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7:35 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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Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Unlocked iPhones help drive Apple Q2  —  Don't cry for me AT&T...  Find out how to eradicate 99.7% of spam  —  Announcing its second quarter financial results today, Apple confirmed the obvious by saying a “significant” number of iPhones are being purchased from its outlets with the express intention of unlocking them.
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BBC:
Mac sales push up Apple profits  —  Profits at US technology giant Apple have jumped 36% as consumers snap up its MacBook computers and iPods.  —  The firm made a net profit of $1.05bn (£0.53bn) in the quarter ended 29 March, compared with $770m in the same period a year earlier.
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
Apple Q2 2008: Mac sales surge, iPhones not so much  —  Street estimates  —  Apple 2Q 08  —  Apple 2Q 07  —  Apple 1Q 08  —  Revenues  —  $ Billions  —  6.9  —  7.51  —  5.26  —  9.6  —  Earnings per share  —  Dollars  —  1.06  —  1.16  —  0.87  —  1.76  —  Macs shipped
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
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.”
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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.
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Nancy Gohring / IDG News Service:
Google Launches Mobile Banner Ads
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Brad Reed / PC World:
SDK Showdown: Apple IPhone vs. Google Android  —  In this corner: the current champion of the mobile phone market, the iPhone.  In the other corner: a scrappy open source challenger, Android.  —  While the iPhone has without a doubt been the big success story of the past year in the mobile phone world …
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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 …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
SlideShare Slammed with DDOS Attacks from China  —  SlideShare, a Mountain View-based startup that lets you upload and embed PowerPoint presentations on the web, appears to have stirred the red dragon last week.  —  About ten days ago the company began receiving anonymous requests …
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Justice Dept looking at Google/Yahoo test  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is investigating possible antitrust implications of Google's two-week test with Yahoo to combine some of their Web search and advertising business, a source informed about the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Justice Department Probes Yahoo's Test Of Google Ads
Amazon Web Services Developer Connection:
Announcement: Lower Data Transfer Costs … Dear Amazon Web Services developers,  —  We've often told you that one of our goals is to drive down costs continuously and to pass those savings on to you.  We have been able to reduce our costs for data transfer, so we're pleased to announce …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Ooma Not Dead Yet  —  Ooma, a Palo Alto, Calif-based company that launched with much fanfare last year had run into a wall in recent months.  It lost some key executives and failed to live upto its promise.  Ooma promised free voice calls for life married to slick hardware was a classic case of too much sizzle, very little steak.
Patrick Klepek / MTV Multiplayer:
Is Microsoft Hiring A ‘Halo’ Team For Peter Jackson This Week?  [UPDATED]  —  UPDATE: Microsoft just contacted MTV Multiplayer with an official statement, confirming the prospective hires will work on Peter Jackson's “Halo” project.  —  “A Peter Jackson-helmed Halo project was announced at X06 in Barcelona …
 
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Science fiction inspires DARPA weapon
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What makes a design “Googley”?
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Facebook Now Running 10,000 Web Servers
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Chris Flores / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Automatic distribution of Windows Vista SP1 begins today
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Behold WordPress, Destroyer of CPUs
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Vasanth Sridharan / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's Ginormous Free Food Budget: $7,530 Per Googler, $72 Million A Year*
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