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8:45 PM ET, October 14, 2010

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Google Investor Relations:
Google Announces Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2010.  —  “Google had an excellent quarter,” said Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google.  “Our core business grew very well, and our newer businesses …
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Kunur Patel / AdAge:
Google's Mobile Ads Now a $1 Billion Global Business  —  Worldwide Growth Driven by Boom Among Smartphones, Android Devices; Aided by Apple  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Amid third-quarter earnings, Google revealed a startling number: Mobile ads are now a $1 billion business worldwide, annualized based on the prior quarter.
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Google's Income Rises 32%  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google has entered some surprising new businesses in the last few weeks, like robotic cars that do not need drivers and wind energy farms in the Atlantic Ocean.  But the company has not been neglecting its core business, search advertising …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Q3: $7.29 Billion, Display And Mobile Showing “Momentum”  —  Google said it earned $7.29 billion in Q3 2010, growth of 23% compared to the same period in 2009.  Quarterly growth was 7%.  Although these numbers aren't broken out, the Eric Schmidt quote included in the press release highlighted display …
Matt Rosoff / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Reveals Display And Mobile Revenues For First (And ONLY?) Time
Discussion: Electronista
Apple:
Verizon Wireless Offers iPad at Stores Nationwide on October 28  —  BASKING RIDGE, New Jersey and CUPERTINO, California—October 14, 2010—Verizon Wireless and Apple® today announced that iPad™ will be available at over 2,000 Verizon Wireless Stores nationwide beginning Thursday, October 28.
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Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog:
iPad Coming to AT&T, Verizon Stores Oct. 28
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
John Sculley: The Secrets of Steve Jobs' Success [Exclusive Interview]  —  John Sculley, Apple's ex-CEO, talks for the first time about Steve Jobs.  Illustration by Matthew Phelan.  —  In 1983, Steve Jobs wooed Pepsi executive John Sculley to Apple with one of the most famous lines in business …
Nielsen Wire:
U.S. Teen Mobile Report: Calling Yesterday, Texting Today, Using Apps Tomorrow  —  If it seems like American teens are texting all the time, it's probably because on average they're sending or receiving 3,339 texts a month.  That's more than six per every hour they're awake - an 8 percent jump from last year.
Greg Peters / PlayStation Blog:
Netflix on PS3: Disc-free Next Week  —  If you instantly watch movies and TV shows from Netflix on your PS3, here is the news you've been waiting for: starting Monday, October 18 you'll be able to instantly watch movies and TV shows without inserting an instant streaming disc into your console.
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Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Netflix on PS3 gets 1080p, adds 5.1 surround, loses the disc
Discussion: Switched and CrunchGear
Rick Osterloh / The Big Blog:
Skype with Facebook integration and group video calling  —  We're excited to announce a brand new version of Skype for Windows, which will help bring you and your friends, family and co-workers together like never before.  Download it now, or read on to find out what's inside.
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Skype 5.0 For Windows Debuts With Facebook Integration, Call Recovery And More
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Following Pivot To Celebrity Tracking Site, Twitter Cuts Off Scoopler's Firehose Access  —  A couple days ago, we noted that real time search engine Scoopler was pivoting away from that product and transforming into JustSpotted, a celebrity tracking site.  A key to this new service is the use …
Discussion: CNET News
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Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Twitter investor backs celebrity-tracking site
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog and CNET News
Apple MobileMe News:
New MobileMe Calendar.  Now Available to All Members.  —  The new MobileMe Calendar is now out of beta and available to all members.  We'd like to thank everyone who took part in the beta for helping to make this the best MobileMe Calendar yet.  —  To start using the new calendar …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's Outage: Not-So-Perfect Timing  —  Yahoo is never down.  —  So the fact that its massive Web site is showing a “server outage” sign and little else is pretty astonishing.  —  And not in a good way, since the company is in the midst of a swirl of takeover rumors, executive turmoil and worries about weak earnings next week.
Bloomberg:
Yahoo Said to Hire Goldman to Handle Takeover Approaches  —  Yahoo! Inc., which spurned an unsolicited offer from Microsoft Corp. in 2008, is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to help defend against possible takeover approaches, said three people familiar with the matter.
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Dan Primack / Fortune:
Is a leveraged buyout of Yahoo even possible?
Discussion: Salon and MediaPost
Shannon Prior / The Mozilla Blog:
Introducing our new CEO: Gary Kovacs  —  We're pleased to announce that we have appointed Gary Kovacs as our new CEO.  His first day will be November 8th.  —  Gary's appointment as CEO comes as part of a planned leadership transition that we announced earlier this year.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Adobe tops 1 million Flash downloads on Android  —  Adobe has more than 1 million downloads of Flash Player 10.1 on the Android market, but still has a few kinks to work out on the mobile front.  —  Since Flash Player 10.1 launched on Android the reception has been solid.
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Why Skeptics of Kleiner Perkins are Eating Crow (or Will Be Soon)  —  On Tuesday, the Japanese mobile company DeNa announced plans to buy Ngmoco, a San Francisco-based startup that develops games for the iPhone.  DeNa is paying $400 million, including an earnout of $100 million, according to the blog Mobile Entertainment.
Jeff Kunins / The Windows Blog:
Messenger Connect is out of beta and available worldwide  —  Continuing with our ongoing partnering strategy, Messenger Connect enables our 500 million users to easily share what they're doing across the web with their friends in Messenger & Hotmail.  It also makes it easy for our partners …
Alex Dobuzinskis / Reuters:
Seagate confirms talks to go private  —  (Reuters) - Seagate Technology Plc shares surged over 20 percent after the hard-drive manufacturer said on Thursday it was approached by another company interested in taking it private.  —  The hard drive manufacturer also said it retained Morgan Stanley & Co Inc …
Discussion: VentureBeat, SiliconANGLE and Bloomberg
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Spark Capital Raises a New Fund  —  Spark Capital, the Boston-based venture capital firm that has investments in Twitter, Tumblr and Boxee, has raised a new fund to invest in Web and digital media companies.  —  The new fund is $360 million, the same size as Spark's last one.
Discussion: Xconomy and SiliconANGLE
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple component allocations point to new form factor sub-notebook  —  Activity within Apple's supply chain throughout the better part of 2010 has shown signs that the Mac maker is gearing up to introduce a new notebook that doesn't fit into any of its existing hardware designs, according to one Wall Street analyst.
Rob Pegoraro / Faster Forward:
FCC fixes CableCard rules; CableCard market likely to stay broken  —  You won't have to sit around your house waiting for the cable guy to pop a CableCard into your TiVo, under regulations approved by the Federal Communications Commission today.  The FCC's rules will also require …
Discussion: Light Reading and Digits
 
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Discussion: Ars Technica
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Brad Sams / Neowin:
Steve Jobs sends Chilean miners iPods
Discussion: Reuters and Geek.com
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Intuit's New Version Of Quicken Gets Mintified With Financial Data Insights And More
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
VLC for iPhone Hands-On
Discussion: Spirit and Shoutpedia, Thanks:branden3112