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6:20 PM ET, April 14, 2011

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Google Investor Relations:
Google Announces First Quarter 2011 Results  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2011.  —  “We had a great quarter with 27% year-over-year revenue growth,” said Patrick Pichette, CFO of Google.  “These results demonstrate the value …
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Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Google's Profit Falls Short of Estimates as Employee Costs Rise  —  Google Inc. (GOOG), the largest Internet- search company, reported profit that missed estimates after spending more on hiring and marketing to ward off competition from Facebook Inc. and Apple Inc. (AAPL) The shares fell 4.3 percent.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Ditches YouTube, Goes Back To Relying On Nemesis Microsoft For Earnings Calls  —  Last January, I praised Google for a small, but important move: streaming their quarterly earnings webcasts via YouTube.  For those of us that cover these calls, it's at least a thousand times better …
Discussion: @dannysullivan
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Google announces Q1 earnings: $8.58 billion gross revenue, $2.3 billion net income  —  Well, it looks like Larry Page had a bit of good news and some bad news to deal with on his first quarterly earnings call as CEO of Google.  The company has just reported $8.58 billion in gross revenue …
Jessi Hempel / Fortune:
Trouble @Twitter  —  Boardroom power plays, disgruntled founders, and CEO switcheroos are clipping the wings of this tech high flier.  —  FORTUNE — In March, shortly after Jack Dorsey went back to work for Twitter, the company he co-founded four years ago, he did a Q&A session …
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Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
Twitter Turned Down A $10 Billion Offer From Google - Report  —  Fortune's Jessi Hempel says that last fall, Twitter's board turned down a $2 billion offer from Facebook, and a $10 billion offer from Google.  She says Microsoft almost made an offer.  —  If the report is true, we are befuddled.
Discussion: The Business Insider and @jason
David Pogue / Pogue's Posts:
The Tragic Death of the Flip  —  Day before yesterday, my jaw hit the floor, and I still haven't managed to get it back up again.  Cisco is killing the Flip camcorder.  Let's see if I can get this straight.  Only two years ago, Cisco bought Pure Digital, the company that made the Flip, for $590 million.
Discussion: Technologizer, @loic and Electronista
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Microsoft Data Center GM Timmons Heads to Apple  —  Microsoft data center executive Kevin Timmons speaks at a 2010 event in Quincy, Washington.  —  Kevin Timmons, who helped build the data centers that power Microsoft's global cloud computing operation, has left the company and is expected to take a leadership position at Apple.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Flipboard Confirms $50 Million Funding at $200 Million Valuation  —  Late last month, BoomTown posted about a huge venture funding effort by the high-profile and even more highly designed social media reading app for the Apple iPad, Flipboard.  —  Today, its co-founder …
David Pogue / New York Times:
A BlackBerry Tablet, but Where Are the Apps?  —  Listen, I'll be straight with you.  I realize that tablets are crazy hot right now, that 2011 is the Year of the iPad Clone and that every company and its brother is rushing one to market.  But I'm sorry.  I'm not going to review every …
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Daniel Ek / Spotify:
Upcoming changes to Spotify Free/Open  —  Spotify's aim from the very beginning was to make music on-demand available to all.  To give you the power to listen to, discover, share and manage your music the way you want to - simpler, faster, better - while making sure the artists whose music …
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Larry Hyrb / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Kinect support for Netflix  —  Today we released an update to the Netflix experience on Xbox 360.  The next time you start up Netflix, you'll be prompted to accept the update which introduces Kinect support for Netflix.  —  That means controller-free navigation of thousands of movies and TV show …
Mike Bloomberg:
April 16 Declared @Foursquare Day in NYC  —  New York City is proud to join Foursquare's founders and fans in celebrating the first global social media holiday.  Mayor Bloomberg has issued the following official proclamation declaring April 16, 2011 - 4/16, the fourth sixteenth of the year - to be Foursquare Day in New York City:
Ian Sherr / Digits:
Apple Says White iPhone 4 Is Coming This Spring  —  Customers who have waited nearly 10 months for the white version of the iPhone 4 won't have to wait much longer. … Apple said Thursday the white iPhone was would be released in the spring, reiterating a projection the company made in October.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia W7 and W8 tipped as first Windows Phone models  —  If you can accept what we're about to tell you as rumor, and nothing more, then we'd like to let you in on the latest scuttlebutt surrounding Nokia's first dip into the shallow Windows Phone waters.  Eldar Murtazin, the eternal Nokia antagonist …
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel: USB 3.0 in 2012 with ‘Thunderbolt’  —  Intel went on the record today saying that its silicon will support USB 3.0 in 2012 and urged developers to target both USB and its new “Thunderbolt” technology.  —  “Intel is going to support USB 3.0 in the 2012 client platform.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google: 3 Billion Android Apps Installed; Downloads Up 50 Percent From Last Quarter  —  On Google's earnings call today, Jeff Huber, Senior VP Commerce and Local, revealed that there have been over 3 billion Android apps installed.  And downloads of Android apps are up 50 percent from Q4 2010.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Zoom, zoom: Zipcar is a $1 billion company!  —  No profits, no problem.  —  Car-sharing service Zipcar (ZIP) is having a huge first day on the public markets, with its stock climbing 70% above its $18 per share IPO price at one point.  As of last check, the shares were at around $28.58 …
Cabel / Panic Blog:
Introducing Prompt.  Nice SSH for iOS.  —  In our State of the Union blog post, I mentioned that we've been working on some iOS proof of concept / research projects here in the Panic Office.  It's been a lot of fun for us.  —  In fact, we liked one of those projects so much internally, we just promoted it to “real thing”!
Chadwick Matlin / Fortune:
The ruthless Rose  —  Kevin Rose, the founder and former CEO of Digg, says he won't spend Milk Inc.'s VC money keeping bad products on life support.  —  FORTUNE — A month ago, Kevin Rose, the founder and former CEO of Digg, built something creepy.  He had been nursing an idea that would test …
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Comcast Extreme 105 serves up 105Mbps internet speeds for home users with deep pockets  —  We first caught wind of Comcast's 105Mbps broadband plans back in May of last year, but the time since then has been filled with silence until this very moment, when the service has gone official.
Pui-Wing Tam / Wall Street Journal:
The New Rules of Raising Cash  —  Raising money for start-ups is relatively easy in Silicon Valley these days.  But longtime entrepreneurs and venture capitalists say it is still nowhere near as simple as it was in 1999 and 2000, when a cash flood fueled the dot-com bubble.
The Airbnb Blog:
Rent anything from a couch...to a country!  —  If you've been a member of our community for awhile, you've probably know you can rent anything from a couch for a night, a treehouse for week, or a boat for a month.  Well, as of today, you can now rent anything from a couch to a country on Airbnb!
Discussion: TechCrunch, Techland, Tnooz and The Next Web
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Apple Releases iOS 4.3.2 [Direct Links]  —  Apple just released iOS 4.3.2.  It's available now in iTunes if you check for updates, and direct links to the downloads will be available shortly.  —  As previously reported, iOS 4.3.2 fixes issues with FaceTime calls (freezing or displaying random photos …
Robert X. Cringely / InfoWorld:
Intel and Micron shrink NAND flash  —  Companies hope to bring more storage capacity to tablets and smartphones  —  Intel and Micron Technology on Thursday said they had shrunk NAND flash memory in size, which could help add more storage and features to smartphones or tablets.
Discussion: eWeek
 
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