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7:05 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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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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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
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.
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Google and privacy  —  In my previous post I talked about some useful things I'd discovered about Google's Web History feature.  As you might expect, several commenters asked about various aspects of privacy for Web History.  I gave a quick response in my comments, but I figured …
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:
Ryan Block / Engadget Mobile:
iPhone Q&A for AT&T employees  —  Not a lot here, but for those clammoring for any possible news about the iPhone, we got our hands on an internal AT&T iPhone Q&A document.  The highlights:  — With an iPhone you'll have access to Cingular's MyAccount via the device as well as via iTunes.
Discussion: Crave, Infinite Loop and MacUser
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 …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Samsung announces 1.8-inch 120GB disk for UMPCs and perhaps, iPods  —  Oh Samsung, you and your obsession with the "world's biggest" puts even Jersey girls to shame.  Chalk-up two more this morning with the world's highest capacity 1.8- and 2.5-inch hard disk drives.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, iLounge and digg
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
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 …
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
 
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Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
Radically, transparently stupid
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Thomas Ptacek / Matasano Chargen:
URGENT: Unconfirmed Reports QuickTime Exploit Capture Is Circulating
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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
Gizmodo:
Samsung's Wireless 1080p Plasma Is Almost Ready, But Is It Safe Enough …
Discussion: Ars Technica and Gadget Lab
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 …