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8:00 PM ET, October 22, 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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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Apple clears Mac, iPhone shipment hurdles; Earnings shine; Outlook strong  —  Apple capped a strong fiscal fourth quarter and 2007 amid strong Mac shipments.  The company reported Monday fourth quarter earnings of $904 million, or $1.01 a share, on revenue of $6.22 billion.  That sum easily topped estimates.
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Earnings: Apple Q4 Revs Jump 28 Percent; Earnings Up 67 Percent …
Discussion: New York Times
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
The Vista wow becomes a whisper  —  I wasn't a big fan of the "Wow" campaign around Windows Vista.  But its newest incarnation — "100 Reasons Why Everyone's So Speechless" — might be even worse.  —  The new site (which Microsoft officials just told me has been on the Web since January …
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John Markoff / New York Times:
As Apple Gains PC Market Share, Jobs Talks of a Decade of Upgrades  —  It may have dropped the word "computer" from its name, but Apple is certainly selling plenty of Macs.  —  Driven in part by what analysts call a halo effect from the iPod and the iPhone, the market share of the company's personal computers is surging.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Mac OS X 10.5 gets geotagging support
Discussion: CrunchGear, TidBITS and Macsimum News
Erika Brown / Forbes:
Bikinis And Bums On Cue  —  Here's a story line that M.C. Escher could appreciate: Four fresh-out-of-college girls share an apartment in Los Angeles and star in a reality show filmed by a guy who is their friend.  Except—this isn't a reality show.  All the dialogue is scripted.
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Mossblog:
Free My Phone  —  Suppose you own a Dell computer, and you decide to replace it with a Sony.  You don't have to get the permission of your Internet service provider to do so, or even tell the provider about it.  You can just pack up the old machine and set up the new one.
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Libraries Shun Deals to Place Books on Web  —  Several major research libraries have rebuffed offers from Google and Microsoft to scan their books into computer databases, saying they are put off by restrictions these companies want to place on the new digital collections.
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
New data on Facebook application virality  —  Facebook has unveilved new valuable marketing data to application developers that show which channels inside Facebook lead to the most application installations.  While the stats are not perfect, they do provide new insight into how your Facebook users find and add your application.
David Kravets / Wired News:
Exclusive: I Was a Hacker for the MPAA  —  Promises of Hollywood fame and fortune persuaded a young hacker to betray former associates in the BitTorrent scene to Tinseltown's anti-piracy lobby, according to the hacker.  —  In an exclusive interview with Wired News, gun-for-hire hacker Robert Anderson tells …
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Rockies Blow Ticket-Sales Tech; World Series Next?  —  If you're going to push people to your Web site, you'd better make sure the site is up to snuff.  Particularly if the people are sports fans.  —  Citing "incredible demand for the largest ticketed event in Colorado sports history," …
Discussion: Computerworld and Valleywag
Leslie Katz / CNET News.com:
Is your date a player?  Send a text and find out  —  You get asked out at a party, but you can't help but wonder if the guy is actually the stable, reliable charmer he appears to be.  A new SMS and Web-based service called PlayerBlock lets you sneak off with your cell phone …
Discussion: Gearlog and Mashable!
PR Newswire:
Online Advertising Network Collective Media Closes Series A Funding  —  Proceeds to accelerate development of proprietary ad network platform and support rapid US growth  —  Collective Media, a leading online advertising network, today announced it has closed a Series A round of funding led …
Clint Boulton / eWEEK.com:
Holy Trinity Helps Google Smash Q3 Estimates  —  Google wields search, ads and Apps prowess to boost its profits and sales figures.  —  Google's third-quarter earnings report smashed a number of expectations, thanks to the holy trinity of search, online ads and applications, according to executives.
 
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BBC:
Mac sales core to Apple profits
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
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Discussion: CNET News.com
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
NBC Confirms Pulling YouTube Content for Hulu
Darren Murph / Engadget:
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Discussion: Ubergizmo and Slashdot
Victoria Ho / CNET News.com:
China accused of rerouting search traffic to Baidu
Russ / Russell Beattie's Weblog:
Fourth most what!??!  —  Please don't misunderstand me …
Discussion: Mike Rowehl
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
The season of social network platforms
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Google, DoubleClick: Myths and Facts
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
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CNET News.com:
NSA cooperation: OK for e-mail, IM companies?
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
CondéNet Uses Facebook to Draw Users, Ads
Associated Press:
AT&T to Offer Music Downloads From Napster Catalog
Aminu Abubakar / Agence France Presse:
Home-made helicopters hit northern Nigeria
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Facebook: Who needs Google? Facebook's stealth ad system