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9:15 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  —  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  —  Supporting Data / Conference call link
Discussion: GigaOM and Search Engine Land
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Yahoo: Bringing Geeky Back  —  Under CEO Jerry Yang's direction, the Web portal is trying to return to its tech roots and shift away from being a media catch-all  —  From the outside, it might not look like much has changed at Yahoo! (YHOO) since Jerry Yang took the reins as chief executive in June.
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo's 3rd-Quarter Results Beat Expectations
Discussion: The Register
Rob Hof / Business Week:
Yahoo! Manages an Upside Surprise, For Now
Discussion: CNET News.com and TechCrunch
Jerry Yang / Yodel Anecdotal:
Where does Yahoo! head next?
Discussion: Bits and David Card
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.
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
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
The New Drama: Google vs. Facebook
Discussion: Rev2.org
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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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.
Business Wire:
Intel Posts Record Third-Quarter Revenue  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Intel Corporation today announced third-quarter revenue of $10.1 billion, operating income of $2.2 billion, net income of $1.9 billion and earnings per share (EPS) of 31 cents.
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Intel blows through financial projections
Discussion: New York Times
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.
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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.
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
MYSPACE, SKYPE TO PARTNER FOR VOICE FUNCTION ON IM CLIENT  —  MySpace and Skype are set to announce on Wednesday that the eBay-owned telephony client will be providing voice chat services for the News Corp.-owned social network's instant messaging client, MySpaceIM.  Financial terms of the partnership were not disclosed.
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.
Chris Morrison / VentureBeat:
Four startups ready to change the face of email  —  In ten years, an internet eternity, web-based email has only made token improvements, moving from Hotmail to Gmail.  Meanwhile, instant messaging and social networks have rapidly developed.  —  Four new startups, all of which came …
InfoWorld:
Porn typosquatter fined again by FTC  —  A so-called typosquatter who served pornographic advertisements on domains such as Bobthebiulder.com and teltubbies.com has been fined again by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.  —  John Zuccarini has agreed to give up $164,000 in typosquatting revenue …
Discussion: CircleID and Valleywag
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 …
 
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The RIAA Attacks Usenet
Jane Pinckard / GigaOM:
What Can Games Learn from Music's Mistakes?
Discussion: CrunchGear and Valleywag
Bill Kee / Official Gmail Blog:
Updated Gmail for mobile application
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