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8:15 PM ET, October 19, 2009

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Apple:
Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results  —  Most Profitable Quarter Ever; Record Mac and iPhone Sales — Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2009 fourth quarter ended September 26, 2009.  The Company posted revenue of $9.87 billion and a net quarterly profit of $1.67 billion, or $1.82 per diluted share.
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AppleInsider:
Apple profits surge 46% on record sales of 3M Macs, 7.4M iPhones  —  Apple said Monday that fourth-quarter profits rose more than 46 percent to 1.67 billion, or $1.82 per diluted share, on sales of $9.87 billion for the three-month period ended September 26, 2009.
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple execs book flight time for mystery product, ‘not iPhone’, bafflement follows  —  We're deciphering Apple executives and their fourth quarter statements right now - but the initial take away at this stage is the company's mysterious admission that “air freight costs” are set to rise “abnormally” in the company's first quarter.
Discussion: AppleInsider and Seeking Alpha
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Apple's Tim Cook scoffs at iPhone competitors
Discussion: AppleInsider, TechCrunch and Digits
Boy Genius Report:
Motorola Droid hands on!  —  We absolutely nailed this puppy to the wall over and over and over again, so it's only fitting we'd be doing the first actual unveiling, right?  We're not going to get too in-depth though, that will come at a later time.  Here are some brief thoughts before the photos:
Jeff Aguero / The Official Google Blog:
Flying in a WiFi wonderland: Free Internet from Google on Virgin America flights  —  We know the holiday season seems to come earlier every year (sorry, Halloween), but before you make your final travel plans, we're excited to let you know that we're partnering with Virgin America …
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
First Images: BlackBerry Watch is FOR REAL!  —  * Update - Just to be clear as I've seen some confusion in the commments, but as far as we know at this time the inPulse watch is not being made by/for BlackBerry (it won't feature a BlackBerry logo), but is being made for use with BlackBerry Smartphones.
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
LEAKED: Details of the Facebook Home Page Redesign [Screenshots]  —  A few weeks ago, we caught wind that Facebook was testing a new homepage design.  Screenshots revealed a few interesting changes, such as a decrease in size for the Facebook Publisher box and a new, Friendfeed-like “Top News” filter for the news feed.
Discussion: CNET News and Inside Facebook, Thanks:taylorbuley
Craig Newmark / The Huffington Post:
A Nerd's Take On The Future Of News Media  —  There are a lot of new technologies which already affect news consumption and future business models.  As a nerd, I'm excited by the new tech, particularly mobile, including new display systems and pervasive connectivity.
Discussion: Podcasting News, broadstuff and Kindle Review, Thanks:atul
springdesign.com:
Spring Design Announces Dual Screen E-book Reader,  —  Hyperlinking Text with Multimedia  —  Secondary color touchscreen supplements text with web-based or any linked multimedia content; Enables users to enhance original text with their own embedded video, audio, photos and notes
Knot Pipatsrisawat / Facebook Blog:
Giving Groups a Stronger Voice  —  Facebook Groups have long been a part of the Facebook experience as a way for people to organize and discuss particular issues of interest.  However, until now, Group activities have been isolated to the group page and it was often difficult to find out what currently was going on within a group.
John Carney / Silicon Alley Insider:
Do Rajaratnam's Google Trades Really Amount To Insider Trading?  —  There is room for doubt about whether trades that Raj Rajaratnam made in the stock of Google really count as prohibited insider trading.  —  But the Second Circuit, which will be overseeing the case against Rajaratnam …
Discussion: TechFlash
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FoneFrenzy:
Bigger News for Verizon Than Motorola's Droid  —  This weekend was chocked full of Verizon and Motorola news.  Earlier this month, Verizon and Google had a joint news conference debuting the new Motorola Droid and announcing a partnership to leverage high-speed network and open Android platform for wireless innovation.
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Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:   Apple testing 4G iPhone on Verizon, a blogger claims
Matt Asay / CNET News:
EU's MySQL inquiry may backfire for open source  —  It takes time, leadership, and a fair amount of luck to successfully build an open-source community.  It also takes money.  Lots of it, if IBM's $1 billion commitment to Linux is any indication.  —  Unfortunately, the return …
Discussion: OStatic blogs
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Mikael Ricknäs / Computerworld:
MySQL cofounder says Oracle should sell database
Discussion: The Register and Monty says
Steven Levy / Wired News:
Mob Rule!  How Users Took Over Twitter  —  Last August, the people who putatively run Twitter — the small crew that three years ago launched the world's fastest-growing communications medium — announced a relatively minor change in the way the site functions.
