Third Quarter 2006 Results for the big boys

So each one released their earnings for the third quarter of 2006:

Google Announces Third Quarter 2006 Results

Google reported revenues of $2.69 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2006, an increase of 70% compared to the third quarter of 2005 and an increase of 10% compared to the second quarter of 2006. Google reports its revenues, consistent with GAAP, on a gross basis without deducting traffic acquisition costs, or TAC. In the third quarter of 2006, TAC totaled $825 million, or 31% of advertising revenues.

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Adsense’s EFT now available for 3 more countries

In May 2006, New Zealand, Australia, Norway, and Poland were accepted. Now three more. Alexa Bruce just wrote it in Adsense’s Blog.

Are you a publisher located in the Czech Republic, Finland, or Slovakia? If so, we’re happy to let you know that Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is now available to you.

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Final: Google has bought Youtube for $1.65 billion

It’s not a rumor anymore. From the Google Press Center:

Google Inc. announced today that it has agreed to acquire YouTube, the consumer media company for people to watch and share original videos through a Web experience, for $1.65 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction. Following the acquisition, YouTube will operate independently to preserve its successful brand and passionate community.

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Google’s 56 forgotten (secret) pages, part two

Google SecretsSome time ago I was writing Google’s Secrets part 1. Time to show everybody, other Google things that most of us don’t see/get.

Again, some of these pages are indeed still public, but either have not been seen by many people, have been missed or are just very hard to find. The rest are just NOT public anymore and can be found either by searching the search engines for keywords, or by consulting the sitemap.xml and the robots.txt files:

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Rumor: Google to aquire YouTube ?

Michael Arrington estimates a 40% chance of the rumor beeing true was right.

The price tag swings around $1.5 – $2 billion.

So is Google Video’s winning streak so far, that Google is paying 2 billion to not see YouTube in front ?

Update: It’s the real thing. Google and YouTube are in acquisition talks. The Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times are also publishing concrete reports about the acquisition.