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11:05 PM ET, July 21, 2009

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Apple:
Apple Reports Third Quarter Results  —  Best Non-Holiday Quarter Revenue and Earnings in Apple History  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2009 third quarter ended June 27, 2009.  The Company posted revenue of $8.34 billion and a net quarterly profit of $1.23 billion, or $1.35 per diluted share.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple Sold Twice As Many iPhones As Macs Last Quarter.  And It's Closing The Gap On iPod Sales Too  —  The quarterly numbers are in for Apple.  And once again they're very good.  It was another non-holiday record quarter in terms of revenues and earnings.  But the real number that jumps off the page is the iPhone sales.
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Earnings Call: Apple Says It Can't Make Enough New iPhones To Meet Demand  —  Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) peeled back the curtain a bit today, revealing just how well iPhones sales are going—and how it is cannibalizing sales of their legacy iPods.  Apple's CFO Peter Oppenheimer said during …
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
When will you get Windows 7 RTM?  —  When will I get Windows 7 RTM?  —  I recognize this is an important question to have answered.  Many of you have said you want to know exactly when you will be able to get your hands on RTM.  Last Monday, I gave an update on RTM to close out some myths.
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Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
Update on Win 7 RTM availability, MSDN and TechNet August 6
Discussion: ithinkdifferent
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Yahoo's Bartz ‘pleased’ about quarter; Aims to make ads less annoying; Gives Bing kudos  —  Updated: Yahoo delivered second quarter earnings that were better than expected, shed some light on its future plans and even gave a nod to Microsoft's Bing search engine in contrast to comments made just a few weeks ago.
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Business Wire:
Yahoo! Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) today reported revenues of $1,573 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2009, a decrease of 13 percent from the second quarter of 2008.  Excluding the impact of currency rate fluctuations …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   The Microsoft-Yahoo thaw is underway: Bartz likes Bing
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
AT&T To Sell Yahoo Display Ads; More Competiton For Yahoo's Newspaper Partners?
Discussion: Yahoo! and Screenwerk
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
How Much Is That Apple Tablet Going To Cost?  Not $399 Or $499.  —  There are always good bits of data you can pry from Apple's cold fingers during the Q&A sessions of its quarterly earnings conference calls.  Today was no different.  —  As usual, a question came up about Apple entering the …
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Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Tech Rumor of the Day: Apple, Verizon Team Up on Tablet  —  Apple (AAPL Quote) will have a tablet computer in time for the holidays, but the company is still mulling how to sell it.  —  The device, designed as a larger version of the iPod Touch, will have a 9-inch to 10-inch touchscreen …
Discussion: DSLreports, TechCrunch and Unwired View, Thanks:allnick
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Ning Raises $15 Million More at a-Yes, Really-$750 Million Valuation  —  In a quiet fundraising effort, Ning has raised $15 million more, a round that is valuing the social networking start-up at an eye-popping $750 million valuation.  —  The money for this fifth Series E round comes …
Discussion: VentureBeat, paidContent and Beet.TV, Thanks:atul
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Digg: New URL-shortening system is here to stay  —  After two days of silence, Digg has gone on the record to officially acknowledge the change in how its shortened links are redirected, as well as clear up how links will be handled in the future.  —  The change, which took place on Sunday …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
DiggBar Changes Permanent - No Longer A Short URL Service
Discussion: Shooting at Bubbles, Thanks:atul
CNET News:
Microsoft closing YouTube rival  —  Last month, Microsoft told CNET News it planned to significantly scale back Soapbox.  Now it turns out Soapbox will be scaled all the way down to nothing.  —  “We have decided to shut down the Soapbox feature,” said Microsoft Vice President and MSN leader Erik Jorgensen in an e-mail.
Ben Rometsch / Solid State Group:
Google Wave - First Impressions  —  First Thoughts on Google Wave  —  Yesterday I was given my Developer Preview account by the Google Wave team.  To say I have been eager to try Wave out since watching the original video is something of an understatement!
