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5:40 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 …
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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Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
Apple Q2 2008: Mac sales surge, iPhones not so much
Discussion: New York Times and Big Tech
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Q2: The Mac Gets The Job Done (AAPL)
Discussion: Bits, Tech Ticker and CrunchGear
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.
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.
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
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
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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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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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Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Facebook Now Running 10,000 Web Servers
Rick Merritt / EE Times:
DoD may push back on Apple's P.A. Semi bid
Brier Dudley / Brier Dudley's blog:
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