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9:20 PM ET, January 22, 2008

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Apple:
Apple Reports First Quarter Results  —  Best Quarterly Revenue & Earnings in Apple History  —  Mac, iPod & iPhone Sales Break Previous Records  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2008 first quarter ended December 29, 2007.  The Company posted revenue of $9.6 billion …
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple posts nice Q1, but pessimistic on Q2  —  Updated at 3:45 p.m. PST following the conference call, with changes throughout.  —  Apple's first quarter hit on all cylinders, as the company continued its financial run on the strength of its Mac business.  But anyone looking for reassurance …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple record Q1 earnings fall on deaf ears  —  As expected, Apple (AAPL) had a very merry Christmas, posting the best quarter in its 32-year history, with earnings up 58% over the same quarter last year.  But the good news fell on deaf ears in a market roiled by the broader meltdown.
Ruthie Ackerman / Forbes:   High Expectations Bite Apple
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Apple First Quarter 2008 Earnings: Best. …
James Bannan / APC:
Vista successor, Windows 7 to be released next year?  —  A recently-release roadmap for the next major Window release - Windows 7 - indicates that Microsoft is planning to release the new operating system in the second half of 2009, rather than the anticipated release date of some time in 2010.
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Could Windows 7 be the best Windows yet?  —  Given all the feedback that Microsoft has had from Vista users (both negative and positive), could Windows 7 be the best version of Windows yet?  —  Vista is turning out to be a bit of an enigma.  While sales seem strong, users seem far from satisfied with the latest offering from Redmond.
Discussion: eWeek
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
CBS Will Try To Convert Last.FM Acquisition To Video Value  —  One of the questions that comes up repeatedly in chats about CBS: what is the company doing to move last year's $280 million Last.fm acquisition beyond buzz into value?  Looks like answers may be on the way.
RealClearMarkets:
Might Google Buy the New York Times?  —  The choice for the family would be basically this: double your money or double down on “young Arthur,” as the NYT's Chairman and CEO is sometimes called.  In the back of their minds, the prospect of doubling down on “young Arthur” …
reddit:
new features  —  We added a handful of new features last night.  Among them is the ability for users to create their own reddits.  Before we let anyone make their own, we're going to spend a week or so in a closed beta.  We will invite a handful of users to play around with the new feature …
Discussion: ParisLemon and TechCrunch
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Reddit launches build your own Reddit beta
Discussion: Mashable!
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
As Tonight's Deadline For Scrabulous Shutdown (Or Sale) Looms, Zynga Might Be Next.  —  The saga of Scrabulous is nearing an end.  The Facebook version of Scrabble raised the ire of Hasbro and Mattel, which jointly own the rights to the game abroad and in the U.S., respectively.
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Terrence Russell / Epicenter:   11th Hour Buyout to Save Scrabulous Tonight?
BurstMedia:
Current Research You Can Use Consumers Shout “I Want My Online Video”  —  Video content — once reserved to restricted distribution and corporate scheduling — is now readily available on demand at your favorite Internet web site.  The torrent of available video content online has been met …
Christine Monaghan / Apple:
Apple Adds Pink to the iPod nano Lineup  —  Apple® today announced that it is adding a gorgeous new pink iPod® nano to the lineup of the world's most popular music player.  The much-requested pink iPod nano is available immediately in an 8GB model for $199. iPod nano features …
Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Gates vs. Jobs: Keynote text analysis, 2008 edition  —  A year ago, we analyzed the text of speeches by Apple's Steve Jobs and Microsoft's Bill Gates during their respective Macworld Expo and Consumer Electronics Show appearances.  The idea was to glean something about their mindsets …
Discussion: Crave
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Life after Google, with millions  —  What would you do if you were flush with $10 million or $100 million?  Would you retire, go to work every day at the company that made you rich, or chase other dreams?  —  That's the multimillion-dollar question for hundreds of early Googlers.
Arn / MacRumors:
iPod Touch: ‘Mainstream Wi-Fi Mobile Platform’  —  During Apple's conference call today, Apple executives described the iPod touch as a potentially the “first mainstream Wi-Fi mobile platform, running all kinds of mobile applications".  —  This is the first time that Apple has referred …
 
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John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
GOOGLE DROPS MORE THAN 160 POINTS
Ellen Messmer / Network World:
First case of “drive-by pharming” identified in the wild
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Author Uses Blog Comments to Peer Review Book
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Discussion: Crave
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Verizon Wireless: Calling all iPhone killers
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
AT&T says SIM-only service available contract free, 2-year plan was a mistake
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Rumor: Canon to introduce mid-pro “3D” camera and 5D replacement?
Discussion: Electronista
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
IP addresses could become “personal information” in Europe
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January 30th is International Delete Your Myspace Account Day
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