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April 20, 2012, 5:20 AM

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Microsoft Investor Relations:
Microsoft Reports Record Third-Quarter Revenue  —  Strong business demand drives double-digit operating income growth.  REDMOND, Wash. — Apr. 19, 2012 — Microsoft Corp. today announced quarterly revenue of $17.41 billion for the quarter ended Mar. 31, 2012, a 6% increase from the prior year period.
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Microsoft posts Q3 beat: Operating income grows to $6.37 billion on $17.41 billion in sales  —  Following the huge loss reported by major mobile partner Nokia, Microsoft posted its fiscal third-quarter results on Thursday following the close of the market.  Wall Street was expecting …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Enterprise carries Microsoft until Windows 8 launch; Q3 strong  —  Summary: SQL Server and enterprise products more than hold Microsoft over ahead of the Windows 8 launch as company delivers strong third quarter.  —  Microsoft delivered a strong fiscal third quarter as the software company's enterprise line …
9to5Mac:
Apple Marketing SVP Phil Schiller dumps Instagram over expansion to Android  —  Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is not the only photo-loving business executive upset by Instagram in recent weeks.  While Dorsey stopped posting photos from his Instagram after Facebook reportedly beat his Twitter …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Cisco memo: We can't build anything  —  Earlier this morning, The New York Times wrote about an internal memo in which Cisco Systems outlined its plans for software defined networking.  More importantly, it also shared the news that it has invested $100 million in Insieme …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Will Verizon throw its weight behind Windows Phone?  —  Nokia has been building some buzz in the U.S. for its Lumia 900 for AT&T. Could Verizon be the next taker?  —  (Credit: Nokia)  —  Verizon may be ready to cast its lot with Microsoft and its Windows Phone platform.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Dan Farber / CNET:
Google's Tim Lindholm faces off with David Boies on Java license  —  David Boies, Oracle's lead lawyer in the Silicon Valley trial of titans, had a nice set-up for day four of the proceedings.  On day three, Wednesday, Boies probed Google CEO Larry Page about his familiarity with Tim Lindholm …
Kate Cox / Kotaku:
Gabe Newell Says Valve-Apple Meeting Didn't Happen  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook and Valve head Gabe Newell did not actually meet last week as rumored, according to a new podcast interview with Newell.  —  He squashed the week-old rumor in an interview with the fine folks at Seven Day Cooldown …
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Mozilla CEO: First Boot To Gecko Devices Will Be Sold In Brazil  —  Mozilla and Spain-based Telefonica officially announced their intentions to work together on an open web device at this year's Mobile World Congress, but I'm not sure anyone expected the launch market Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs just announced.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Mac OS X invulnerability to malware is a myth, says security firm  —  Mac users can expect more OS X botnets, drive-by downloads, and mass malware from here on out.  That's according to security researchers from Kaspersky Lab, who said during a press conference on Thursday morning …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Hulu Announces Four More Original Series, Bringing Total Lineup To Seven  —  Hulu has been having a busy week.  On Tuesday, the company announced a new deal for advertisers, which now charges them only for ad completions, and today at Hulu's upfronts, the company announced the arrival of even more original shows.
Laura Stampler / Business Insider:
Coming Soon: Buying Stock On Facebook In 3 Clicks  —  Facebook's impending initial public offering on NASDAQ isn't the only way that people will be able to trade in stock of the social networking site.  —  By June of this year, public companies will be able to sell their stock to customers directly …
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Walmart's Vudu plans big int'l expansion  —  Streaming service to compete with Netflix, local players  —  Walmart-owned streaming video service Vudu has plans for an aggressive international expansion, according to sources, which could spell trouble for Netflix and other competitors.
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
Twitter announces it will sponsor the Apache Software Foundation to promote open source  —  Twitter loves open source.  In fact, its engineers are known to be heavy consumers and producers of open source technology, and the team has already managed to release a lot of its own work into the community …
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
FCC fighting mobile ‘bill shock’ with new alert system  —  The FCC estimates that around 30 million Americans have suffered from bill shock — that horrifying feeling when you realize your mobile bill is way higher than expected.  To deal with this, the commission is working …
Farhad Manjoo / Fast Company:
Google's Creative Destruction  —  Venture-capital firms have been the engine of the United States' innovation economy.  At Google Ventures, the search giant's investing arm, Google thinks it can build a better one.  —  Google Ventures managing partner Bill Maris in the future home of his Startup Lab …
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Jessica Roy / Betabeat:
Inside the Super Secret Obvious Corporation HQ  —  Not much is known about the Obvious Corporation, the new-ish, incubator-ish company that's the brainchild of Twitter cofounders Ev Williams and Biz Stone.  Their website is sparse and coy: the only companies that they are publicly known …
More: TechCrunch and Obvious
Bloomberg:
RIM Said to Be Near Choosing JPMorgan as Strategy Adviser  —  Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) is near a decision to pick a financial adviser, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) is the leading candidate to help the company weigh strategy options, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

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Microsoft:
Royal Caribbean International hits the high seas with Microsoft tech  —  Cruise line equips 40,000 crew members with Windows 8.1 tablets, in part to use Skype, OneDrive and more to keep in closer touch with family members and friends while away from home.
Intel:
Disrupting the Data Center to Create the Digital Services Economy  —  I had the pleasure of joining Tom Krazit on stage at the Gigaom Structure'14 conference to share Intel's vision of the data center in support of the growth of the digital services economy.
VMware:
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