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3:30 AM ET, October 19, 2007

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Reuters:
Google quarterly profit swells 46 percent  —  Web search leader Google reported on Thursday a 46 percent rise in profit that topped Wall Street expectations, fueled by accelerating market share gains and tighter cost controls.  —  Third-quarter net income rose to $1.07 billion …
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Search, Ads And Apps: The Google Q3 2007 Results  —  Google's combo of search, ads & apps gave it a very strong Q3. … For the nine months ended September 30, Google had revenues of $11,767,307 compared with $7,399,419 a year ago.  There's a great deal more detail in the release.
Discussion: paidContent.org and Valleywag
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google's Strong Quarter Widens Gap With Rivals  —  The gap between Google and its rivals keeps getting larger.  —  The Internet search and advertising giant, whose shares have risen more than $100 in the last month, said net income in the third quarter surged 46 percent compared with the period a year earlier.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Google Promises Again to Swear Off Binge Hiring
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:   Google Reports Impressive 46% Jump in Q3 Profit
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Earnings: Google Revenues Up 57 Percent; Profit Up 46 Percent
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
Google Earnings As Expected, Revenue Up 57%
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:   After Hours: Google Talks Up Mobile, International Sales
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Twine: The First Mainstream Semantic Web App?  —  Tomorrow Radar Networks is announcing a new Semantic Web application called Twine.  Founder Nova Spivack showed me a demo today of the new app, which he described as a "knowledge networking" application.  It has aspects of social networking …
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Robot Cannon Kills 9, Wounds 14  —  We're not used to thinking of them this way.  But many advanced military weapons are essentially robotic — picking targets out automatically, slewing into position, and waiting only for a human to pull the trigger.  Most of the time.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Dell Hell: The end?  —  My column reporting on my visit to Dell headquarters and my interview with Michael Dell just went up on Business Week.  It'll be in this week's issue.  Hell, it's even the lead online.  —  After giving Dell hell two years ago, I may well be accused of throwing them a wet kiss now.
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Eric Traut talks (and demos) Windows 7 and MinWin  —  If I told you there was a public presentation and arguably demonstration of Windows 7, you probably wouldn't believe me.  Which is why I had to share this video with you.  —  Thanks to DigitalDud on Channel9 for noting, on October 13 last week …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Web is the Platform  —  The platform wars are over.  Long live the Web.  That was the basic message delivered by Jeff Huber, Google's vice president of engineering, in a ten-minute presentation at Web 2.0 a few minutes ago.  His talk was nominally about widgets (which Google calls Gadgets).
Rogers Cadenhead / Workbench:
Exclusive: Techbloggers Have Sold Their Souls  —  On WebProNews, Robert Scoble demonstrates why the leading techblogs are becoming less critical and more susceptible to hype — they're bargaining with PR flacks for exclusives: … One of the reasons mainstream tech magazines like PC Magazine …
Discussion: Hacking Cough
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Microsoft's Ballmer: MSFT will acquire 20 companies a year  —  Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer just said at the Web 2.0 conference here in San Francisco that the software giant will acquire 20 companies a year for the next five years, ranging from $50 million to $1 billion.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Flickr Launches New Geotagging and Places Pages  —  When I heard that Flickr was making announcements this evening, I assumed it was the long awaited integration of video into the service.  That isn't happening (it will soon, though), but they are making significant upgrades tonight around geotagging …
Discussion: CNET News.com and ParisLemon
Anne Broache / Webware.com:
REPORTS: CHINA 'HIJACKING' GOOGLE, YAHOO, MICROSOFT SEARCH SITES  —  Ticked off that the United States gave the Dalai Lama the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal this week, China may be taking out its aggression by "hijacking" American search engines.  —  Over at Search Engine Land …
Discussion: TechWeb
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Cyberwar: China Declares War On Western Search Sites
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Web 2.0 Summit: Panel on Facebook as a Platform  —  Discussion is led by entrepreneur and start-up adviser Dave McClure, with Seth Goldstein (CEO, SocialMedia.com), Ali Partovi (CEO, iLike), Keith Rabois (VP, Slide) and Lance Tokuda (CEO, RockYou) as panelists.
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
RIAA threatens 19 universities with lawsuits  —  Updated at 12:03 p.m. PDT: Just in time to welcome many students back from fall break, the Recording Industry Association of America on Thursday dispatched a new round of "prelitigation" letters to 19 U.S. universities from coast to coast …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Ford sells pink 30GB first-gen Zune, donates 100% to breast cancer research  —  It's October, which inevitably means that we'll be seeing a healthy dose of gadgets in pink as manufacturers look to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  This particular device, however, means a touch …
Discussion: Mobility Site, Gizmodo and Neowin.net
Neely Tucker / Washington Post:
Taking a Whack Against Comcast  —  Mona Shaw Reached Her Breaking Point, Then for Her Hammer  —  Sometimes truly American virtues arise in outlaws who — by dint of heroic but questionable endeavors — display the mettle of the national character.  —  For instance: The Dillinger Gang …
 
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Battle brewing between Pirate Bay, recording industry over IFPI domain coup
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Microsoft Photography & Video Blog:
Do you use Flickr? Then check out Windows Live Photo Gallery (Beta)!
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
Standing Up To Takedown Notices
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Halo effect: Xbox 360 tops Nintendo Wii in September
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft and Kotaku
Sahala Swenson / Official Google Webmaster …:
Blast from the past  —  As you know, the queries used to find …
Mark Coker / VentureBeat:
Surprise: Mary Meeker offers skepticism about U.S. tech industry
Discussion: paidContent.org
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Unlimited online storage for free, almost: Wuala
Business Wire:
Platial Acquires Frappr, Creates #1 Social Map Site
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
Can You Hear Us Now?  —  Verizon Shouldn't Be A Cellphone Censor
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Universal, Warner, and EMI to sell music on flash drives
Discussion: DailyTech and Gearlog
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
@Web2.0: Steve Ballmer Wants To Buy Your Company
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / eWEEK.com:
It's Here! Ubuntu 7.10 Arrives
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Firefox 3 to go native in appearance
Wall Street Journal:
Will Social Features Make Email Sexy Again?
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Launches Drag-And-Drop App Builder Popfly