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8:55 AM ET, April 24, 2008

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Apple:
Apple Reports Record Second Quarter Results  —  Revenue Up 43 Percent Year-Over-Year  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2008 second quarter ended March 29, 2008.  The Company posted revenue of $7.51 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.05 billion, or $1.16 per diluted share.
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Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Unlocked iPhones help drive Apple Q2
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
BBC:   Mac sales push up Apple profits
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
Apple Q2 2008: Mac sales surge, iPhones not so much
Colin Barr / Technology news:
Motorola phone sales tumble 39%  —  Messy quarter at Motorola  —  Motorola (MOT) continues to struggle.  The Schaumburg, Ill., handset maker posted a first-quarter continuing operations loss of $194 million, or 9 cents a share, compared with a year-ago loss of $218 million, or 9 cents a share.
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PR Newswire:
Motorola Announces First-Quarter Financial Results  — First-quarter GAAP loss from continuing operations of $0.09 per share, including net charges of $0.04 per share from highlighted items  —  Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT - News) today reported sales of $7.45 billion in the first quarter of 2008.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
The I Hate Facebook Club Is Growing  —  Joyce Park, co-founder and CTO of Renkoo (developer of Booze Mail), says all is not well in Facebook Developer Land.  —  Park complains that many application developers get ahead despite the fact that they violate Facebook's terms of service.
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Facebook Platform Faces Rough Road Ahead, Despite Successes  —  The Facebook developer community is thriving but faces a good deal of uncertainty about its future.  That was the general message from a session held at the Web 2.0 Expo today called “The Facebook Platform: Finding Success in the Facebook Economy.”
Discussion: All Facebook
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
So You're Launching a Platform: After Ubiquitous APIs - What's the Next Frontier?  —  We're here at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco and are getting inundated with press releases about new APIs and developer platforms, many from companies we've never even heard of in the first place.
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Live blogging: Max Levchin of Slide opens the Web 2.0 Expo keynotes
Alexandra Kenin / Official Google Mobile Blog:
New mobile image ads  —  The mobile ads team is happy to announce the launch of mobile image ads.  These look like standard image ads for desktop web pages but they are smaller to fit on mobile screens and they run on the mobile content network.  Take a look at the mobile image ads example page to see samples.
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Nancy Gohring / IDG News Service:
Google Launches Mobile Banner Ads
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Brad Reed / PC World:
SDK Showdown: Apple IPhone vs. Google Android  —  In this corner: the current champion of the mobile phone market, the iPhone.  In the other corner: a scrappy open source challenger, Android.  —  While the iPhone has without a doubt been the big success story of the past year in the mobile phone world …
Discussion: Macworld and Network World
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PhotographyBLOG:
LG Secret / KF750  —  The LG Secret is a new 5 megapixel camera-phone that can also shoot DivX video at 120fps.  At just 11.8mm thick, the LG Secret is the slimmest 5 megapixel camera phone on the market.  Photo and video editing features include facial editing and SmartLight …
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Riding the power of undersea waves  —  MENLO PARK, Calif.—Back and forth, back and forth.  That's the idea behind WaveRoller.  —  The company, based in Espoo, Finland, says it has devised a way to generate electricity from waves without buoys or other floating devices, the mainstay of other wave power companies.
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Justice Dept looking at Google/Yahoo test  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is investigating possible antitrust implications of Google's two-week test with Yahoo to combine some of their Web search and advertising business, a source informed about the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Justice Department Probes Yahoo's Test Of Google Ads
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
SlideShare Slammed with DDOS Attacks from China  —  SlideShare, a Mountain View-based startup that lets you upload and embed PowerPoint presentations on the web, appears to have stirred the red dragon last week.  —  About ten days ago the company began receiving anonymous requests …
CNN:
T-Mobile Android Phone Release Seen Bringing ‘Avalanche’  —  SAN FRANCISCO -(Dow Jones)- With Deutsche Telekom AG's (DT) T-Mobile USA Inc. preparing to ship out its first cellphones built on Google Inc.'s (GOOG) open Android platform later this year, wireless carriers are expecting an avalanche …
Amazon Web Services Developer Connection:
Announcement: Lower Data Transfer Costs … Dear Amazon Web Services developers,  —  We've often told you that one of our goals is to drive down costs continuously and to pass those savings on to you.  We have been able to reduce our costs for data transfer, so we're pleased to announce …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Memo to Yahoo: Incoming-Duck and Cover!  —  And, as BoomTown wrote yesterday, so the war of attrition for Yahoo begins.  —  Not with a bang, but a whimper.  And so much whine, I am considering serving up a nice plate of cheese to all players.  —  But while the first moves by Microsoft …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Ooma Not Dead Yet  —  Ooma, a Palo Alto, Calif-based company that launched with much fanfare last year had run into a wall in recent months.  It lost some key executives and failed to live upto its promise.  Ooma promised free voice calls for life married to slick hardware was a classic case of too much sizzle, very little steak.
 
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