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8:40 PM ET, April 24, 2008

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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft earnings watch: more Yahoo bluster, Xbox business profitable
Discussion: paidContent.org and Forbes
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Earnings: Microsoft Net Income Down 11 Percent; Stock Slides On Outlook
Discussion: EarningsCast!
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Increased piracy hurt Microsoft's quarter
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
LIVE ANALYSIS: Microsoft FQ3 Weaker Than Expected
geeksugar:
Inside Scoop: Apple to Unveil New iMacs Next Week!  —  Our Apple tipsters haven't let us down before, so we know that this hot-off-the press news is definitely fact and not fiction.  Stay tuned, because next week (most likely Tuesday) Apple will be introducing new iMacs to their product line-up!
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Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
New iMacs arriving next week?
Discussion: Electronista
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Yahoo rolls out the welcome mat to developers; Plots major profile integration  —  Yahoo took the wraps off of its Open Strategy (Y!OS) on Thursday at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco.  —  For Ari Balogh, Yahoo's CTO, the keynote was a coming out party.  Dan Farber, on scene at the Web 2.0 Expo, quotes Balogh:
Discussion: eWeek, CNET News.com and WebGuild
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Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Battelle Casts, but Andreessen Doesn't Take the Bait  —  The Web entrepreneur won't be goaded into trashing Microsoft, the firm that crushed his Netscape and is now targeting former industry darling Yahoo.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Try as he might, John Battelle could not push Ning co-founder Marc Andreessen to take the bait.
Discussion: Forbes and VentureBeat
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Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Marc Andreessen: Bill Gates Ain't So Bad
Discussion: Coop's Corner and The Social
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Live blogging: Mozilla Chairman Mitchell Baker on opening the mobile web
Discussion: Mozilla Links
IDG News Service:
3G IPhone Due on June 9, Analysts Say  —  The 3G iPhone will be announced June 9, the likely date of Apple CEO Steve Jobs' keynote at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference, analysts said in research notes on Thursday.  —  The 3G iPhone will be the “first of an impressive wave of new products” …
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Analyst: Apple's iPhone a ‘bandwidth hog’
Discussion: iLounge
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Morgan Stanley exec named new Google CIO  —  Google has found its new chief information officer, CNET News.com has learned: Benjamin Fried, a programmer who rose through the ranks to run much of Morgan Stanley's computing infrastructure.  —  Fried, a managing director who led Morgan Stanley's …
Pete Kazanjy / Team Fusion:
VMware Fusion 1.1.2 Launches: Enhanced MacBook Air, Time Machine Support.  Adds Simplified Chinese Localization.  —  The VMware Fusion team would like to announce the general availability of VMware Fusion 1.1.2, a free update for all VMware Fusion users.  You can download this newest version here.
Mike Ricciuti / CNET News.com:
Ballmer: You want XP, we'll keep XP  —  The death of Windows XP may have been greatly exaggerated.  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the company could re-evaluate its plans to phase out Windows XP by June 30, if customers demand that it stick around.  So far, they have not.  —  “XP will hit an end-of-life.
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
How would Microsoft Live Mesh mesh with Yahoo's Y! OS?  —  While it's still premature to be trying to map how Microsoft and Yahoo assets will align if and when Microsoft ends up taking over Yahoo, the Web-services development arena is likely to be one area where the two vendors' offerings look increasingly unlikely to mesh.
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Forbes:   Microsoft Seeks Mesh Sizzle
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Does Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer need an intervention?  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer may need an intervention before this obsession with Yahoo-which is really about an obsession over Google-spins out of control.  —  We're about to hit a second milepost in what is a frenetic week …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Memo to Yahoo: Incoming-Duck and Cover!
24/7 Wall St.:
The Mac: Apple's (AAPL) Achilles' Heel  —  Most analysts thought that the good news out of Apple (AAPL) was that Mac sales were up 51% to 2,289,000.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  —  iPod sales sales have slowed considerably.  They were up only 8% in the quarter. to 10,644,000.
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John Boudreau / SiliconValley.com:   Macs make up biggest slice of Apple's sweet quarter
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Filtering Google Searches By Freshness  —  One of the more useful Google advanced search features is the date filter, which limits results to recent pages.  Results can be limited to the past day, week, month, year, etc.  Google's Matt Cutts and GoogleOperatingSystem wrote about it late last year.
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work
The Jeff Pulver Blog:
I resigned from Pulvermedia  —  Just wanted to share the news that I have resigned as a director from PulverMedia.  —  And I am not able to say anything else nor can I address any questions about this.
Discussion: Mashable!, GigaOM, Valleywag and VoIP Watch
Jesse Jones / KING-TV:
Get Jesse: Sued for ‘OK’ eBay feedback  —  Steve Shellhorn was sued for $10,000 by an eBay seller who sold him some coins.  —  Shellhorn bought some Morgan silver dollars from a man in North Carolina.  The price was fair, but Shellhorn says the coins were packed poorly.
Scott Moritz / Techland:
Delay seen for RIM's new BlackBerry  —  Research in Motion (RIMM) is facing a delay with the introduction of its new hotly anticipated 3G BlackBerry phone for AT&T (ATT).  —  The release of the phone, apparently named Meteor, has been pushed to as late as August, from the planned June launch, say people close to the companies.
Paul / Netcraft:
Clinton and Obama XSS Battle Develops  —  While Clinton and Obama are battling it out in the political arena, security researchers are continuing to find vulnerabilities in the candidates' and supporters' websites.  Interestingly, while a typical exploit is to redirect one party's site to their opponent's …
Phil Libin / Evernote Blog:
Thanks a Million - Open Registration Today Only  —  The new Evernote closed beta is about two months old and we've just passed an important milestone: our first one million notes!  During this time, we've made lots of improvements to the service and we'll be announcing a few more big things in the next couple of weeks.
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Video Comments?  No Thanks - 5 Reasons They Don't Work  —  Yesterday morning the web's largest web tech blog added video comments courtesy of of live video startup Seesmic.  About 24 hours later, video comments had turned into a mini-trend with another 80 blogs installing them.
 
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