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1:45 AM ET, October 26, 2007

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Microsoft:
Microsoft Reports 27% Revenue Growth; Fastest First Quarter Since 1999  —  Broad-based strength drives operating income and EPS growth each in excess of 25%  —  Segment Revenue/Operating Income(Loss)  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $13.76 billion for the quarter ended September 30 …
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
Microsoft's $30 Billion Vista Bump  —  It turns out someone does like Windows Vista, along with Office and the other stuff Microsoft sells.  Indeed, the company sold $1.1 billion more of that stuff in the second quarter than analysts expected.  The company's profits rose by 23 percent.
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Memo to Mark: BoomTown Is Baaaack and We're Still Dubious!  —  Please see this disclosure related to me and Google.  —  Well, we're glad it's done, our conflict of interest shoved aside by the hey-big-spenders at Microsoft and we can again resume our incredulous analysis of the insane $15 billion valuation of Facebook.
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Rob Greenlee / Zune Insider:
Zune 1-Click Podcast Subscriptions  —  Podcasters can now plan to display a Zune icon or chicklet graphic on their websites to enable an easy "1-Click Podcast Subscription" process for podcast listeners or viewers.  This 1-Click process will launch the new Zune Marketplace software and place …
LabRats / Mozilla Labs Blog:
Prism  —  Personal computing is currently in a state of transition.  While traditionally users have interacted mostly with desktop applications, more and more of them are using web applications.  But the latter often fit awkwardly into the document-centric interface of web browsers.
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Facebook's Stock Options  —  Cash is good, and Facebook, following its $240 million investment from Microsoft, now has plenty of it.  It might have much much more if reports prove true that other investors have, or will soon, join in.  With those lofty sums, Mark Zuckerberg and his crew …
David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
Leopard backpedals again: No more iPhone note syncing  —  Looks like Apple now believes that it has said a little too much with the new Leopard feature pages.  Yesterday it backpedaled on letting us use an AirPort Disk with Time Machine, and now it appears as though all references to the iPhone …
Computerworld:
In Depth: Apple's Leopard leaps to new heights  —  A refined look, revamped apps and new options build on an already solid OS foundation  —  It's been two years, five months and 26 days since Apple Inc. last released a new operating system — the longest gap between releases since the company first released Mac OS X six years ago.
Discussion: Engadget, Macworld and Slashdot
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David Kravets / Threat Level:
Apple's Leopard Falls Prey to Torrent Feeding Frenzy
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
An Open Letter To Jeff Bezos: Please Stop Pissing Off People Over Amazon Prime  —  from the pretty-pretty-pretty-please dept  —  Back in May, we tried to alert you to a serious customer service problem that your company is facing concerning the way you are marketing Amazon Prime.
Roderick Ioerger / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Forget Silicon Valley for a Startup, Try NYC Instead  —  Last week Paul Graham said Silicon Valley was the only place worth being, if you want to have the best chance for success in launching your own Internet startup.  This week Charlie O'Donnell has broken down and dissected the idea …
Elinor Mills / Webware.com:
YAHOO OPENING UP HOME PAGE TO OUTSIDE SOURCES  —  Yahoo is changing its home page to add links to outside sites for the first time as part of its move toward more openness and focus on being the front door to the Internet for most people.  —  The company "turned on" its new main page to the general public on Thursday.
Discussion: Profy.Com
Investor Relations:
CNET Networks Announces Sale of Webshots to American Greetings  —  CNET Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNET), a leading interactive media company, today announced the sale of its Webshots business to American Greetings, effective immediately, for approximately $45 million in cash.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Comcast feeling the heat from competition  —  Comcast added fewer Internet and video customers than expected in its third quarter.  —  The cable giant on Thursday reported net income of $560 million, or 18 cents a share, on revenue of $7.78 billion.  Those results were in line with estimates …
InfoWorld:
Scammers get jail time for Microsoft software scheme  —  Four people have been sentenced to jail time and tens of millions of dollars in fines for buying discounted Microsoft software and then illegally reselling it at a profit.  —  Mirza Ali, 60, and Sameena Ali, 53, the husband-and-wife owners …
Discussion: Neowin.net
 
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Dave Hitz / Network Appliance, Inc.:
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Wolfgang Hansson / DailyTech:
OCZ Acquires High-Performance System Builder Hypersonic-PC
Discussion: IntoMobile
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
British Lord: Virtual worlds should teach real-world values
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
CNET's Shiny New $250 Million Credit Line: What Will They Use It For?
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 Earlier Items: 
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Shares Some Link Love From Its Homepage
Discussion: ParisLemon
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Mozilla can live without Google's money, Baker says
Discussion: WebProNews
Daily Mail:
'Picture-passwords' for people who struggle to remember their PIN numbers
Discussion: CrunchGear and Switched
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
LAPTOP Magazine reviews then new Asus Eee PC 701
Discussion: Engadget and jkOnTheRun
Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
Apple in a Fight for Rights to TV Shows
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Adobe Creative Suite 3 sales 'on fire'
Discussion: JD on EP and Macsimum News
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Yahoo Executive Joins Nintendo
Guardian:
Google Earth used to target Israel