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5:55 PM ET, January 21, 2009

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Apple:
Apple Reports First Quarter Results  —  Best Quarterly Revenue and Earnings in Apple History  —  iPod Sales Set New Record  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2009 first quarter ended December 27, 2008.  The Company posted record revenue of $10.17 billion …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
LIVE: Apple Rocks Christmas, Guidance Strong, iPhone Weak (AAPL)  —  Apple (AAPL) sales and profits beat expectations on huge iPod sales, but iPhone sales came in weak.  Apple shares are up 8.6% to $89.99 in after-hours trading.  We're covering Apple's Q1 conference call LIVE right now.  Scroll down.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Android G2 Photos: Thinner and No Keyboard  —  Here they are: Alleged spy photos of the second generation Android cellphone, the thinner, shinier, and totally lickable T-Mobile G2 made by HTC.  It has no keyboard and its back looks oh-so-soap-bar-smooth:  —  As you can see, it has a 3.2 megapixel camera.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple quietly updates $999 white MacBook with unibody specs  —  Hmmm, what's this?  Did Apple just update its lowly, $999 white plastic polycarbonate MacBook to more closely align with its new unibody MacBooks?  Why yes, yes it has... sometime in the last 3 days according to Google's cache.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
eBay Shrs Sink On Disappointing Q1 Outlook  —  eBay (EBAY) shares are trading lower this afternoon after the company provided disappointing guidance for the March quarter.  —  For Q4, the company posted revenue of $2.04 billion, a bit below the Street consensus at $2.12 billion …
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Business Wire:
eBay Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Results  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—eBay Inc. (Nasdaq:EBAY - News) today reported financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2008.  The ecommerce company posted fourth quarter revenue of $2.04 billion …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Zimbra Founder Satish Dharmaraj to Depart Yahoo  —  Satish Dharmaraj-the founder of open-source email start-up Zimbra, which has been at the heart of significant new changes to Yahoo's key communications services-will be leaving the company.  —  The move, to be announced internally later today …
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wmpoweruser.com:
More Windows Mobile 6.5 screenshots
Discussion: Engadget
Bloomberg:
Apple's Disclosures About Jobs's Health Said to Face SEC Review  —  Jan. 21 (Bloomberg) — U.S. regulators are examining Apple Inc.'s disclosures about Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs's health problems to ensure investors weren't misled, a person familiar with the matter said.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Ten years of futility: COPA finally, truly dead  —  COPA.  1998-2008.  Requiescat in Pace.  —  The Child Online Protection Act, now a decade old, appears to be permanently, completely, and otherwise absolutely dead now that the Supreme Court has rejected Bush Administration pleas to consider reviving the law one more time.
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James Vicini / Reuters:
Online pornography law appeal denied
Discussion: New York Times and Electronista
Apple:
About the security content of QuickTime 7.6  —  This document describes the security content of QuickTime 7.6, which can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads.  —  For the protection of our customers, Apple does not disclose, discuss …
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Michael Bloomberg / The Official Google Blog:
Explore New York City with Google — from your home, phone, and in person  —  [From time to time we invite guests to blog about initiatives of interest, and are very pleased to have Mayor Bloomberg join us here.  - Ed.]  —  This is New York City: the ultimate destination and home to world-class hotels …
Mathew Honan / Wired News:
I Am Here: One Man's Experiment With the Location-Aware Lifestyle  —  I'm baffled by WhosHere.  And I'm no newbie.  I built my first Web page in 1994, wrote my first blog entry in 1999, and sent my first tweet in October 2006.  My user number on Yahoo's event site, Upcoming.org: 14.
Reuters:
Microsoft expected to cut jobs as profit weakens  —  NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is expected to post a quarterly profit that misses its own target and announce thousands of job cuts this week as the global economic slump hurts even the technology industry's biggest players.
