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10:15 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.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Select group of testers get new builds of XP SP3, Vista SP1
Discussion: PC World
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 and Digg
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, Christopher Null and DVICE
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
“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 …
How the wireless spectrum auction could change your life  —  Depending on who's talking, the wireless spectrum auction that starts on Jan. 24 will significantly change the mobile and wireless landscape in the United States, or it won't have much impact at all.
Robert X. Cringely / Popular Mechanics:
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the 700-MHz Auction …
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.
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.
Saul Hansell / Bits:
John Donahoe's Plan to Save eBay: Better Search  —  How will eBay fend off the growing challenge from Google?  —  On its rival's own turf: search.  —  That was the most interesting thing I learned from a quick conversation this morning with John Donahoe, eBay's incoming chief executive.
Discussion: BloggingStocks and Mashable!
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Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Seattle Startup Weekend... This Weekend!
Discussion: Ryan Stewart
Chris Nokleberg / Official Google Docs Blog:
We can't stop adding features!
Andrew Yoon / PS3 Fanboy:
Best Buy discontinuing 80GB PS3
David P. Hamilton / VentureBeat:
Google Health launching soon?
Jay Westerdal / DomainTools Blog:
Google to kill Domain Tasting
Discussion: Cheap Hack
Tom Spring / PC World:
Big Delays for Small Laptops: OLPC Recipients Irate
Discussion: John Chow dot Com
Matt / Jive Talks:
XMPP (a.k.a. Jabber) is the future for cloud services
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Claim: Nvidia working on GPGPU for Apple
Discussion: MacRumors
 Earlier Items: 
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
Samsung drops the i8, we like how it looks
Discussion: Gizmodo and Electronista
Stephen Totilo / MTV:
‘Grand Theft Auto IV’ …
Christopher Breen / Macworld:
Extending iTunes rental times
Discussion: Gizmodo
Jasmine France / Crave: The gadget blog:
Do you know Jack?  —  Meet Jack.  Jack hates tangled earphone wires.
Josh / Redeye VC:
After the Techcrunch Bump  —  I see many consumer Internet pitches …
John P. Falcone / CNET
Vudu drops price to fend off resurgent Apple TV
Bill Snyder / InfoWorld:
Has open source sold out?
Discussion: Open Source