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9:00 PM ET, April 22, 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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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Microsoft earnings propelled by Windows 7, PC upgrades  —  Fueled by Windows 7 and a strong PC upgrade cycle, Microsoft topped estimates for its March quarter.  The company also said enterprises were starting to upgrade PCs.  —  Microsoft reported fiscal third quarter earnings of $4.01 billion …
Ian Schafer / AdAge:
Facebook May Not Be Skynet, but It Is Getting Smarter, and That's Bad for Google  —  Founder Mark Zuckerberg Is About to Tap Consumer Insights a Search Engine Can Only Dream of  —  Remember the computer network in “The Terminator” that progressively got so smart it became sentient and attempted to annihilate the human race?
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Facebook's ambition  —  Ambition.  —  It's the one word that kept coming up in conversations I had around the halls today at Facebook's F8 event.  Whenever I heard that word it was clear we were talking about Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook.  Compared to last week's weak moves by Twitter …
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
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog and Reuters
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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Amazon.com:
Amazon.com Announces First Quarter Sales up 46% to $7.13 Billion
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Amazon: Kindle Is Still No. 1 Product, Now Includes 500,000 Titles
Discussion: The Register and internetnews.com
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 …
Dawn Chmielewski / Company Town:
Hulu pushes forward with $9.95 subscription service  —  Hulu, the popular online site for watching television shows, plans to begin testing a subscription service as soon as May 24, according to people with knowledge of the plans.  —  Under the proposal, Hulu would continue to provide …
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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.
Discussion: MacUser and The Next Web
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 …
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 …
Steffen Meschkat / Google LatLong:
The Google Maps search box just got smarter  —  The Suggest feature for Google Maps helps you find what you want faster and more accurately by showing search suggestions for the most relevant places, businesses and points of interest as you type.  We experimentally launched suggest for Google Maps …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
YouTube Video Rental Store Now Open  —  YouTube has quietly begun offering a variety of movies and TV episodes available for rental at youtube.com/store.  After experimenting with $5 rentals of Sundance Film Festival movies this January, the site is now offering 48 hour rentals mostly between 99 cents and $3.99.
Lynne Terry / Oregonian:
Video of 99-year-old Lake Oswego woman with iPad goes viral  —  A 99-year-old Lake Oswego woman stars in a YouTube video that's gone viral.  —  Virginia Campbell sits on a sofa in her apartment in Mary's Woods Retirement Community.  —  She never looks up at the camera.
Discussion: CNET News and TUAW
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Gizmodo and the Prototype iPhone  —  The Phone  —  The first question is, how did the phone leave Apple's campus?  —  Starting a few weeks ago, some number of iPhone engineers who, because of the nature of their work were already familiar with the details of Apple's next-generation iPhone …
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Dell Looking Glass tablet leaks: Tegra 2 coming your way in November  —  We'd already heard that Dell was working on larger tablets, and tonight's huge leak brought us tons of info on the Looking Glass, a seven-inch big brother to the Streak 5 that's due out in November.
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Zynga and Facebook.  It's Complicated  —  The game company can keep growing as long as it stays in Facebook's good graces  —  More than 120 million people play Zynga's online games.  Employee headcount has almost quadrupled in the past year, to 775.  Revenue for the three-year-old company …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Kakai, Stealthy No More-It's a Kindle for Students and Much More  —  Founded last May, Kakai is one of the start-ups in Silicon Valley in the deepest of stealth modes, despite a panoply of high-profile players involved.  —  But while there have been sketchy reports suggesting …
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Apple not banning analytics from apps  —  It was a reasonable rumor: Apple changed the words in the legalese that comes with the software development kit for its upcoming iPhone 4.0 operating system — the OS that will power iPhones and iPads beginning in June or July.
Discussion: MacStories
 
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Andrew Parker / Financial Times:
Palm pledges to survive as an independent
Discussion: Engadget
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Nokia Reportedly Cuts Phone Prices; Symbian Upgrade Delayed
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook steps up lobbying, deepens ties with intelligence agencies, FTC
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
Hardware-acceleration for Flash coming in Mac OS X 10.6.3?
Discussion: Daring Fireball, Erictric and MacRumors
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
YouTube Weighs In on Hitler, Parodies, Mashups & Fair Use
Discussion: VatorNews, YouTube Blog and Mashable!
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook's $100 Billion Valuation Doesn't Sound Stupid Anymore
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Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Goodbye CableCARD, hello “AllVid”
Discussion: NewTeeVee and CrunchGear
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Makes One Change Per Day To Search Algorithm
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Becomes More Business-Friendly
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Google Street View logs WiFi networks, Mac addresses
Discussion: p2pnet
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Letterman's Top 10: Excuses for the guy who lost Apple's top secret iPhone
Discussion: Geek.com, CNET News and Mashable!
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
MXP4 Raises $4 Million Funding For Its Interactive Music Widgets
Discussion: VatorNews, TechCrunch Europe and Pulse2
Kathleen Kingsbury / Time:
HP vs. Everybody
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