Michael Pinto / Fanboy.com:
Social Media “Experts” are the Cancer of Twitter (and Must Be Stopped)  —  Nearly a day goes by on Twitter without yet another social media “expert” choosing to stalk me.  At first it started innocently — back in the day (about a year ago) various techie friends started …
Discussion: broadstuff and HipMojo.com
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
OneSeason Raises $3.5 Million For Its Sports Stock Market  —  OneSeason, the stock market for sports that lets users invest real money into their favorite athletes, has closed a $3.5 million Series A funding round led by Charles River Ventures.  To coincide with the funding …
Discussion: VentureBeat
David Hornik / VentureBlog:
Innovation Doesn't Take a Vacation in an Economic Downturn  —  By the end of 2008, Venture Capital had been officially declared dead.  Startups were laying people off so fast that even TechCrunch couldn't manage to keep up.  University Endowments and Foundations, the source of the “capital” …
Seagate Technology:
Seagate Technology Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2009 Preliminary Results  —  Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX) today reported preliminary results for the quarter ended January 2, 2009 of 37 million disk drive unit shipments, revenue of $2.3 billion, a net loss of $496 million …
Santa Rosa Press-Democrat:
PANDORA ADS INVASIVE COMMERCIALS  —  Change has come to Pandora.com, the popular free music site that lets listeners craft radio stations to fit their tastes.  —  The site added 15-second commercial breaks to its streaming music service Tuesday as it continues to experiment with new ways to generate revenue.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
IBM job cuts underway  —  We're getting numerous instant messages, pings and posts about IBM layoffs going down today.  The exact number of layoffs-or even if the job cuts are material enough for Big Blue to disclose-is unknown.  —  The official site for the IBM Employees Union-Alliance@IBM …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Google Tries Squeezing More Money Out of YouTube  —  Google's two-pronged “get serious” strategy — cut costs while finding new places to earn pennies here and there — continues.  The latest effort: An extension of the affiliate sales program it introduced to YouTube last fall.
Discussion: CNET News and YouTube Blog
Business Wire:
Intel to Consolidate Manufacturing Operations  —  Company to Halt Production at Five Older Factories  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Intel Corporation today disclosed plans to restructure some of its manufacturing operations and align its manufacturing capacity to current market conditions.
Charles / SiriusBuzz.com:
Sirius XM Rate Increase For March 11th CONFIRMED  —  For those of you who may have heard the news about the “potential” Sirius XM rate increase this afternoon, I can unequivocally confirm that this is in fact true.  Customer support representatives are now confirming to the general public …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Windows PC users face dwindling retail options  —  I'm not shedding a whole lot of tears for Circuit City — except for one rather important service with which my local provided me.  Once Circuit City liquidates in March, I'll have nowhere to go to kick Windows-PC tires before I buy them.
Jesse Stay / The SocialToo Blog:
Twitter Limits Potential App Growth - How This Hurts Our Users … Today I received some disturbing news on the Twitter Developers mailing list.  In a post on the list, Alex Payne, the API Lead for Twitter, informed developers they would be placing new limits on the API which will take place at the end of this week.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, The BFF and Mashable!
Erin Biba / Wired News:
Inside the GPS Revolution: 10 Applications That Make the Most of Location  —  Inside the GPS revolution it's more than maps and driving directions: location-aware phones and apps now deliver the hidden information that lets users make connections and interact with the world in ways they never imagined.
US-CERT:
Microsoft Windows Does Not Disable AutoRun Properly  —  Technical Cyber Security Alert TA09-020A  —  Systems Affected  —  Overview  —  Disabling AutoRun on Microsoft Windows systems can help prevent the spread of malicious code.  However, Microsoft's guidelines for disabling AutoRun …
 
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Ed Oswald / Technologizer:
Seagate to Fix Hard Drive Problems Soon
Discussion: Crave
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Red Hat set to surpass Sun in market capitalization
Discussion: OStatic blogs
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
How Canadian ISPs throttle the Internet
Discussion: DSLreports, TorrentFreak and Techdirt
Tom Steinberg / mySociety:
Blimey. It looks like the Internets won
Discussion: TomsTechBlog.com
BBC:
Windows worm trickery for Vista
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
The top 10 things we hate about the iPhone
Discussion: I4U News, Zatz Not Funny! and TUAW