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10:00 PM ET, January 18, 2011

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Apple:
Apple Reports First Quarter Results  —  Record Mac, iPhone, iPad Sales Drive Highest Revenue and Earnings Ever  —  Revenue Grows 71 Percent; Earnings Grow 78 Percent  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2011 first quarter ended December 25, 2010.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Apple COO Tim Cook Dismisses Android Tablets As “Bizarre”  —  Apple's iPad is a hit.  The company sold 7.3 million iPads in the December quarter of 2010, a 75 percent increase from the previous quarter.  But judging from all the Android tablets announced at CES, it is about to face an onslaught of competition.
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Apple commits $3.9 billion to secret long term component contracts  —  Apple's chief operations executive Tim Cook revealed that the company had entered into long term component supply contracts worth $3.9 billion over the next two years.  —  Cook noted that the secret deals were a “fantastic” …
Discussion: Engadget
Philip Michaels / Macworld:
Holiday sales help Apple start the fiscal year in style
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Reports Record 1Q 2011: $6 Billion Profit on $26.74 Billion in Revenue
Discussion: AppleInsider and Apple
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Exclusive: HP / Palm's webOS tablets — pictures, plans, and more  —  Oh, hello.  A trusted tipster just sent in these internal renders of HP / Palm's “Topaz” webOS tablet, which is one of two tablets currently being developed in Sunnyvale.  That's right, two tablets: the 9-inch Topaz …
Doron Levin / Fortune:
Steve Jobs went to Switzerland in search of cancer treatment  —  Fortune has learned that Apple CEO Steve Jobs spent part of 2009 at a hospital in Basel, Switzerland seeking treatment for neuroendocrine cancer, which he had surgically treated in 2004.  In early 2009, the tech and investing worlds …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
In SEC Filing, Apple Stresses Jobs Will “Remain Involved In Major …
Discussion: Fortune
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Bing Terminates Relationship With Publisher Doing Tricky Home Page Switch  —  Is Facebook's third largest advertiser really a site that tries to trick people into switching to Bing?  Apparently not.  Still, Bing's not happy with this particular affiliate's tactics being outed.
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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Two charged over iPad hacking on AT&T network  —  (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors filed criminal charges against two people accused of stealing the email addresses and other personal data of about 120,000 users of Apple Inc's iPad tablet computer.  —  Daniel Spitler and Andrew Auernheimer …
Meg James / Company Town:
Comcast will retain NBC's stake in Hulu, but is stripped of control  —  Call it the Hulu Handcuff.  —  The federal government is making sure that Comcast Corp. won't be able to use its newfound clout when it takes control of NBC Universal to sabotage the online video website Hulu.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Ina Fried / Mobilized:
Microsoft Brings the First Piece of Office to the iPhone: OneNote  —  While Microsoft still hopes to one day rival the iPhone, the company's Office unit is the latest part of Redmond to acknowledge that, for now at least, the iPhone reigns supreme.  —  Microsoft is releasing on Tuesday …
Jeremy Keith / Adactio:
Badge of shame  —  The W3C have unveiled a logo for HTML5.  I'm not sure the world needs such a logo, but I think it looks pretty good.  It reminds me of some of the promotional materials used by the Web Standards Project back in the day—simple bold lines that work well at small sizes, with a whiff of Russian constructivism.
Discussion: Webmonkey
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Zach Epstein / BGR:
Recent Verizon phone buyers get $200 toward iPhone 4 upgrade  —  Not everyone follows tech news as closely as BGR readers, so it's quite possible that some poor souls purchased a cell phone from Verizon Wireless this past holiday season without realizing the iPhone 4 would be an option in early February.
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Docs to Add Preview Pane, Music Player, Collections  —  Google Docs code includes references to some upcoming features that could make the service better suited for storing media content.  There are many references to a preview pane that will allow you to view more information …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Softpedia News, Thanks:arpitnext
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
White iPhone 4 Appears in Best Buy Inventory System With February 27th Launch Date  —  We've received information today from a source sharing the above screenshot claimed to be from a Best Buy inventory database showing both 16 GB and 32 GB white iPhone 4 models listed with expected in-stock dates of February 27th.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Twitter Is Now Available In Korean, Its Seventh Language  —  As of today Twitter users in North and South Korea can view Twitter.com, the mobile site and the iPhone and Android apps in Korean characters.  Twitter has partnered with Korean web portal Daum to display Korean tweets on its homepage …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Mashable and The Next Web
Yahoo! Developer Network:
Yahoo! Opens to Third-Party Authentication with Facebook/Google IDs  —  Today we're excited to announce that on Thursday, January 20, Yahoo! opens to third-party user authentication with Facebook and Google logins (via OpenID) across the Yahoo! Network.  Hundreds of millions of Facebook …
Ralph Jennings / Computerworld:
Acer to launch 7-inch, 10-inch tablets by mid-year  —  IDG News Service - Acer will begin selling two or three new tablet PCs in the first half of the year, including one with a seven-inch screen, a company sales manager said on Monday.  —  The tablet launches will begin a gradual replacement …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Apple's iPad represents 90 percent of all tablets shipped; Amazon owns e-readers  —  Apple's iPad dominates the tablet market and accounts for 90 percent of all tablets sold in the third quarter, according to IDC data.  Meanwhile, Amazon has a commanding 41.5 percent share of the e-reader market.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Advertisers Want To Buy Audiences, So Adobe Buys Demdex  —  Adobe (NSDQ: ADBE) has acquired audience data management company Demdex as the software company continues to build its advertising business.  Bringing in New York-based Demdex adds another layer for Adobe's existing audience targeting tools …
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Suspends Phone & Address Sharing Feature  —  Just before the weekend, Facebook announced that it would begin allowing third-party applications and websites to request that users share both their mobile phone number and address.  Now, the company has said that it will be putting …
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Is A Samsung Fight With Carriers Screwing Its Android Phone Owners?  —  Samsung phones stuck on Android 2.1 might stay that way for a while, according to a post on mobile site XDA Developers via Hacker News.  —  According to an anonymous writer, carriers would have to pay a fee to Samsung every …
Discussion: Phone Scoop and Daring Fireball
 
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Seth Freeman / New York Times:
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Al Sacco / CIO:
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
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Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Pushes Users to List Their Current City, Which Helps Advertisers
Discussion: All Facebook
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Sony Ericsson sues Clearwire for trademark infringement
Discussion: CNET News
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Prepping For An IPO, LinkedIn Adds Sequoia Partner Michael Moritz To Board
Discussion: WebProNews and VentureBeat
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0 Blog:
Intel to put Windows 8 on phones ... Wait ... whaaaaat?!?!
George Ou / Digital Society:
Netflix spends 20 times more on postage than bandwidth
Discussion: GigaOM, ReadWriteWeb and Fast Company
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Exclusive: Chinese supplier floating iPad 2 case with possible SD card …
 

 
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