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6:05 PM ET, April 24, 2008

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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!
Discussion: Gizmodo, MacRumors, CrunchGear and Engadget
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Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
New iMacs arriving next week?
Discussion: Electronista
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 …
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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 …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Does The Google-Yahoo Advertising Test Amount To Collusion?
PR Newswire:
Microsoft Reports Record Third-Quarter Revenue  —  Quarter marks the worldwide launch of Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced third-quarter revenue, operating income and diluted earnings per share of $14.45 billion, $4.41 billion and $0.47, respectively.
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Earnings: Microsoft Operating Income Dives 33.1 Percent, Net Income Down 11 Percent
Discussion: EarningsCast!
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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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Ballmer offers glimmer of hope for XP extension
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
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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
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Yahoo SearchMonkey Launches Into Private Beta  —  Yahoo is letting a limited number of beta testers into its SearchMonkey developer platform, a service announced in February that allows site owners to customize their Yahoo search result listings.  (Although it does not allow them to change …
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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.
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: GigaOM, Mashable! and VoIP Watch
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.
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 …
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Lights.  Camera.  Cellphone Action.  —  Who says cellphones are good only for talking?  Today they are bringing together two unlikely brand names: Nokia and Spike Lee.  —  Mr. Lee, the director, is teaming up with Nokia, the cellphone maker, to direct a short film comprised …
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.
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
CondéNet Buys Travel Blog Publisher SFO Media; Chubb Says More Acquisitions Ahead  —  CondéNet, the online unit of magazine publisher Condé Nast, has acquired travel blog producer SFO Media, whose sites include HotelChatter.com, Jaunted.com and the forthcoming TripHacker.com.
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Twitter Turmoil Not Finished: Engineering VP Lee Mighdoll Out  —  Blaine Cook isn't the only high-profile engineer to leave Twitter in recent weeks.  Lee Mighdoll, brought on in early January as the startup's VP of engineering and operations, is also out.  —  “After three months …
 
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Blu-ray: Do Consumers Care?
Crave at CNET UK:
iRiver E150, E200 to go aluminium and lose speakers
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
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