apple:
Apple to Ship Mac OS X Leopard on October 26  —  Apple® today announced that Mac OS® X Leopard will go on sale Friday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m. at Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers, and that Apple's online store is now accepting pre-orders.
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Leopard: final features and further upgrade details  —  We got a chance this morning to pose a few queries to Brian Croll, Senior Director of Mac OS X Product Marketing, about today's Leopard release announcement.  Here's some of what he had to say, as well as some of the new features we're looking forward to in the next release.
Apple:
Apple Announces Mac OS X Server Leopard
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Jobs confirms iTunes Plus price drop across the board  —  Not a full day after our initial report that Apple planned to drop the price of all its iTunes Plus tracks (as well as add a number of indie labels to the mix), many users started seeing the changes slowly trickle down from iTunes' servers.
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Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Apple drops price of DRM-free iTunes  —  Apple has dropped the price of its iTunes Plus songs that have no digital rights management (DRM) software protection and allow owners to move song files freely from one device to another.  —  The 256kbps DRM-free song files were originally priced …
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Apple officially cuts DRM-free track prices to $.99
Discussion: Mobility Site
Business Week:
Will Apple Open the iPhone?  —  An official software-development kit may finally be announced at January's Macworld.  Why the wait?  It may have something to do with Leopard  —  William Hurley loves his iPhone.  But he'd love it even more if he could write software for it.  —  He's not alone.
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Ubuntu Plans Eye Candy for Desktop Computers and Beyond  —  What would it take to get the hundreds of millions of desktop computer users to switch from Windows to Linux?  —  Low cost and armies of devoted techies have not been enough.  So the people behind Ubuntu—a dialect of Linux— have a new idea: eye candy.
Josh Quittner / Fortune:
Facebook's got Google running scared  —  Why Google is spooked by Facebook and would dearly love to squash it, says Fortune's Josh Quittner.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — Google is the elephant in nearly every corner of the Internet, from search and advertising to web-based e-mail, online mapping, and home-brewed video.
Discussion: Business Technology
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
The RIAA Attacks Usenet  —  In an ideal world, people would not talk about Usenet.  In an ideal world there would be no such things as copyright infringement lawsuits.  Sadly, we do not live in an ideal world.  —  Today we simply have to talk about Usenet and we have to talk about lawsuits.
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Billboard.Biz:
Labels Sue Usenet Service
Discussion: Mashable!, p2pnet and P2P Blog
Nokia:
S60 smartphone software evolves to enrich the user experience  —  Expanding the platform with intuitive touch user interface, sensor technologies and complete web video experience  —  Symbian Smartphone Show, London, UK - As Internet is entering into the core of mobile experiences …
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ClickZ:
Yahoo Heats Up in Search Ad Race As Google Levels Off  —  Yahoo found "a secure footing" for search ad impressions and media spend during the third quarter of this year, according to a study by SearchIgnite and RBC Capital Markets.  The firms also indicated spending on Google search ads dwindled …
Alden DeSoto / Google Analytics Blog:
Exciting Announcements at eMetrics Today  —  Today at the eMetrics Summit in Washington, D.C. Brett Crosby announced several Google Analytics features that will be rolled out over the coming weeks.  Here's a rundown.  —  First, you'll be able to use Google Analytics to track site search activity.
Reuters:
New York, Facebook to settle probe, sources say  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The New York State attorney general and Facebook Inc. have agreed to a settlement of a child safety probe targeting the fast-growing social network site, people familiar with the deal said Monday.  —  Terms of the settlement were not immediately available.
Discussion: paidContent.org, CNET News.com and Bits
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Does Your Building Need A Social Network?  Why Not.  —  New York-based LifeAt wants to create a social network around your residential building.  Do you need one?  Nope.  But maybe you'll use it anyway.  And perhaps you'll even get to know some of your neighbors.
Discussion: Now I Have a Blog Too
Natalie Kerris / Apple:
Apple Chooses Orange as Exclusive Carrier for iPhone in France  —  Apple® and Orange today announced that Orange, the leading wireless carrier in France, will be the exclusive French carrier partner for the revolutionary iPhone™ when it makes its debut in France on Thursday …
 
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John Dunbar / Associated Press:
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Bill Kee / Official Gmail Blog:
Updated Gmail for mobile application
Discussion: WebProNews and Mobility Site
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft gets the open-source licensing nod from the OSI
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US Playstation 3 40GB Shows Up In Target Store Scan
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
VIDEO-SHARING WEB SITE GOES HIGH-DEF