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9:45 AM ET, April 25, 2008

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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Microsoft Shows Gains, but Also Weaknesses  —  Microsoft's pursuit of Yahoo may have run into some bumps, but its big software business is humming along smoothly.  —  The company reported quarterly earnings Thursday that slightly surpassed Wall Street's expectations, and it provided …
Discussion: Between the Lines
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Reports Record Third-Quarter Revenue  —  Quarter marks the worldwide launch of Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008.  —  Income Statements  —  Segment Revenue/Operating Income(Loss)  —  Third Quarter Form 10-Q View the PowerPoint Earnings Release
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Increased piracy hurt Microsoft's quarter
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft earnings watch: more Yahoo bluster, Xbox business profitable
Discussion: BBC NEWS, Forbes and paidContent.org
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The New Yahoo: Sticky, Viral, And Most Of All, Friendly  —  Yahoo's CTO Ari Balogh and Chief Architect (Platforms) Neal Sample filled in a few more details today around their new Yahoo Open Strategy (called YOS internally).  —  Background  —  Yahoo wants to turn itself …
Discussion: Mark Evans
IDG News Service:
3G IPhone Due on June 9, Analysts Say  —  The 3G iPhone will be announced June 9, the likely date of Apple CEO Steve Jobs' keynote at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference, analysts said in research notes on Thursday.  —  The 3G iPhone will be the “first of an impressive wave of new products” …
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Analyst: Apple's iPhone a ‘bandwidth hog’
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Brad Linder / Liliputing:
Comprehensive list of low-cost ultraportables  —  Over the past six months or so, Asus, Everex, and HP have managed to bring low-cost ultraportable notebooks to market.  But dozens of other computer makers have promised to bring out their own mini-notebooks.
Websense Security Labs:
Google's ‘Blogger’ under attack by streamlined Anti-CAPTCHA operations for spam  —  Websense Security Labs ThreatSeeker™ technology has discovered that spammers, in their recent tactics, have targeted Google's well-known blog publishing system “Blogger” aka “Blogspot” …
Villu Arak / About Skype:
Skype Tests Software for Mass-Market Mobile Phones  —  LUXEMBOURG, April 24, 2008 - Following recent moves to extend Skype™ conversations to a wide variety of new mobile and wireless devices, Skype is taking another major step as it continues to merge its internet communications software with mobile phones.
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Marc Andreessen: Bill Gates Ain't So Bad  —  Question: When is Bill Gates not the devil?  Answer: When he's saving the world from total technical chaos.  That's according to internet golden child Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Ning.  —  “[Bill Gates] made an unbelievable contribution,” …
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Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Battelle Casts, but Andreessen Doesn't Take the Bait
Discussion: Forbes
Timothy Lee / Techdirt:
The Open Source Model Is About Organization, Not Who Signs Your Paycheck  —  Nick Carr points out a report from the Linux Foundation that finds that most contributions to the Linux kernel come from people who work at companies.  Nick Carr says this is a sign of a “shift from the volunteer …
Discussion: Ars Technica
Alex Iskold / ReadWriteWeb:
Faster - Why Constant Stress is Part of Our Future  —  A few weeks ago, the New York Times ran a weekend piece entitled In Web World of 24/7 Stress, Writers Blog Till They Drop, which focused on the stressful nature of blogging.  Using our friend Marc Orchant's death and Om Malik's heart attack as examples …
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
XP SP3 performance gains - Nothing to write home about  —  Those who believed that Windows XP Service Pack 3 would provide the aging OS with a performance boost may well be disappointed.  My benchmark tests show that the application of XP SP3 makes negligible difference to system performance.
Todd Sampson / The MyBlogLog Blog:
MyBlogLog hCard & vCard: More Microformats, More Portable Data  —  Those of you that follow MyBlogLog on Twitter got an early preview of a new feature the MyBlogLog team rolled out today.  (To badly paraphrase Ferris Bueller, “If you aren't on Twitter, I highly recommend setting an account up.
Discussion: Mashable! and The Blog Herald
Fox News:
Mexican Embassy: Official Fired After Getting Caught With White House BlackBerries  —  Whether he was up to no good or simply desperate to play BrickBreaker, a Mexican press attaché was caught on camera pocketing several White House BlackBerries during a recent meeting in New Orleans …
Mike Dano / RCR Wireless News:
Report: AT&T Mobility to sell $100 femtocells  —  Carrier inked contract with femto vendor ip.access  —  According to a report from research and banking firm ThinkPanmure, AT&T Mobility plans to sell up to 7 million femtocells from ip.access Ltd., a picocell and femtocell infrastructure vendor based in Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and Phone Scoop
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Video Comments?  No Thanks - 5 Reasons They Don't Work  —  Yesterday morning the web's largest web tech blog added video comments courtesy of of live video startup Seesmic.  About 24 hours later, video comments had turned into a mini-trend with another 80 blogs installing them.
 
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Maggie Shiels / BBC:
Developers question open mesh
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Bill Ray / The Register:
Spike Milligan goes mobile
Sarah Milstein / O'Reilly Radar:
A Successful Experiment  —  During Web2Open yesterday …
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Zach Behrens / LAist:
An iPod Disco Makeout Closet: Welcome to the Porta-Party
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Smashes 12,000,000 BitTorrent Users
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Qwest finally jumps on the fiber bandwagon with 20Mbps DSL
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Study: Teens say e-text isn't writing
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A Radio Interview with Marissa Mayer
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Percy Cabello / Mozilla Links:
Firefox reached 29% share in Europe
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Fred / A VC:
From Messes To Successes  —  I was emailing with a top technology …
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Timothy Lee / Techdirt:
Changing The Internet's Architecture Isn't So Easy
Scott Moritz / Techland:
Delay seen for RIM's new BlackBerry
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Filtering Google Searches By Freshness
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Morgan Stanley exec named new Google CIO
Pete Kazanjy / Team Fusion:
VMware Fusion 1.1.2 Launches: Enhanced MacBook Air, Time Machine Support.
 

 
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