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9:20 PM ET, October 22, 2007

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Apple:
Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results  —  Quarterly Mac Sales Set New Record  —  Quarterly iPhone Sales Exceed One Million  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2007 fourth quarter ended September 29, 2007.  The Company posted revenue of $6.22 billion …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Apple clears Mac, iPhone shipment hurdles; Earnings shine; Outlook strong  —  Apple capped a strong fiscal fourth quarter and 2007 amid strong Mac shipments.  The company reported Monday fourth quarter earnings of $904 million, or $1.01 a share, on revenue of $6.22 billion.  That sum easily topped estimates.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
The Vista wow becomes a whisper  —  I wasn't a big fan of the "Wow" campaign around Windows Vista.  But its newest incarnation — "100 Reasons Why Everyone's So Speechless" — might be even worse.  —  The new site (which Microsoft officials just told me has been on the Web since January …
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John Markoff / New York Times:
As Apple Gains PC Market Share, Jobs Talks of a Decade of Upgrades  —  It may have dropped the word "computer" from its name, but Apple is certainly selling plenty of Macs.  —  Driven in part by what analysts call a halo effect from the iPod and the iPhone, the market share of the company's personal computers is surging.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Mac OS X 10.5 gets geotagging support
Discussion: CrunchGear, TidBITS and Macsimum News
Mossblog:
Free My Phone  —  Suppose you own a Dell computer, and you decide to replace it with a Sony.  You don't have to get the permission of your Internet service provider to do so, or even tell the provider about it.  You can just pack up the old machine and set up the new one.
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Firestorm 2.0 - Using Social Media Services to Track The California Fires  —  Today my thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the fires in California.  The pictures show a scene straight out of a war movie.  I thought it would be interesting to look at how the popular social media services …
Discussion: The Raw Feed
Erika Brown / Forbes:
Bikinis And Bums On Cue  —  Here's a story line that M.C. Escher could appreciate: Four fresh-out-of-college girls share an apartment in Los Angeles and star in a reality show filmed by a guy who is their friend.  Except—this isn't a reality show.  All the dialogue is scripted.
David Carnoy / Crave: The gadget blog:
Does new iPhone ad pass the sniff test?  —  Life is good at Apple these days.  Around 1.39 million iPhones sold.  Soaring earnings.  A new OS on the way.  The Mac is gaining ground on the rest of the PC industry.  The company can do no wrong.  But that hasn't stopped a handful of critics …
Discussion: CNET News.com
Leslie Katz / CNET News.com:
Is your date a player?  Send a text and find out  —  You get asked out at a party, but you can't help but wonder if the guy is actually the stable, reliable charmer he appears to be.  A new SMS and Web-based service called PlayerBlock lets you sneak off with your cell phone …
Discussion: Gearlog and Mashable!
Victoria Ho / CNET News.com:
China accused of rerouting search traffic to Baidu  —  Reports have surfaced that China is redirecting traffic from foreign search engines operated by Google, Microsoft and Yahoo to homegrown Baidu.com.  —  According to various reports online, some online users in China attempting to access Google.com …
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Libraries Shun Deals to Place Books on Web  —  Several major research libraries have rebuffed offers from Google and Microsoft to scan their books into computer databases, saying they are put off by restrictions these companies want to place on the new digital collections.
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
ManiaTV Cancels User-Generated Content  —  Citing a lack of demand for user-created clips, the online video site is abandoning amateur content in favor of professional shows  —  Drew Massey launched Web video site ManiaTV in 2004 with an idea so fundamental in the media world that it had become cliché: Content is king.
Russ / Russell Beattie's Weblog:
Fourth most what!??!  —  Please don't misunderstand me... because I really do admire the iPhone.  There's very little about it I dislike - I wish it was more open from the start, and I wish it had 3G, but every phone has its flaws and the iPhone makes up for it with some great innovation …
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Quincy Pince-Nez / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple Now Worth more than IBM
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Verizon Hints At FiOS Announcement Tomorrow - 'Groundbreaking' service …
BBC:
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Adobe:
Security bulletin  —  Update available for vulnerability …
Clint Boulton / eWEEK.com:
Holy Trinity Helps Google Smash Q3 Estimates
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
The season of social network platforms
Discussion: Inside Facebook
CNET News.com:
NSA cooperation: OK for e-mail, IM companies?
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
New data on Facebook application virality
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Facebook: Who needs Google? Facebook's stealth ad system
David Kravets / Wired News:
Exclusive: I Was a Hacker for the MPAA