Google Investor Relations:
GOOGLE ANNOUNCES THIRD QUARTER 2008 RESULTS — Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2008. — “We had a good third quarter with strong traffic and revenue growth across all of our major geographies thanks to the underlying strength of our core search and ads business.
Svetlana Gladkova / Profy: Google's Core Search and Advertising Businesses Healthy in Q3. What's Next?
Om Malik / GigaOM: Why Google's Partners Should Be Worried
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Google Earnings Beat Expectations, Shares Climb
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal: Google Says: We're Ok and We're Definitely Fine
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org: Earnings: Google Comes In Higher Than Expected After All; Revenue, Income Up
Kenneth Musante / CNNMoney.com: Google's profit rises 26%
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim: Google Beats Q3 Estimates
Virginia Nussey / Bruce Clay, Inc. Blog: What Google's Q3 Earnings Could Mean for the Search Industry
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Google: What Economic Crisis?
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Liveblogging Google Third Quarter Conference Call
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google (GOOG) Strong Q3, Amazing Cash Flow — Initial Analysis: Revenue was in line with estimates, which is a modest upside surprise (Wall Street was expecting a miss). EPS was solidly ahead of estimates, so a strong upside surprise. The upside came from better G&A expenses …
Robert D. Hof / Business Week: Google's Profit and Sales Leap, Firing a Rally
Yi-Wyn Yen / Techland: Google gets frugal and profits soar
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge: Google Capex Eases to $452M in 3Q
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News: Wall Street slices eBay earnings estimates, targets
Clint Boulton / eWeek: Google's Q3 Profit Jumps 26% Amid Recession Fears
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter: Google Handily Beats Wall Street Expectations
Henry Blodget / Tech Ticker: LIVE ANALYSIS: Google Q3 Results and Call
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: Q3 2008 - Google's Last Hurrah?
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
Google beats for Q3, Wall Street looks ahead
Google beats for Q3, Wall Street looks ahead
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, L.A. Times Tech Blog, Tech Ticker, Valleywag and Silicon Alley Insider
Shara Tibken / Wall Street Journal: Google's Profit Climbs With Ad Strength
Henry Blodget / Tech Ticker: Google Q3 Preview: Another Pie in the Face?
Owen Thomas / Valleywag: Google bores economy into submission
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider: Google Q3 (GOOG) Preview: Another Pie In The Face?
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
The New Yahoo! Profile and Doing Data Portability the Right Way — I just found out via an article by Dan Farber that Yahoo! has rolled out a new “universal profile” and decided to give it a quick look. As I was creating my profile at http://profiles.yahoo.com/kpako I saw an interesting option …
Owen Thomas / Valleywag: Reporters learn Yahoo's secret plan: Copy Facebook
Jim Stoneham / Yodel Anecdotal:
Your social control panel — One of the key dynamics that is re-shaping the Web these days is “social” - social networks, social graph, social bookmarking, social news, social gaming. A rapidly growing segment of Web users is making connections, discovering new things based on feeds …
Discussion: Yahoo! Developer Network Blog, paidContent.org, The Real McCrea, RotorBlog.com and WebProNews
Tameka Kee / paidContent.org: Yahoo Bows Unified Social Media Profile
Arnold Zafra / RotorBlog.com: Yahoo Profile Becomes More Sociable
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Yahoo Tries Social Media From a New Angle
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Go Get Yer Shiny New Yahoo Profile...And Make Some Connections!
Go Get Yer Shiny New Yahoo Profile...And Make Some Connections!
Dan Farber / Webware.com: Yahoo rolls out social Web foundation
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld:
Extended Gmail outage hits Apps admins — E-mail service expected to be down for 24 hours — IDG News Service) A prolonged, ongoing Gmail outage has some Google Apps administrators pulling their hair out as their end users, including high-ranking executives, complain loudly while they wait for service to be restored.
Discussion: The Register, Data Center Knowledge and Slashdot
Kelly Fiveash / The Register: Google says sorry as Gmail plummets out of the cloud
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge: Lengthy Outage for Some Gmail Users
Timothy / Slashdot: Extended Gmail Outage Frustrates Admins
C.K. Sample III / Obsessable:
Warhammer Online on a MacBook 2008 running XP — One of the questions that has been on everyone's minds since Apple announced their new laptops on Tuesday has been whether the improved NVIDIA graphics cards that Steve Jobs spent so much time discussing on stage would mean that Apple's newer laptops would make good gaming machines.
Discussion: Joystiq, TUAW, Massively and CrunchGear
Justin McElroy / Joystiq: Warhammer Online runs fine on new MacBook 2008
Mike Schramm / TUAW: Putting the MacBook through the paces with Warhammer Online
Shawn Schuster / Massively: WAR on a MacBook? — Yes, it's true. Of course you'll need …
Matt Burns / CrunchGear: New MacBook might be good 'nough for casual gamers
Meet Our CEO and Chairman, Again — Three years ago during my time as CEO of Odeo, I was lucky to be working with a software engineer Jack Dorsey who wasn't afraid to bring up an idea he'd been thinking about for a long time. What if a simple status message was the format for a social communication service?
