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7:50 AM ET, April 28, 2006

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microsoft.com:
Microsoft Reports Third-Quarter Results  —  Strong momentum of new products drives 13% revenue growth  —  Segment Revenue/Operating Income(Loss)  —  REDMOND, Wash. — April 27, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today announced third-quarter revenue of $10.90 billion for the period ended March 31 …
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Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
MICROSOFT FISCAL 2006 Q3 RESULTS  —  This afternoon, Microsoft announced results for its fiscal 2006 third quarter, ended March 31.  While the company's seven business units report separate P&Ls, the units are now contained within three larger business groups.
Discussion: Seeking Alpha
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Microsoft misses earning estimates  —  Turns out that selling tons of Xbox 360's for a loss, and hiring lots of new Windows Live (er, MSN) employees, while doing something else that'll increase costs in the future (our execs just gave guidance, but didn't explain why they think expenses are going up) …
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog …:
Microsoft: Xbox 360 sales to hit high end of target
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
Stephen Totilo / MTV:
The Revolution Has A Name: Nintendo Wii  —  Console's new name, pronounced 'we,' causes a firestorm of online bashing.  —  The Revolution is over.  Make way for the Wii.  And pronounce it "we."  —  That's the official name Nintendo announced Thursday (April 27) for its next home console, formerly code-named Revolution.
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
Power Law of Participation  —  Social software brings groups together to discover and create value.  The problem is, users only have so much time for social software.  The vast majority of users with not have a high level of engagement with a given group, and most tend to be free riders upon community value.
Niall McKay / Wired News:
Art Flicks Sparkle on Cell Phones  —  Art-house flicks for cell phones and iPods might teach Hollywood a thing or two about mobile entertainment if the movie bigwigs would just pay attention to the tiny screen, experts say.  —  This week at the San Francisco International Film Festival …
Discussion: MocoNews.net and IP Democracy
Michael McDerment Blog:
An Audience for Every Cause  —  At one point in planning mesh, we were on the verge of turning the event into a Blogger's conference, but we steered away.  —  Why did we consider blogs?  Blogs are gaining influence - it's undeniable.  All you need to do is look south of the 49th and observe …
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Dungeons & Dragons Laptop  —  Archi-Tourist Architecture Wiki  —  Second SOCOM Coming to PSP  —  ADVERTISEMENT  —  Dungeons & Dragons Laptop  —  READ MORE: ATARI, D&D, GAMING, LAPTOPS, NERDS  —  We're not quite sure what the point of having a Dungeons & Dragons laptop is …
Warren St. John / New York Times:
Rituals of Grief Go Online  —  Like many other 23-year-olds, Deborah Lee Walker loved the beach, discovering bands, making new friends and keeping up with old ones, often through the social networking site MySpace.com, where she listed her heroes as "my family, and anyone serving in the military — thank you!"
Discussion: Bloggers Blog and Smart Mobs
Gregory M. Lamb / Christian Science Monitor:
'Dream applications' start to come true on the Web  —  Technology is catching up to the grand ideas of the pre-dotcom bust.  Result: a new 'gold rush'  —  Ever since it sprang up a decade ago, the Web has held out the promise of creating new ways for people to work and play together.
Emiko Terazono and / Financial Times:
Murdoch group attacks BBC web relaunch  —  Rupert Murdoch's media conglomerate on Wednesday accused the British Broadcasting Corporation, the state broadcaster, of using taxpayers' money to build a "digital empire" that would compete with commercial rivals.  —  The BBC, which receives …
Discussion: David Card and Read/WriteWeb
Mary Madden / pewinternet.org:
Internet Penetration and Impact  —  Over time, internet users have become more likely to note big improvements in their ability to shop and the way they pursue their hobbies and interests.  A majority of internet users also consistently report that the internet helps them to do their job …
Discussion: unmediated
QuadsZilla / SEO Black Hat:
SEO No Limit Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament  —  On Saturday, May 27th at 12:15 Eastern, SEO Black Hat will be running a private No Limit Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament at Party Poker for the SEO and Blogosphere Community.  The entrance will be $110 and prizes will be paid out based on the number of entrants.
Loren / Incremental Blogger:
Inking in Firefox  —  TabletPCBlogs has a cool feature that enables you to author a post with ink.  However, in order to blog in ink, you have to use Internet Explorer.  This isn't a bad thing—at least to me—but there are quite a few people I know that prefer not to use IE and are Firefox fans instead.
Tony Walsh / Clickable Culture:
'Second Life' Avatar Population Hits 200k  —  The virtual world of Second Life reached a population of 200,000 residents today, doubling its size since the last milestone of 100,000 residents was reached just over four months ago.  At this rate, it's possible Second Life will reach 1M residents …
Eileen Ng / Associated Press:
Visa, Nokia Launch Phone Payment Project  —  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Visa International and Finnish cell phone maker Nokia Corp. jointly released the world's first credit card payment pilot system in Malaysia, allowing consumers to shop and pay using their mobile phones.
Randall Newton / AECnews.com:
Google Releases Free SketchUp and 3D Warehouse  —  Google today opened the doors to a 3D revolution on the Web by releasing Google SketchUp, a free version of the popular 3D CAD program Google acquired last month.  Google also released 3D Warehouse, a free repository for 3D content created using Google SketchUp.
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Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
GOOGLE RELEASES SKETCHUP FOR FREE
 
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Ryan Block / Engadget Mobile:
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Discussion: Phone Scoop
Paul Miller / Engadget Mobile:
Verizon and Cingular go censor crazy with mobile content
Discussion: MocoNews.net and textually.org
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Korea's Own Robot Pet Dog Unveiled
Tim Lee / The Technology Liberation Front:
Intellectual Monopoly?  —  The first panel of yesterday's Cato …
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Pirates Knock Off Not NEC's Products, But The Whole Company
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IT'S OFFICIAL!  BlackBerry Media Player software, BerryCast …
Mark Evans:
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Varying Number Of Ads Displayed & Revisiting Search Engine Ad Breaks
Discussion: SearchViews and Inside AdWords
Nick / Rough Type:
Web 2.0's numbskull factor
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Aperture future in question as Apple axes bulk of team