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July 24, 2012, 10:30 PM

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Apple:
Apple Reports Third Quarter Results  —  17 Million iPads Sold  —  Board Declares Quarterly Dividend of $2.65 per Common Share  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 third quarter ended June 30, 2012.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $35. billion …
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Apple Sales and Profit Miss Estimates  —  Apple sold 28 percent more iPhones last quarter than it did a year earlier, but the growth failed to meet the lofty expectations of analysts, leading to a rare disappointing earnings report from the company.  —  Following the release of the report …
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Apple's Reality-Check Quarter In Charts  —  Apple's June quarter results, released this afternoon, set a few records but fell short of many expectations, including mine.  —  iPhone and Mac shipments were particularly soft, while iPad sales — 17 million — set an all-time high.
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Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Apple's Q3 2012: $35B In Revenue, Net Profit Of $8.8B, Earnings Of $9.32 Per Share  —  Apple has just released its fiscal Q3 2012 earnings, and the Cupertino-based company reported revenues of $35 billion (compared to $28.6 billion in the year-ago quarter and $39.2 billion in Q2 2012) …
Jenna Wortham / NYT Bits:
Twitter Is Working on a Way to Retrieve Your Old Tweets  —  Trying to remember that pithy, brilliantly composed tweet about the latest Wes Anderson movie that you fired off a few months ago?  You're out of luck: Twitter lets users access only the last few thousand tweets posted to the site.
Jordan Robertson / Bloomberg Tech Blog:
Apple Warms Up to Hackers, Plans Presentation at Black Hat  —  Attendees are seen through a Black Hat logo during the Black Hat and Defcon hacker conferences in Las Vegas.  —  In the 15 years that computer hackers have gathered in Las Vegas for the Black Hat conference …
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Apple seeks $2.5 billion in damages from Samsung, offers half a cent per standard-essential patent  —  With their California trial approaching fast, Apple and Samsung made filings during the last few hours that shed light on what's at stake and on why the parties haven't been able to settle their dispute so far.
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Square Expects New Financing and a Loftier Value  —  For all of Square's challenges, raising money has not been one.  —  Square, the mobile payments start-up best known for its pint-size credit card reader, is close to raising roughly $200 million, which would give the company an implied valuation …
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
DC police chief announces shockingly reasonable cell camera policy  —  We've written a number of stories about police officers interfering with citizens who are trying to record the actions of police in public places.  In some cases, cops have arrested citizens for making recordings in public.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Someone Is Getting Really Nervous About HP's Debt  —  Shares of Hewlett-Packard hit another 52-week low yesterday, dropping to $18.30 and continuing their summer doldrums, trading in the lowest range they have seen in nearly eight years.  The shares continued their depressing fall today …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Airbnb Acqui-Hires Brian Pokorny And The Batch/DailyBooth Team To Boost Mobile Adoption  —  Airbnb has grown dramatically over the last year, announcing last month that it topped 10 million total nights booked, with more than 200,000 active properties listed on its site.
Benjamin Mayo:
How Many People Use Twitter's Own Apps?  —  On the latest Talk Show, Gruber wondered what the spread of Twitter clients really is.  It made me realise that no one has really explored how many people use Twitter's own apps.  I thought I'd (try to) find out.
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Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader:
Amazon Cracks Down on Kindle Web Browsing  —  When the Kindle launched in late 2007 it came with an experimental web browser as well as free web browsing over the 3g connection.  As nice as that was to have, all good things come to an end.  There are reports over at MobileRead today that Amazon …
Brian Heater / Engadget:
Lytro finally rolls out Windows desktop software, celebrates with free shipping  —  As cool as the Lytro camera's post-picture taking focusing technology is, it's hard to overlook some of the product's shortcomings — not the least of which is the fact that the company only offered a Mac solution …
Vanessa Mock / Wall Street Journal:
EU, Google Nearing Antitrust Deal  —  BRUSSELS—European Union antitrust authorities have reached a “good understanding” with Internet company Google Inc. over their competition concerns, with the first technical talks set to follow in the “coming days or weeks,” the EU's top competition official said Tuesday.
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Broadcom announces its first 802.11ac Wi-Fi chip for smartphones  —  Online video consumption on multiple screens throughout the home is quickly becoming the norm — and all that video has a way of sucking up a home's bandwidth.  Semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom believes that the gigabit Wi-Fi speeds …
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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Y Combinator-Backed SmartAsset Helps With The Tough Financial Decisions, Starting With Homebuying  —  SmartAsset, a startup incubated by Y Combinator, aims to help consumers make the major financial decisions in their lives.  —  Right now, the site is focused on homebuying …
Dan Farber / CNET:
Google seeks campaign money by touting Net as prime info source  —  The company's “Four Screens to Victory” effort makes the case that the TV screen is decreasing in importance for political campaigns as people surf Internet screens — phones, tablets, and PCs — for information on candidates and issues.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
BandPage Unshackles From Facebook, Now Helps 500K Musicians Build Synced Sites and Widgets Too  —  With $19 million in funding but the Timeline redesign cratering its traffic, BandPage needed to diversify beyond Facebook.  So today it launches BandPage Everywhere to let musicians build websites …
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