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9:11 PM ET, January 24, 2008


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Microsoft Reports Record Second Quarter Results  —  Robust holiday sales and enterprise demand drive revenue growth of 30%  —  Segment Revenue/Operating Income(Loss)  —  Second Quarter Form 10-Q View the PowerPoint Earnings Release  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced second quarter records for revenue …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Microsoft earnings shine; Ups fiscal year outlook  —  Microsoft on Thursday reported fiscal second quarter earnings of $4.7 billion, or 50 cents a share, on revenue of $16.36 billion.  More importantly, Microsoft's outlook was in line with expectations for the March quarter.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Microsoft: FY Q2 Tops High End of Guidance; Raises FY 2008 Estimates …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Select group of testers get new builds of XP SP3, Vista SP1
Discussion: PC World
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft beats quarterly estimates, raises forecast
iPhone 1.1.3 jailbreak released  —  Well, the iPhone Dev Team has done it again.  A working jailbreak for 1.1.3 is finally here.  —  STATEMENT OF RISK  —  As all upgrades are risky, this one is doubly so.  You may have to restore your phone using iTunes and start again if it fails.
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
1.1.3 iPhone jailbreak goes LIVE
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Tom Krazit / CNET
Report: iPhones piling up at AT&T stores  —  Is demand for the iPhone in America already starting to wane?  —  AT&T, the exclusive American carrier of the iPhone, activated just 900,000 iPhones during the fourth quarter, the company revealed during its earnings conference call Thursday.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
First benchmarks: MacBook Air is the slowest Apple machine on the block  —  No one should be surprised, but if you were looking for a speed freak of a laptop, you're going to want to glaze those lustful eyes over the MacBook Air.  While the new hotness has a speedy memory bus …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Confirmed: MacBook Air SuperDrive does NOT work with other machines
Discussion: Gizmodo, DVICE and Christopher Null
Miguel Helft / Bits:
YouTube On the Go  —  YouTube first dipped its toe in the mobile world in November of 2006 with a deal to deliver some video clips through the VCast service of Verizon Wireless.  Last year it created a mobile Web site accessible on many Sprint and AT&T phones.  But the site only carried a small slice of YouTube content.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Battelle Turns Down $100 Million Offer For FM Publishing.  Decides To Shop Around For a Higher Price.  —  Yesterday, news started circulating that Federated Media Publishing hired Savvian, a boutique San Francisco investment bank, to shop around the blog ad network to potential buyers.
Smaran / TorrentFreak:
Alchemist Author Pirates His Own Books  —  Coelho's view is that letting people swap digital copies of his books for free increases sales.  In a keynote speech (embedded below) at the Digital, Life, Design conference in Munich he talked about how uploading the Russian translation of …
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Wall Street Journal Web Site To Remain Subscription-Based  —  The Wall Street Journal's Web site,, will keep a significant portion of its content behind its paid-subscription wall, News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said Thursday.  —  Speculation that News Corp. would make …
Alex Iskold / ReadWriteWeb:
The “Work From Home” Generation  —  For decades in American households the most dreaded morning sound was that of an alarm clock.  Sometime between 6 and 7am a beep or radio music signaled that it was time to get up and head to work.  But in the early 21st century two things have begun to change.
“Top Friends” Ranks as Most Engaged Facebook Application Among U.S. Internet Users in November 2007, According to comScore Widget Metrix  —  Myspace.Com Has Largest Web Widget Viewing Audience  —  comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released …
Ryan Geddes / IGN Xbox 360:
Rock Band Instruments Priced, Dated  —  Drum sets start shipping in February and guitars will roll out in April.  —  Standalone Rock Band instruments will start shipping to stores in the United States next month, Harmonix, MTV and Electronic Arts announced today.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Joystiq, Kotaku and PS3 Fanboy
Jeff Fisher / Official Google Data APIs Blog:
Easily upload your documents to Google Docs!  —  To demonstrate the functionality of the Documents List Data API, I have released a new sample application that makes uploading your documents even easier.  The application works on Windows PCs running the .NET Framework 2.0 or higher.
Josh / Redeye VC:
After the Techcrunch Bump  —  I see many consumer Internet pitches these days where the basic marketing strategy is to (1) get covered by Techcrunch, (2) get tens of thousands of users from the “Techcrunch Bump”, and then (3) “grow virally".  While a positive Techcrunch review has the potential …
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests
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Matt / Jive Talks:
XMPP (a.k.a. Jabber) is the future for cloud services
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Hulu Discusses Private Beta, Suggests Public Launch Time Frame
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Claim: Nvidia working on GPGPU for Apple
Discussion: MacRumors
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
Samsung drops the i8, we like how it looks
Discussion: Gizmodo and Electronista
Stephen Totilo / MTV:
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
John Donahoe's Plan to Save eBay: Better Search
Discussion: BloggingStocks and Mashable!
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Another Attempt To Reinvent What A ‘News’ Provider Really Should Provide
Discussion: WinExtra, A VC and MiniMediaGuy
Christopher Breen / Macworld:
Extending iTunes rental times
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Jasmine France / Crave: The gadget blog:
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John Leyden / The Register:
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John P. Falcone / CNET
Vudu drops price to fend off resurgent Apple TV
Jrjones / Jeff Jones Security Blog:
Bill Snyder / InfoWorld:
Has open source sold out?
Discussion: Open Source