Apple Reports First Quarter Results — All-Time Highest Revenue and Profit New Accounting Standards Adopted — Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 first quarter ended December 26, 2009. The Company posted revenue of $15.68 billion and a net quarterly profit of $3.38 billion, or $3.67 per diluted share.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Apple's earnings: A heads-up on accounting change would have been nice
Liz Gannes / GigaOM: Apple: 70% of Fortune 100 Trying Corporate iPhones
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Apple Reports Record $3.38 Billion Profit for Q1 2010 on Highest Revenue in History
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily: Apple CFO: It Was The Company's Best Quarter Ever (And Other Items …
Erica Ogg / CNET News: Apple earnings jump 50 percent
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: Another Blowout Quarter for Apple
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech: Apple reports record earnings, hits Wall Street with double whammy
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews: Apple Sells Record 8.74 Million iPhones During Holidays
Tyler Tschida / App Advice: Apple Reports All-Time Highest Revenue For 2010 Q1
John Timmer / Ars Technica: Holiday cheer gives Apple some eye-popping earnings
Rik Myslewski / The Register: Apple earnings leap 50 per cent
Jennifer Valentino / Digits: Apple Talks iPhones and Accounting, not the Tablet
Seth Weintraub / Computerworld: Apple financials liveblog
Brandon Hill / DailyTech: Apple Fiscal Q1 Profit Tops $3.38B, iPhone Sales Double
Charles Starrett / iLounge: Notes from Q1 2010 Apple Conference Call
Dan Butterfield / iPhonAsia.com: Apple (AAPL) adopts new accounting to more accurately reflect current revenues
Brian X. Chen / Epicenter: Apple Posts Record Profits, Sales for Holiday Quarter
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo: Apple's Blockbuster Quarter Includes 8.7 Million iPhones and 21 Million iPods Sold
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Apple sells 8.7 million iPhones during fiscal Q1 2010, 100% more than last year
Tim Barribeau / EverythingiCafe: Apple's Quarterly Report: “Major New Product Coming”
Michael Rose / TUAW: Apple 2010 Q1 earnings announced... and they're magnificent
Christina Warren / Mashable!: Steve Jobs: Apple Now a $50+ Billion Company
Ray Basile / iPhone Savior: Steve Jobs Touts Major New Product This Week
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Apple Results Out: Best Quarter Ever
Apple profits soar 50% on record sales of 3.36M Macs, 8.7M iPhones — Apple said Monday that first-quarter profits shot up more than 50 percent to $3.38 billion, or $3.67 per diluted share, on record sales of $15.68 billion for the three-month period ended December 26, 2009.
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman: Apple Throws a Curve; Hits a Home Run
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian: Apple profit leaps 49% thanks to iPhone
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0: Apple Q1 '10 financials - All-time highest revenue and profit
Yukari Iwatani Kane / Wall Street Journal: Apple Posts Higher Profit, Sales
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report: Apple reports record revenue and profits for Q1 2010
Mary Childs / Bloomberg:
Apple May Allow All U.S. Carriers to Sell IPhone — Jan. 25 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. may release the iPhone to all U.S. wireless carriers in the next 18 months, doubling or tripling the number of devices sold, said Tim Horan, a telecommunications analyst at Oppenheimer & Co.
Discussion: PC World, Bloomberg, 9 to 5 Mac, GottaBeMobile.com, Technologizer, Mashable!, The Next Web, Erictric, Obsessable and Internet2Go
Tony Bradley / PC World: R.I.P. iPhone Exclusivity
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg: Apple First-Quarter Earnings Rise 50% on Holiday Demand for Macs, IPhones
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: “...and one more thing...Verizon”
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: iPhone Everywhere? — Apple to let all major U.S. carriers sell the iPhone?
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: iPhone Coming to All U.S. Carriers? [REPORT]
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web: All Carriers Likely To Carry The iPhone In US
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: 4G iPhone may be available on all major cell networks
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go: Bloomberg: All US Carriers May Get iPhone
Boy Genius Report:
Verizon Wireless to store managers: Wednesday is a big day — Uh oh. More Apple tablet-related news? It would appear so, as we have just been briefed on what could be a solid Apple / Verizon connection. — One of our connects just told us that Verizon Wireless has a “kick off” …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, IntoMobile, Phone Arena, Techland and Electronista, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Did ARM just out Apple as a licensee 48 hours before the tablet launch?
