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12:40 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.
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
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 …
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
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 …
Discussion: All Facebook and DailyFinance
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
One Millionsquare: Foursquare Hits The Big Number
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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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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.
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, Tokyo-based MM Research Institute Ltd. said.  —  The iPhone, offered by Japan's third …
Discussion: Asiajin
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 …
Sarah Lai Stirland / BroadbandBreakfast.com:
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
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.
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
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.
Discussion: Computerworld
 
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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:
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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: YouTube Blog, VatorNews 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: CrunchGear and NewTeeVee
 Earlier Items: 
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
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Becomes More Business-Friendly
Discussion: Mashable!, 901am, CNET News and MediaPost, Thanks:atul
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!
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