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7:45 PM ET, April 25, 2007

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Apple Reports Second Quarter Results  —  Earnings Grow 88 Percent Year-over-Year  —  CUPERTINO, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2007 second quarter ended March 31, 2007.  The Company posted revenue of $5.26 billion …
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Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:
Apple 2Q '07 Earnings: Live Coverage
Discussion: paidContent.org and Gizmodo
Jessica Dickler / CNNMoney.com:
Apple earnings soar
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San Francisco Chronicle:
Google surpasses Microsoft as world's most-visited site  —  It's official: Google rules the world.  —  The Mountain View search engine has outstripped Microsoft on two fronts, becoming both the most visited Web site and the most valuable global brand.  —  The events are major milestones for Google …
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Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Virus Writers Taint Google Ad Links  —  Virus writers have been gaming Google's "sponsored links" — the paid ads shown alongside search engine results.  They are aiming to get their malicious software installed on computers whose users click onto ad links after searching for legitimate sites …
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Roger Thompson / Exploit Prevention Labs:
Google sponsored links not safe?
Discussion: Today @ PC World
Ohio University:
Ohio University announces changes in file-sharing policies  —  Ohio University announces changes in file-sharing policies ATHENS, Ohio (April 25, 2007) - In an effort to ensure that every student, faculty member and researcher has access to the computer resources they need …
Discussion: Slashdot and broadbandreports.com
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Yet another Microsoft search exec calls it quits  —  The shake-ups in Microsoft's search organization aren't over yet.  —  On April 24, Microsoft announced internally that Dane Glasgow, general manager for Live Search, is leaving the company to work for various nonprofits and spend more time with his family.
Maija Palmer / Financial Times:
Autonomy to spin off consumer arm  —  Autonomy, the Cambridge-based search software company, on Wednesday announced plans to demerge and float its consumer division, with allows people to search internet TV and video clips.  —  The consumer division will be renamed Blinkx, and listed on London's AIM exchange for growth stocks in May.
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Eric Dash / New York Times:
No Charges for Apple Over Options  —  Federal securities regulators said yesterday that they would bring no civil charges against Apple over the backdating of executive stock options.  But they stopped short of removing the cloud that for nearly a year has hung over the company's chief executive, Steven P. Jobs.
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple's board defends Jobs amid hefty Q2 profits
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TalkBMC - opensville:
Seven Reasons Microsoft Loves Open Source  —  Next week I'm leading the "Open Source, the Web, Interoperability, and Microsoft" panel at Mix07 in Vegas, my first Microsoft conference.  Naturally, I've been pondering the topic so I don't end up on stage with my pants around my ankles.
Discussion: My Weblog, digg and Slashdot
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
'Second Life' to strengthen its voice  —  SAN FRANCISCO—In the next several months, Second Life avatars may find their long-awaited voice, said Philip Rosedale, CEO of Linden Lab, publisher of the virtual world.  —  Many Second Life members have long desired to bring voice to their text-based avatars.
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Google and privacy  —  In my previous post I talked about some useful things I'd discovered about Google's Web History feature.  As you might expect, several commenters asked about various aspects of privacy for Web History.  I gave a quick response in my comments, but I figured …
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
Stop Presses!  Google Bested In Search Shoot-Out!  —  PC World has released the results of its most recent search engine shoot-out, and surprise, surprise, found that "Google is indeed the best search engine."  —  However...  This wasn't just a casual test, and Google wasn't the best across …
Discussion: Screenwerk
Ryan Block / Engadget Mobile:
iPhone Q&A for AT&T employees  —  Not a lot here, but for those clammoring for any possible news about the iPhone, we got our hands on an internal AT&T iPhone Q&A document.  The highlights:  — With an iPhone you'll have access to Cingular's MyAccount via the device as well as via iTunes.
Discussion: Crave, Infinite Loop and MacUser
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
GrandCentral Mobile Is Live  —  Telephone management startup GrandCentral launched a mobile version of the service yesterday, although they have not announced the product yet.  The mobile site is available at grancentral.com/mobile.  It will not load properly from a desktop browser …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Maps Introduce User-Generated Content  —  When Google launched its personalized mapping tool, My Maps, the company said it would soon be integrating user-generated content.  It appears that is now happening on many Google Maps searches (hat tip to NLC Marketing Blog).  —  Here are some example searches:
Gizmodo:
Samsung's Wireless 1080p Plasma Is Almost Ready, But Is It Safe Enough For Hollywood?  —  Yesterday, Samsung execs brought us up to speed on their plans for a wireless high-def TV system.  On target for September, the 50" and 58" models (FP-T5094 and FP-T5894, respectively) …
Discussion: Ars Technica, Neowin.net and Gadget Lab
Greg Mitchell / Editor and Publisher:
Finalists for 2007 EPpy Awards Announced  —  NEW YORK Washingtonpost.com has earned five finalist nods in the 2007 EPpy Awards, which are sponsored by Editor & Publisher and MediaWeek magazines.  The finalists were announced today.  —  EPpy winners will be revealed at the Interactive Newspaper Conference …
David Chartier / Download Squad:
Six ways Twitter can make money  —  A web 2.0-sized boatload of buzz has surrounded Twitter, the addictive service that allows its users to answer one simple question: what are you doing?  The service has made appearances in everything from your friend's blog to the New York Times, and everyone seems jazzed about how fun tweeting is.
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
VBA for Macintosh goes away  —  The first few versions of Excel (1.0 through 4.0) had a rudimentary macro programming capability using a programming language so embarassing that it never had a name, although it was sometimes called XLM (its file extension).  —  In 1991, Visual Basic 1.0 had just shipped to rave reviews.
 
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URGENT: Unconfirmed Reports QuickTime Exploit Capture Is Circulating
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Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Project aims to bring DX10 gaming to XP, Linux, OS X
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google gets in on 'Intel Inside' campaign
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Samsung announces 1.8-inch 120GB disk for UMPCs and perhaps, iPods
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