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10:30 PM ET, January 31, 2008

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Yahoo! Finance:
Google Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Results  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG - News) today announced financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2007.  —  “We're very pleased with our performance this quarter,” said Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Google: Social Networking Inventory Not Monetizing As Well As Expected; Trouble At MySpace?  —  Speaking on the company's post-earnings conference call, Google (GOOG) CFO George Reyes said the company has found that “social networking inventory is not monetizing as well as expected,” …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Misses Revs/EPS...and Pulls Out the “Display” Card  —  Google missed consensus revenue and EPS estimates.  Stock down 7% in after-market.  Revenue shortfall on Google Sites (vs. affiliates), due to a shortfall in paid-click growth (startling deceleration).  Adjusted operating income slightly light.
Tim Coulter / Joyeur:
Twitter and Joyent: Update  —  By David Young 31 January 08  —  Twitter has been officially off Joyent since 10PM last night.  This may come as a surprise to some after yesterday's posts here and here regarding the two companies working together.  Those of us at Joyent appreciate …
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Twitter Blog:
We had a rough night.  But now we're back.  —  I just left the office, at 6am, with most of our engineering and technical operations team.  That's only a handful of people, but we were all there all night.  —  You may have noticed we had an outage last night/stretching into this morning.
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:   Twitter's struggles harm more than just the users
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why does Twitter go down?
Discussion: WinExtra and Mark Evans
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Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Motorola Hangs Up on Handsets  —  It is a stunning move by the pioneering name in mobile phones and the best data yet about just how deep the company's problems run: Motorola announced late Thursday that it is seeking alternatives for its handset business that likely will mean a sell-off of the division.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Motorola considers cell phone biz spinoff
Discussion: New York Times
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo To Announce Large Video Acquisition—Maven Networks For $150 Million.  —  We've gotten word that Yahoo will make an acquisition announcement of a video startup today or tomorrow.  At first we thought the target might be Metacafe, which was almost acquired by Yahoo just following the Google/YouTube deal in 2006.
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Yahoo to Acquire Maven Networks for $160M-$170M
Discussion: HipMojo.com and paidContent.org
Michal Lev-Ram / Techland:
Google gets its way with new wireless network  —  Somewhere in the Googleplex, Sergey Brin, Larry Page and Eric Schmidt are celebrating right about now.  —  That's because the Internet search giant Thursday scored its first big win in the mobile business: The minimum $4.6 billion bid …
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Ad Growth Still Strong, Google Says  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google said it has seen no effect from a slowing economy on its advertising business, as it reported a 17 percent jump in profit and a 51 percent growth in revenue in the fourth quarter.  —  The result represents a slowdown in Google's growth rate and fell shy of expectations.
Discussion: Clickety Clack
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Spectrum Auction: C Block Hits Reserve Price
Doug Sherrets / VentureBeat:
Google's Marissa Mayer: Social search is the future  —  At an event in August, Marissa Mayer, Google's leading VP in search, said social search hasn't shown much promise, but if it does, Google would be in a good position to incorporate it.  I wrote about that here.
Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
RealPlayer named by StopBadware.org  —  StopBadware.org said Tuesday it has labeled two versions of the RealPlayer media player as “badware,” or spyware.  —  RealPlayer 10.5, it claims, “fails to accurately and completely disclose the fact that it installs advertising software on the user's computer.”
Chris Williams / The Register:
‘Facebook fatigue’ kicks in as people tire of social networks  —  Shhh!  Can you hear a hiss?  That's the sound of naughty facts deflating the social networking balloon a tad.  —  Whisper it, but numbers from web analytics outfit comScore have confirmed what the chatter in bars and cafes …
 
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
How Much Is a Facebook Ad Worth?  Lookery “Guarantees” (Drum Roll) 12.5-Cent CPMs.
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MegaZone / TiVo Lovers Blog:
TiVo Discontinues The Series3 TCD648250B
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and TiVo Blog
Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:
AT&T data network fails for BlackBerry, iPhone users
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Electronic Arts: FY Q3 In Line; Narrows Guidance; Stk Dn
Discussion: New York Times
Daniel Jalkut / Red Sweater Blog:
MarsEdit 2.1  —  It is with great pleasure that I announce …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Fixing US broadband: $100 billion for fiber to every home
Lance Ulanoff / PC Magazine:
It's Time for a Vista Do-Over
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Gartner: Apple To Double U.S., Europe PC Share By 2011
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google, Facebook Battle For Computer Science Grads. Salaries Soar.