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Apple:
Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results  —  CUPERTINO, California—October 18, 2011—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2011 fourth quarter ended September 24, 2011.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $28.27 billion and quarterly net profit of $6.62 billion, or $7.05 per diluted share.
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Mark Gongloff / MarketBeat:
Apple Misses on Earnings, Revenue, iPhone Sales, Stock Tanks … The mixed-bag earnings season continues.  —  Apple reported third-quarter earnings of $7.05 a share, on revenue of $28.3 billion.  —  Analysts, on average, expected Apple to earn $7.22 a share on revenue of $29.5 billion.
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Apple Records Q4 2011 Earnings of $6.6B on $28.3B in Revenue, Tops $100 Billion in Sales for Fiscal 2011  —  Apple today announced financial results for the third calendar quarter and fourth fiscal quarter of 2011 — plus the full fiscal year.  For the quarter, Apple posted revenue …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple's CFO: iPhone rumors had a definite negative fiscal impact on Apple's business  —  Shortly after Apple's release of its Q4 financial results, it held an earnings call and took questions.  Among those asked where why Apple felt that it missed analyst markers for sales of the iPhone.
Discussion: The Loop and Reuters, Thanks:findingnewo
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple's Q4: 6 million Lion downloads, over 3M iPod touches, 180M iBooks sold, 77.5M Store visits
Discussion: @daringfireball
BBC:   Apple full year profits rise 85%
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
AAPL Slips 5%: FYQ4 Misses, FYQ1 View Tops Estimates
Victoria Barret / Forbes:
Dropbox: The Inside Story Of Tech's Hottest Startup  —  Here's that rare Steve Jobs story, one that's never been told, about the company that got away.  Jobs had been tracking a young software developer named Drew Houston, who blasted his way onto Apple's radar screen when he reverse-engineered …
Todd Haselton / BGR:
Verizon unveils DROID RAZR by Motorola, pre-orders begin October 27th for $299.99  —  Verizon Wireless announced the DROID RAZR by Motorola on Tuesday, a brand new Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) smartphone that will take advantage of the carrier's 4G LTE network.
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Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
Motorola Droid RAZR for Verizon announced, just 7.1mm thick  —  The phone known alternately as the Spyder, the Droid RAZR, and the Droid HD prior to its release is now official — and Motorola has decided to go with the Droid RAZR name.  As expected, it's got LTE for Verizon …
Brian Heater / Engadget:
Motorola Droid RAZR hands-on (video)
Discussion: Droid Life, NEWS.com.au and SlashGear
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Michael Dell On His Infamous 'I'd Shut Down Apple' Quote: “My Answer Was Largely Misconstrued.”  —  During a Q&A today at Web 2. Summit, I asked Dell CEO Michael Dell if he regretted saying that Apple should shut down the company and its CEO sell the stock back to shareholders 14 years ago …
Discussion: Gizmodo and The Tech Trade
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Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog:
Michael Dell: HP's confusion presents opportunity for Dell
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Q3 Revenue Down 5 Percent To $1.07B; Net Income Down 26 Percent To $293M  —  Yahoo reported third quarter earnings today.  Revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs ("revenue ex-TAC") was $1.072 billion for the third quarter of 2011, a 5 percent decrease from the third quarter of 2010.
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Jay Greene / CNET News:
Microsoft extends revenue guarantees to Yahoo
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and ZDNet
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Mary Meeker's 2011 Presentation On Internet Trends [Slides]  —  Kleiner Perkins partner and former Morgan Stanley analyst Mary Meeker is about to take the stage here at Web 2.0 Summit to present on Internet trends, as she does every year.  —  I'll be writing this up live, so keep refreshing.
Roger Cheng / CNET:
RIM Co-CEO unveils next-gen BBX platform  —  Research in Motion Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis pulled back the curtain on a new name for its next-generation operating system, BBX.  BBX combines the best qualities of RIM's older BlackBerry operating system and its QNX platform, which powers the PlayBook tablet …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Groupon's IPO Road Show Set for Next Week  —  According to multiple sources close to the situation, Groupon plans to conduct its road show for investors next week, starting either on Monday or Tuesday.  —  While the decision to move forward could still change …
Discussion: Business Insider
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Mysterious Site Creates a Horror Movie, Starring You  —  1:08 p.m. |  Updated Adding some details on the origin of the site.  —  There's a hot new Web site making the rounds that mines your Facebook account and inserts your photo and other information into a creepy video …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google To Begin Encrypting Searches & Outbound Clicks By Default With SSL Search  —  Google will now begin encrypting searches that people do by default, if they are logged into Google.com already through a secure connection.  The change to SSL search also means that sites people visit …
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Google Docs Presentations Get Real-Time Collaboration, Transitions and Animations  —  Just about a year and a half ago, most of Google's productivity apps in the Google Docs suite received major overhauls that brought real-time collaboration and a number of other new features to Google's online document, spreadsheet and drawing tools.
Robert Hof / The New Persuaders:
Foursquare's Dennis Crowley: It's Still About Growth, Not Ad Money (Yet)  —  Unlike some Web-based phenoms, the location check-in service Foursquare has an obvious potential business model: local ads based on your geographic location, perhaps coupled with inferred interests from your previous check-ins.
Jon Pielak / Vectorform Labs:
The impact of Apple's Siri release: From the former lead iPhone developer of Siri  —  The Siri application released with the iPhone 4s has the potential to radically impact how we interact with technology.  Ed Wrenbeck, former lead developer from Siri, talks through his history with the app …
Discussion: 9to5Mac, TechPinions and eWeek
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
HP TouchPad gets webOS 3.0.4 update, now able to answer calls from non-webOS phones  —  It may not have resulted in much of a numerical bump, but the just-released webOS 3.0.4 software update for the HP TouchPad is a fairly significant one.  The big new addition is the ability to pair non-webOS phones …
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Son of Stuxnet Found in the Wild on Systems in Europe  —  Diagram of the Duqu malware, courtesy of Symantec.  —  A little more than one year after the infrastructure-destroying Stuxnet worm was discovered on computer systems in Iran, a new piece of malware using some of the same techniques …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Khosla, Founders Fund, and Eric Schmidt Put $10 Million Into BillGuard  —  The other day, I mentioned in passing that Khosla Ventures invested in BillGuard, a TC Disrupt finalist from last May.  Here are more details.  It turns out that Khosla led the round, a $10 million series B …
Quentin Hardy / Bits:
LinkedIn Wants to Make More Money From Job Recruiters  —  LinkedIn, the social network for businesspeople, is adding on to its biggest business: matching jobs to job seekers.  —  The company is announcing an addition to its hiring solutions business called Talent Pipeline at a conference …
Thanks:timcohn
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Wins a Key Patent for a Multi-Touch In-Plane Switching Display  —  The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 20 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today.  In our second report of the day we focus in on a key Apple Multi-Touch patent relating to an In-Plane Switching Display.
Larry Dignan / CNET News:
EMC's quarter tops expectations  —  Storage giant EMC reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings and said it is on track to hit its 2011 targets.  —  EMC reported today quarterly earnings of $606 million, or 27 cents a share, on revenue of $4.98 billion, up 18 percent from a year ago.
 
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