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5:35 AM ET, April 23, 2010

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Microsoft:
Microsoft Reports Record Third-Quarter Revenue  —  Windows 7 momentum continues.  —  Income Statements  —  Segment Revenue and Operating Income (Loss)  —  Third Quarter Form 10-Q  —  View the PowerPoint Earnings Release  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced record third-quarter revenue …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Oh My God, Apple Just Passed Microsoft In Market Cap!!!!  Wait.  Nope.  —  News is quickly spreading around the Internet today that Apple has passed Microsoft in market cap.  The only problem?  It's not true.  —  We've been following this trend closely in recent weeks.
Kelvin Soh / Reuters:
HTC declining Palm, leaves Lenovo in the field-source  —  * Lenovo emerges as leading candidate for Palm  —  * Palm could potentially fetch $1.3 billion  —  HTC (2498.TW), the world's No.5 smartphone brand, will not bid for Palm (PALM.O) after reviewing the company's numbers …
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Andrew Parker / Financial Times:
Palm pledges to survive as an independent  —  The head of Palm has insisted that the troubled smart­phone maker can survive as an independent company in spite of disappointing sales of its flagship handsets.  —  Jon Rubinstein, chief executive, said that Palm would look at letting …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook And Microsoft Check-In With Foursquare.  Will Crowley Sell?  —  There is a lot of action surrounding Foursquare right now.  And CEO and co-founder Dennis Crowley has a tough decision to make.  —  It's already been widely reported that Yahoo is seriously pursuing a Foursquare acquisition …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
One Millionsquare: Foursquare Hits The Big Number  —  Congratulations QuakeHOLD I. of Escondido, California, you're Foursquare's one millionth user.  Or, at least, you're the user with the one millionth ID.  Yes, the much talked-about location-based service crossed the milestone today.
Brad Stone / Bits:
What Danger Do Blippy and Swipely Pose to Amazon?  —  The social buying site Blippy is part of what one might call the Internet's “Too Much Information Movement,” which I write about in Friday's paper.  —  The startup, based in Palo Alto, Calif., allows people to link their credit cards …
Discussion: New York Times and VentureBeat
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
August Capital And CRV Spend $11.2 Million At Blippy.  Valuation Now $46.2 Million.
Discussion: Pulse2
Bobbi Newman / Librarian by Day:
Protect Your Privacy Opt Out of Facebook's New Instant Personalization - Yes You Have to Opt Out  —  Facebook does it again!  I see this when I check my page today.  —  Connect with your friends on your favorite websites.  —  Sounds great.  Sounds suspicious.
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Facebook's Instant Personalization Is the Real Privacy Hairball
Chris Messina / FactoryCity:
Understanding the Open Graph Protocol  —  I attended Facebook's F8 conference yesterday (missed the keynote IRL, but you can catch it online) and came away pondering the Open Graph Protocol.  —  In they keynote Zuck said (as Luke Shepard calls him):
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Sethgoldstein / @seth:
Here We Go Again...  I remember that Monday morning, January 10, 2000.  The day that AOL announced it was buying Time Warner.  The word starting seeping out the night before, Sunday night.  I went to sleep like it was Christmas eve, and couldn't wait for what market madness the morning would bring.
Thanks:seth
Katie Allen / Guardian:
ARM boss pours cold water on Apple bid rumours after shares soar  —  ARM Holdings and Apple go way back and on Thursday the market was taking the view their relationship could be about to become even tighter.  —  Shares in the Cambridge-based chip designer soared to an eight-year high …
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Google To Bring Free Turn-By-Turn Navigation To The iPhone  —  A neat thing about Android (which now also works on the iPhone) is that it comes with a free turn-by-turn GPS navigation app.  I mean, TomTom and Navigon are great, but having to drop almost a $100 on them is very painful.
Brian Prince / eWeek:
1.5 Million Facebook Accounts for Sale in Web Forum, VeriSign Reports  —  Security researchers at VeriSign iDefense can put a price on your Facebook account.  As a recent attempt to sell 1.5 million accounts shows, social networking credentials are gaining value in the cyber-underworld.
Sarah Lai Stirland / Broadband Breakfast:
Google Exec: Incumbent Telcos Welcome On Our Gigabit Network  —  What Happens When You Can Get a Gigabit of Information Per Second In and Out of Your Home?  —  LAFAYETTE, La., April 22, 2010 - Incumbent communications companies are welcome to set up shop on Google's experimental super-high …
Joseph Menn / blogs.ft.com:
Yahoo wants to do what Facebook did, only slower  —  Some very nice Yahoo executives came by the FT bureau in San Francisco this afternoon to remind us that they have a search strategy and that they are still planning to integrate Facebook and Twitter activity so that Yahoo users …
Brad Stone / Bits:
Amazon Now a Larger Seller of Stuff Other Than Media  —  Amazon.com is still known by many consumers primarily for selling books, music and DVDs, even though it also offers a ridiculous variation of other products, like HDTVs, patio furniture and replicas of human fat.
Discussion: Maximum PC
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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
McAfee admits “inadequate” quality control caused PC meltdown  —  If your company uses enterprise security products from McAfee, you probably had a bad day yesterday.  If you're an IT professional at one of those companies, you're probably still cleaning up the mess caused …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
India's copyright proposals are un-American (and that's bad)  —  India's copyright office website is “best viewed in 1024 x 768 true colors, Internet Explorer version 6.0 or above.”  —  That might sound a bit dated, but it has nothing on the country's copyright law, which was last overhauled completely in 1957.
Discussion: Boing Boing and Michael Geist Blog, Thanks:atul
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans:
Android 2.2 Allows Automatic App Updates?  —  I was a bit skeptical when a user from 4chan claimed to be an “android trusted tester” and posted screenshots of a MyTouch 3G supposedly running Android 2.2 Froyo - afterall we know how easily those “About” screens are faked.
Bloomberg:
Apple Captured 72% of Japan Smartphone Market in 2009  —  Apple Inc. shipped 1.69 million iPhones in Japan in the fiscal year ended March 31, capturing the top share of the country's smartphone market, MM Research Institute Ltd. said.  —  The iPhone, offered by Japan's third-largest wireless …
Discussion: Bloomberg, Asiajin and textually.org
 
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Gwen Hinze / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Preliminary Analysis of the Officially Released ACTA Text
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Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment:
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Zynga and Facebook. It's Complicated
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Facebook steps up lobbying, deepens ties with intelligence agencies, FTC
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Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Goodbye CableCARD, hello “AllVid”
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Makes One Change Per Day To Search Algorithm
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Apple not banning analytics from apps
Discussion: MacStories
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Google Street View logs WiFi networks, Mac addresses
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