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5:55 PM ET, October 28, 2010

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Nick Eaton / Seattle Blogs:
Microsoft profit jumps 51 percent with record Q1 revenue  —  Microsoft profit jumped 51 percent year over year and recorded record first-quarter revenue during Q1 of its fiscal year 2011, the company said today, killing Wall Street estimates as skepticism surrounded Microsoft's cash cows.
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Microsoft Corporation:
Earnings Release FY11 Q1  —  Microsoft Reports Record First-Quarter Results  —  Growth across all business segments drives record first-quarter revenue and earnings per share.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced record first-quarter revenue of $16.20 billion for the quarter ended Sept. 30 …
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
LIVE BLOG: Microsoft Earnings Call  —  Microsoft reported stronger-than-expected earnings this afternoon, with revenues of $16.20 billion, higher than analysts' top estimates of $16.18 billion, and well ahead of the $15.80 billion consensus.  EPS was $.62 per share, ahead of the consensus estimate …
Michael J. Miller / Forward Thinking:
Ballmer pushes HTML 5 and Windows Phone at PDC  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and others this morning pushed Windows Azure, HTML 5, and Windows Phone 7 as developer platform at the company's Professional Developers Conference.  I expected Microsoft to push Windows Phone and Azure very hard …
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Amazon.com:
Amazon to Launch Kindle App for Windows Phone 7  —  Free Kindle application extends Amazon's Buy Once, Read Everywhere approach, bringing over 725,000 Kindle Books to Windows Phone 7  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that Kindle for Windows Phone 7 will be the first major …
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad:
IE9 Developer Preview 6 launched, and new Test Drive site now live
Wayne Kao / Facebook Blog:
Telling the Story of Friendships  —  One of my favorite Facebook moments is browsing photos from friends in the News Feed after they've begun a new relationship, gotten engaged or gotten married.  It gives me a fun and meaningful glimpse of the friendship between two people I know.
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Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Announces Friendship Pages That Show Friends' Mutual Content
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me:
Rumor: Samsung will announce the Nexus Two on November 8th  —  If you were thinking about buying an Android phone in the next two weeks, please stop what you are doing and read this post.  Something big is coming and I think you will want to know the full details before you get tied up in another 2-year contract with your carrier.
Jackie Bavaro / The Official Google Blog:
Place Search: a faster, easier way to find local information  —  I love to discover new places, from sandwich shops in my neighborhood to great museums around the globe.  When I start looking for something in a new area, like a barbecue restaurant in Austin, I usually do quite a few searches.
Leland / Twitter Blog:
Twitter for Windows Phone: Pivot Power  —  There is a new addition to our mobile family: Twitter for Windows Phone.  This Twitter client is available now for all Windows Phone 7 devices.  We want you to be able to get Tweets quickly and easily, no matter what device you're using …
Financial Times:
Apple faces legal action over iPad name  —  By Kathrin Hille in Beijing and Joseph Menn in San Francisco  —  Proview, a struggling Taiwanese-owned company, has threatened to sue Apple for alleged trademark infringement, in a lingering dispute that illustrates the complexity of branding in far-flung markets.
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Chinese Supercomputer Likely to Prompt Unease in U.S.  —  A newly built supercomputer in China appears poised to take the world performance lead, another sign of the country's growing technological prowess that is likely to set off alarms about U.S. competitiveness and national security.
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Boxee Offers HD Streaming Movies with VUDU  —  When it comes to streaming media, it looks like Boxee has the best of both worlds.  That is, its hardware solution - the Boxee Box - makes it easy to bring streams like YouTube, Netflix or Pandora to your disconnected television.
James Galbraith / Macworld:
2010 MacBook Air: ultimate-edition lab tests  —  We test the top-end 1.6GHz 11-inch Air and 2.13GHz 13-inch Air  —  The 2010 MacBook Air models offer impressive improvements in both design and in performance when compared to previous MacBook Airs.  But with just 2GB of RAM …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
An Anthropomorphized White iPhone 4 Is Confronted Regarding Its Inability to Be Shipped  —  The latest version of the popular handset, the iPhone 4, was released in June, but the white model was delayed first to July, then to the end of the year and now to early next year.
Discussion: IntoMobile, App Advice and TUAW
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Removes Mention of White iPhone 4 From Online Store
James Niccolai / Computerworld:
Oracle: Google ‘directly copied’ our Java code  —  IDG News Service - Oracle has updated its lawsuit against Google to allege that parts of its Android mobile phone software “directly copied” Oracle's Java code.  —  Oracle filed a surprise lawsuit against Google in August …
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Box.net bumps free, paid storage capacities  —  Following Moore's Law, data storage continues to get speed and capacity boosts at quite a clip—all the while coming down in cost and physical size.  One business benefiting from that trend is Web storage and collaboration service Box.net.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Nearing Profitability, YouTube Hits 500 Million Promoted Video Views  —  YouTube has just announced that it has served its 500 millionth promoted video view.  The video ad format, which the company launched a few years ago, essentially allows advertisers pay to promote videos in search results and on the YouTube home page.
Discussion: YouTube Blog and Pulse2
Brett Lider / Google Mobile Blog:
Gmail in mobile Safari: now even more like a native app  —  Go to gmail.com from your iPhone and you'll notice two improvements we've rolled out over the past few weeks.  First, scrolling is snappier: the speed of scrolling reflects the speed of your swipe gesture.
Stephen Lawson / Computerworld:
Sprint to offer mobile wallet system for cell phones  —  IDG News Service - Sprint Nextel subscribers will be able to link their credit cards and other traditional payment methods to a mobile purchasing system coming next month.  —  CEO Dan Hesse announced the Sprint Mobile Wallet during …
David Kravets / Threat Level:
The $105 Fix That Could Protect You From Copyright-Troll Lawsuits  —  Call it ingenious, call it evil or call it a little of both: Copyright troll Righthaven is exploiting a loophole in intellectual property law, suing websites that might have avoided any trace of civil liability had they spent a mere $105.
 
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Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
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