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7:55 PM ET, January 22, 2008

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Apple:
Apple Reports First Quarter Results  —  Best Quarterly Revenue & Earnings in Apple History  —  Mac, iPod & iPhone Sales Break Previous Records  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2008 first quarter ended December 29, 2007.  The Company posted revenue of $9.6 billion …
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Ruthie Ackerman / Forbes:
High Expectations Bite Apple  —  Even the mighty iPod can't save Apple.  —  On Tuesday Apple (nasdaq: AAPL - news - people ) reported that first quarter earnings soared 57% with the help of iPod and iPhone sales, but its outlook for the second quarter fell short of Wall Street's expectations.
Longofest / MacRumors:
Apple 1Q 2008 Results: Record $1.58 Billion Profit
Discussion: last100 and Digg
Christine Monaghan / Apple:
Apple Adds Pink to the iPod nano Lineup  —  Apple® today announced that it is adding a gorgeous new pink iPod® nano to the lineup of the world's most popular music player.  The much-requested pink iPod nano is available immediately in an 8GB model for $199. iPod nano features …
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple posts nice Q1, but pessimistic on Q2  —  Updated at 3:45 p.m. following the conference call, with changes throughout.  —  Apple's first quarter hit on all cylinders, as the company continued its financial run on the strength of its Mac business.  But anyone looking for reassurance …
Discussion: eWeek and Associated Press
Arn / MacRumors:   iPod Touch: ‘Mainstream Wi-Fi Mobile Platform’
James Bannan / APC:
Vista successor, Windows 7 to be released next year?  —  A recently-release roadmap for the next major Window release - Windows 7 - indicates that Microsoft is planning to release the new operating system in the second half of 2009, rather than the anticipated release date of some time in 2010.
Discussion: CNET News.com, CrunchGear and Slashdot
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Could Windows 7 be the best Windows yet?  —  Given all the feedback that Microsoft has had from Vista users (both negative and positive), could Windows 7 be the best version of Windows yet?  —  Vista is turning out to be a bit of an enigma.  While sales seem strong, users seem far from satisfied with the latest offering from Redmond.
Discussion: eWeek
GigaOM:
Yahoo, Please Put Up A Fight  —  Yahoo has lost about $20 billion in market cap over the last two years.  The fight that it was supposed to put up against Google has been full of Brownian Motion, generating no real momentum.  —  Yahoo has a staggering 500 million users.
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
FCC official: No need to mandate ‘open’ mobile networks...yet  —  WASHINGTON—A key federal regulator on Tuesday said he's not ready—yet, at least—to pursue new rules requiring wireless carriers to open their networks to whatever devices or programs their customers desire.
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:   Supreme Court rejects cell-phone tax case
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
CBS Will Try To Convert Last.FM Acquisition To Video Value  —  One of the questions that comes up repeatedly in chats about CBS: what is the company doing to move last year's $280 million Last.fm acquisition beyond buzz into value?  Looks like answers may be on the way.
RealClearMarkets:
Might Google Buy the New York Times?  —  The choice for the family would be basically this: double your money or double down on “young Arthur,” as the NYT's Chairman and CEO is sometimes called.  In the back of their minds, the prospect of doubling down on “young Arthur” …
Discussion: WebProNews, Mashable! and City Room
BurstMedia:
Current Research You Can Use Consumers Shout “I Want My Online Video”  —  Video content — once reserved to restricted distribution and corporate scheduling — is now readily available on demand at your favorite Internet web site.  The torrent of available video content online has been met …
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Life after Google, with millions  —  What would you do if you were flush with $10 million or $100 million?  Would you retire, go to work every day at the company that made you rich, or chase other dreams?  —  That's the multimillion-dollar question for hundreds of early Googlers.
Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Gates vs. Jobs: Keynote text analysis, 2008 edition  —  A year ago, we analyzed the text of speeches by Apple's Steve Jobs and Microsoft's Bill Gates during their respective Macworld Expo and Consumer Electronics Show appearances.  The idea was to glean something about their mindsets …
Discussion: CNET News.com
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Shooting yourself in the foot: Time Warner's usage caps  —  Last week, we learned from a leaked memo that Time Warner Cable is preparing to roll out usage-based broadband service tiers to new customers in Beaumont, TX.  The company has since confirmed its plans, with monthly bandwidth caps set at 5GB, 10GB, 20GB, and 40GB.
 
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Yukari Iwatani Kane / Wall Street Journal:
Disney Launches Cellphone Service in Japan
Discussion: ClickZ News Blog
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
IF YOU DELETE A SOCIAL-NETWORKING PROFILE, DOES IT STILL EXIST?
reddit:
new features  —  We added a handful of new features last night.
Discussion: Download Squad and TechCrunch
Kevin Massy / Crave: The gadget blog:
Toyota develops eyelid-monitoring system
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Canadian labels: We get “absolutely zero credit” for not suing fans
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
AT&T says SIM-only service available contract free, 2-year plan was a mistake
PR Newswire:
Plantronics Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Results
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Electronista:
Blu-ray hardware sales dominating HD DVD?
 Earlier Items: 
Blizzard Entertainment:
WORLD OF WARCRAFT® REACHES NEW MILESTONE: 10 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Rumor: Canon to introduce mid-pro “3D” camera and 5D replacement?
Discussion: Electronista
Elsa Wenzel / CNET News.com:
Apple closes security gaps for QuickTime, iPhone, iPod Touch
Discussion: Bits, Gearlog and TidBITS
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
YuMe Grabs NBC Direct Ad Insertion Business....Insertion of Dynamic …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
As Tonight's Deadline For Scrabulous Shutdown (Or Sale) Looms, Zynga Might Be Next.
Timothy Lee / Techdirt:
Did Slate Violate Copyright Law?