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4:50 PM ET, October 23, 2009

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Microsoft:
Microsoft Reports First-Quarter Results  —  Windows and Xbox exceed expectations due to strong consumer demand; cost discipline drives earnings per share growth  —  Segment Revenue and Operating Income (Loss)  —  View the PowerPoint Earnings Release  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue …
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Andrew Nusca / Between the Lines:
Demand for Windows 7, Xbox lifts Microsoft earnings; more losses online  —  Microsoft said on Friday (techmeme) that strong demand for the just-released Windows 7 operating system and its popular Xbox gaming console lifted the company's financial results this quarter, beating expectations.
Boy Genius Report:
Motorola Droid Preview  —  If you're a Droid-chaser, you've no doubt been hooked to BGR for the past few weeks (more than normal, maybe?).  We have our very own Motorola Droid handset, and although the software isn't final, it's solid enough where we feel comfortable giving you a nice preview of the unit.
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Computerworld:
Motorola Droid Debuts, Then Disappears
Boy Genius Report:
Motorola Droid makes appearance on Motorola's site
Raylene Yung / Facebook Blog:
New Views for Your Home Page  —  At Facebook, one of our main priorities is helping you stay on top of what is going on with the people and things you care about most.  That's why today we are beginning to roll out some changes to the home page that simplify your experience by offering …
Gaurav Shukla / AndroidOS.in:
Exclusive: Android powered “Motorola Zeppelin” spotted (Update)  —  As we await the launch of Verizon Moto Droid on Oct 28, , we have yet another Motorola Android phone, which needs considerable attention.  —  It was spotted by Digi.QQ.com, a chinese tech website.
Joanna Stern / Gizmodo:
Video: Dell Adamo XPS Can Only Be Opened By Rubbing It  —  The Dell Adamo XPS isn't only ridiculously thin, but it opens like no laptop ever seen before.  Its propped up keyboard can only be opened by sliding a finger on the lid's heat sensing strip.  See it to believe it...  Did your mouth drop?
Stephanie Ebbert / Boston Globe:
Apple gets to fly banner, despite rules  —  State advertising panel says billboard ‘illegal’  —  An ad for the Apple iPod Touch is displayed on the side of a Planet Self Storage site in Boston.  (Yoon S. Byun/Globe staff)  —  The mayor's campaign treasurer acknowledged this week …
Discussion: EverythingiCafe, AppleInsider and TUAW
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Netflix to Launch Streaming-Only Service...but Not in the U.S.  —  During yesterday's Q3 earnings call, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings revealed the company's plans to launch a streaming-only service which will allow users to watch movies via their PCs without having to sign up for the DVD-by-mail portion of the Netflix service.
Joseph Galante / Bloomberg:
Amazon.com Shares Break Dot-Com Record as Profit Beats Analysts' Estimates  —  Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) — Amazon.com Inc., cited a decade ago as an example of an overvalued dot-com stock, rose to an intraday record in Nasdaq trading today after third-quarter earnings trounced analysts' estimates.
Discussion: Financial Times
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Amazon Blasts To New All-Time High Of $700 A Share!
Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
Tech advice from Tim Berners-Lee  —  SAN FRANCISCO—When Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, entered the room for the final interview at the Web 2.0 Summit, the audience stood up for him.  —  Appropriately so, since most of those present here Thursday owe their livelihoods to his invention.
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Full Circle In Sight As Inventor Of The World Wide Web Signs Up For Twitter
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Ballmer on the Smartphone Race: “It Doesn't Matter What the Critics Say”  —  In this segment of my exclusive interview series with Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer, I brought up the sore subject of Windows Mobile 6.5.  After defending it, he cited another product that did well but suffers mounting criticism: Nokia smartphones.
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Nigeria actually arrests, shuts down online scammers  —  It turns out Nigeria is taking measures to fight Internet scams—law enforcement there has shut down close to a thousand websites and made 18 arrests as part of a new initiative to save the nation's reputation and crack down on Internet scammers.