Sydney Morning Herald:
The great WiFi robbery: police to patrol down your street  —  The Queensland Police fraud squad says it will be the first police force in the world to go on “wardriving” missions to warn homes and businesses if their wireless networks are not secure.  —  Detective Superintendent Brian Hay …
Paul Boutin / Wired News:
Laid Off?  It's Good for You and Good for the Tech Industry  —  Here in Silicon Valley, the recession has a different face than in Manhattan or Detroit.  Our panic is more genteel, softened by balmy California weather, a laid-back attitude, and, OK, the fact that we haven't had a local industry completely implode.
DSLreports:
Sprint ‘4G’ Hits Atlanta, Vegas, Portland In August - As mobile data launches mirror Clearwire footprint  —  Not too surprisingly, Sprint's “4G” phone buildout is largely going to ride on the back of their spun-off Clearwire mobile WiMax venture.  Sprint will essentially operate as an MVNO …
Thord Daniel Hedengren / The Blog Herald:
WordPress Switches to Hourly Pinging, Tells No One  —  Blogger Christian Bolstad found a new feature in WordPress 2.8, undocumented and not among the release notes in the Codex.  Basically, it changes the notification behavior of WordPress, from notifying ping services like Pingomatic …
Discussion: Geek News Central
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans:
Motorola Morrison Picture Snapped, Appears Black And Blue  —  We first heard of the Motorola Morrison when it leaked on T-Mobile's 2009 Android Time Chart.  Soon after we saw the first Motorola Morrison picture.  But now, thanks to an anonymous phandroid tipster, we're seeing the clearest picture of the Motorola Morrison to date:
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
U.S. Withheld Data on Risks of Distracted Driving  —  In 2003, researchers at a federal agency proposed a long-term study of 10,000 drivers to assess the safety risk posed by cellphone use behind the wheel.  —  They sought the study based on evidence that such multitasking was a serious and growing threat on America's roadways.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo's New Homepage Gets Personal, Tests Search Filters  —  When I heard about the call with Yahoo yesterday, which was to feature “a significant announcement,” I thought: “Bing, here it is.”  When it turned out the call was about a formal announcement of the new Yahoo homepage I was disappointed; it seemed anti-climactic.
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Artists Find Backers as Labels Wane  —  There was a time when most aspiring musicians had the same dream: to sign a deal with a major record label.  —  Now, with the structure of the music business shifting radically, some industry iconoclasts are sidestepping the music giants and inventing …
Blake Patterson / Touch Arcade:
Namco Creates ‘Apple Games’ Division, Announces Pac-Man Remix  —  Namco Networks has just announced that it has submitted Pac-Man Remix, a modern take on its 1980 arcade classic, to the App Store. … The game holds onto the core Pac-Man game mechanic, but expands greatly upon it …
Discussion: MobileCrunch
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News:
Apple confirms death of iPhone worker in China  —  Update at 10:15 a.m. PDT: Comment from Apple added.  —  Apple confirmed on Tuesday the death of a man who worked at an iPhone plant in China.  —  According to various Chinese media reports, the worker at Chinese manufacturer Foxconn committed suicide …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel boosts speed, cuts prices of solid-state drives  —  Intel is introducing new solid-state drives with increased performance as these devices find a more welcome home in Windows 7.  —  Intel said Tuesday it is moving to a more advanced 34-nanometer manufacturing process for its X series of solid-state drives (SSDs).
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Another Yahoo Exec Departure: Chief Scientist Mobile Marc Davis Out  —  Yahoo Chief Scientist for Mobile and VP of Early Stage Products Marc Davis has left the company, we've heard from multiple sources, marking yet another of countless executive departures over the last couple of years.
Adeo Ressi / VentureBeat:
Change is in the air for venture capitalists  —  A lot of changes are in-store for venture capitalists in the second half of 2009, and recent data published by the National Venture Capital Association shows concerning trends.  Venture capital firms raised a meager $1.7 billion in the second quarter of 2009 …
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
The tipping point: iPhone users turn against AT&T  —  The iPhone crowd has turned into an anti-AT&T mob.  Spend 30 seconds on Twitter or perform even the most basic search for iPhone and AT&T information and you're sure to run into some serious rancor from disgusted iPhone users across the country.
 
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