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5:45 PM ET, April 25, 2007

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PR Newswire:
Apple Reports Second Quarter Results  —  Earnings Grow 88 Percent Year-over-Year  —  CUPERTINO, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2007 second quarter ended March 31, 2007.  The Company posted revenue of $5.26 billion …
Discussion: Between the Lines and BARRONS.com
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Eric Dash / New York Times:
No Charges for Apple Over Options  —  Federal securities regulators said yesterday that they would bring no civil charges against Apple over the backdating of executive stock options.  But they stopped short of removing the cloud that for nearly a year has hung over the company's chief executive, Steven P. Jobs.
Jessica Dickler / CNNMoney.com:
Apple earnings soar  —  iPod maker posts better-than-expected profit and revenue; iPod sales up 24 percent.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Apple's profit soared in the latest quarter thanks to strong sales of its iPods and Macintosh computers, the company reported Wednesday.
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:
Apple 2Q '07 Earnings: Live Coverage  —  Apple (AAPL) has announced blockbuster earnings for its second fiscal quarter, CNNMoney has the report, and I'll be blogging its earnings call live starting at 2 p.m. Pacific.  (Apple is webcasting the call, so you can tune in here, too.)
Discussion: MarketWatch
San Francisco Chronicle:
Google surpasses Microsoft as world's most-visited site  —  It's official: Google rules the world.  —  The Mountain View search engine has outstripped Microsoft on two fronts, becoming both the most visited Web site and the most valuable global brand.  —  The events are major milestones for Google …
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Passes Microsoft For Most Visited Site In The World
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests
CenterNetworks:
Google is biggest says comScore and Google most powerful brand says Millward Brown
Discussion: Bloomberg and rexduffdixon.com
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Virus Writers Taint Google Ad Links  —  Virus writers have been gaming Google's "sponsored links" — the paid ads shown alongside search engine results.  They are aiming to get their malicious software installed on computers whose users click onto ad links after searching for legitimate sites …
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Roger Thompson / Exploit Prevention Labs:
Google sponsored links not safe?
Discussion: Today @ PC World
Maija Palmer / Financial Times:
Autonomy to spin off consumer arm  —  Autonomy, the Cambridge-based search software company, on Wednesday announced plans to demerge and float its consumer division, with allows people to search internet TV and video clips.  —  The consumer division will be renamed Blinkx, and listed on London's AIM exchange for growth stocks in May.
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Autonomy Exercises Option To Buy Blinkx; Merges With Its Consumer Division; Will IPO It In London  —  This is among the first such IPOs in the still-nascent online video search space, and almost solves the mystery of the weirdly secretive relationship between the data/information search company Autonomy …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Yet another Microsoft search exec calls it quits  —  The shake-ups in Microsoft's search organization aren't over yet.  —  On April 24, Microsoft announced internally that Dane Glasgow, general manager for Live Search, is leaving the company to work for various nonprofits and spend more time with his family.
TalkBMC - opensville:
Seven Reasons Microsoft Loves Open Source  —  Next week I'm leading the "Open Source, the Web, Interoperability, and Microsoft" panel at Mix07 in Vegas, my first Microsoft conference.  Naturally, I've been pondering the topic so I don't end up on stage with my pants around my ankles.
Discussion: My Weblog, digg and Slashdot
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google gets in on 'Intel Inside' campaign  —  Intel is injecting some of Google's famous ad magic into its "Intel Inside" campaign.  —  The world's largest microprocessor supplier and the most popular search engine were set to announce on Wednesday a co-marketing initiative that will allow makers …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
FCC to reveal spectrum auction plan  —  The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday is expected to begin setting rules for one of the most important wireless spectrum auctions in the foreseeable future.  —  The new rules, which determine how to divvy up licenses and actually auction …
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Y Combinator's European Clone  —  If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Y Combinator can now consider itself twice flattered.  Y Combinator's funding methodology of investing a small amount of money across a wide array of young entrepreneurs has already inspired other programs, such as TechStars out of Colorado.
Discussion: GigaOM and Web 2.0 in Belgium
David Chartier / Download Squad:
Six ways Twitter can make money  —  A web 2.0-sized boatload of buzz has surrounded Twitter, the addictive service that allows its users to answer one simple question: what are you doing?  The service has made appearances in everything from your friend's blog to the New York Times, and everyone seems jazzed about how fun tweeting is.
Discussion: rexduffdixon.com
 
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Google and privacy  —  In my previous post I talked …
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Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Project aims to bring DX10 gaming to XP, Linux, OS X
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Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Microsoft accused of patent infringement with .NET
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
VBA for Macintosh goes away
Carlo / Techdirt:
FCC Wants To Decide What You Can Watch On Cable
Sony:
SONY UNVEILS THE WORLD'S SMALLEST AVCHD HIGH-DEFINITION CAMCORDER
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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Vista Hands On #16: A smarter way to manage System Restore space
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Nick / Rough Type:
Open source and the programmer's dilemma
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Maps Introduce User-Generated Content
Kim Nelson / Internet Stocks on Seeking Alpha:
Amazon.com Q1 2007 Earnings Call Transcript
Nokia:
Over 100 million S60 devices shipped
Basil / Mozilla Developer News:
What's happening with Mozilla Firefox 1.5?
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why is Scribd so hot?  —  Last couple of days from many different …