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12:10 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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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog …:
Microsoft: Xbox 360 sales to hit high end of target
Discussion: Scobleizer and InsideMicrosoft
Heather Green / Blogspotting:
AOL Launches New Network of Financial Blogs  —  AOL today is kicking off bloggingstocks.com, a new blogging network that features bloggers posting about individual stocks, ranging from Google to Time Warner.  This is the first step AOL has taken to come up with new services since it bought the Weblogs Inc blogging network.
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
BloggingStocks  —  Update: Seems like the issue of can bloggers hold stocks is generating some buzz.  This is blogging, so of course the bloggers can hold stocks *provided* they disclose what they are doing, obey all the SEC rules, and don't trade on inside information/tips.
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
GOOGLE RELEASES SKETCHUP FOR FREE  —  Google has released Google Sketchup, the first Google version of the 3D modeling software they acquired recently, and it is absolutely free.  —  The 19.2 megabyte download is for Windows 2000+ systems with a minimum of a 600 MHz processor, 128 megs of RAM, and an OpenGL compliant video card.
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PR Newswire:
SideStep Enters New Market Expanding the Power of Travel Search into Local Attractions, Events & Activities  —  New Offering Allows SideStep to Better Serve Travelers and Locals Alike  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ — SideStep, Inc. (www.sidestep.com), the Web's leading travel search engine …
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Brian Smith / VerticalSearch.net:   SideStep Launches Activity Search
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.
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
Aperture future in question as Apple axes bulk of team  —  April 27, 2006 - Apple recently asked the engineering team behind its Aperture photo editing and management software to leave, Think Secret has learned.  The move, which resulted in the departure of several engineers while others …
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
Justin.Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook expands to corporate social networking; again with staggered rollout strategy  —  Earlier today Facebook publicly opened registration beyond the world of students for the first time (!) to people with select corporate email accounts.  —  But, like Facebook's limited initial availability …
Nick / Rough Type:
Web 2.0's numbskull factor  —  On his blog, Harvard's Andrew McAfee mulls over some of the barriers to the successful adoption of Web 2.0 collaboration technologies by businesses.  He points out that even the most prominent examples of Web 2.0 platforms, such as Wikipedia …
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.
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
Vladimir Cole / Joystiq:
Verizon, Cingular whitewash mobile content [update 1]  —  If you were hoping to download saucy content (games, ringtones, music, videos, text) of any sort from Verizon, forget about it.  The company has created ultra-conservative new internal guidelines that ban a variety of edgy content …
Discussion: MocoNews.net and Engadget Mobile
Yahoo! Search blog:
Say "Hello" to my little friend  —  I'd like to introduce you to someone - or perhaps I should say "reintroduce" you, since you've probably known him for years.  (Sure, he's had a little work done, but who among us couldn't use the help of a pixel-painting designer to freshen our look now and then?)
Wired News:
Your Thoughts Are Your Password  —  What if you could one day unlock your door or access your bank account by simply "thinking" your password?  Too far out?  Perhaps not.  —  Researchers at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, are exploring the possibility of a biometric security device …
Dean Takahashi / A+E Interactive:
Exclusive: Nicole Wong Reveals Identity Of EA Spouse  —  EA Spouse shook up the video game industry in November, 2004, when she posted an anonymous letter that detailed the harsh working conditions that led to overtime lawsuits against Electronic Arts and other big video game companies.
seagate.com:
SEAGATE EXPANDS DESKTOP HARD DRIVE LEAD WITH 750GB MONSTER BUILT ON PERPENDICULAR RECORDING TECHNOLOGY  —  With the introduction of Barracuda 7200.10 family, Seagate now leverages perpendicular recording technology across its desktop, notebook, enterprise, consumer electronics and retail hard drives
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Melissa J. Perenson / PC World:
First Look: Seagate's New Giant Hard Drive Screams to the Top
Discussion: Engadget
 
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