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4:00 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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Welcome to the audio webcast of Apple's conference call discussing Q4 - 2007 financial results.  To listen to the conference call, click on the button below.  —  2pm PT/5pm ET  —  This transmission is the property of Apple and protected by U.S. copyright law and international treaties.
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.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Apple Profit Up 67%, Aided by Record Mac Sales
Seeking Alpha:   Apple F4Q07 (Qtr End 9/29/07) Earnings Call Transcript
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 …
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
NBC Confirms Pulling YouTube Content for Hulu  —  A representative from NBC Universal called us today and let us know that the network did indeed remove its channel from YouTube over the weekend in preparation for the launch of its own online video portal, Hulu.
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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 …
Discussion: Podcasting News and Hightouch
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Firestorm 2.0 - Using Social Media Services to Track The California Fires  —  Today my thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the fires in California.  The pictures show a scene straight out of a war movie.  I thought it would be interesting to look at how the popular social media services …
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
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: meraTechPort and SMS Text News
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Daisuke Wakabayashi / Reuters:
New Microsoft Software Takes Aims at RIM Customers
Discussion: Computerworld
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 …
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BBC:
Mac sales core to Apple profits
Discussion: Neowin.net
Karl / DSLreports:
Verizon Hints At FiOS Announcement Tomorrow - 'Groundbreaking' service to be unveiled...  Verizon just dropped a media advisory into our inbox, stating that the company would be unveiling a "groundbreaking" new FiOS Internet service tomorrow afternoon.
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
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AdaptiveBlue's SmartLinks Automatically Make Links More Useful  —  Today we're releasing something new, SmartLinks that automatically deliver relevant information from the best sites on the web right to your blog, allowing your blog's readers to discover, explore, connect, and browse smarter without navigating away from your content.
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
House committee demands FTC take second look at dangers of P2P
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Does new iPhone ad pass the sniff test?
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Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Rockies Blow Ticket-Sales Tech; World Series Next?
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Leslie Katz / CNET News.com:
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Discussion: Gearlog and Mashable!
Victoria Ho / CNET News.com:
China accused of rerouting search traffic to Baidu
Clint Boulton / eWEEK.com:
Holy Trinity Helps Google Smash Q3 Estimates
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
The season of social network platforms
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New data on Facebook application virality
Erika Brown / Forbes:
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