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4:10 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.
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.
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
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
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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Chris Messina / FactoryCity:
Understanding the Open Graph Protocol
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Stay N' Alive
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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
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.
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: Asiajin
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 …
Discussion: GigaOM, The Next Web and DSLreports
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.
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.
 
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Gwen Hinze / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Preliminary Analysis of the Officially Released ACTA Text
Discussion: p2pnet
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment:
Skype slams mobile operators for threats to mobile net neutrality
Discussion: Techdirt, The Big Blog and Inquirer, Thanks:stuartdredge
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
EdgeRank: The Secret Sauce That Makes Facebook's News Feed Tick
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Zynga and Facebook. It's Complicated
Discussion: TechCrunch
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
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: CrunchGear and NewTeeVee
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
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and p2pnet
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Letterman's Top 10: Excuses for the guy who lost Apple's top secret iPhone
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