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9:40 PM ET, July 22, 2010


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Microsoft Reports Record Fourth-Quarter Results  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced record fourth-quarter revenue of $16.04 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2010, a 22% increase from the same period of the prior year.  Operating income, net income and diluted earnings per share …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Windows 7, corporate upgrade cycle propel Microsoft's fourth quarter  —  Microsoft's fiscal fourth quarter results highlighted gains from a corporate IT upgrade cycle as earnings and revenue handily topped Wall Street expectations.  —  The company reported net income of $4.52 billion, or 51 cents a share, on revenue of $16.04 billion.
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:   Microsoft posts a big quarter, tops Apple, profits jump 50%
Joel Johnson / Gizmodo:
Is Flipboard Legal?  —  Social news app Flipboard was yesterday's hot new app, despite—or perhaps because of—technical problems preventing some features from working.  But there might be a bigger snag: Is Flipboard scraping content it doesn't have the rights to?
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Flipboard: A startup's first bad day or success?  —  I'm seeing lots of tweets saying I caused Flipboard to have a bad first day.  Why?  Because its servers were overwhelmed and it wasn't letting new users sign up properly and even existing users, like me, were having trouble getting to the service and getting utility out of it.
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Flipboard's Mike McCue on Life Over the Last 36 Hours and What's Coming Soon  —  To say that Flipboard — the new iPad application that ports users' social media into a sleek magazine-like layout — was well-received at its launch yesterday would be understating things considerably.
Jeremiah Grossman:
I know who your name, where you work, and live (Safari v4 & v5)  —  Right at the moment a Safari user visits a website, even if they've never been there before or entered any personal information, a malicious website can uncover their first name, last name, work place, city, state, and email address.
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Whoa!  Disable your Safari AutoFill Immediately  —  If you use Safari, disable your autofill imediately.  Apple enables this by default.  We'll wait.  —  (Uncheck all)  —  Websites can now steal your Safari browser autofill information including Name, Address, Email …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
I confess: I bought an iPad (and so far I love it)  —  I bought an iPad.  —  Big deal, you say... So did 3.3 million other people so far this year.  —  Well, for me it is a big deal.  I'm a PC.  I am not an early adopter or someone who rushes out to buy the latest/greatest gadget.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Amazon Mobile Sales Topped $1 Billion In Past 12 Months  —  Jeff Bezos is bullish on mobile, whether it's Kindles, smartphones or what he calls the “new category” of wireless tablet computers.  Why?  Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) customers spent more than $1 billion via mobile device in the past 12 months …
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
WordPress vs. Thesis: The battle is over.  —  This tweet pretty much sums up the whole post:  —  If you're not familiar with the background, however, the Cliff's Notes version comes down to Thesis Theme using a license other than GPL, which created a conflict between Thesis Theme creator Chis Pearson …
Discussion: Mashable! and Slashdot
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Droid X users gobbling up 5x the data of other Verizon smartphones  —  Been wondering why Verizon would seek to curb its unlimited data plans with bogus restrictions?  Wonder no more.  Jennifer Byrne, a business development executive director at Big Red, has shared with us the shocking stat …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Apple the new world leader in software insecurity  —  Apple has displaced Oracle as the company with the most security vulnerabilities in its software, according to security company Secunia.  Over the first half of 2010, Apple had more reported flaws than any other vendor.  Microsoft retains its third-place spot.
Michele Flannery / YouTube Blog: more music on YouTube  —  If you want easier ways to discover music on YouTube, just start here.  Our revamped music page - part of a redesign that started with our shows and movies pages - showcases the most viewed music videos, special promotions, curated playlists …
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission:
SEC Charges Dell and Senior Executives with Disclosure and Accounting Fraud  —  Company to Pay $100 Million Penalty, Michael Dell to Pay $4 Million Penalty  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  2010-131  —  Washington, D.C., July 22, 2010 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Dell Inc …
Kara Scannell / Wall Street Journal:
Dell to Pay $100 Million to Settle SEC Claims
Discussion:, CNBC and ZDNet
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
AOL Mobile Goes HTML5, Picks Android Over iPhone for New App  —  Longtime Internet pioneer, AOL today matured its mobile platform with two new applications for Android handsets and an HTML5 version of the AOL Mobile website for smartphones.  The new site — still found at …
Chris /
Graphs  —  It has become customary to use “graph” to refer to the underlying data structures at social networks like Facebook.  (Computer scientists call the study of graphs “network theory,” but on the web the word “network” is used to refer to the websites themselves).
Discussion: GigaOM, Thanks:atul
Ian Sherr / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Looks to Small Businesses  —  Apple Inc. is boosting efforts to appeal to a new type of customer: small businesses.  —  The consumer electronics giant responsible for the iPhone is seeking to hire engineers in as many as a dozen U.S. retail stores to put together Apple-based computer systems …
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Microsoft confirms Windows Phone 7 manufacturers: ASUS, Dell, HTC, LG, and Samsung all on board  —  Microsoft is no stranger to having partners galore in the phone business, but its lineup of manufacturers for the upcoming, surprisingly promising Windows Phone 7 launch is no less impressive.
Josef Adalian / New York Magazine:
Facebook Creator Mark Zuckerberg to Get Yellow on The Simpsons  —  A certain upcoming movie may think he's a creep, but Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will soon be known as something else: A guest voice on The Simpsons.  Vulture has learned that Zuckerberg has taped an appearance for the upcoming season (number 22!), playing himself.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
A New Version Of Google Chrome Now Due Every Six Weeks  —  With their Chrome web browser, Google has always been obsessed with speed.  And now they're speeding up another aspect of it: how often stable builds are released.  The goal now is to release a new stable version of the browser every six weeks …
Discussion: Chromium Blog
Eric Eldon / Inside Social Games:
Facebook Adds Team Focused on Games, Plans New Communication Channels System  —  More big changes are coming to Facebook's communication channels this year, as Facebook chief technology officer Bret Taylor told us in an interview recently.  They're worth a closer look, as they're likely …
Discussion: Daily Patricia
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
'Be What's Next': New Microsoft slogan (and branding?)  —  Microsoft these days is often seen as a follower, rather than a cutting-edge leader, in the high-tech world.  The software juggernaut is struggling to attain a public image that, like Apple and Google, it is cool.
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