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4:25 AM ET, July 22, 2009

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Apple:
Apple Reports Third Quarter Results  —  Best Non-Holiday Quarter Revenue and Earnings in Apple History  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2009 third quarter ended June 27, 2009.  The Company posted revenue of $8.34 billion and a net quarterly profit of $1.23 billion, or $1.35 per diluted share.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple Sold Twice As Many iPhones As Macs Last Quarter.  And It's Closing The Gap On iPod Sales Too  —  The quarterly numbers are in for Apple.  And once again they're very good.  It was another non-holiday record quarter in terms of revenues and earnings.  But the real number that jumps off the page is the iPhone sales.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Probably Not The Palm Pre Chart Roger McNamee Wants To See  —  “You know the beautiful thing: June 29, 2009, is the two- year anniversary of the first shipment of the iPhone,” Elevation Partners (which owns a huge portion of Palm) co-founder Roger McNamee told Bloomberg in March.
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Earnings Call: Apple Says It Can't Make Enough New iPhones To Meet Demand
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
When will you get Windows 7 RTM?  —  When will I get Windows 7 RTM?  —  I recognize this is an important question to have answered.  Many of you have said you want to know exactly when you will be able to get your hands on RTM.  Last Monday, I gave an update on RTM to close out some myths.
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Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
Update on Win 7 RTM availability, MSDN and TechNet August 6
Discussion: Bink.nu
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Ning Raises $15 Million More at a-Yes, Really-$750 Million Valuation  —  In a quiet fundraising effort, Ning has raised $15 million more, a round that is valuing the social networking start-up at an eye-popping $750 million valuation.  —  In its last fundraising $60 million round a little …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
How Much Is That Apple Tablet Going To Cost?  Not $399 Or $499.  —  There are always good bits of data you can pry from Apple's cold fingers during the Q&A sessions of its quarterly earnings conference calls.  Today was no different.  —  As usual, a question came up about Apple entering the …
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Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Tech Rumor of the Day: Apple, Verizon Team Up on Tablet  —  Apple (AAPL Quote) will have a tablet computer in time for the holidays, but the company is still mulling how to sell it.  —  The device, designed as a larger version of the iPod Touch, will have a 9-inch to 10-inch touchscreen …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Yahoo's Bartz ‘pleased’ about quarter; Aims to make ads less annoying; Gives Bing kudos  —  Updated: Yahoo delivered second quarter earnings that were better than expected, shed some light on its future plans and even gave a nod to Microsoft's Bing search engine in contrast to comments made just a few weeks ago.
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Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
AT&T To Sell Yahoo Display Ads; More Competiton For Yahoo's Newspaper Partners?
Discussion: Yahoo! and ClickZ
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   The Microsoft-Yahoo thaw is underway: Bartz likes Bing
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
Video First Look: BlackBerry Storm 9550 in Action!  —  Download Storm 9550 Movie.  Be sure to click HD to watch in high quality.  —  * update: wow, apologies in the video for flipping around the device so much in my hands.  must have had too much green tea this afternoon.
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
The tipping point: iPhone users turn against AT&T  —  The iPhone crowd has turned into an anti-AT&T mob.  Spend 30 seconds on Twitter or perform even the most basic search for iPhone and AT&T information and you're sure to run into some serious rancor from disgusted iPhone users across the country.
CNET News:
Microsoft closing YouTube rival  —  Last month, Microsoft told CNET News it planned to significantly scale back Soapbox.  Now it turns out Soapbox will be scaled all the way down to nothing.  —  “We have decided to shut down the Soapbox feature,” said Microsoft Vice President and MSN leader Erik Jorgensen in an e-mail.
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Yahoo in Talks to Acquire Xoopit  —  Yahoo is final stage negotiations to acquire Xoopit Inc., an email-productivity startup, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  One person familiar with the matter said both sides are discussing a price in the range of $20 million, but cautioned that the deal was not yet final.
Discussion: BoomTown and paidContent, Thanks:atul
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Digg: New URL-shortening system is here to stay  —  After two days of silence, Digg has gone on the record to officially acknowledge the change in how its shortened links are redirected, as well as clear up how links will be handled in the future.  —  The change, which took place on Sunday …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
DiggBar Changes Permanent - No Longer A Short URL Service
Discussion: Shooting at Bubbles, Thanks:atul
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Artists Find Backers as Labels Wane  —  There was a time when most aspiring musicians had the same dream: to sign a deal with a major record label.  —  Now, with the structure of the music business shifting radically, some industry iconoclasts are sidestepping the music giants and inventing …
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
Tiger Woods IPhone Game Staves Off Defections to Palm  —  When the Palm Pre debuted last month, Blake Krikorian ditched Apple Inc.'s iPhone in favor of the new device.  Three days later, he switched back.  A big reason: The Pre doesn't have the “Tiger Woods PGA Tour” game.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Andrew LaVallee / Digits:
AT&T to Power Upcoming E-Reader  —  AT&T said Wednesday that it will provide the 3G data connectivity for Plastic Logic's e-reader when the device becomes available next year.  —  All Things D  —  Plastic Logic CEO Richard Archuleta shows off the company's e-reader at the D conference in May.
Sydney Morning Herald:
The great WiFi robbery: police to patrol down your street  —  The Queensland Police fraud squad says it will be the first police force in the world to go on “wardriving” missions to warn homes and businesses if their wireless networks are not secure.  —  Detective Superintendent Brian Hay …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Another Mainstream Media Castoff Joins TechCrunch: Welcome Paul Carr  —  Two weeks ago the venerable UK newspaper The Guardian, facing budget cuts, fired new media columnist and author Paul Carr.  Their loss is our gain - he now works for TechCrunch.  —  Most recently Carr wrote a weekly column …
Discussion: TechCrunch Europe and The Blog Herald, Thanks:nickgon
Ben Rometsch / Solid State Group:
Google Wave - First Impressions  —  First Thoughts on Google Wave  —  Yesterday I was given my Developer Preview account by the Google Wave team.  To say I have been eager to try Wave out since watching the original video is something of an understatement!
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans:
Motorola Morrison Picture Snapped, Appears Black And Blue  —  We first heard of the Motorola Morrison when it leaked on T-Mobile's 2009 Android Time Chart.  Soon after we saw the first Motorola Morrison picture.  But now, thanks to an anonymous phandroid tipster, we're seeing the clearest picture of the Motorola Morrison to date:
Thord Daniel Hedengren / The Blog Herald:
WordPress Switches to Hourly Pinging, Tells No One  —  Blogger Christian Bolstad found a new feature in WordPress 2.8, undocumented and not among the release notes in the Codex.  Basically, it changes the notification behavior of WordPress, from notifying ping services like Pingomatic …
Discussion: Geek News Central
Paul Boutin / Wired News:
Laid Off?  It's Good for You and Good for the Tech Industry  —  Here in Silicon Valley, the recession has a different face than in Manhattan or Detroit.  Our panic is more genteel, softened by balmy California weather, a laid-back attitude, and, OK, the fact that we haven't had a local industry completely implode.
Adeo Ressi / VentureBeat:
Change is in the air for venture capitalists  —  A lot of changes are in-store for venture capitalists in the second half of 2009, and recent data published by the National Venture Capital Association shows concerning trends.  Venture capital firms raised a meager $1.7 billion in the second quarter of 2009 …
 
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Alexa Olesen / Associated Press:
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Blake Patterson / Touch Arcade:
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: IDG News Service
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News:
Apple confirms death of iPhone worker in China
Toby Sterling / Associated Press:
Would-be buyer of Pirate Bay backpedals in court