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8:40 PM ET, October 18, 2010

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Apple:
Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results  —  Record Mac, iPhone and iPad Sales Highest Revenue and Earnings Ever  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 fourth quarter ended September 25, 2010.  The Company posted record revenue of $20.34 billion and net quarterly profit …
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AppleInsider:
Steve Jobs squashes rumors of smaller, 7-inch iPad from Apple  —  Apple chief executive Steve Jobs on Monday took pause during his company's fourth quarter conference call to extinguish rumors that the company is working on a smaller iPad based around a 7-inch screen.
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Apple's Steve Jobs Rants About His Competitors: 'Open Doesn't Always Win'  —  Steve Jobs doesn't usually participate in the company's quarterly earnings conference call, but he says he couldn't help stopping by to celebrate the company's first $20 billion quarter.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple FY Q4 Beats: Revs $20.34B; EPS $4.64; 3.89M Macs; 14.1M iPhones; 9.05M iPods; 4.19M iPads; CEO Jobs Says Rival Tablets Will Be “DOA;” Saving Cash For Deals; Shrs Fall After Trading Halt (Updated)  —  Apple (AAPL) did it again - the company crushed Street expectations for revenue and profits.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   Steve Jobs: Apple Has Already Sold Over 250,000 New Apple TVs
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Ray Ozzie leaving post as Microsoft's chief software architect  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today announced that Ray Ozzie, who was up until now the company's chief software architect, will be leaving the post. … In the meantime, here's the full text from Ballmer's e-mail to all Microsoft employees:
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Microsoft:
Steve Ballmer E-mail to Employees on Ray Ozzie Transition  —  Text of an internal Microsoft e-mail sent by Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer to employees announcing the transition of Ray Ozzie.  —  From: Steveb  —  To: Microsoft - All Employees
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Asessing Ray Ozzie's impact at Microsoft  —  Bringing change to Microsoft has been likened to getting an ocean liner to change course.  —  By all accounts though, the company has made several such adjustments.  While the changes took time, the key ones can often be traced to a moment in time.
Discussion: Erictric
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Fear And Loathing At The Wall Street Journal  —  Ahhhhhhhhhahhhaha!  —  The inmates are now running the asylum.  —  All anyone is talking about today is the series of articles that the Wall Street Journal has written about a “Privacy Breach” at Facebook.
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Facebook Developer Blog:
Using Facebook UIDs
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:   Congressmen Send Letter to Facebook About Privacy Breach
Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
TRUSTe Responds To Facebook Privacy Leaks...
Boy Genius Report:
Next Apple iPhone (Verizon model) hits “AP” field test stage, iPhone 5 hits “EVT” stage?  —  One of our solid Apple sources has just let us know some pretty interesting (and exciting) information surrounding Apple's upcoming iPhone devices.  For starters, we have been told that iPhone model 3,2 …
Quentyn Kennemer / Android Phone Fans:
[Exclusive] First Android Gingerbread Details  —  We've heard countless reports that it's out there.  We know it's still in development and we know some Googlers have it loaded onto their Nexus Ones.  I'm talking about the Android Gingerbread update, of course, and we can finally bring …
Rajat Mukherjee / Google Enterprise Blog:
The new Google Search Appliance - a bridge to the cloud  —  In the last year, businesses have started using cloud-based applications from Google and other technology providers at an accelerated rate.  While many organizations still have information that resides in on-premise systems …
Mack Lu / The Official Google Blog:
More transparency and control over location  —  We've always focused on offering people the most relevant results.  Location is one important factor we've used for many years to customize the information that you find.  For example, if you're searching for great restaurants …
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
New MacBook Air Has a Bigger Battery, Sharper Case [Independent Confirmation]  —  Apple's new MacBook Air will be thinner, lighter and boxier than the current model.  Mockup exclusively for CultofMac.com by Dan Draper.  —  On Wednesday, Steve Jobs will likely introduce a redesigned 13.3-inch MacBook Air …
CARL Book Beacon:
Twitter can do WHAT with your photos?  —  If you're a big user of the microblogging service Twitter like we are here, you know that Twitter has been making some changes.  There is more streamlining, information's available all in one view, it's easier to send updates or replies …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Determined to Crack the Social Code  —  Google has been stunningly adept at devising computer algorithms to help people search the Internet.  But when it comes to building features for social networking, the company has been much less effective.  —  And changing that is one of the company's biggest business challenges these days.
Discussion: MediaPost and At Your Servers
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
IBM Beats Expectations, Gets Crushed In After Hours Trading  —  for the third quarter beating expectations on revenue and EPS.  But, the stock's getting crushed in after hours trading, down 3%.  We're looking at the release to find out what's up.  In the interim, here's the key comparisons …
Discussion: IBM, Tech Trader Daily and CNBC
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Leena Rao / TechCrunchIT:
IBM Beats The Street; Posts Revenues Of $24.3 Billion, Net Income Up 12 Percent
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
HUGE: Facebook Releases Admin Interface To Contact Likers  —  Back in July we revealed that Facebook had begun enabling developers to contact any user who had liked an object anywhere on the web.  Recently, Facebook has begun testing an interface to make that communication and the monitoring …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Microsoft's Billion Dollar Media Bailout Plan  —  The advertising recovery is already in the works, but this could help move it along quite nicely: Close to a billion dollars in marketing money, courtesy of Microsoft.  —  That's what Steve Ballmer and company will spend to push …
 
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Gartner Sees 2010 IT Spend Up 2.4%; 2011 Expected Up 3.1%
PR Newswire:
AT&T Expands U-verse Mobile to Android Devices
Discussion: IntoMobile and Boy Genius Report
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
AdMob Serves Its 300 Billionth Mobile Ad Since 2007
Discussion: Boy Genius Report and IntoMobile
John D. Sutter / CNN:
Smartphones: Our national obsession
Discussion: The Awl and Gizmodo
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Free Posters! AKA Scamville, It's Back.
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Amazon leaks Oct 20 iLife ship date, lower $49.99 price point?
Discussion: MacStories, TUAW, Startup Meme and MacRumors
Thomas E. Weber / The Daily Beast:
Cracking the Facebook Code
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Aaron Bronzan / The LinkedIn Blog:
Now even more ways to customize your LinkedIn profile
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and TechCrunch
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Mark Cuban Invests in Device-Tracking Firm
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