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8:05 PM ET, April 15, 2010

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Google Investor Relations:
Google Announces First Quarter 2010 Financial Results  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2010.  —  “Google performed very well in the first quarter, with 23% year over year revenue growth driven by strength across all major verticals …
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Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Google Again Posts Big Jumps In Sales And Profits  —  Google's streak of strong quarters continues: The company just posted big increases in quarterly profits and revenue.  Net revenue at the search giant was up 19 percent to $5.06 billion, compared to $4.1 billion a year ago.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Ning's Bubble Bursts: No More Free Networks, Cuts 40% Of Staff  —  One month after long-time Ning CEO Gina Bianchini was replaced by COO Jason Rosenthal, the company is making some major changes: It has just announced that it is killing off its free product, forcing existing free networks …
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David / Signal vs. Noise:
Eyeballs still don't pay the bills
Discussion: Daring Fireball
BBC:
Porn virus publishes web history of victims on the net  —  A new type of malware infects PCs using file-share sites and publishes the user's net history on a public website before demanding a fee for its removal.  —  The Japanese trojan virus installs itself on computers using …
Erica Ho / Lifehacker:
Gmail Adds Drag-and-Drop Attachment Uploads, Deeper Calendar Integration  —  Starting today, Google Chrome and Firefox 3.6 users can drag and drop attachments into Gmail messages without hassling through the slow, kind of annoying manual file upload.  Gmail has also increased their support …
Discussion: GottaBeMobile and Gmail Blog
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
HTC Droid Incredible officially official for Verizon, April 29 for $200 (updated with a live shot!)  —  Though some information leaked out of Verizon's pipes yesterday, HTC just got really real with the Droid Incredible at the 99% Conference in New York today.
Viacom:
VIACOM RELEASES ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS  —  Today, nine additional exhibits filed with our opening brief are being released to the public for the first time after Google dropped its objections.  Newly public are excerpts from the deposition of Google CEO Eric Schmidt as well as documents …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Viacom Releases More Unsealed Documents In Google Case
Discussion: The Next Web
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
F*CK you naysayers.  Twitter did NOT f*ck us and just rocks.  —  You guys are WRONG Twitter will keep getting huge and growing WITH its developers.  —  It's been a really stressful few days for the Twitter developers from the announcements of Friday to this decisive day of Chirp.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Rest Of The Details On That Monster Groupon Financing  —  On Tuesday we reported on a massive new financing round for Groupon.  We've been gathering more details on the yet-to-be-announced round and other financial details about the company, and the picture is now nearly complete.
Discussion: PE Hub Blog
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Mark Fiore can win a Pulitzer Prize, but he can't get his iPhone cartoon app past Apple's satire police  —  This week cartoonist Mark Fiore made Internet and journalism history as the first online-only journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize.  Fiore took home the editorial cartooning prize …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Opera Mini iPhone App Downloaded 1 Million Times On First Day In App Store  —  On its first day of availability on the App Store since it was - surprisingly, to many - approved by Apple, Opera Mini for iPhone (iTunes link) was downloaded one million times.  —  Opera this morning announced …
Tim Danton / PC Pro:
Sony announces “division two” VAIO laptops  —  Sony is to launch a “division two” of VAIO laptops that are made and designed by other manufacturers.  —  In an exclusive interview with PC Pro, the deputy president of Sony VAIO's Business Group announced a two-tier strategy for the company's laptop division …
Ilya Vedrashko / Hill Holliday:
Apple iAd Team Visits Hill Holliday, Shares Details  —  Back in January, we greeted the announcement of Apple's upcoming ad network with cautious optimism and a lot of questions.  Today, Apple's iAd team headed by the now former CEO of Quattro Wireless Andy Miller visited Hill Holliday to fuel the former and answer the latter.
