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3:45 AM ET, April 24, 2008


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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.
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
Discussion: New York Times and Big Tech
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.
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.
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
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 …
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.
Nancy Gohring / IDG News Service:
Google Launches Mobile Banner Ads
Discussion: Googling Google
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
SPOT watches, R.I.P.: 2004 - 2008  —  After a long, painful, nearly anonymous ride on the wrists of a select few uber-geeks, Microsoft's finally throwing in the towel on one of its longstanding pet projects: the SPOT watch.  Those who've followed the technology recently (you know who you are) …
Discussion: CrunchGear
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.
Mathew /
Twitter-storm: Blaine leaves, blame flies
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.
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 …
Discussion: Voices and ben barren
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Anne Broache / CNET
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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Science fiction inspires DARPA weapon
Discussion: Gizmodo, Voices and Slashdot
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Facebook Now Running 10,000 Web Servers
Rick Merritt / EE Times:
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
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Get Blown On Facebook  —  What is it with college kids and online video challenges?
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