Peter Ha / Techland: Today's Apple Tablet Rumor Roundup
Cody Barbierri / VentureBeat:
Rumored Apple iPad advertisment surfaces — Just days before Apple's special event to launch what is said to be a tablet computer, a possible tablet advertisement has surfaced according to French blog NoWhereElse.fr. The video, now posted on YouTube (and embedded below) …
Discussion: CNET News, Silicon Alley Insider, PC World, jkOnTheRun, Podcasting News and LOOPRumors
Erica Ogg / CNET News: Counting down to Apple's Wednesday event
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Apple Mac Sales Soar, iPhone Misses (AAPL)
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Apple Tablet Rumor Watch — Is This an iPad Ad?
James Lewin / Podcasting News: Is This The First Video Of The Apple iPad?
Howard / LOOPRumors: Is this an ad for Apple's “iPad?”
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The First Apple Tablet Commercial? No Way. — Earlier today, the French site Nowhereelse.fr posted a video of what looks to be a commercial for Apple's new tablet device, expected to be unveiled on Wednesday during an Apple event in San Francisco. The video led VentureBeat to wonder …
Discussion: eWeek, MacRumors Page 2 and PC World
Peter Farago / blog.flurry.com:
Apple Tablet: The Second Stage Media Booster Rocket — Insights from Tracking 200 Apps Across 50 Apple Tablets in Testing — Using Flurry Analytics, the company identified approximately 50 devices that match the characteristics of Apple's rumored tablet device.
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Kotaku, Datamation, PC World, internetnews.com, Silicon Alley Insider, Ars Technica, PC Magazine, MacRumors Page 2, Brainstorm Tech, 9 to 5 Mac, InformationWeek, Phone Arena, Apple Gazette, Digital Trends, I4U News, TG Daily, eWeek, IntoMobile, AppleInsider, Fast Company, Softpedia News, App Advice, Edible Apple, LIVEdigitally, The Apple Core, Neowin.net, Network World, Joystiq, Tech Central, Guardian, Tech Eye, Mobile Entertainment and MacDailyNews, Thanks:atul
Stephen Totilo / Kotaku: Apple Tablet Detected Running Games At Apple HQ, Research Group Says
Nick Mediati / PC World: Is This Really Tablet ‘Proof’? Reply Hazy, Try Again
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider: Sorry, The Apple Tablet Will Not Be A DS Or PSP Killer (AAPL, NTDOY, SNE)
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica: iTablets or iPhones? Firm fingers 50 devices in testing
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine: Report: Fifty Apple Tablets Detected Online
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech: 50 tablets detected on Apple campus
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: Apple's Tablet runs iPhone apps according to Flurry
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: Apple Tablet Revealed By Analytics Data
Dena Cassella / Digital Trends: Mobile App Analytics Firm Tracks Down Actual Apple Tablets
Robert Evans / I4U News: Flurry Analytics Finds The iTablet?
Aharon Etengoff / TG Daily: Apple caught playing games on overhyped tablet
Michelle Maisto / eWeek: Apple Tablet to Encourage New, Pricier Apps
Kit Eaton / Fast Company: Applecalypse Now: The Latest Tablet Rumors
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Apple's Tablet Spotted Online In Cupertino, It Runs Apps!
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Apple tablet: primarily a gaming device?
Ludwig Kietzmann / Joystiq: Analytics company: games among apps being tested on rumored Apple tablet
Nigel Kendall / Tech Central: Apple Tablets detected in the wild?
Charles Arthur / Guardian: Apple tablet rumour roundup: a flurry of 50 in Cupertino?
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Sun CEO Set to Resign — If Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz's recent all-hands memo to employees had all the sentimentality of a farewell letter, it's likely because he's preparing to leave the company. Sources close to Sun (JAVA) tell me Schwartz will soon resign as CEO, leaving the company …
Discussion: The Register, Computerworld, VentureBeat, NBC Bay Area and InformationWeek
Gavin Clarke / The Register: Sun's Schwartz finished under Ellison?
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld: With emotion, Sun's long goodbye nears the finish
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat: Sun CEO Schwartz said to be resigning
Owen Thomas / NBC Bay Area: Sun Microsystems CEO Set to Quit: Report
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Publishers talk about Apple's tablet — We had a chance to speak with a few friends in the publishing business last week. Both work in Manhattan for companies not previously quoted by the Wall St. Journal or Bloomberg but who were recently contacted by Apple with tablet information in the past two weeks.
Discussion: Appolicious Advisor, Kindle Review, Erictric, The Huffington Post, Silicon Alley Insider, MacRumors, The Apple Core and Gizmodo
Eric Slivka / MacRumors: Book Publishers Offer Details on Apple's Tablet Plans?
