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4:50 AM ET, October 15, 2010

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Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Google's Income Rises 32%, Topping Forecast  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google has spent the last few months arguing to anyone who will listen that its new advertising businesses — including ads with images and video and on cellphones — will fuel its next phase of growth.
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Kunur Patel / AdAge:
Google's Mobile Ads Now a $1 Billion Global Business  —  Worldwide Growth Driven by Boom Among Smartphones, Android Devices; Aided by Apple  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Amid third-quarter earnings, Google revealed a startling number: Mobile ads are now a $1 billion business worldwide, annualized based on the prior quarter.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Schmidt On Social: “We Want People To Be More Logged Into Google.”  —  During Google's third quarter earnings call today, CEO Eric Schmidt was asked, “With the Web becoming more social and realtime, how does Google compete in that world?”  The question comes on the heels of yesterday's announcement …
Google Investor Relations:
Google Announces Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
John Sculley On Steve Jobs, The Full Interview Transcript  —  Here's a full transcript of the interview with John Sculley on the subject of Steve Jobs.  —  It's long but worth reading because there are some awesome insights into how Jobs does things.  —  UPDATE: Here's an audio version …
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Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
John Sculley: The Secrets of Steve Jobs' Success [Exclusive Interview]  —  John Sculley, Apple's ex-CEO, talks for the first time about Steve Jobs.  Illustration by Matthew Phelan.  —  In 1983, Steve Jobs wooed Pepsi executive John Sculley to Apple with one of the most famous lines in business …
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Netflix on PS3 gets 1080p, adds 5.1 surround, loses the disc  —  Microsoft thought it was being all fancy with its dashboard update that brought search to Netflix, but Sony has just announced its own competing update to Netflix streaming.  Starting October 18, you'll be able to access Netflix …
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Found by Ray Ozzie: Microsoft Windows 1.0 press kit  —  Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's chief software architect, is blogging again.  And for his first post he uploaded a gem: the press materials for Microsoft's launch of Windows 1.0.  —  Here's an excerpt from a news release by The Waggener Group …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ozzie starts blogging (again)
Nielsen Wire:
U.S. Teen Mobile Report: Calling Yesterday, Texting Today, Using Apps Tomorrow  —  If it seems like American teens are texting all the time, it's probably because on average they're sending or receiving 3,339 texts a month.  That's more than six per every hour they're awake - an 8 percent jump from last year.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Why The Verizon iPad Is A Very Good Sign For The Verizon iPhone — And The Future  —  This morning, Apple issued a press release where the first word in the title was one many of us have been waiting years for: Verizon.  No, they didn't announcing a version of the iPhone for Verizon's network.
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Exclusive: High-Profile Hires for Palm: Nokia's Ari Jaaksi and Samsung's Victoria Coleman  —  Earlier this month, Ari Jaaksi resigned as head of Nokia's MeeGo division, citing “personal reasons” as the cause for his departure.  —  Turns out “personal reasons” was actually a euphemism for “I'm joining Palm.”
Chris Dannen / Fast Company:
Puck Yeah: This 4G Hotspot Can Replace Broadband [Review]  —  Clearwire's ugly little pucker proves itself to be a marvelous addition to a road warrior's weaponry.  —  This is the Rover Puck 4G mobile hotspot from Clearwire.  If you're wondering, a 4G connection is indeed on par with an average broadband connection.
Discussion: I4U News
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Rollover image on your website?  That will be $80,000 (please)  —  “Dear website owner, congratulations on your excellent site, which includes features covered by our registered patent, #5,251,294.  As the description indicates, many of the components on your pages, particularly your menus …
Apple MobileMe News:
New MobileMe Calendar.  Now Available to All Members.  —  The new MobileMe Calendar is now out of beta and available to all members.  We'd like to thank everyone who took part in the beta for helping to make this the best MobileMe Calendar yet.  —  To start using the new calendar …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's Outage: Not-So-Perfect Timing  —  Yahoo is never down.  —  So the fact that its massive Web site is showing a “server outage” sign and little else is pretty astonishing.  —  And not in a good way, since the company is in the midst of a swirl of takeover rumors, executive turmoil and worries about weak earnings next week.
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
News Corp. approached about Yahoo buy
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
David Kaplan / paidContent:
NYT Replaces Editors' Choice iPad App With Full Version—Free For Now  —  You expected more from The New York Times on the iPad?  You're getting it—and eventually, you'll have to pay to get all of it.  The NYTCo (NYSE: NYT) flagship is updating its Editors' Choice iPad app with an expanded version …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
TED's Chris Anderson: “Video is Redefining the Spoken Word”  —  The emergence of Web video is a “bigger deal than people realize” and it is “redifining the spoken word” in profound ways, says Chris Anderson, “Curator” of the TED conferences and hugely successful Web series TED Talks.
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Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Finally, TED Releases Official iPad App
Discussion: Mashable!, TED Blog and LIVEdigitally, Thanks:louis_marie_c
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Is the Valley Falling out of Love with Options?  —  When I talk to entrepreneurs in other countries- whether they are other Western countries like the France or England or developing countries like Brazil and India- the biggest reason they say they envy Silicon Valley is a culturally subtle one.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Following Pivot To Celebrity Tracking Site, Twitter Cuts Off Scoopler's Firehose Access  —  A couple days ago, we noted that real time search engine Scoopler was pivoting away from that product and transforming into JustSpotted, a celebrity tracking site.  A key to this new service is the use …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Lessons From Silicon Valley VC Legend Don Valentine  —  With all the fuss surrounding the recent “AngelGate” meetings and the tension between angels and super-angels and traditional venture funds, it's instructive to listen to one of the legends of the Silicon Valley VC business …
Christopher Lawton / Digits:
Nokia Prepares to Give Developers a Look at High-End System  —  It appears we may get a sneak peek of Nokia's strategy for tackling the high-end device market, currently dominated by Apple's iPhone and iPad franchises, very soon.  —  As previously reported, Nokia has high hopes …
Rick Osterloh / The Big Blog:
Skype with Facebook integration and group video calling  —  We're excited to announce a brand new version of Skype for Windows, which will help bring you and your friends, family and co-workers together like never before.  Download it now, or read on to find out what's inside.
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go:
Pew: 85% of US Adults Have Mobile Phones, One in Ten (High Earners) Own Tablets  —  Pew has just released some new survey data (n=3,000) — a kind of gadget census — that shows 85% of Americans own cell phones (vs. PCs (59%) or laptops (52%)).  Three-fourths of teens have mobile phones …
Discussion: ThinkMobile and PC Magazine
 
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William McQuillen / Bloomberg:
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