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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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