Apple's third quarter earnings handily topped Wall Street expectations on Wednesday, but the total number of iPhones sold to date remain a mystery. Apple reported fiscal third quarter earnings of $818 million, or 92 cents a share, on sales of $5.
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Would you try a $150 laptop powered by Fedora? Sure you would.
Microsoft's anti-piracy effort may be annoying to some Windows users, but it has notched a big win catching the bad guys. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced that the FBI and Chinese Public Security Bureau busted a syndicate selling and distributing more than $2 billion in counterfeit Microsoft software.
In a Wall Street Journal editorial Esther Dyson outlines how she will post her genome, medical history and health questionnaire for the world to see on the Web. Will you follow?
On today's podcast:San Francisco outage indicates holes in disaster recovery plans.Amazon delivers.
Wall Street is a funny place. Amazon spends heavily on technology and content for the last two years and all analysts do is whine.
When a power outage that affects a mere 30,000 to 50,000 customers knocks out some of the more popular sites on the Web you know disaster recovery plans have some holes. On Tuesday afternoon a host of sites such as Craigslist, Red Envelope, Yelp Technorati and ZDNet had trouble delivering pages.
Notable headlines:Techmeme: Power outage in San Francisco and why a bunch of sites (including ZDNet for a time) were down. Dan Farber: Pardon our interruption in programming.
This afternoon part of San Francisco suffered a power outage, and ZDNet blogs, as well as Technorati, Six Apart, Craigslist, Netflix, Yelp and other services housed at the 365 Main hosting facility were wholly or partially affected. In the case of ZDNet, there was apparently a problem with the backup power when the power outage, currently of unknown origin, occurred, and some our databases were corrupted by the sudden power drop.
AT&T reported its second quarter earnings on Tuesday and the headline grabber appears to be the fact that Ma Bell activated 146,000 iPhone subscribers in two days. But there are a few caveats before the "iPhone is disappointing" chorus gets going.