Discussion: VentureBeat, The Social, Bits, paidContent.org, Valleywag, TechCrunch, Silicon Alley Insider, Tech Confidential and digg.com
MG Siegler / VentureBeat: A swap atop Twitter for the “new phase”
Caroline McCarthy / The Social: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey steps down
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: CEO Change At Twitter: Ev Williams Back At The Helm
Joe Weisenthal / Silicon Alley Insider: Twitter CEO And Chairman Trade Jobs, Site Still Works
Mary Kathleen Flynn / Tech Confidential: Evan Williams and Jack Dorsey swap roles at Twitter
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Asking Their Advertisers To Publicly Support Yahoo Search Deal — A reader, Darrin (from ReverseMortgageGuides), who says he spends about $100,000/month on Google adwords received a voicemail from a Cleary Gottlieb lawyer named Donald Burke. Burke says he's representing Google in the Yahoo advertising deal.
Discussion: Beyond Search
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Google Yahoo: Boo Hoo for GooHoo
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
MySpace on target to do $1B in sales this year, defies downturn — We're hearing from sources close to social networking company MySpace that it expects to hit $1 billion in revenue this year, or at worst be within a hair's breadth of that number. Meanwhile, MySpace executives …
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Asus breaks sub-$300 price barrier with Eee PC 900A at Best Buy — Let's get the sub-$300 netbook party started! Pereira just pinged me to share this Best Buy link which shows the white Asus Eee PC 900A available for $299. This is basically the same model as the 900, but the “A” stands for Atom.
Discussion: Scripting News, Engadget, LAPTOP Magazine, OStatic blogs and Gadget Lab
Dave Winer / Scripting News: Just bought an MSI
Donald Melanson / Engadget: Eee PC turns one year old, slides under the $300 barrier to celebrate
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine: Happy Birthday Eee PC!
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab: Asus Offers sub-$300 Netbook
Christopher Beam / Slate:
Epic Win — GOODBYE, SCHADENFREUDE; HELLO, FAIL. — When Ben Bernanke and Henry Paulson testified before the Senate banking committee last month about Paulson's proposed bailout bill, a demonstrator in the audience held up an 8.5-by-11 piece of paper with one word scrawled on it in block letters: “FAIL.”
Jack Schofield / Guardian: All your FAIL are belong to us
Alaska Miller / Valleywag: Slate's shipment of fail has been ... oh, never mind
Emel Mutlu / Inside AdWords:
Separate metrics for Google and search partners are now available — We're happy to let you know that we've changed the way your Campaign Summary and Ad Group Summary pages present statistics in order to give you additional level of detail into your campaign performance.
Discussion: Search Engine Roundtable and Search Engine Land
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable: Google AdWords Showing The Search Partner Network, Finally
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
No Hi5's Today. No. 3 Social Network Lays Off 10 to 15 Percent Of Staff — The layoffs keep rolling in. The latest startup to cut back is Hi5, the third largest social network. But you wouldn't know it from reading the company's blog, which touts some positive press coverage today:
Discussion: Business Technology, broadstuff, VentureBeat, The Social Times, Hi5 Blog and Epicenter
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: THE MEAN VALUE OF AN ONLINE AD
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat: More job cuts hit Silicon Valley: Zivity and hi5
Nick O'Neill / The Social Times: Social Networks Not So Recession Proof
Adriana Gascoigne / Hi5 Blog: hi5 Feature in Fortune Magazine
Chris Snyder / Epicenter: Hi5 Cuts 10 to 15 Percent of Staff
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
Exclusive Hands-On With Averatec 18.4-Inch All-In-One — Averatec recently announced an 18.4-inch All-In-One with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor. Today that snazzy system landed at our office for an exclusive hands-on. Now the Averatec All-In-One isn't a netbook - it doesn't have a battery …
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Engadget
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab: Avaratec's All-In-One is a Desktop Netbook
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
News Corp Rethinks Private Equity Investment In MySpace Music; Too Complicated, Not Necessary — You're reading it here first ... That Hulu-like private-equity set-up for the much-hyped MySpace Music isn't on the front burner and may not ever happen, according to sources familiar with the situation.
Core Jr / Core77:
FLOTspotting: Icono: A Finger Phone by Zinc Chan — From the Coroflot portfolio of : Zinc Chan (London, United Kingdom) … HANG LOOSE! More pictures after the jump.
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and Yanko Design
Thomas Ricker / Engadget Mobile: Icono phone concept: call me, we'll do lunch
Anthony James / Yanko Design: The Shape of Things to Call...
