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8:46 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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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Apple posts nice Q1, but pessimistic on Q2  —  Updated at 3:45 p.m. PST 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 …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple record Q1 earnings fall on deaf ears  —  As expected, Apple (AAPL) had a very merry Christmas, posting the best quarter in its 32-year history, with earnings up 58% over the same quarter last year.  But the good news fell on deaf ears in a market roiled by the broader meltdown.
Ruthie Ackerman / Forbes:   High Expectations Bite Apple
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Apple First Quarter 2008 Earnings: Best. …
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.
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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
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.
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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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” …
reddit:
new features  —  We added a handful of new features last night.  Among them is the ability for users to create their own reddits.  Before we let anyone make their own, we're going to spend a week or so in a closed beta.  We will invite a handful of users to play around with the new feature …
Discussion: ParisLemon and TechCrunch
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Reddit launches build your own Reddit beta
Discussion: Mashable!
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 …
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
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 …
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.
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Author Uses Blog Comments to Peer Review Book  —  Anyone who has scanned the comments at Perez Hilton would understandably be puzzled by the idea of relying on blog readers to peer review a book.  The idea seems especially ludicrous if the book is being published by the MIT Press.
 
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Ellen Messmer / Network World:
First case of “drive-by pharming” identified in the wild
DealBook:
The Valley Goes to the Mountains, in Full Blogging Mode
Discussion: CNET News.com
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Report: 51 Percent Of Malicious Web Sites Are Hacked
Yukari Iwatani Kane / Wall Street Journal:
Disney Launches Cellphone Service in Japan
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Verizon Wireless: Calling all iPhone killers
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
AT&T says SIM-only service available contract free, 2-year plan was a mistake
Arn / MacRumors:
iPod Touch: ‘Mainstream Wi-Fi Mobile Platform’
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Rumor: Canon to introduce mid-pro “3D” camera and 5D replacement?
Discussion: Electronista
 Earlier Items: 
Elsa Wenzel / CNET News.com:
Apple closes security gaps for QuickTime, iPhone, iPod Touch
Discussion: Bits, Gearlog and TidBITS
Victoria Shannon / International Herald Tribune:
Google and Publicis join on digital ads
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
IP addresses could become “personal information” in Europe
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
As Tonight's Deadline For Scrabulous Shutdown (Or Sale) Looms, Zynga Might Be Next.
Simon / Bloggasm:
January 30th is International Delete Your Myspace Account Day
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Shooting yourself in the foot: Time Warner's usage caps