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7:00 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 …
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Jessica Dickler / CNNMoney.com:
Apple earnings soar
Discussion: Apple 2.0
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  —  Google surpasses Microsoft as world's most-visited site from the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Google is now more popular than Microsoft, in terms of worldwide visits.  —  According to comScore, Google had a million visitors more than Microsoft in March 2007.
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
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.
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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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
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
'Second Life' to strengthen its voice  —  SAN FRANCISCO—In the next several months, Second Life avatars may find their long-awaited voice, said Philip Rosedale, CEO of Linden Lab, publisher of the virtual world.  —  Many Second Life members have long desired to bring voice to their text-based avatars.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Maps Introduce User-Generated Content  —  When Google launched its personalized mapping tool, My Maps, the company said it would soon be integrating user-generated content.  It appears that is now happening on many Google Maps searches (hat tip to NLC Marketing Blog).  —  Here are some example searches:
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
GrandCentral Mobile Is Live  —  Telephone management startup GrandCentral launched a mobile version of the service yesterday, although they have not announced the product yet.  The mobile site is available at grancentral.com/mobile.  It will not load properly from a desktop browser …
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.
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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 …
Gizmodo:
Samsung's Wireless 1080p Plasma Is Almost Ready, But Is It Safe Enough For Hollywood?  —  Yesterday, Samsung execs brought us up to speed on their plans for a wireless high-def TV system.  On target for September, the 50" and 58" models (FP-T5094 and FP-T5894, respectively) …
Discussion: Ars Technica and Gadget Lab
Nick Starr / The Boy Genius Report:
Sprint Announces PPC-6800  —  Sprint has sent out the data sheet for their upcoming PPC-6800 (HTC Titan).  What a great phone, if it only included Windows Mobile 6 and EV-DO Rev A. instead of hinting at the possibilities of being able to upgrade Featuring a 2.8" QVGA LCD screen, WiFi …
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear and Engadget Mobile
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
VBA for Macintosh goes away  —  The first few versions of Excel (1.0 through 4.0) had a rudimentary macro programming capability using a programming language so embarassing that it never had a name, although it was sometimes called XLM (its file extension).  —  In 1991, Visual Basic 1.0 had just shipped to rave reviews.
 
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Ryan Block / Engadget Mobile:
iPhone Q&A for AT&T employees
Discussion: Infinite Loop and MacUser
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
Radically, transparently stupid
Discussion: Valleywag
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Google and privacy  —  In my previous post I talked …
Thomas Ptacek / Matasano Chargen:
URGENT: Unconfirmed Reports QuickTime Exploit Capture Is Circulating
Discussion: Zero Day
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Project aims to bring DX10 gaming to XP, Linux, OS X
Discussion: Neowin.net, Forever Geek and digg
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Microsoft accused of patent infringement with .NET
Carlo / Techdirt:
FCC Wants To Decide What You Can Watch On Cable
Sony:
SONY UNVEILS THE WORLD'S SMALLEST AVCHD HIGH-DEFINITION CAMCORDER
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and I4U News
 Earlier Items: 
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Vista Hands On #16: A smarter way to manage System Restore space
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
Nick / Rough Type:
Open source and the programmer's dilemma
Kim Nelson / Internet Stocks on Seeking Alpha:
Amazon.com Q1 2007 Earnings Call Transcript
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
FCC to reveal spectrum auction plan
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Y Combinator's European Clone
Discussion: GigaOM and Web 2.0 in Belgium
Eric Dash / New York Times:
No Charges for Apple Over Options
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why is Scribd so hot?  —  Last couple of days from many different …