John P. Falcone / Crave: The gadget blog:
First Panasonic Tru2way TVs hit stores in Chicago, Denver — Look ma, no box! Panasonic's TH-PZ80Q plasmas are the first Tru2way TVs available. — Panasonic has announced limited availability of two Tru2way plasma TVs. The two plasma flat-panels, the 42-inch TH-42PZ80Q and the 50-inch TH-50PZ80Q …
Discussion: DSLreports, Ars Technica and PR Newswire
Mike Ricciuti / CNET News:
Microsoft mulls ‘Instant On’ for Windows — If you feel that Windows starts too slowly most days, Microsoft is considering an option that could help. — The company is surveying select users on whether an “instant on” feature, which would rush a usable desktop to your screen in just seconds …
Discussion: Teching It Easy, Lockergnome Blog Network, TECH.BLORGE.com, PC World, TechSpot and iTWire
Matt Hartley / Lockergnome Blog Network: Instant Windows? Immediate On Switch? Huh?
Elizabeth Montalbano / PC World: Microsoft Mulling ‘Instant On’ Feature for Windows
Justin Mann / TechSpot: Microsoft probes users on 8-second boot times
Davey Winder / iTWire: Instant On for Windows 7? — Netbooks are small and cheap …
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Windows Mobile is an Also-ran — The big T-Mobile G1 reviews published today, pretty much everywhere. The new smartphone, which runs Google's Android operating system, goes on sale next week. My eWEEK Labs colleague Andrew Garcia has reviews of the device and mobile app store. — GOT A TIP OR RUMOR?
Discussion: OStatic blogs, Apple Watch and Computerworld
Jim Reilly / Kotaku:
What Will Wright Thinks About Spore's DRM — Will Wright attended the Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards ceremony at the Hearst Tower in New York City last night where he saw Spore pick up an award for Setting Benchmarks in Design, Creativity and Engineering.
Discussion: GamePolitics News, Game|Life, Slashdot and Gearlog
Earnest Cavalli / Game|Life: Will Wright Talks Spore DRM
Matt Gundersen / The Official Google Blog:
What's new with iGoogle? — I'm an iGoogle addict. I check my news, email, stocks, feeds and weather there and sometimes even manage to squeeze in a game or two during the day. Having everything in one place is super convenient, but I often wish I could deal with all my stuff without having to leave my iGoogle page.
Arnold Zafra / RotorBlog.com: Google Rolls Out Canvas Views for iGoogle Startpage
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Google Updates iGoogle: Better Integration with Google Reader …
Mihai Parparita / Google Reader: iGoogle launches Reader integration
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: The New iGoogle, Publicly Launched
Chris Crum / WebProNews: The New and Improved iGoogle
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Google's iGoogle Goes From Portal To Platform
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com: iGoogle attacked by giant widgets
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: iGoogle Goes Wide, Introduces Canvas Pages.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat: Canvas View makes me an iGoogle convert
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: iGoogle Now Supports Full Canvas Views
Dan Holevoet / iGoogle Developer Blog: Big canvas, big opportunity
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Microsoft starts distributing open-source Drupal — The single biggest distributor of Drupal just might be Microsoft. As I discovered from Dries Buytaert's blog on Wednesday, Microsoft's Web Application Installer comes with out-of-the-box support for Drupal, OScommerce, and other popular open-source Web applications.
Discussion: Dries Buytaert, SitePoint Blogs, Open Sources, ZDNet, TechCrunch, channel8.msdn.com, Windows Server Division WebLog and Blogging Pro
Josh Catone / SitePoint Blogs: Microsoft Launches Open Source Web App Installer
Savio Rodrigues / Open Sources: Microsoft is NOT distributing open source Drupal, osCommerce, phpBB, Gallery, etc.
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch: Microsoft Puts Weight Behind Open Source Projects With Web Platform Installer
WindowsServer / Windows Server Division WebLog: WEB AI: WOULD YOU LIKE APPS WITH THAT?
Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
The MacBook and MacBook Pro splayed-out revealing intimate details — It's just tradition that when a new, hot gadget launches, someone has to tear the sucker apart thus producing what is affectionately called circuit board pr0n. Besides the pretty pictures though, sometimes hidden details …
Discussion: Roughly Drafted, AppleInsider, Boy Genius Report and 9 to 5 Mac
Prince McLean / AppleInsider: High-quality unboxing photos: late 2008 13" MacBook
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report: Geek Porn: New MacBook and MacBook Pro's gets naked
mimo 7-inch lcd monitor perfect for extra menus — Ever need just a little more real estate on your computer screen? I certainly could. I spend an inordinant amount of time using programs like Photoshop and Flash, and could always use an extra place to put all those little palettes and menus.
Discussion: OhGizmo!, Boing Boing Gadgets, Engadget, DVICE and Gizmodo
Luke Anderson / OhGizmo!: Samsung Digital Frames Work As Secondary PC Monitors
John Brownlee / Boing Boing Gadgets: Samsung's Digital Frames include USB monitor support