News to know: Amazon, Apple, earnings, Blackberry

Amazon vs. North Carolina, Quarterly earnings reports and Apple headlines of many flavors are the headlines of the day.

Amazon vs. North Carolina, Quarterly earnings reports and Apple headlines of many flavors are the headlines of the day. Be sure to also check out the other smartphone leak - details and screenshots of RIM's long-awaited Blackberry OS 6.0. Get the day’s rolling posts via Twitter, RSS, or email.

Here's the recap for Wednesday, April 21, 2010:

A lawsuit filed by Amazon against North Carolina's Department of Revenue will be one to watch as the issue of privacy conflicts with the dire financial needs of the state - any state, for that matter.

Apple remains at the top of the headlines with a blowout earnings report, Steve Jobs' thoughts on Apple's moral responsibility to keep porn off of the iPhone, and some words of advice for the software engineer who lost that infamous iPhone.

Speaking of earnings, Yahoo's a bit of a roller coaster ride to get to the bottom line, which is "not bad," while VMWare benefits from pent up customer demand in Q1.

And speaking of smartphone leaks, details and screenshots from the highly-anticipated Blackberry OS 6.0 have made their way to the Web. It reportedly looks nice but early word is that the heart of the program remains the same.

Finally, here are some side-by-side comparisons of a Kindle 2 and an iPad in some real light and real life settings.

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