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10:05 AM ET, April 22, 2009

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Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
AT&T activates 1.6M more iPhone 3Gs as data revenues jump  —  AT&T said Wednesday that although first quarter profits slipped 9 percent, its wireless data revenues grew nearly 40 percent as it was able to achieve its third consecutive quarter of double-digit postpaid net subscriber additions …
Discussion: Electronista
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AT&T: First quarter earnings shine; 1.6 million iPhones activated  —  AT&T on Wednesday delivered first quarter net income of $3.1 billion, or 53 cents a share, on revenue of $30.6 billion.  That tally handily topped Wall Street estimates.  Meanwhile, AT&T said it activated 1.6 million iPhones in the quarter.
Business Wire:
AT&T's First-Quarter Results Highlighted by Wireless Gains …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Yahoo analysts play deal or no deal on Microsoft search pact  —  Yahoo's first quarter earnings conference call was a humdinger—and possibly designed that way.  —  Everyone knew Yahoo's quarter would be so-so at best (Techmeme).  And everyone knew attention would be focused on potentially outsourcing search to Microsoft.
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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Yahoo's Bartz Rewrites the Script on APT  —  For the past several quarters, APT - Yahoo's new service for selling display advertising - has been a favorite talking point for Yahoo managers.  They have trumpeted it on multiple earnings calls, saying it will “change the game” in advertising.
Verne Kopytoff / San Francisco Chronicle:   Yahoo to lay off 675 after profit slides 78%
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
The True Cost of Amazon's New Kindle  —  The research firm iSuppli tears apart the Kindle 2 to determine how much its components really cost  —  It has taken the online retailer Amazon less than two years to make its Kindle device more or less synonymous with the electronic book reader,
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and Gearlog
Brian Stoler / The Official Google Blog:
Search for “me” on Google  —  It's no secret that from time to time many of us have searched on Google for our name or someone else's.  When searching for yourself to see what others would find, results can be varied and aren't always what you want people to see — whether it's someone else with your name …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Core MySpace Executive Team “Definitely Out.”  Expect Announcement Soon.  —  An update to my post earlier today that News Corp., under new CEO of Digital Media Jonathan Miller, is looking to replace MySpace CEO and cofounder Chris DeWolfe.  We've confirmed that things are actually moving …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
News Corp. Exploring MySpace CEO Options (Updated)
Discussion: Music Ally, Thanks:atul
Jesse Stay / Stay N' Alive:
I Should Have Heeded My Own Advice About Twitter  —  About a full year ago, I wrote of developers leaving the Twitter development platform due to Twitter consistently removing features, making changes without warning developers, and effectively putting developers out of business with just a single change of policy.
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
Nokia: We Don't Know Why Criminals Want Our Old Phones  —  The mystery why cybercriminals want a discontinued Nokia phone isn't getting any clearer.  —  Hackers have been offering up to €25,000 (US$32,413) in undergrounds forums for Nokia 1100 phones made in the company's former factory in Bochum, Germany.
Seth H. Weintraub / Computerworld Blogs:
First Google Android Netbooks spotted  —  Certainly this can't be it.  The first Google Android netbook should certainly be more monumental than this $100 device from SkyTone.  Guanzhou, China-based Skytone is famous for making Skype headsets and ultra low cost children's computers.
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac:
Pro Apps and MacBooks to see update at WWDC  —  We just got a call in from our favorite Apple source who says that Apple is going to have a minor update at WWDC for MacBooks and MacBook Pros.  He said he wasn't sure what the minor upgrade was but there was speculation that there might …
Discussion: MacRumors, Softpedia News and Mac Soda
Joe Teh / TechieLobang:
Specifications Of Acer Latest Smart Handheld  —  Today, ACER launches 5 smart handheld.  You can read the press release here or the media launch coverage here.  It is rare that a brand launches so many handsets at a time.  Nevertheless, I understand that many are interested in the specifications of them.
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Agence France Presse:
Computer giant Acer launches mobile phones in Asia
Discussion: GPS Obsessed
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Your health on the iPhone!  —  For my entire life, I've relied on habit.  I wake up when my eyes open in the morning (sometimes prompted by the alarm clock), eat when my tummy says its time, exercise in the mornings, and fall asleep when I'm dead tired.  —  But the applications being built …
Steven Musil / CNET News:
Firefox 3.0.9 targets 12 security vulnerabilities  —  Mozilla released an update to Firefox 3 on Tuesday that patches 12 security vulnerabilities, four of which it rated as critical.  —  Firefox 3..9, the Web browser's third update this year, fixes two critical vulnerabilities …
Mats Lewan / CNET News:
Face recognition comes to Flickr  —  Without any big fuss, a face-recognition feature has been added to Flickr.  —  The new feature was launched recently by Swedish start-up Polar Rose.  It lets users import all their photos from a Flickr account to an account on Polar Rose …
Discussion: Lifehacker
Wall Street Journal:
New Military Command to Focus on Cybersecurity  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration plans to create a new military command to coordinate the defense of Pentagon computer networks and improve U.S. offensive capabilities in cyberwarfare, according to current and former officials familiar with the plans.
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Don Clark / Digits:
Sun's Schwartz Tries to Reassure His Troops in Email  —  Many current and former employees of Sun Microsystems are lamenting Oracle's deal to buy the computer maker.  But Jonathan Schwartz, Sun's chief executive, told employees Monday in an internal email that the transaction is …
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John Boudreau / Mercury News:   Oracle expected to slash thousands of Sun Microsystems jobs
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Peanut butter manifesto scribe seeking to raise $150M venture fund  —  The last thing anyone in their right mind would do these days, you'd think, would be to try to create a new venture capital firm.  —  The list of the walking dead venture firms is growing, because the sector …
Suzanne Bearne / nma.co.uk:
Virgin Media steps away from Phorm as top sites opt out  —  Virgin Media is set to sign a deal with behavioural targeting specialist Audience Science in a move to distance itself from controversial company Phorm.  —  The deal comes as BT is in talks with ad networks to gain industry views …
Discussion: The Register and paidContent
Dianne Hackborn / Android Developers Blog:
Updating Applications for On-screen Input Methods  —  One of the major new features we are introducing in Android 1.5 is our Input Method Framework (IMF), which allows developers on-screen input methods such as software keyboards.  This article will provide an overview of what Android input method editors …
Discussion: Android Central and AndroidGuys
Mats Lewan / CNET News:
Sorting out the Pirate Bay verdict  —  In the aftermath of the Pirate Bay trial, many Swedish law experts say they consider Friday's high-profile guilty verdict severe but fair.  Very few had predicted the verdict before it was handed out.  —  Complicating the case in many observers' eyes …
Discussion: Guardian
 
