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1:25 AM ET, April 24, 2008

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Apple:
Apple Reports Record Second Quarter Results  —  Revenue Up 43 Percent Year-Over-Year  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2008 second quarter ended March 29, 2008.  The Company posted revenue of $7.51 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.05 billion, or $1.16 per diluted share.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Apple blows through estimates; Ships 2.29 million Macs; Outlook light by design?  —  Apple in its fiscal second quarter shipped 2.29 million Macs to top even the most optimistic Wall Street projections.  —  Apple had been expected to ship 2.1 million Macs, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster …
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
Apple Q2 2008: Mac sales surge, iPhones not so much
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
So You're Launching a Platform: After Ubiquitous APIs - What's the Next Frontier?  —  We're here at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco and are getting inundated with press releases about new APIs and developer platforms, many from companies we've never even heard of in the first place.
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Live blogging: Max Levchin of Slide opens the Web 2.0 Expo keynotes  —  (Note: So begins our live blogging efforts at the Web 2.0 Expo.  Please check back for early looks at significant news from the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco as we cover the various talks.
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Tim O'Reilly: Tackle Big, Hard Problems With Web 2.0
Discussion: Outside the Lines and Webware.com
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
The I Hate Facebook Club Is Growing  —  Joyce Park, co-founder and CTO of Renkoo (developer of Booze Mail), says all is not well in Facebook Developer Land.  —  Park complains that many application developers get ahead despite the fact that they violate Facebook's terms of service.
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Facebook Platform Faces Rough Road Ahead, Despite Successes  —  The Facebook developer community is thriving but faces a good deal of uncertainty about its future.  That was the general message from a session held at the Web 2.0 Expo today called “The Facebook Platform: Finding Success in the Facebook Economy.”
Discussion: All Facebook
CNN:
T-Mobile Android Phone Release Seen Bringing ‘Avalanche’  —  SAN FRANCISCO -(Dow Jones)- With Deutsche Telekom AG's (DT) T-Mobile USA Inc. preparing to ship out its first cellphones built on Google Inc.'s (GOOG) open Android platform later this year, wireless carriers are expecting an avalanche …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amateur Hour Over At Twitter?  —  It doesn't really matter if Twitter's Chief Architect Blaine Cook was fired or resigned.  The important thing is that he's gone now, and this gives Twitter the opportunity to hire someone (or a team) who may actually be able to scale the nearly two year old service and keep it live.
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Twitter-storm: Blaine leaves, blame flies
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Comcast Is Serious About Wireless  —  Hot on the heels of a report that Comcast will no longer offer Sprint's wireless service through Pivot, GigaOM has learned that the cable company is creating its own wireless division and has hired the former CTO of Telefonica O2 Europe, Dave Williams …
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Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's Ginormous Free Food Budget: $7,530 Per Googler, $72 Million A Year*  —  Sick of hearing about the great, free, food at Google?  Skip this post.  Want to know how much it costs Google to pay for all that grub?  Read on.  —  Here's the math: Googlers in the U.S. get two meals a day free …
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Sue Factor / Official Google Blog:
What makes a design “Googley”?  —  Late in 2007, our User Experience (UX) group—which does user interface design, visual design, user research, web development, and user interface writing—set out to articulate the principles that ought to guide Google designs worldwide.
David Carnoy / CNET News.com:
Time runs out on Microsoft's SPOT watches  —  It's a sad day for fans of Smart Watches, which use Microsoft's once-hyped SPOT technology.  The Smart Watch, the epitome of nerd-chic, is dead.  —  Engadget picked up a blog post from Jon Canan, program manager for MSN Direct, who delivered the news on SpotStop.com:
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
SPOT watches, R.I.P.: 2004 - 2008
Discussion: CrunchGear
Chris Flores / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Automatic distribution of Windows Vista SP1 begins today  —  We're excited about the progress we've made with Windows Vista Service Pack 1.  On March 18th, Windows Vista SP1 was made available for customers who chose to manually download and install it from the Microsoft Download Center …
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Microsoft:
Windows Vista Delivers Richer, Safer User Experience
Discussion: Tech Tracks and Hardware 2.0
Alexandra Kenin / Official Google Mobile Blog:
New mobile image ads  —  The mobile ads team is happy to announce the launch of mobile image ads.  These look like standard image ads for desktop web pages but they are smaller to fit on mobile screens and they run on the mobile content network.  Take a look at the mobile image ads example page to see samples.
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Facebook Now Running 10,000 Web Servers  —  How big is Facebook's Internet infrastructure?  Facebook VP of Technology Jeff Rothschild provided some details in a panel at the recent MySQL user conference.  Rothschild says Facebook is now running 10,000 servers, including 1,800 MySQL servers …
Rick Merritt / EE Times:
DoD may push back on Apple's P.A. Semi bid  —  PowerPC variant designed into many military systems  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. — Apple Inc. may have to face the ire of the U.S. Department of Defense following its planned acquisition of P.A. Semi Inc. The startup's PWRficient processor is designed …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Interview: Microsoft's Rob Bennett defends DRM decision  —  Rob Bennett knew people were going to be angry.  —  Bennett is the Microsoft executive who notified former customers of the now defunct MSN Music service on Tuesday that the company would no longer issue DRM keys for their songs after August 31.
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
FBI grilled again over computer upgrade woes  —  WASHINGTON—The FBI's legacy of botched computer upgrades is still haunting some politicians on Capitol Hill.  —  At a U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday, former committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner …
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