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9:40 AM ET, October 23, 2007

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Apple:
Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results  —  Quarterly Mac Sales Set New Record  —  Quarterly iPhone Sales Exceed One Million  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2007 fourth quarter ended September 29, 2007.  The Company posted revenue of $6.22 billion …
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John Markoff / New York Times:
Apple Profit Up 67%, Aided by Record Mac Sales
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
More to Mac sales than a halo  —  It's very easy to take a look at Apple's stellar fourth quarter and conclude that the long-awaited iPod "halo effect" is in full swing, and move onto something more pressing, like handicapping the World Series.  —  For years as the iPod took …
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck:
OiNK Busted  —  In what is being touted as a victory against the "biggest source of illegal pre-release chart albums", the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) concluded a joint two year investigation that has lead to the dismantling of the popular BitTorrent site OiNK.
Discussion: The Register
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
OiNK.cd Servers Raided, Admin Arrested  —  The British and the Dutch police both contributed to the investigation that was initiated by the IFPI and the BPI, two well known anti-piracy organizations.  The operation was supported by Interpol who coordinated the international cooperation.
Discussion: BBC, Channel 9, paidContent and Digg
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Privacy Lost: These Phones Can Find You  —  Two new questions arise, courtesy of the latest advancement in cellphone technology: Do you want your friends, family, or colleagues to know where you are at any given time?  And do you want to know where they are?  —  Obvious benefits come to mind.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Big Media vs. YouTube & Google: Smart or Not?  —  It is becoming increasingly obvious: Big media companies (content owners) are lining up against YouTube & Google (GOOG), and are coming up with their own strategies for online video.  Today, NBC (GE) confirmed to NewTeeVee that it pulled …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Has America's First Friend Been Lying About His Age?  —  I can't decide if this doesn't matter at all, or if it matters a lot.  A Wall Street Journal reporter named Julia Angwin has apparently been working on a tell all book about MySpace for some time, and she's dug up a lot of sensationalist dirt …
Discussion: Valleywag
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Coming soon: Get a Windows Live ID from your phone  —  An announcement coming at CTIA in San Francisco this week will unveil plans to offer the ability to sign up for a Windows Live ID from your phone, simply and securely.  Why is this important?  This from Phil Holden from Windows Mobile:
Discussion: BoomTown and meraTechPort
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Daisuke Wakabayashi / Reuters:
New Microsoft Software Takes Aims at RIM Customers
Discussion: Computerworld
Brad Stone / Bits:
Comcast: We're Delaying, Not Blocking, BitTorrent Traffic  —  Last week, the folks at cable giant Comcast asked for more time to give a nuanced response to a report that the company was blocking some peer-to-peer traffic on its network.  The public relations staff at the Philadelphia company …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
MySpace Got Game... Casual Game That Is!  —  First it was music, then web video, and now it is time for MySpace to turn the attention of its 100-million plus members to casual games.  The company has signed a deal with Oberon Media, and two companies will create a new casual gaming channel on MySpace.
Discussion: TechCrunch, AppScout and Clickety Clack
Quincy Pince-Nez / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple Now Worth more than IBM  —  After the good news today Apple's stock price is going up, up, up into the $186 range - putting its market cap($161 Billion) above IBM ($156.45 Billion) for the first time in history.  —  Not bad Apple.  Not bad.
Discussion: Epicenter and Hightouch
Chris Morrison / VentureBeat:
ProQuo aims to benefit from stopping junk mail  —  Surprisingly enough, in this day of blast emails and spammers, snail mail marketers are still a thriving breed.  ProQuo is a startup, launching tomorrow, that hopes to help consumers curb their physical junk mail.
Discussion: Business Week and Mashable!
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   ProQuo Will Kill Junk Mail
Michael Calore / Compiler:
California Fire Followers Set Twitter Ablaze  —  Twitter users Nate Ritter and Viss have been busy posting rapid-fire updates of the current wildfire situation in Southern California.  Both of them are on the scene in San Diego, and they are doing an excellent job of providing information …
Charles Whelan / Agence France Presse:
Internet deal triggers cyber storm in China  —  BEIJING (AFP) - Competition in China's booming Internet sector has turned nasty ahead of the Beijing Olympics, with Sohu.com upsetting its rivals through a lucrative sponsorship deal that is now being challenged.
Discussion: TechCrunch
David M. Halbfinger / New York Times:
Facing Competition, iTunes Revs Up Its Film Section  —  When Edward Burns's latest romantic comedy, "Purple Violets," had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, it drew positive reviews, but only lukewarm offers from movie distributors.  —  Mr. Burns, the director of indie favorites like …
Oliver Starr / blognation:
BN Exclusive: bluepulse Redefines Messaging, Socializing on Mobile  —  When bluepulse CEO, Ben Keighran told me that he thought the recent major upgrade to bluepulse had the potential to redefine messaging and socializing on mobile devices I was a little bit skeptical.
Discussion: VentureBeat
 
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Steve Borsch / Connecting the Dots:
Top Five Reasons that Leopard will be Apple's tipping point
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Details of hijacked 24/7 ad server emerge
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Switches to Its Own Translation System
Tony Smith / The Register:
Transformers sets hi-def format sales record
Help Net Security:
Patent filed for revolutionary technique to quickly recover lost passwords
Discussion: Newlaunches.com
Philipp Gollner / Reuters:
Dell to sell computers in 1,400 Staples stores
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
House committee demands FTC take second look at dangers of P2P
Discussion: Slashdot
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 Earlier Items: 
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Bountii Launches, Aims At Better Price Comparison Shopping
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
AT&T Targets Compulsive Spenders With New 'One for the Price …
Discussion: The Register
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Firestorm 2.0 - Using Social Media Services to Track The California Fires
Karl / DSLreports:
Verizon Hints At FiOS Announcement Tomorrow - 'Groundbreaking' service …
David Carnoy / Crave: The gadget blog:
Does new iPhone ad pass the sniff test?
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Bridgestone shows off ultrathin, full-color e-paper
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Slashdot
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Rockies Blow Ticket-Sales Tech; World Series Next?
Ryan Block / Engadget:
SanDisk Sansa TakeTV hands-on