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5:00 PM ET, July 17, 2008

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Google Investor Relations:
GOOGLE ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2008 RESULTS  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2008.  —  “Strong international growth as well as sustained traffic increases on Google's web properties propelled us to another strong quarter …
Business Wire:
IBM Reports 2008 Second-Quarter Results  — Diluted earnings of $1.98 per share, up 28 percent; up 32 percent without a prior-year gain from the sale of PSD;  — Total Services signings of $14.7 billion, up 12 percent; $12.2 billion at constant currency, up 4 percent;
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Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
IBM: Big Blue beats expectations; raises full year guidance  —  updated: IBM, a bellweather that analysts have been watching as an indicator of the country's economic health, reported second quarter earnings of $2.8 billion, or $1.98 a share, an increase of 28 percent over the same quarter a year ago.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
PodTech purchased by ViewPartner for less than half a million, ending a bloody story  —  PodTech, a company that publishes online and downloadable videos about new technology, has been sold — for less than half a million dollars, I've learned — to ViewPartner, a communications technology company.
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Gmail and Google Calendar to Add Offline Support  —  It seems that this year Google's most popular web applications will work offline.  After Google Reader and Google Docs, two other services will integrate with Gears.  Andrew Fogg saw a preview of the integration at Google's offices and found …
WebTrends Marketing Web Analytics and Web Statistics:
WebTrends Video Tracking Breaks New Ground in Online Audience Engagement  —  New solution enables marketers to measure, improve visitors' engagement with online video regardless of media format.  —  WebTrends Inc., a leading provider of web analytics and online marketing solutions …
Discussion: Podcasting News
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:   WebTrends Launches Video Analytics Engagement Service
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
Apple Climbs Into Third Place in U.S. PC Market  —  Apple Computer again cracked the top three in U.S. PC sales for the third quarter, according to surveys released Wednesday by both Gartner and IDC.  —  Worldwide, Apple didn't make the top five PC vendors, according to both firms.
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Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunchIT:
Apple Climbs To Third Place In US Desktop Market
Discussion: MacRumors
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Bold vs. iPhone 3G: yeah, we definitely went there  —  If there's ever been two devices so closely pitted against each other, it would be none other than the BlackBerry Bold and the iPhone 3G.  Heck, people we're even putting the original iPhone against the Bold.
PR Newswire:
Microsoft's Annual Revenue Reaches $60 Billion  —  Fastest annual revenue growth since 1999 fuels 32% increase in earnings per share.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $15.84 billion for the fiscal fourth quarter ended June 30, 2008, an 18% increase over the same period of the prior year.
Opera:
Mobile browsing gets a makeover  —  Opera Mobile 9.5 beta is released  —  Opera Software today released the much-anticipated, first public version of Opera Mobile 9.5 beta.  A powerful foreshadowing of what is to come, this beta takes mobile browsing speed and features to a new level, complete with visual effects and a new look.
Nicholas Carlson / Valleywag:
Source: VC for Facebook widgetmakers is drying up  —  They can't say they didn't have it coming.  But widgetmakers are angry all the same about Facebook's decision to clone Slide's Top Friends application as a feature in its latest redesign.  “It would be insane for a new developer” …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Will The World End if Mainstream Users Ever Learn About The Browser's Address Bar?  —  Traffic analytics company Hitwise released search market share numbers for dating websites in June today and two things were striking about the data.  —  Ad supported free site PlentyOfFish is trouncing everyone …
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Channel Intelligence Sues Just About Everyone Who Offers Wishlists  —  Channel Intelligence, a company based in Florida, filed a lawsuit for patent infringement in Delaware on Tuesday against a long list of startups and other companies and individuals who have one thing in common …
Discussion: Ars Technica and Stake Ventures
Josh Siegel / Google Mobile Blog:
Rate and Review Businesses from Your Phone  —  Last Saturday I had dinner at a hole-in-the-wall Vietnamese restaurant in San Francisco's Richmond District.  While it didn't look like much from the outside, the inside displayed a variety of Southeast Asian antiques and the walls were adorned with tapestries and bamboo.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
The Story of the Fail Whale  —  How An Unknown Artist's Work Became a Social Media Brand Thanks To the Power of Community  —  Twitter users are very familiar with the iconic image of the Fail Whale.  This social object has been latched onto by Twitter fans not just as a representation …
 
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Publication Type: Media Release
Discussion: Slyck and IP Democracy
Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Intel CEO: Atom is Something “Most of us Wouldn't Use”
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
For she-bloggers, does it take a village to profit?
Discussion: Valleywag
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google AdWords Combines Contextual Targeting Features With Placement Targeting
Discussion: Inside AdWords and Mashable!
Jesse Stay / louisgray.com:
To Blog, or Not to Blog - That is the Question
Discussion: HighTouch
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
Silverlight suit: Microsoft's conduct is “unlawful” and “willful”
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Last.fm's Buggy, New Design
Discussion: CNET News.com and PDA
Wes Thierry / Wes's Blog:
My Personal Journey On Google Earth Part 1
Discussion: CNET News.com and WebProNews
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
iPhone App Advertising: Barely There, But Interesting (AAPL)
Discussion: Gizmodo
Cade Metz / The Register:
Congress accuses American Phorm of ‘beating consumers’
Rachel Dodes / Wall Street Journal:
Vogue Models a New Reality Series
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Sega: The iPhone is as Powerful as the Dreamcast
Maggie Shiels / BBC:
Say goodbye to the computer mouse
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunchIT:
Why Google Slows Down Acquired Companies