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11:51 PM ET, January 22, 2008


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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 …
Tom Krazit / CNET
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 …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Q1: The iPod Has Left The Building (AAPL)  —  We'll let SAI's Henry Blodget explain the pros and cons of paying attention to quarterly numbers, guidance, and whisper numbers tomorrow.  And we're not going to try to analyze why AAPL is plummeting in after-hours trading.
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Apple First Quarter 2008 Earnings: Best. …
Ruthie Ackerman / Forbes:   High Expectations Bite Apple
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.
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
Terrence Russell / Epicenter:
11th Hour Buyout to Save Scrabulous Tonight?  —  Unless a Hail Mary deal is reached, Facebook's Scrabulous application may finally get the axe tonight.  The causal gaming app has come under fire from toy makers Hasbro and Mattel, who claim that the game infringes on Scrabble's copyright.
Discussion: Insider Chatter
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
GOOGLE DROPS MORE THAN 160 POINTS  —  That's not something we're used to hearing, but since its peak back in the Fall at nearly 750, Google has dropped to 584 currently, a 166 point drop (it's dropped more in after hours, all the way down to 568).  It's on a steep decline in the past few days …
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Om Malik / GigaOM: Creator Raises $29.5M  —  Matt Mullenweg, founder of Automattic and creator of open-source blogging system WordPress, stopped by my apartment earlier this week.  Matt, who is one of my closest friends, brought his Texan sense of humor and all-around good cheer …
Staci D. Kramer /
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 acquisition beyond buzz into value?  Looks like answers may be on the way.
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” …
Arn / MacRumors:
New Mac OS X 10.5.2 Seed (9C20), Due Friday?  —  Less than a week after the last release (9C16), Apple has seeded a new version of Mac OS X 10.5.2 to developers today.  The latest seed (9C20) lists no known issues.  They've also separated the graphics drivers out into a separate update …
Discussion: Insanely Great Mac, TechBlog and Digg
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
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 …
Justin Pope / Associated Press:
MPAA Admits Mistake on Downloading Study  —  Hollywood laid much of the blame for illegal movie downloading on college students.  Now, it says its math was wrong.  —  In a 2005 study it commissioned, the Motion Picture Association of America claimed that 44 percent of the industry's domestic losses came …
Discussion: Techdirt and The Chronicle
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
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AT&T says SIM-only service available contract free, 2-year plan was a mistake
Arn / MacRumors:
iPod Touch: ‘Mainstream Wi-Fi Mobile Platform’
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