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April 24, 2012, 5:35 PM

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Sundar Pichai / The Official Google Blog:
Introducing Google Drive... yes, really  —  Just like the Loch Ness Monster, you may have heard the rumors about Google Drive.  It turns out, one of the two actually does exist.  —  Today, we're introducing Google Drive—a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff.
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Google Drive vs. the competition: pricing plans and perks, compared  —  Sometimes a table says a thousand words.  Now that Google has finally announced its cloud service, Google Drive, we're sure more than a few of you are crunching the numbers in your head in an attempt to figure which is the best deal.
More: Neowin and Gizmodo
Apple:
Apple Reports Second Quarter Result  —  Record March Quarter Sales of iPhones, iPads and Macs Net Profit Increases 94% Year-over-Year CUPERTINO, California—April 24, 2012—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 second quarter ended March 31, 2012.
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple's Q2: $39.2B revenue, $11.6B profit with $12.30EPS, 35.1M iPhones, 11.8M iPads sold  —  Apple today announced its earnings for its second fiscal quarter of 2012.  Apple's revenue amounted to $46.33B in Q1.  With earnings of $13.87 per share.  The company's net profit in Q1 was $11.6B.
More: The Loop, 9to5Mac and MacStoriesTweets: @parislemon
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple Profit Rises 94% on Growing Global Demand for IPhones  —  Apple Second-Quarter Profit Beats Estimates  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) profit almost doubled last quarter, reflecting robust demand for the iPhone in China as well as purchases of a new version of the iPad tablet …
Scott Moritz / Bloomberg:
Jamie Keene / The Verge:
Samsung's US Android 4.0 upgrade plans revealed, Galaxy S still excluded  —  A list of phones on US carriers set to receive an upgrade to Android 4.0 is now available on Samsung's support pages, providing confirmation for a number of devices.  It's not the first time the manufacturer's update plans …
Frank Gillett / Forrester Blogs:
Why Tablets Will Become Our Primary Computing Device  —  Tablets aren't the most powerful computing gadgets.  But they are the most convenient.  —  They're bigger than the tiny screen of a smartphone, even the big ones sporting nearly five inch screens.  —  They have longer battery life …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Intel acquires Cray HPC interconnect technology  —  Summary: The Cray intellectual property and personnel will help Intel “achieve ExaFlops performance.”  —  Intel has acquired Cray's high-performance computing interconnect program in a move to bolster its team and intellectual property.
Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
VMware buys big data startup Cetas  —  VMware has acquired Cetas, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based big data startup that provides analytics atop the Hadoop platform.  Terms of the deal haven't been disclosed yet, but Cetas is an 18-month-old company with tens of paying customers …

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Microsoft:
Stephen Alvarez takes smartphone photography to the next level  —  The 20-year National Geographic veteran is shooting the Seven Natural Wonders of the World using only Microsoft smartphones.
HP:
Behind the Scenes: Medicare and Medicaid IT Healthcare Infrastructure  —  Since the 1960s, HP has been one of the largest Medicare and Medicaid providers in the U.S. Of the 37 states that outsource Medicare and Medicaid, HP is the service provider in 20.
Zoho:
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