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11:30 PM ET, October 18, 2011

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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.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
After A Rare Miss, Apple Predicts Record iPhone, iPad Sales And Hints At A $40 Billion Quarter  —  Yes, Apple missed with their earnings today.  It's the first time in a long time that has happened.  Some are suggesting that hasn't happened since 2002.  That's big news.
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Apple's just-okay quarter in charts  —  Apple just reported September quarter results, and they're below Wall Street's expectations for the first time in a long time.  —  Weaker-than-predicted iPhone sales ahead of the iPhone 4S launch seemed to do Apple in.  As a result, revenue and profits both missed the Street's mark.
Thanks:fromedome
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple's CFO: iPhone rumors had a definite negative fiscal impact on Apple's business
Discussion: The Next Web, Reuters and The Loop, Thanks:findingnewo
Vlad Savov / This is my next:
Galaxy Nexus with Ice Cream Sandwich: pictures, video, and hands-on  —  Samsung may have been the one to launch and produce it, but the Galaxy Nexus is all about Google and its latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich.  This 4.65-inch smartphone is loaded with a fundamentally new operating system …
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Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy Nexus gets handled on video  —  We're still a few hours away from Samsung's big Ice Cream Sandwich event, but it looks like the company just can't keep the Galaxy Nexus under wraps.  First it showed up on the company's site, and now here it is getting man-handled by Mr. Blurrycam.
Paul Miller / This is my next:
Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ official: release in November, SDK available today
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 …
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David Coursey / Forbes:
How Dropbox Will Die  —  Dropbox, the online file system, may be “tech's hottest startup” but that does not mean the company will survive.  —  There is always a “ hottest startup” in tech and in most cases the level of heat is almost inversely proportional to likelihood of lasting success.
Discussion: Digits
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   (TCTV Exclusive) DropBox CEO Drew Houston Says The $250 Million “Is All Going Into The Company”
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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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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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 …
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Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Ballmer On Not Buying Yahoo: “Sometimes You're Lucky”  —  Speaking today at Web 2.0, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was boisterous as usual.  In a rousing talk with John Batelle, Ballmer talked about how, since last being on stage at Web 2.0 three years ago, Bing has doubled its market share …
The Official Google Blog:
Designing an infinite digital bookcase  —  (Cross-posted on the Google Code blog)  —  As digital designers, we often think about how to translate traditional media into a virtual space.  Recently, we thought about the bookcase.  What would it look like if it was designed to hold digital books?
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.
Timelines.com:
Why we are suing Facebook and a request for help  —  Much has been written and said about our suit against Facebook for infringing upon our registered trademark “Timelines”, and we've heard from people who are understandably confused by the whole issue.  We'd like to let you know our reasons for doing this and ask for your help.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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: CNET News and Reuters
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 …
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 …
Ian Sherr / Digits:
Apple to Close Some Retail Stores Wednesday During Jobs Memorial  —  Apple plans to close some of its retail stores for at least an hour Wednesday, according to two people familiar with the matter, a gesture that coincides with the company's planned celebration of co-founder Steve Jobs's life at its headquarters.
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.
 
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