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9:35 AM ET, April 28, 2006

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microsoft.com:
Microsoft Reports Third-Quarter Results  —  Strong momentum of new products drives 13% revenue growth  —  Segment Revenue/Operating Income(Loss)  —  REDMOND, Wash. — April 27, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. today announced third-quarter revenue of $10.90 billion for the period ended March 31 …
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Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
MICROSOFT FISCAL 2006 Q3 RESULTS  —  This afternoon, Microsoft announced results for its fiscal 2006 third quarter, ended March 31.  While the company's seven business units report separate P&Ls, the units are now contained within three larger business groups.
Discussion: Seeking Alpha
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Microsoft misses earning estimates  —  Turns out that selling tons of Xbox 360's for a loss, and hiring lots of new Windows Live (er, MSN) employees, while doing something else that'll increase costs in the future (our execs just gave guidance, but didn't explain why they think expenses are going up) …
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Microsoft's Pig in a Poke Problem
Discussion: DealBreaker.com
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog …:
Microsoft: Xbox 360 sales to hit high end of target
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
John Markoff / New York Times:
Is Microsoft Preparing Big Attack?  —  SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 — Microsoft reported strong third-quarter revenue growth on Thursday, but analysts said the company also telegraphed a significant increase in spending, an indication that it was preparing to take on its big online rivals, Google and Yahoo.
Discussion: Jeffrey McManus
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
Power Law of Participation  —  Social software brings groups together to discover and create value.  The problem is, users only have so much time for social software.  The vast majority of users with not have a high level of engagement with a given group, and most tend to be free riders upon community value.
Stephen Totilo / MTV:
The Revolution Has A Name: Nintendo Wii  —  Console's new name, pronounced 'we,' causes a firestorm of online bashing.  —  The Revolution is over.  Make way for the Wii.  And pronounce it "we."  —  That's the official name Nintendo announced Thursday (April 27) for its next home console, formerly code-named Revolution.
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Facebook revenue model now includes corporate networks  —  Facebook is moving into the corporate world with a limited beta of 10 companies.  Techcrunch estimates Facebook revenue at $1M per week, or about $50M.  MySpace is believed to be in the $200M range for this year.
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
Dungeons & Dragons Laptop  —  Archi-Tourist Architecture Wiki  —  Second SOCOM Coming to PSP  —  ADVERTISEMENT  —  Dungeons & Dragons Laptop  —  READ MORE: ATARI, D&D, GAMING, LAPTOPS, NERDS  —  We're not quite sure what the point of having a Dungeons & Dragons laptop is …
Gregory M. Lamb / Christian Science Monitor:
'Dream applications' start to come true on the Web  —  Technology is catching up to the grand ideas of the pre-dotcom bust.  Result: a new 'gold rush'  —  Ever since it sprang up a decade ago, the Web has held out the promise of creating new ways for people to work and play together.
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog:
PDA Only Devices Dying A Slow Death  —  READ MORE:  —  According to market intelligence firm IDC, sales of PDA devices without phone capabilities are down 9 straight quarters in a row.  Obviously, with smartphones having more and more PDA functionality due to faster chips and better software …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Stephen / del.icio.us:
it's made out of people  —  del.icio.us users discover interesting things on the Web every day.  We want to make it easier for you to find and connect to these people, so that you can benefit from their knowledge and they can benefit from yours.  Today the "inbox" feature lets you subscribe …
Emiko Terazono and / Financial Times:
Murdoch group attacks BBC web relaunch  —  Rupert Murdoch's media conglomerate on Wednesday accused the British Broadcasting Corporation, the state broadcaster, of using taxpayers' money to build a "digital empire" that would compete with commercial rivals.  —  The BBC, which receives …
Discussion: David Card and Read/WriteWeb
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Another test of "is Microsoft listening?"  —  Rod Boothby, a manager with Ernst & Young, has an awesome post about what he wants from a Web Office, among other things.  He wants us to make a decent internal enterprise blogging platform.  Why?  When it's already done.  It's called Blogtronix.
Discussion: Innovation Creators
Niall McKay / Wired News:
Art Flicks Sparkle on Cell Phones  —  Art-house flicks for cell phones and iPods might teach Hollywood a thing or two about mobile entertainment if the movie bigwigs would just pay attention to the tiny screen, experts say.  —  This week at the San Francisco International Film Festival …
Discussion: MocoNews.net and IP Democracy
Mary Madden / pewinternet.org:
Internet Penetration and Impact  —  Over time, internet users have become more likely to note big improvements in their ability to shop and the way they pursue their hobbies and interests.  A majority of internet users also consistently report that the internet helps them to do their job …
Discussion: unmediated
Tony Walsh / Clickable Culture:
'Second Life' Avatar Population Hits 200k  —  The virtual world of Second Life reached a population of 200,000 residents today, doubling its size since the last milestone of 100,000 residents was reached just over four months ago.  At this rate, it's possible Second Life will reach 1M residents …
Eileen Ng / Associated Press:
Visa, Nokia Launch Phone Payment Project  —  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Visa International and Finnish cell phone maker Nokia Corp. jointly released the world's first credit card payment pilot system in Malaysia, allowing consumers to shop and pay using their mobile phones.
 
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