Jacqueline Emigh / Computerworld:
Apple Restores Banned 3G TV iPhone App  —  In another episode in an apparent series of developer-friendly moves, Apple seems to have unbanned a previously banned 3G TV iPhone application over the weekend.  —  In another episode in an apparent series of developer-friendly moves …
Discussion: Digits
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Ad agencies stump for Microsoft-Yahoo search deal  —  An advertising industry association—backed by four of the world's largest ad agencies—sent a letter to the Department of Justice Monday endorsing the Microsoft-Yahoo search deal, saying it “enhances competition.”
Open Internet Coalition:
Letter to FCC Chairman Genachowski Supporting Open Internet Rules  —  The Honorable Julius Genachowski, Chairman  —  Dear Chairman Genachowski:  —  We write to express our support for your announcement that the Federal Communications Commission will begin a process to adopt rules that preserve an open Internet.
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
SCO fires CEO Darl McBride, architect of litigation strategy  —  In an SEC filing published today, SCO revealed that CEO Darl McBride has been terminated and is no longer with the company.  The decision to fire the controversial CEO is part of a restructuring plan that is based on recommendations …
Discussion: The Register and Computerworld
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Photobucket To Be Valued At $60 Million In Sale To Ontela  —  Lots more details are coming in on the Photobucket fire sale by MySpace/News Corp. The sale is all but complete, say new sources.  And the buyer is definitely Washington state based Ontela.  —  Ontela, a mobile photo upload …
Discussion: TechFlash and paidContent, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Exclusive: U.S. Spies Buy Stake in Firm That Monitors Blogs, Tweets  —  America's spy agencies want to read your blog posts, keep track of your Twitter updates — even check out your book reviews on Amazon.  —  In-Q-Tel, the investment arm of the CIA and the wider intelligence community …
Discussion: TechFlash, The Next Web and Mashable!
Richard Perez-Pena / Media Decoder:
Times Says It Will Cut 100 Newsroom Jobs  —  The New York Times plans to eliminate 100 newsroom jobs - about 8 percent of the total - by year's end, offering buyouts to union and non-union employees, and resorting to layoffs if it cannot get enough people to leave voluntarily, the paper announced on Monday.
Discussion: paidContent
Microsoft:
Microsoft Update on Sidekick Data Restoration  —  The Danger / Microsoft team is continuing to work around the clock on the data restoration process.  We apologize that this is taking so long, but we want to make sure we are doing everything possible to maintain the integrity of your data.
Discussion: The Register, CNET News and Telegraph
Deborah Gage / PE Hub Blog:
Accel Expands In India  —  Accel has hired Neeraj Bharadwaj away from Apax, where he worked for a decade, to build up Accel's portfolio in India.  —  So far, Accel has made early stage investments in India out of a $60 million seed stage fund it closed late last year.
Discussion: PR Newswire
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Free Silverlight streaming service to be replaced by paid Azure-hosted service  —  Microsoft is discontinuing its free Silverlight Streaming service and replacing it with a paid, Azure-hosted service before the end of calendar 2009.  —  Microsoft is confirming the report I saw on LiveSide.Net …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Sony's 360-degree 3D display prototype makes virtual pets more lifelike, expensive  —  In case you missed it, Sony's got a thing for 3D with big plans to push the technology into your living room next year.  While the first application will be applied to the flat screen TV …
Discussion: Maximum PC
 
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Bloomberg:
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Mac Slocum / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What lit mag McSweeney's could teach news orgs about the iPhone
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal:
Waveboard Brings Google Wave to the Mac Desktop, iPhone App to Follow
Thanks:aczafra
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph:
Microsoft to open Apple store rival in Arizona
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Vevo Gets Its Investor: Abu Dhabi Media Joins “Hulu for Music Videos”
Discussion: Softpedia News
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Photo-Blogging Site DailyBooth Raises $1 Million
Discussion: Softpedia News, Inc.com and TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
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