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core: Apple pitching its agency model to book publishers
Nick Baum / The Official Google Blog:
Extensions, bookmark sync and more for Google Chrome — Today we're excited to introduce a new stable release of Google Chrome for Windows, which includes two of the browser's most frequently requested features: extensions and bookmark sync. — Extensions let you add new features and functions to your browser.
Discussion: Chromium Blog, VentureBeat, Google Voice Blog, Lifehacker, Google Chrome Blog, LinuxWorld.com, InfoWorld, Search Engine Journal, The Tech Report, ReadWriteWeb, Google Watch, Webmonkey, Softpedia News, Pocket-lint, Mashable!, gHacks technology news, Erictric, Datamation, Maximum PC and Download Squad
Brian Peterson / Google Voice Blog: New Google Voice extension for Chrome
Sarah Nahm / Google Chrome Blog: Over 1,500 new features for Google Chrome
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Chrome 4.0 brings extensions, bookmark sync
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Chrome 4: Stable Version of Chrome Gets Extensions and Bookmark Sync
Scott Gilbertson / Webmonkey: Chrome Extensions Go Legit
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint: Chrome extensions emerge from beta
Bart Salisbury / Maximum PC: New Chrome Version Adds Extensions, Bookmark Sync
IDC: Android to overtake iPhone, BlackBerry by 2013 — Android will rise to be the second most used mobile OS in the world by 2013, according to a new IDC estimate. Analysts still expect Symbian to hold on to its lead but that Google's OS will have grown 100 times larger since starting off in 2008 …
Discussion: CNET News, eWeek, I4U News, Softpedia News and IntoMobile
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News: Analysts predict bold growth for Google Android
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: Android Will Be No. 2 Smartphone OS by 2013, Says Study
Robert Evans / I4U News: Android To Beat iPhone OS By 2013?
Sinead Carew / Reuters: Droid to help Verizon narrow gap with AT&T
Steve Lohr / Bits:
Microsoft's Bill Gates Defends Google, Then Pans It — Bill Gates dropped by The New York Times on Monday to discuss his full-time job as head of the Gates Foundation, the world's largest philanthropy, especially its work in global health and development. — Mr. Gates was on his way to …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch: Bill Gates Hearts Academic Earth
David Morgan / Reuters:
Bill Gates says Internet needs to thrive in China
Bill Gates says Internet needs to thrive in China
Discussion: Between the Lines, news.xinhuanet.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek and Technologizer
Preston Gralla / Computerworld: Bill Gates: Chinese censorship is “very limited”
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek: China Denies Attacking Google
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Bill Gates Defends Chinese Censorship
Imran Hussain / ithinkdifferent:
Microsoft releases an awesome Silverlight 4 Beta Client for Facebook for Windows and OS X — Back in April 2009, Microsoft had demoed a Facebook app called Silverface for Windows 7 based on Facebook's Open Stream API. The app looked amazing and utilized new Windows 7 desktop features very well.
Discussion: Redmond Pie, Thanks:imhassan
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Some SEO Advice For Bill Gates — What do you get for Bill Gates, the richest person in the world? How about a little free SEO advice for his new blog? It could use some. — Bill, I went looking for your blog today on Google. Sorry, like many people, I have a habit of using that search engine first.
Jack Schofield / Guardian: Bill Gates gets some free SEO advice - and so do you
Scott Ferguson / eWeek: Bill Gates Says U.S. Economy Needs ‘Years of Digging Out’
Jeff Bertolucci / PC World: Gates: Innovations Can Help Poor, Despite Recession
Chris Gourlay / Times of London:
OMG: brains can't handle all our Facebook friends — WE may be able to amass 5,000 friends on Facebook but humans' brains are capable of managing a maximum of only 150 friendships, a study has found. — Robin Dunbar, professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at Oxford University …
Discussion: Mashable!, All Facebook, Switched, CNET News, Pocket-lint and a shel of my former self
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Your Brain Can't Handle Your Facebook Friends
Terrence O'Brien / Switched: Only a Tiny Fraction of Your Facebook Friends Are Real
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Sorry, Facebook friends: Our brains can't keep up
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint: Human brains “can't handle” Facebook
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Creepy Chrome ads unintentionally highlight Google data mining — This probably wasn't intentional on part of Google's marketing team. But it sure is eerie! — It's a London billboard ad promoting Google's web browser Chrome, showing stats on how the product helped one hypothetical user grab …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Who Needs iTunes? doubleTwist Partners With T-Mobile, Now Bundled On Some Android Phones — Big news for doubleTwist, the iTunes alternative that allows you to manage media for hundreds of devices, including Android phones, the Palm Pre, and BlackBerry. Tomorrow, the company will announce …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, IntoMobile, BetaNews, Android Central, TmoNews, AndroidGuys, 901am, Gizmodo, Engadget, Electronista, AppScout, Android Phone Fans, I4U News, PhoneNews.com and Download Squad
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: DoubleTwist to Be the Android Version of iTunes?
