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10:10 AM ET, April 24, 2008

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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Twitter Turmoil Not Finished: Engineering VP Lee Mighdoll Out  —  Blaine Cook isn't the only high-profile engineer to leave Twitter in recent weeks.  Lee Mighdoll, brought on in early January as the startup's VP of engineering and operations, is also out.  —  “After three months …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Memo to Yahoo: Incoming-Duck and Cover!  —  And, as BoomTown wrote yesterday, so the war of attrition for Yahoo begins.  —  Not with a bang, but a whimper.  And so much whine, I am considering serving up a nice plate of cheese to all players.  —  But while the first moves by Microsoft …
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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New York Post:
BALLMER BLUSTER  —  M'SOFT CEO SAYS HE COULD WALK AWAY FROM A DEAL  —  Undaunted by Yahoo!'s solid earnings report, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer continued his overseas blustering tour yesterday by telling an Italian audience that his company is perfectly content to walk away from a deal.
Colin Barr / Technology news:
Motorola phone sales tumble 39%  —  Messy quarter at Motorola  —  Motorola (MOT) continues to struggle.  The Schaumburg, Ill., handset maker posted a first-quarter continuing operations loss of $194 million, or 9 cents a share, compared with a year-ago loss of $218 million, or 9 cents a share.
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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?
BBC:   Mac sales push up Apple profits
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.
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Geezeo Takes Investment From TheStreet.com With Option To Buy  —  Boston-based online money management tool Geezeo has taken a $1.2 million investment from TheStreet.com.  The investment equals a 13% in Geezeo and the company noted that TheStreet.com has an option to purchase the company …
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
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Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
MySpace Apps Are Go For All Users  —  MySpace officially opened its Application Gallery to all users this morning after launching it in public beta last March.  In that time over 1,000 applications have been approved and added to the gallery and there have been over 2.1 million application installs across the site.
Discussion: CenterNetworks and Mashable!
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 …
Discussion: Macworld and Network World
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PhotographyBLOG:
LG Secret / KF750  —  The LG Secret is a new 5 megapixel camera-phone that can also shoot DivX video at 120fps.  At just 11.8mm thick, the LG Secret is the slimmest 5 megapixel camera phone on the market.  Photo and video editing features include facial editing and SmartLight …
Tori Richards / Reuters:
Hacker testifies News Corp unit hired him  —  SANTA ANA, California (Reuters) - A computer hacker testified on Wednesday that a News Corp (NWSa.N) unit hired him to develop pirating software, but denied using it to penetrate the security system of a rival satellite television service.
Yahoo! Local & Maps Blog:
Searching on a map just got a whole lot easier on Yahoo! Local  —  We have seen countless users struggle to find what they're looking for in a specific area or neighborhood using current local search and online maps products (ahem...ours included).  The results may be spread over too wide an area or not in a specific enough area.
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Earnings: Earthlink Q1 Revs Fall 18.8 Percent; Income Up Strong On Cost Cuts  —  Earthlink (NSDQ: ELNK) revenues fell 18.8 percent in Q1 to $263 million from $324.1 million million in the year-ago period.  But the company had lower costs across the board, and was able to swing to a profit …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Lights.  Camera.  Cellphone Action.  —  Who says cellphones are good only for talking?  Today they are bringing together two unlikely brand names: Nokia and Spike Lee.  —  Mr. Lee, the director, is teaming up with Nokia, the cellphone maker, to direct a short film comprised …
Discussion: Beet.TV and CinemaTech
 
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Agence France Presse:
Google hands over data on suspected pedophiles to Brazil
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
CNET and Yahoo Broadly Expand Editorial and Ad Relationship
Michael Peck / Wired News:
U.S. Spies Use Custom Videogames to Learn How to Think
Discussion: Slashdot
Mark Glaser / MediaShift:
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Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Riding the power of undersea waves
Electronista:
Toshiba SSDs to reach 512GB, drop in cost
Amazon Web Services Developer Connection:
Announcement: Lower Data Transfer Costs
Patrick Klepek / MTV Multiplayer:
Is Microsoft Hiring A ‘Halo’ Team For Peter Jackson This Week?  [UPDATED]
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Ooma Not Dead Yet
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Unlocked iPhones help drive Apple Q2
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Tom / New Scientist Technology Blog:
Science fiction inspires DARPA weapon
Discussion: Gizmodo, Voices and Slashdot
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
SlideShare Slammed with DDOS Attacks from China
Sue Factor / Official Google Blog:
What makes a design “Googley”?
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Facebook Now Running 10,000 Web Servers
CNN:
T-Mobile Android Phone Release Seen Bringing ‘Avalanche’
 

 
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