5 O'Clock Roundup, the 7 O'Clock Edition

Yes, Twitter does save all your tweets – – ReadWriteWeb asked Biz Stone about Twitter’s backup policy, and whether the company plans to stick to a pledge not to store GPS tracking info.

We definitely save all the tweets although you’re right in noting that our search focuses more on newer content right now. And yes, the plan is to drop the coordinates after 14 days.

41auyood3cl_sl500_aa280_Palm Pre now $99 at Amazon — I’m the guy who called out “ninety-nine-dollars” when Apple’s Phil Schiller asked his audience to guess the new price of the entry-level iPhone. So yeah, a Pre for $99 is a Pre I can praise. Sprint network service should be good enough let you mock iPhone owners in New York and San Francisco.

AT&T plays gotcha with Google Voice – AT&T filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission claiming Google is improperly blocking consumers from calling certain phone numbers, in violation of federal call-blocking rules. Google claims it doesn’t have to follow the same rules as AT&T. The NYT’s Bits blog links to the relevant docs.

Pandora promises profitability — Technology blogger Sarah Lacy caught up with Pandora founder Tim Westergren, who claims the internet-radio company will be profitable by the end of the year:

stacks_093Most interesting were Westergren’s comments about advertising. As you can see in the clip below, the show’s host, Scott McGrew, and my co-panelist, NPR’s Laura Sydell, claim to be huge Pandora fans but couldn’t seem to remember hearing many ads. Said Westergren: That means we’re doing it right.
Pandora also has more creative ways of advertising. Westergren also talked off camera about a recent gig in LA for Aimee Mann. Pandora sent an email to users in driving distance of the club that it knew loved her music and the venue quickly filled up. “Can we do this every night?” the club owner panted.