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6:05 PM ET, July 20, 2010

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Apple:
Apple Reports Third Quarter Results  —  All-Time Record Revenue Earnings Increase 78 Percent  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 third quarter ended June 26, 2010.  The Company posted record revenue of $15.7 billion and net quarterly profit of $3.25 billion, or $3.51 per diluted share.
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John Kell / Wall Street Journal:
Apple's Profit Jumps 78%  —  Apple Inc.'s quarterly profit jumped 78%, as the company posted stout initial sales of its multimedia iPad device and the latest version of its smartphone, the iPhone 4.  —  A main driver of growth for the quarter was the iPhone, which sold 8.4 million units, 61% more than a year earlier.
Discussion: Fortune, ZDNet and Fone Arena
Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
Apple Q3 2010 earnings, Mac up 33%, 8.4 iPhone & 3.27 million iPad sales
Discussion: MacStories
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Beta for Next Version of Microsoft Security Essentials Now Available  —  Today we are announcing the beta for the next version of Microsoft Security Essentials.  Microsoft Security Essentials was first released in September 2009 and is our award-winning no-cost light weight anti-malware service.
Nate Smith / The Official Google Blog:
Ooh!  Ahh!  Google Images presents a nicer way to surf the visual web  —  When you think about “information,” what probably comes to mind are streams of words and numbers.  Google's pretty good at organizing these types of information, but consider all the things you can't express with words …
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Bob Van Voris / Bloomberg:
Facebook Lawyer ‘Unsure’ Whether Founder Mark Zuckerberg Signed Contract  —  A lawyer for Facebook Inc. said she was “unsure” whether company founder Mark Zuckerberg signed a contract that purportedly entitles a New York man to 84 percent of the world's biggest social-networking service.
Business Wire:
Yahoo! Reports Second Quarter 2010 Results  —  Owned and Operated Display Advertising Grows 19% Year Over Year Company Continues Strong Operating Income and Margin Expansion Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO - News) today reported results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010.
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Q2 Revenues Flat, Display & Net Income Up  —  Yahoo announced generally flat Q2 revenues of $1.6 billion but improved net income today.  That compares with revenues of $1.57 billion in Q2 2009.  Accordingly overall revenue growth vs. last year was 2 percent.  However, “Display advertising on Owned and Operated sites ...
Geoffrey A. Fowler / WSJ Blogs - WSJ:
Users Rate Facebook Slightly Above the Tax Man  —  Facebook plans to announce it has reached a milestone 500 million users this week — but that doesn't mean the masses are happy customers.  —  The American Customer Satisfaction Index, developed by the University of Michigan's Business School …
Arik Hesseldahl / BusinessWeek:
Apple Donates MacPaint Source Code To Computer History Museum  —  One of the earliest bits of software that made the original Macintosh computer so interesting to use and unusual for its time was a drawing program called MacPaint.  —  Released in 1984 with the Mac, it is fondly remembered …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Unveils Image Search Ads — Your Ads Now With Picture Thumbnails  —  At its search event today, Google launched a new product that's a part of Google Images: Google Image Search Ads.  Basically, this allows advertisers show up alongside Google Image searches.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
With DECE's UltraViolet, We're About To See Just How Powerful Apple Really Is  —  When I hear the name UltraViolet as it pertains to Hollywood, good things don't come to mind.  Namely, I think about the 2006 Kurt Wimmer film of the same name that was awful.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
World's First Pirate ISP Launches In Sweden  —  The Swedish Pirate Party, who are at the forefront of anti-copyright lobbying in Sweden, are planning to shake up the country's ISP market.  After taking over the supply of bandwidth to The Pirate Bay, Piratpartiet will now partner in the launch of Pirate ISP …
Chris Cameron / ReadWriteWeb:
iPhone 4 Gyroscope Brings Silky Smooth Augmented Reality  —  When the iPhone 4 was unveiled in early June of this year, many were surprised by things like the antennae design or the high-resolution Retina Display.  Augmented reality fans, however, were excited to see the inclusion of a gyroscope …
Discussion: MacStories
Joann S. Lublin / Wall Street Journal:
Nokia Conducting Search for New CEO  —  Mobile phone maker Nokia Corp. has launched a search for a new chief executive, people familiar with the situation said Monday.  —  The move comes as the current chief executive, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, struggles to find traction for the company …
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Bloomberg:
Nokia Needs Silicon Valley Thinking, Investors Say
Discussion: The Next Web and Industries, Thanks:atul
Noah Kravitz / PhoneDog.com:
Nobody knows what Android means and nobody cares … I go to this one cafe a lot.  Like any good neighborhood spot, it has its regulars.  I'm a morning regular and so are a bunch of other folks I recognize there, including these two guys who usually sit outside and I sometimes exchange “What's up?"s with.
Scott Merrill / CrunchGear:
New business version of PogoPlug coming soon  —  The plucky little PogoPlug, which I reviewed last December, has seen a number of modest updates in the months since.  All of these updates are rolled out automatically, so unless you're following the PogoPlug blog you might never know about them.
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
Asus Drops Windows for Android in Eee Pad Tablet  —  Asus is working on a 3G Eee Pad tablet computer, and it will run on Google's Android operating system.  Our friends from the German site Netbook News headed over to Asus HQ and got the details.  —  The Eee Pad was originally slated to use Windows CE …
HEXUS.net:
Adobe shows off P2P video calls on Android, calls it FlashTime … Adobe has demonstrated a peer-to-peer video calling system for Google's Android mobile operating system.  —  The technology, which mimics Apple's iPhone 4-based FaceTime, is cheekily dubbed FlashTime and is built using …
Simon Chester / MobileCrunch:
LightSquared, wholesale 4G-LTE + satellite network coming soon  —  A new data network arrived on the scene today.  LightSquared will be a wholesale only, net-neutral 4G-LTE network that combines with satellite to provide nation-wide broadband wireless access.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
MOG Launches All-You-Can-Eat Music Service For iPhone And Android  —  After months of waiting, it's finally here.  Streaming music service MOG has launched its mobile applications for Android and iPhone, giving subscribers unlimited access to its library of 8 million songs, which can be streamed or downloaded over both 3G and WiFi.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Droid 2 launching as soon as August 12, embraces Star Wars roots with R2-D2 edition  —  Ready to have your mind blown?  Good, then sit down for a moment: we're hearing from a trusted source that the thoroughly-leaked Motorola Droid 2 for Verizon will be launching on August 12 …
 
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