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10:45 PM ET, July 21, 2008

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Apple:
Apple Reports Record Third Quarter Results  —  Revenue Up 38 Percent Year-Over-Year Mac Sales Reach All-Time High  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2008 third quarter ended June 28, 2008.  The Company posted revenue of $7.46 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.07 billion, or $1.19 per diluted share.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Apple's Mac shipments surge; Lowballs on outlook; Jobs health worries  —  Updated: Apple on Monday reported fiscal third quarter earnings of $1.07 billion, or $1.19 a share, on revenue of $7.46 billion, well ahead of Wall Street estimates as Mac sales continued to surge.
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Apple beats the Street, shares tank anyway...again.  —  Apple easily beat estimates for its third quarter results today.  It had the best June quarter for both revenue and earnings in the company's history and the best quarter ever in terms of Mac shipments.  Great news right?
Joe Wilcox / Apple Watch:
What Is Apple's Mystery Product?  —  I contacted several analysts, looking for sound or even silly speculation about the product.  Nobody wants to guess wrong about Apple, so what I got was more sheepish speculation.  —  Quick recap: During Apple's fiscal third-quarter conference call this afternoon …
Discussion: Infinite Loop, One More Thing and Bits
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Apple plans mystery “product transition” before September's end
Discussion: Ubergizmo
Charles Jade / Ars Technica:
Apple Q3 2008: Macs unstoppable, solid growth down the line
Discussion: Forbes and TechSpot
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
We Want A Dead Simple Web Tablet For $200.  Help Us Build It.  —  I'm tired of waiting - I want a dead simple and dirt cheap touch screen web tablet to surf the web.  Nothing fancy like the Dell latitude XT, which costs $2,500.  Just a Macbook Air-thin touch screen machine that runs Firefox …
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Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunchIT:
The Techcrunch Web Tablet Project  —  Today at Techcrunch we announced that we are building our own web tablet hardware device.  This all stems back from a conversation a few weeks ago when we were discussing the ultimate web browsing/cloud computing client hardware.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Sorry, Apple, Steve Jobs' Health Is NOT Just a “Private Matter”  —  On Apple's Q3 conference call a few minutes ago, an analyst asked management about Steve Jobs' health.  Apple's response:  —  “Steve's health is a private matter.”  —  Steve's health is obviously a private matter …
Discussion: The Business Sheet and Guardian
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New York Post:
APPLE-A-DAY TALK  —  INVESTORS AWAIT EARNINGS & JOBS' HEALTH REPORT
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Steve Jobs' Health Worries Won't Go Away.  Time For A Succession Plan (AAPL)
Nate True's Weblog:
How to tether your iPhone 3G and browse the web using your 3G connection  —  Thanks to the excellent work of the iPhone Dev Team and the porting work of Jay Freeman as well as the authors of 3Proxy, it is now possible to “tether” your iPhone 3G and use its Internet connection on your laptop.
Qblogger / Windows Home Server Team Blog:
Power Pack 1 - come and get it!  —  The team is pleased to announce that Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 has been released to manufacturing (RTM) and is now available on the Microsoft Download Center!  —  The English version is available now and German, Spanish and French versions will be available on the Download Center soon.
Business Wire:
Yahoo! Announces Settlement with Carl Icahn  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - News), a leading global Internet company, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Carl Icahn to settle their pending proxy contest related to the Company's 2008 annual meeting of stockholders.
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Analysis: Facebook's redesign aimed at Silicon Valley, not everywhere else  —  Is Facebook's redesign aimed at Silicon Valley, not everywhere else?  —  Facebook has finally started integrating its new redesign into its main site.  The company is betting that what users want to do is to publish …
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Sony's amazing crapware-free PC  —  Sony is finally taking on its crapware problem.  For the past two months, I've been using an astonishingly light and agile Sony VAIO notebook and loving every minute of it.  The best part of all was that this machine was absolutely, completely …
Discussion: MacUser and Between the Lines
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Researcher's hypothesis may expose uber-secret DNS flaw  —  Two weeks ago, when security researcher Dan Kaminsky announced a devastating flaw in the internet's address lookup system, he took the unusual step of admonishing his peers not to publicly speculate on the specifics.
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Amazon S3: For now at least, sometimes you have to reboot the cloud  —  Amazon.com's Simple Storage Service, S3, spent a few hours Sunday in a big pothole on the road to the glorious cloud computing future, with an outage taking the storage system offline for several hours Sunday.  Should we be surprised?
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Hank Williams / Why does everything suck?:
S3 Failure Raises Questions About Cloud Design
Discussion: TechCrunch and jd/adobe
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is iPhone The New Gaming Platform?  —  Last July, at the time of the launch of the new iPhone, we asked the question, where are the iPhone games?  Looks like we have an answer: they are coming, and in a big way.  Of course, you can already buy Tetris and grab Tap Tap Revenge, the No. 1 free app …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Why Is Google Punishing Sites That Publish Full RSS Feeds?  [UPDATED]  —  Last year, we explained why full text RSS feeds make sense.  You can read the whole thing, but the short version is that it makes it easier to read, and that means more people actually read the full stories and are willing …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
McAfee Ordered To Pay $18 Million In Patent Case  —  McAfee (MFE) this afternoon disclosed in an SEC filing that a federal jury in Texas last week found the company violated a patent held by venture-backed DeepNines Inc. and ordered McAfee to pay $18 million for past and future damages.
Discussion: Docu-Drama and Between the Lines
 
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Catherine Holahan / Tech Beat:
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