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12:40 AM ET, July 22, 2008

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Apple:
Apple Reports Record Third Quarter Results  —  Revenue Up 38 Percent Year-Over-Year Mac Sales Reach All-Time High  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2008 third quarter ended June 28, 2008.  The Company posted revenue of $7.46 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.07 billion, or $1.19 per diluted share.
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Joe Wilcox / Apple Watch:
What Is Apple's Mystery Product?  —  I contacted several analysts, looking for sound or even silly speculation about the product.  Nobody wants to guess wrong about Apple, so what I got was more sheepish speculation.  —  Quick recap: During Apple's fiscal third-quarter conference call this afternoon …
Discussion: One More Thing, Infinite Loop and Bits
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Apple's Mac shipments surge; Lowballs on outlook; Jobs health worries  —  Updated: Apple on Monday reported fiscal third quarter earnings of $1.07 billion, or $1.19 a share, on revenue of $7.46 billion, well ahead of Wall Street estimates as Mac sales continued to surge.
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Apple plans mystery “product transition” before September's end  —  During his quarterly financial results call, Apple's chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer revealed that the company will make a key “product transition” that cuts back on its profit margins to help shut out rivals.
Discussion: GigaOM, Ubergizmo and Pocket-lint.co.uk
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Apple beats the Street, shares tank anyway...again.  —  Apple easily beat estimates for its third quarter results today.  It had the best June quarter for both revenue and earnings in the company's history and the best quarter ever in terms of Mac shipments.  Great news right?
Charles Jade / Ars Technica:
Apple Q3 2008: Macs unstoppable, solid growth down the line
Discussion: Forbes, TechSpot and TG Daily
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
We Want A Dead Simple Web Tablet For $200.  Help Us Build It.  —  I'm tired of waiting - I want a dead simple and dirt cheap touch screen web tablet to surf the web.  Nothing fancy like the Dell latitude XT, which costs $2,500.  Just a Macbook Air-thin touch screen machine that runs Firefox …
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Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunchIT:
The Techcrunch Web Tablet Project  —  COMMENTS CLOSED HERE.  PLEASE CONTINUE AT NEXT POST  —  Today at Techcrunch we announced that we are building our own web tablet hardware device.  This all stems back from a conversation a few weeks ago when we were discussing the ultimate web browsing/cloud computing client hardware.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Sorry, Apple, Steve Jobs' Health Is NOT Just a “Private Matter”  —  On Apple's Q3 conference call a few minutes ago, an analyst asked management about Steve Jobs' health.  Apple's response:  —  “Steve's health is a private matter.”  —  Steve's health is obviously a private matter …
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New York Post:
APPLE-A-DAY TALK  —  INVESTORS AWAIT EARNINGS & JOBS' HEALTH REPORT
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Steve Jobs' Health Worries Won't Go Away.  Time For A Succession Plan (AAPL)
Nate True's Weblog:
How to tether your iPhone 3G and browse the web using your 3G connection  —  Thanks to the excellent work of the iPhone Dev Team and the porting work of Jay Freeman as well as the authors of 3Proxy, it is now possible to “tether” your iPhone 3G and use its Internet connection on your laptop.
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Analysis: Facebook's redesign aimed at Silicon Valley, not everywhere else  —  Is Facebook's redesign aimed at Silicon Valley, not everywhere else?  —  Facebook has finally started integrating its new redesign into its main site.  The company is betting that what users want to do is to publish …
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Researcher's hypothesis may expose uber-secret DNS flaw  —  Two weeks ago, when security researcher Dan Kaminsky announced a devastating flaw in the internet's address lookup system, he took the unusual step of admonishing his peers not to publicly speculate on the specifics.
Discussion: IDG News Service
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
New York Times, LinkedIn Enter Content Partnership  —  In a brilliant move that's sure to make both newspapers and social networks around the web jealous, the New York Times and LinkedIn, the leading US social network for professionals, are announcing a content partnership tonight …
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Sony's amazing crapware-free PC  —  Sony is finally taking on its crapware problem.  For the past two months, I've been using an astonishingly light and agile Sony VAIO notebook and loving every minute of it.  The best part of all was that this machine was absolutely, completely …
Qblogger / Windows Home Server Team Blog:
Power Pack 1 - come and get it!  —  The team is pleased to announce that Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 has been released to manufacturing (RTM) and is now available on the Microsoft Download Center!  —  The English version is available now and German, Spanish and French versions will be available on the Download Center soon.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace To Join OpenID, Bringing Total Enabled Accounts to Over A Half Billion  —  MySpace will announce support for the OpenID single sign-on framework sometime this week, we've heard from multiple sources.  This will be the second largest implementation ever and will bring the total number …
Discussion: The Social Times
Business Wire:
Yahoo! Announces Settlement with Carl Icahn  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - News), a leading global Internet company, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Carl Icahn to settle their pending proxy contest related to the Company's 2008 annual meeting of stockholders.
Discussion: Between the Lines and HipMojo.com
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CNET News.com:
In settlement, Icahn to join Yahoo board
Discussion: Outside the Lines
 
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Discussion: WinExtra and Furrier.org
Om Malik / GigaOM:
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google Continues to Test Green Top Bar
Discussion: Bloggle
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Twitter took off from simple to ‘tweet’ success