Discussion: The Next Web and The Register, Thanks:enauzer
John Ribeiro / PC World:
Google Placates India, China With Different Map Versions  —  Google has hit upon an interesting way of placating both China and India over the way its map application displays Arunachal Pradesh, a region whose ownership is disputed by the two countries.  —  The Chinese version …
Discussion: Softpedia News, AppScout and All Points Blog, Thanks:enauzer
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
How Much Will You Have to Pay for Hulu?  Nothing.  How Much Will You Pay for “Hulu Plus”?  Good Question.  —  Is Hulu putting up a pay wall around its Web TV site?  Nope.  Does Hulu want to charge people to watch Web TV?  Yes.  —  Confused?  Don't be.
Andrew LaVallee / Digits:
Power.com Suit Against Facebook Is Dismissed  —  A U.S. District Judge dismissed a lawsuit against Facebook by Power.com Thursday, the latest move in a back-and-forth legal battle between the two social-media services.  —  Power.com, a site that allows users to log in to multiple social-networking sites.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Inside Facebook
Eric Eldon / Inside Social Games:
More Rumors on EA-Playfish Deal: Due Diligence, Acquisition Numbers  —  Gaming giant Electronic Arts has been looking closely at acquiring a leading social gaming company, Playfish, we and others have heard from multiple sources in the last couple weeks.  However, we have since heard …
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
AOL: We're working on something big and secret  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Tim Armstrong is such a tease.  —  The AOL CEO, speaking at the Web 2.0 Summit on Thursday, didn't have any high-profile announcements like many of the other speakers at the conference.  But instead, he hinted that one might be on the way.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Verizon launching Storm2 on October 28 for $179.99?  —  Say you're North America's largest wireless carrier — how do you go about burying a product you're about to carry that you secretly wish didn't exist?  One creative option would be to opt out of announcing it when its manufacturer does …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Now Accounts For 1 In 4 Internet Pageviews  —  Here's a startling conclusion by Perry Drake of database marketing firm Drake Direct:  —  Facebook accounts for 25% of U.S. online pageviews.  —  Perry's analysis was prompted by a study showing that the figure in the U.K. is 1 in 7.
AppleInsider:
Apple preparing Aperture X upgrade to 3.0 [u]  —  A new book available for preorder on Amazon.com implies that a new 3.0 version of Aperture, called Apple Aperture X, could be coming by May 2010.  —  The book is listed as “Apple Aperture X (3) - UNDER NDA: A Workflow Guide for Digital Photographers …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Softpedia News
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Yfrog gets Webcam recording for photos and video  —  Imageshack's Yfrog, the image and video hosting service for Twitter, can now record videos from a user's Webcam.  The recording tool also doubles as a way to take a photo stills, either manually or with a five second delay.
Discussion: The Blog Herald and Mashable!
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Infosys Co-founder Sells Part Of His Stake, Turns Venture Capitalist  —  Great news for Indian entrepreneurs!  —  Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy, better known as N. R. Narayana Murthy and one of the seven founders of Infosys Technologies - a giant of a consulting and IT services company based …
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BBC:
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Watch Out Trolls, Your Menacing Comments Could Lead to Big Fines
Discussion: Techdirt and Yale Daily News
Tristana Moore / Time:
Can a Customized Newspaper Survive the Demise of Print?
Discussion: Romenesko
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Did Nokia Sue Apple Before Apple Could Sue Nokia?
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Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple ships Final Cut apps upgrade, new OS X Server tools
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
That Was Fun, But Now Nokia's Looking To Sell Off Dopplr
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Telegraph:
PayPal opens up API
Discussion: The Paypers, Thanks:enauzer
Raindrop:
Introducing Raindrop  —  Today we're introducing Raindrop …
Andy Ihnatko / Chicago Sun Times:
Windows 7 is a triumph in the operating system's line
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Apple Ads' New Target: Windows 7 (See the Videos!)
 

 
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