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More on the McAfee meltdown, Dell's headline-gabbing day and more earnings, including a boost for Microsoft. Get the day’s rolling posts via Twitter, RSS, or email.

More on the McAfee meltdown, Dell's headline-gabbing day and more earnings, including a boost for Microsoft. Get the day’s rolling posts via Twitter, RSS, or email.

Here’s the recap for Friday, April 23, 2010:

The aftermath of the McAfee meltdown includes an apology and a fix. But what caused this in the first place? "Inadequate" quality control, the company says. Also: Phil Wainewright: McAfee.com sleeps through its nightmare scenario

To close the week, it's Dell that's grabbing headlines with buzz around its smartphones and tablets lineup. Can Dell become a player in this space? Larry Dignan thinks so.  Better yet,  can Dell push Andoid into the mainstream?

As the earnings blast continues, it's Microsoft, Amazon, Verizon and Nokia on the lineup. Those Windows 7 upgrade PCs helped sales for Microsoft while the Kindle helped Amazon deliver solid resultsVerizon met Wall Street's financial expectations but needs to work on subscriber growth while Nokia, feeling the pinch of the smartphone business, disappointed.

A look at Intel and AMD, both fresh off of earnings, shows that the two are on the hunt for something beyond the PC and have their sights set on mobile.

A treat for the eyes: Check out this gallery with a sneak peek of the Droid Incredible experience.

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