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: Media manager doubleTwist becomes the official iTunes of Android...for T-Mobile
Phil Nickinson / Android Central: T-Mobile teams up with doubleTwist for multimedia syncing
Arnold Zafra / 901am: DoubleTwist Wants to be the iTunes for Android
John Herrman / Gizmodo: T-Mobile: Actually, Yes, Android Does Need a Syncing App
Sean Ludwig / AppScout: T-Mobile Brings Sync to Android with doubleTwist
Robert Evans / I4U News: Doubletwist & T-Mobile Team Up
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: T-Mobile to Include DoubleTwist Media Software with Select Android Devices
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
VMware earnings shine: Customers ‘move forward’ on IT spending — VMware's fourth quarter handily topped expectations as the company saw strong demand for its vSphere virtualization platform. Meanwhile, the company said customers are beginning to spend more money and raised its first quarter revenue outlook.
Discussion: Computerworld, eWeek, The Register, Yahoo! Finance and internetnews.com
Joab Jackson / Computerworld: VMware revenue lifted by maintenance fees
Chris Preimesberger / eWeek: VMware Beats Street Forecasts in Q4 Earnings Report
Timothy Prickett Morgan / The Register: VMware profits pinched in Q4
Nancy Gohring / PC World:
Microsoft Accidentally Posts Windows Mobile 6.5 SDK — Microsoft accidentally published the Windows Mobile 6.5 SDK (software developers kit) on Friday but has since pulled it, the company said. — Developers discovered the SDK on Microsoft's Download site.
Discussion: All about Microsoft, BetaNews, Obsessable and the::unwired
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft: Windows Mobile 6.5 SDK: Here yesterday, gone today
Tim Conneally / BetaNews: What happened to the Windows Mobile 6.5 SDK?
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: HTC HD2 — The HTC HD2 (formerly dubbed Leo and Firestone) …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Reader Can Now Track Changes to Any Website - Even if it Can't Find a Feed — Google just announced an interesting update to Google Reader. Google's online feed reader now allows you to track changes on any page - even those that don't feature an RSS feed.
Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat: Google Reader now lets you track changes on sites without feeds
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!: Google Reader Lets You Subscribe to Any Page on the Web
Brian Shih / Official Google Reader Blog: Follow changes to any website
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: No Feed, No Problem - Google Reader Now Tracks (Mostly) Any Website Change
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks: Google Reader Makes Feeds From Any Website
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
The Future Of Music Business Models (And Those Who Are Already There) — I'm at the Midem conference this week, and in preparing for it, Steven Masur asked me to write up a chapter for a book he was putting together of thoughts from various thinkers for a gathering of the International Association …
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Revealed! Facebook's Plan To Double Its Revenues — Starting as soon as sometime this week, the 75 million monthly active users playing Zynga's FarmVille will have a new way to buy virtual tractors and seeds; they'll be able to “Pay With Facebook.” — With 25 million daily active users …
Discussion: All Facebook
Neil Vidyarthi / All Facebook: A Brief History Of Farmville
Apple plans second fix for flickering 27-inch iMacs - reports — Soon after Apple delayed shipments of its big screen 27-inch iMac, various users have begun to report from AppleCare technicians that a second fix for screen flickering affecting the hardware is due within 3 weeks.
Discussion: Discussions and MacNN
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Internet Radio (Beta) Comes to FiOS DVRs Tomorrow — Verizon FiOS televisions customers will be treated to Internet radio streaming services beginning tomorrow. Like the Verizon Hub (RIP), the new beta service is powered by Clear Channel's IHeartRadio - currently consisting of 387 radio stations …
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee: Vid-Biz: Swarmcast, YuMe, Nielsen
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Platform Wars: Twitter's Chirp Conference Will Take Place A Week Before Facebook's f8 — Back in December at Le Web, Twitter Director of Platform Ryan Sarver announced that Twitter would be holding the first conference of their own in 2010. Today, they've unveiled the details.
Wired / Magazine:
King of Cheez: The Internet's Meme Maestro Turns Junk Into Gold — What most people view as a workday time-suck, Ben Huh sees as a potential gold mine. — Photo: Misha Gravenor — Just how funny is a beer-drinking horse? Ben Huh is sitting in his downtown Seattle office asking himself this question.