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Steve Jobs Replies To Email: “Are You Nuts?”  —  Once again, Steve Jobs replied to another email, and this time in quite a different mood.  Paul Shadwell emailed el Jobso expressing his frustration about Apple's delays for the international iPad shipping and lack of pricing information, and he got a nice “Are you nuts?” as response.
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
New issue in Amazon's e-book battle with publishers: sales tax  —  Amazon.com has been battling publishers who want to set higher prices on electronic books.  Now the online retailer says there are sales tax implications for publishers that go this route.  In a message quietly posted …
Gabriel Madway / Reuters:
Toshiba U.S. PC sales surge, slates coming  —  (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp's personal computer sales in the United States jumped 50 percent in the first quarter, and the company said it was preparing to roll out tablet-style computing devices later this year to compete with Apple Inc's iPad.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Sorry Bit.ly, Twitter Confirms It Will Launch Its Own Link Shortener  —  Another hole is about to be filled in Twitter's product features.  CEO Evan Williams just confirmed plans to launch its own link shortener on stage during the final Q&A session at Chirp.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Congress outlaws all Caller ID spoofing (VoIP too)  —  The House has passed the “Truth in Caller ID Act of 2010” (PDF), which does exactly what its name would lead you to believe.  —  Under the bill, it becomes illegal “to cause any caller ID service to transmit misleading …
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable Strike Wi-Fi Pact  —  Customers of any three can now roam all three's Wi-Fi hotspots, free Cablevision, Time Warner Cable and Comcast later on today will be making a joint announcement that the three cable operators have joined forces in their New York City metro area Wi-Fi ambitions.
Gregg Keizer / New York Times:
iPad Online Use Approaches Android, BlackBerry  —  In its first 10 days, Apple 's iPad has captured almost as much online usage share as the BlackBerry or Google 's Android operating system, a Web metrics firm said today.  —  According to data from Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based NetApplications.com …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Comcast owes users $16 for P2P blocking; should they take it?  —  When Comcast got caught blocking some BitTorrent connections a few years back, the issue wasn't just one for the FCC; it also went to court, where customers sued Comcast over the practice.  That class action suit reached …
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Adding Offers to Payment Options for Credits  —  Facebook has been expanding payment options for Facebook Credits, its universal virtual currency used in Platform applications, in recent months.  Today, it is partnering for the first time with two offer providers so users can earn Credits without having to pay directly.
Discussion: All Facebook and TechCrunch
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
RIAA/MPAA Want Government-Mandated Spyware That Deletes ‘Infringing’ Content Automatically  —  The RIAA and MPAA have submitted a plan to the Office of Intellectual Property Enforcement.  It's basically a plan that they want the government to enact, and it's terrifying.
Owen Fletcher / PC World:
Intel Says Its Light Peak Optical Cables May Succeed USB  —  Intel sees its Light Peak technology for linking devices by optical cable as potentially succeeding USB 3.0, a change that in several years could mean the disappearance of a port used almost universally in gadgets today.
 
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Ian King / Bloomberg:
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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
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Antony Bruno / Billboard.Biz:
MySpace Unveils Ticketing And Events Platform
Discussion: Mashable!, MySpace and TechCrunch
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Rally Up Brings “Real Friend-Focused” Location Based Social Network To The iPad
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Juliana Gruenwald / Tech Daily Dose:
Panel Debates Google-AdMob Merger
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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
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 Earlier Items: 
Owen Fletcher / Computerworld:
Intel execs give lukewarm predictions for tablets
Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News:
Boxee hints at streaming video apps for iPhone, iPad
Discussion: The Mobile Gadgeteer and Engadget
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
At Startup Incubator Bootup Labs, a Scandal Brews
Discussion: Techvibes, TechCrunch and livejamie.com
Subrahmanyam KVJ / VentureBeat:
Why platforms like iPhone and Twitter are becoming control freaks
Thanks:sub8u
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
Hands-on with the WebStation Android Tablet
Discussion: GottaBeMobile and CNET News