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12:20 AM ET, April 15, 2011

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Google Investor Relations:
Google Announces First Quarter 2011 Results  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2011.  —  “We had a great quarter with 27% year-over-year revenue growth,” said Patrick Pichette, CFO of Google.  “These results demonstrate the value …
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Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Google's Profit Falls Short of Estimates as Employee Costs Rise  —  Google Inc. (GOOG), the largest Internet- search company, reported profit that missed estimates after spending more on hiring and marketing to ward off competition from Facebook Inc. and Apple Inc. (AAPL) The shares fell 4.3 percent.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Ditches YouTube, Goes Back To Relying On Nemesis Microsoft For Earnings Calls
Discussion: @dannysullivan
David Pogue / Pogue's Posts:
The Tragic Death of the Flip  —  Day before yesterday, my jaw hit the floor, and I still haven't managed to get it back up again.  Cisco is killing the Flip camcorder.  Let's see if I can get this straight.  Only two years ago, Cisco bought Pure Digital, the company that made the Flip, for $590 million.
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Sean Hollister / Engadget:   Cisco's axing of Flip had an additional casualty: the unnannounced FlipLive streaming camera
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Flipboard Confirms $50 Million Funding at $200 Million Valuation  —  Late last month, BoomTown posted about a huge venture funding effort by the high-profile and even more highly designed social media reading app for the Apple iPad, Flipboard.  —  Today, its co-founder …
Jessi Hempel / Fortune:
Trouble @Twitter  —  Boardroom power plays, disgruntled founders, and CEO switcheroos are clipping the wings of this tech high flier.  —  FORTUNE — In March, shortly after Jack Dorsey went back to work for Twitter, the company he co-founded four years ago, he did a Q&A session …
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Twitter: Too many cooks could spoil this bird
Discussion: BoomTown and SAI
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
Twitter Turned Down A $10 Billion Offer From Google - Report
Discussion: The Business Insider
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Microsoft Data Center GM Timmons Heads to Apple  —  Microsoft data center executive Kevin Timmons speaks at a 2010 event in Quincy, Washington.  —  Kevin Timmons, who helped build the data centers that power Microsoft's global cloud computing operation, has left the company and is expected to take a leadership position at Apple.
Ian Sherr / Digits:
Apple Says White iPhone 4 Is Coming This Spring  —  Customers who have waited nearly 10 months for the white version of the iPhone 4 won't have to wait much longer. … Apple said Thursday the white iPhone was would be released in the spring, reiterating a projection the company made in October.
Matthew Kato / gameinformer:
Multiple Sources Confirm New Nintendo HD Console  —  Gamers have been waiting years for Nintendo to finally release its Wii successor, and Game Informer has heard from multiple sources that the company will unveil it at E3 this summer if not sooner.  —  We have confirmed with multiple sources …
Groklaw:
The Google-Microsoft Fight About FISMA Certification - Updated  —  If you were as puzzled as I was by the blog fight, as Geekwire calls it, between Google and Microsoft over whether or not Google was FISMA certified, then you will be glad to know I gathered up some of the documents from the case …
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Tim O'Reilly / @timoreilly:   Wow, per groklaw, it's Microsoft cloud services that aren't FISMA certified, despite $MS claims that Google's aren't! http://bit.ly/f4s8rv
Justin Case / Android Police:
[Updated] Exclusive: Vulnerability In Skype For Android Is Exposing Your Name, Phone Number, Chat Logs, And A Lot More  —  Update: Skype is investigating the issue, we've been told.  —  The safety of our personal information is often a concern of mine -who has my email address, my phone number, my date of birth?
Daniel Ek / Spotify:
Upcoming changes to Spotify Free/Open  —  Spotify's aim from the very beginning was to make music on-demand available to all.  To give you the power to listen to, discover, share and manage your music the way you want to - simpler, faster, better - while making sure the artists whose music …
Wall Street Journal:
Groupon to Pick Goldman, Morgan Stanley to Lead IPO  —  Groupon Inc. is expected to pick Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley as its two lead underwriters for a planned public offering later this year, people familiar with the matter said.  —  The IPO is expected to value the Chicago company …
Discussion: VentureBeat and The Tech Trade
Horace Dediu / asymco:
First quarter PC forecast: Windows down 2%, Mac+iPad up 250%  —  Charles Arthur of The Guardian writes that PC sales “have passed peak”.  That's a powerful, concise statement.  It's backed up by a quote from Gartner's Mikako Kitagawa: … IDC even lays part of the blame to something called “media tablets"[1]:
Discussion: Guardian, Gartner and MacDailyNews
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia W7 and W8 tipped as first Windows Phone models  —  If you can accept what we're about to tell you as rumor, and nothing more, then we'd like to let you in on the latest scuttlebutt surrounding Nokia's first dip into the shallow Windows Phone waters.  Eldar Murtazin, the eternal Nokia antagonist …
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Check-ins Are Dead?  Location App Life360 Adds 1 Million Users in 10 Weeks … Location-based “check-ins” - are they hot - or not?  Two days ago we ran a guest post by Mark Watkins, CEO of mobile startup Goby, who argued that check-in services were unlikely to thrive and that startups had to do something more.
Discussion: lalawag and WebProNews
Larry Hyrb / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Kinect support for Netflix  —  Today we released an update to the Netflix experience on Xbox 360.  The next time you start up Netflix, you'll be prompted to accept the update which introduces Kinect support for Netflix.  —  That means controller-free navigation of thousands of movies and TV show …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Paul Allen on 60 Minutes: Book about history, not revenge against Bill Gates  —  OK, we can finally let you in on a secret we've been keeping here at GeekWire: A “60 Minutes” crew has been in Seattle working on a piece about Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, his new book “Idea Man” and his complicated relationship with Bill Gates.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Blogging for HuffPo Is Like Writing Open-Source Software  —  There's been a lot of sturm und drang recently about the lawsuit that some bloggers have launched against The Huffington Post, arguing they deserve to be compensated for their writing, despite having agreed to provide their work knowing full well they wouldn't be paid.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Entrepreneurs Plan To Legalize and Monetize Illegal Music  —  What if someone came up with a revolutionary new product to turn piracy into profit that didn't hurt consumers and actually embraced pirates?  What if that system thrived on the very existence of illicit music being made available from torrent, cyberlocker and other sites?
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google: 3 Billion Android Apps Installed; Downloads Up 50 Percent From Last Quarter  —  On Google's earnings call today, Jeff Huber, Senior VP Commerce and Local, revealed that there have been over 3 billion Android apps installed.  And downloads of Android apps are up 50 percent from Q4 2010.
 
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