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2:00 AM ET, October 23, 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.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Apple Profit Up 67%, Aided by Record Mac Sales
Discussion: Salon and Between the Lines
Seeking Alpha:
Apple F4Q07 (Qtr End 9/29/07) Earnings Call Transcript
Discussion: louisgray.com
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:   Earnings: Apple Q4 Revs Jump 28 Percent; Earnings Up 67 Percent …
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 …
Brad Stone / Bits:
Comcast: We're Delaying, Not Blocking, BitTorrent Traffic  —  Last week, the folks at cable giant Comcast asked for more time to give a nuanced response to a report that the company was blocking some peer-to-peer traffic on its network.  The public relations staff at the Philadelphia company …
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
NBC Confirms Pulling YouTube Content for Hulu  —  A representative from NBC Universal called us today and let us know that the network did indeed remove its channel from YouTube over the weekend in preparation for the launch of its own online video portal, Hulu.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Big Media vs. YouTube & Google: Smart or Not?
Discussion: Hightouch
Quincy Pince-Nez / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple Now Worth more than IBM  —  After the good news today Apple's stock price is going up, up, up into the $186 range - putting its market cap($161 Billion) above IBM ($156.45 Billion) for the first time in history.  —  Not bad Apple.  Not bad.
Discussion: Epicenter and Hightouch
Fraser / BlueBlog:
AdaptiveBlue's SmartLinks Automatically Make Links More Useful  —  Today we're releasing something new, SmartLinks that automatically deliver relevant information from the best sites on the web right to your blog, allowing your blog's readers to discover, explore, connect, and browse smarter without navigating away from your content.
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Coming soon: Get a Windows Live ID from your phone  —  An announcement coming at CTIA in San Francisco this week will unveil plans to offer the ability to sign up for a Windows Live ID from your phone, simply and securely.  Why is this important?  This from Phil Holden from Windows Mobile:
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Daisuke Wakabayashi / Reuters:
New Microsoft Software Takes Aims at RIM Customers
Discussion: Computerworld
Karl / DSLreports:
Verizon Hints At FiOS Announcement Tomorrow - 'Groundbreaking' service to be unveiled...  Verizon just dropped a media advisory into our inbox, stating that the company would be unveiling a "groundbreaking" new FiOS Internet service tomorrow afternoon.
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 …
Chris Morrison / VentureBeat:
ProQuo aims to benefit from stopping junk mail  —  Surprisingly enough, in this day of blast emails and spammers, snail mail marketers are still a thriving breed.  ProQuo is a startup, launching tomorrow, that hopes to help consumers curb their physical junk mail.
Discussion: Business Week and Mashable!
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.
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!
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 …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Bridgestone shows off ultrathin, full-color e-paper  —  Just last year Bridgestone was feelin' pretty good about itself for unveiling the "world's thinnest" sheet of two-color e-paper.  These days, the outfit is busy showing off a new version that measures in at just .29-millimeters thick …
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Slashdot
 
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Microsoft:
Microsoft and Turbolinux Extend Broad Collaboration Agreement
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
AT&T Targets Compulsive Spenders With New 'One for the Price …
Discussion: The Register
Matthew Moskovciak / Crave:
Hands-on review: Rhapsody on TiVo
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BBC:
Mac sales core to Apple profits
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Songkick: Live Music Lovers Will Love This
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Rockies Blow Ticket-Sales Tech; World Series Next?
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Victoria Ho / CNET News.com:
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
The season of social network platforms
Discussion: Inside Facebook
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Dell reaches deal to sell computers at Staples
CNET News.com:
NSA cooperation: OK for e-mail, IM companies?
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Mac OS X 10.5 gets geotagging support
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