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6:40 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): EARNINGS ANALYSIS, LIVE  —  SAI's live 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.  —  Release  —  Supporting Data / Conference call link
Discussion: GigaOM and Search Engine Land
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 …
Rob Hof / Business Week:
Yahoo! Manages an Upside Surprise, For Now  —  In founder Jerry Yang's first quarter as CEO, Yahoo! managed to surprise investors on the upside, sending its stock up 9% so far in early after-hours trading.  That followed a 4% drop before third-quarter earnings were announced.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Yahoo: Bringing Geeky Back
Discussion: BloggingStocks
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Earnings: Yahoo Profits Flat In Q3
Discussion: Reuters
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.
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.
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
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 …
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Jobs confirms iTunes Plus price drop across the board
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and MacUser
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.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits … and Slashdot
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Billboard.Biz:
Labels Sue Usenet Service
Discussion: Mashable!, p2pnet and P2P Blog
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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.
John Dunbar / Associated Press:
House Votes to Renew Internet Tax Block  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a four-year extension of a moratorium on state and local taxes on Internet access, despite widespread support in both parties for a permanent ban.  —  The tax ban, first passed in 1998, is set to expire on Nov. 1.
Discussion: WebProNews
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:   House OKs four-year extension of Net tax ban
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
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 …
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.
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
 
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
AT&T tries to preempt Congress with prorated termination fees
Discussion: Valleywag
InfoWorld:
Porn typosquatter fined again by FTC
Dibya Sarkar / Associated Press:
Yahoo Exec Accused of Lying to Congress
Computerworld:
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Judge Orders Software Firm To Stop Selling Software For Beating …
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
No Sale In Sight, Movie Gallery Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
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Free For All in the New York Times' Op-Ed and Archives
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 Earlier Items: 
Jane Pinckard / GigaOM:
What Can Games Learn from Music's Mistakes?
Discussion: Valleywag
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
Alexis Morgenstern / Gaming Bits:
US Playstation 3 40GB Shows Up In Target Store Scan
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
VIDEO-SHARING WEB SITE GOES HIGH-DEF