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9:45 PM ET, October 18, 2010

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Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
Sales and Profit Surge for Apple, but Its Margins Slip  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Strong sales of iPads, iPhones and even Mac computers produced record revenue and profit for Apple in its fourth quarter.  —  It was not enough, however, to sustain Wall Street's exuberance for the consumer electronics company …
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AppleInsider:
Steve Jobs squashes rumors of smaller, 7-inch iPad from Apple  —  Apple chief executive Steve Jobs on Monday took pause during his company's fourth quarter conference call to extinguish rumors that the company is working on a smaller iPad based around a 7-inch screen.
Apple:
Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results  —  Record Mac, iPhone and iPad Sales Highest Revenue and Earnings Ever  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 fourth quarter ended September 25, 2010.  The Company posted record revenue of $20.34 billion and net quarterly profit …
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Steve Jobs's Epic 5-Minute Anti-Google Rant  —  In a surprise, Steve Jobs joined Apple's Q3 earnings call today.  —  He used his time to rip into Google.  —  A sample:  — “Many Android OEMs install proprietary user-interfaces to differentiate themselves from the commodity Android experience.
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Apple's Steve Jobs Rants About His Competitors: 'Open Doesn't Always Win'  —  Steve Jobs doesn't usually participate in the company's quarterly earnings conference call, but he says he couldn't help stopping by to celebrate the company's first $20 billion quarter.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple FY Q4 Beats: Revs $20.34B; EPS $4.64; 3.89M Macs; 14.1M …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   Steve Jobs: Apple Has Already Sold Over 250,000 New Apple TVs
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Ray Ozzie leaving post as Microsoft's chief software architect  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today announced that Ray Ozzie, who was up until now the company's chief software architect, will be leaving the post. … In the meantime, here's the full text from Ballmer's e-mail to all Microsoft employees:
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Microsoft:
Steve Ballmer E-mail to Employees on Ray Ozzie Transition  —  Text of an internal Microsoft e-mail sent by Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer to employees announcing the transition of Ray Ozzie.  —  From: Steveb  —  To: Microsoft - All Employees
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Asessing Ray Ozzie's impact at Microsoft
Discussion: Erictric
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Fear And Loathing At The Wall Street Journal  —  Ahhhhhhhhhahhhaha!  —  The inmates are now running the asylum.  —  All anyone is talking about today is the series of articles that the Wall Street Journal has written about a “Privacy Breach” at Facebook.
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Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:   Congressmen Send Letter to Facebook About Privacy Breach
Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
TRUSTe Responds To Facebook Privacy Leaks...
Discussion: Tom Foremski, CNET News and SiliconANGLE, Thanks:tomforemski
Boy Genius Report:
Next Apple iPhone (Verizon model) hits “AP” field test stage, iPhone 5 hits “EVT” stage?  —  One of our solid Apple sources has just let us know some pretty interesting (and exciting) information surrounding Apple's upcoming iPhone devices.  For starters, we have been told that iPhone model 3,2 …
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans:
[Exclusive] First Android Gingerbread Details  —  We've heard countless reports that it's out there.  We know it's still in development and we know some Googlers have it loaded onto their Nexus Ones.  I'm talking about the Android Gingerbread update, of course, and we can finally bring …
Mack Lu / The Official Google Blog:
More transparency and control over location  —  We've always focused on offering people the most relevant results.  Location is one important factor we've used for many years to customize the information that you find.  For example, if you're searching for great restaurants …
Rajat Mukherjee / Google Enterprise Blog:
The new Google Search Appliance - a bridge to the cloud  —  In the last year, businesses have started using cloud-based applications from Google and other technology providers at an accelerated rate.  While many organizations still have information that resides in on-premise systems …
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
New MacBook Air Has a Bigger Battery, Sharper Case [Independent Confirmation]  —  Apple's new MacBook Air will be thinner, lighter and boxier than the current model.  Mockup exclusively for CultofMac.com by Dan Draper.  —  On Wednesday, Steve Jobs will likely introduce a redesigned 13.3-inch MacBook Air …
CARL Book Beacon:
Twitter can do WHAT with your photos?  —  If you're a big user of the microblogging service Twitter like we are here, you know that Twitter has been making some changes.  There is more streamlining, information's available all in one view, it's easier to send updates or replies …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Determined to Crack the Social Code  —  Google has been stunningly adept at devising computer algorithms to help people search the Internet.  But when it comes to building features for social networking, the company has been much less effective.  —  And changing that is one of the company's biggest business challenges these days.
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Marketing Platform Buddy Media Raises $23 Million  —  Buddy Media CEO Mike Lazerow just announced that the company has raised a $23 million round led by Institutional Venture Partners.  —  It's no secret that the Facebook marketing company has been growing rapidly this year …
Discussion: TechCrunch and MediaPost Raw
Chitika, Inc.:
Top Two iPhone Search Engines: Both Google  —  Top Two iPhone Search Engines Both Google  —  Google dominates search in the iPhone market, carrying as much as 97% of all iPhone search traffic, according to the latest data from online ad network Chitika.  That level of dominance begs the question, where does it come from?
Leena Rao / TechCrunchIT:
IBM Beats The Street; Posts Revenues Of $24.3 Billion, Net Income Up 12 Percent  —  IBM released strong third quarter earnings today, posting revenue of $24.3 billion, up 3 percent from the third quarter in 2009, and surpassing analyst expectations.  EPS were $2.82 per share …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Microsoft's Billion Dollar Media Bailout Plan  —  The advertising recovery is already in the works, but this could help move it along quite nicely: Close to a billion dollars in marketing money, courtesy of Microsoft.  —  That's what Steve Ballmer and company will spend to push …
 
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Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Microsoft sees “unprecedented wave” of Java malware exploits
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Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
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AdMob Serves Its 300 Billionth Mobile Ad Since 2007
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John D. Sutter / CNN:
Smartphones: Our national obsession
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
HUGE: Facebook Releases Admin Interface To Contact Likers
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Cracking the Facebook Code
Aaron Bronzan / The LinkedIn Blog:
Now even more ways to customize your LinkedIn profile
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