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Spammers Solving Difficult AI Problems With An Underground X Prize
Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:
House Panel Seeks Accounts of File-Sharing Curbs
Robert Andrews / paidContent.org:
Global Music Income Down 8.3 Percent In '08 Despite Digital Uptick
Discussion: The Register and paidContent
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Katalyst and Slide tap into video-sharing on Facebook
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple Will Hit A Billion Apps At 1:24:06 AM PST On April 23 (As Of Right Now)
Discussion: ithinkdifferrent and CrunchGear, Thanks:bobcaswell
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Move Networks acquires Inuk Networks and its cool Web TV platform
Discussion: Contentinople
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Amazon Jumps Into The HD Stream As Well.  Doesn't Really Make A Splash.
Discussion: Amazon.com, TechFlash and Engadget HD
 Earlier Items: 
Ryan Lawler / Contentinople:
Could Comcast Build an App Store?
Discussion: ParisLemon and Light Reading, Thanks:hveng
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
CNN Shows Its Thin Skin
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Should Ad Networks Pay Publishers For Stolen Content? …
Discussion: Techdirt, paidContent.org, Content Bridges and Digits, Thanks:atul
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
TWC to Customers: You Don't Want Tiers, You Don't Get Super-fast Broadband
Discussion: Engadget
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
The Rise of An Underground Facebook Profile Market
Discussion: Rocketboom
 

 
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