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10:40 AM ET, October 29, 2010

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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 …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Yep, Apple Rocketed Past Microsoft In Revenue This Past Quarter By Over $4 Billion  —  When Apple passed Microsoft in market cap this past May, the Microsoft fanboys were out in full force.  “This means nothing.”  “Microsoft still makes so much more money than Apple.”  “Look at the revenues.”
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Runs Basically The Worst Internet Startup Ever.
Discussion: BloggingStocks and AppleInsider
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Hands on the Nexus Two by Samsung  —  The Nexus Two is real.  It's made by Samsung, and a friend of ours got to play with it.  It's not going rock your face like the Nexus One did.  But it will record it with a front-facing camera.  —  “When I first saw it from 10 feet away …
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
IDC: Apple passes RIM to become No. 4 global mobile phone vendor  —  A new IDC report shows strong iPhone sales have pushed Apple past Research in Motion, making the iPhone-maker the world's fourth-largest mobile phone seller in the third quarter of 2010.  —  According to IDC's Worldwide …
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Launching Places Powered Deals Service  —  Facebook is currently testing a new “Facebook Deals” service which enables businesses to provide deals whenever visitors check-in to a physical store.  The new service is being tested with a limited number of partners …
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
The Nook Color Might Be a Better Android Tablet Than We Thought  —  The Nook Color's built on top of Android, but seemed limited in its potential to be a killer Android tablet by the way it'd run apps.  Well, the reality is, it could be a solid little Android tablet after all.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile and Electronista
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Michael Siliski / Google Mobile Blog:
New in Google Maps for Android: Updated reviews, search filters, and Latitude real-time updating  —  Lately, we've been working on giving you even better ways to find nearby places with Google Maps for Android, such as the Places icon and rich Place pages.  Today, we are launching Google Maps 4.6 …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Experimental Real-Time Location Tracking Comes To Google Latitude On Android
Mike Labossiere / VentureBeat:
White hat or black hat?  Firefox hacking tool Firesheep raises ethical concerns  —  Editor's Note: Was the release of the drop-dead easy hacking tool Firesheep, an extension for the Firefox browser that lets users hijack passwords from others on wireless networks, ethically sound?
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Gary LosHuertos / Technology Sufficiently Advanced:
Herding Firesheep in New York City
John Nack / John Nack on Adobe:
Adobe demos Flash-to-HTML5 conversion tool  —  Where there's pain, there's opportunity.  —  Pre-Adobe, I made my living building rich, Flash-intensive sites for Gucci, Coca-Cola, Nike, and other big brands.  Doing that job today, I'd be in a jam: How could I create rich experiences that run on desktops …
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Asustek details tablet PC plans  —  Asustek Computer plans to launch several tablet PCs featuring 7-, 10- or 12-inch panels and will start launching them in December 2010, according to company president Jerry Shen.  —  Asustek is aiming to mass produce the 12-inch model featuring …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
YouTube CEO Chad Hurley Leaving Position To Take Advisory Role  —  I'm currently in Dublin, Ireland, for a (most excellent) event dubbed Founders, where I was invited to handle a fireside chat / interview with YouTube cofounder and CEO Chad Hurley earlier tonight.
Amanda Natividad / paidContent:
Chart: How Newspaper E-Editions Are Faring  —  One circulation metric that wasn't down year-over-year for U.S. newspapers during the first half of 2010: the total number of subscribers to their e-editions, a broad category that includes digital replicas, online-only subscriptions, Kindle subscriptions, and products like Times Reader.
Jon Brodkin / Network World:
89,000 Microsoft employees will get a Windows Phone 7 handset  —  Steve Ballmer gives phones to every PDC attendee, and every Microsoft employee  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer enthusiastically announced Thursday that all attendees of Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference will receive a new Windows Phone 7 device.
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
PDC: Why Steve Jobs' Pixar uses Microsoft Windows Azure  —  Everyone knows Pixar, the studio that makes fantastic computer-graphics movies.  Most people probably realize they couldn't just make one of those films with their desktop PC.  But few people may know that's not necessarily …
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Nintendo Bets Big on Social DS System  —  TOKYO—The headline feature of Nintendo Co.'s forthcoming 3DS portable videogame system is the ability to play 3-D games without the need for eyewear, but it is the device's ability to locate other players that may prove critical to its success.
Discussion: Business Week
Anant Narayanan / Mozilla Labs:
Cloud, meet Rainbow  —  Enabling video & audio recording in the browser.  —  Introduction  —  At Mozilla Labs, we're constantly trying to push the boundaries with respect to what the browser can do.  We've experimented with audio recording in the browser as part of the Jetpack prototype earlier, and want to revisit the idea.
Georges Haddad / YouTube Blog:
1 billion subscriptions and counting  —  Early on (we're talking '06 here, people!), the yellow subscribe button made its debut so the latest videos from your favorite channels could make a beeline to your inbox/eager eyes.  Today, the button that's been immortalized as a throw cushion hits …
Discussion: Softpedia News
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Where in the World Is Eduardo Saverin?  In Singapore Funding Facebook Games.  —  I haven't run into him, but have confirmed from at least ten local programmers and angel investors that Eduardo Saverin- the Brazilian-born estranged Facebook co-founder who helped Ben Mezrich write …
Fritz Nelson / InformationWeek:
SAP Admitting Infringement In Oracle Case  —  The admission means SAP will likely be liable for big damages—and possible further investigation—in the suit filed against it by Oracle, which alleged that the SAP-acquired TomorrowNow operation improperly accessed Oracle code.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Hackers exploit newest Flash zero-day bug  —  Adobe confirms attacks using rigged PDFs, promises fixes next month as more problems plague Flash, Reader  —  Computerworld - Adobe today confirmed that hackers are exploiting a critical unpatched bug in Flash Player, and promised to patch the vulnerability in two weeks.
 
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Leaked DVD Screener of The Social Network A BitTorrent Hit
Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Milo Takes Local Product Inventory Search Mobile With Android App
Discussion: PR Newswire and Internet2Go, Thanks:jackabraham
Timothy Prickett Morgan / The Register:
Oracle takes stake in networking pal Mellanox
Discussion: Reuters, Bloomberg and PC World
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL Launching Another New Homepage On Monday
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Rebecca / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Government Withholds Records on Need for Expanded Surveillance Law
Jim Moran / Yipit Blog:
Groupon Releases Pricing For Self-Serve Product
Discussion: Mashable!, Thanks:jdmoran
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Apple ‘Clarifies’ Device-To-Device iTunes Rental Limits: Don't Do It
Discussion: SlashGear
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple exploring nitride coatings for scratch-proof devices
Discussion: IntoMobile, Gizmodo, TiPb and TUAW
Leland / Twitter Blog:
Twitter for Windows Phone: Pivot Power