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July 24, 2012, 6:35 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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix Hits Its Q2 Numbers, A Little Light on Subscribers  —  A first look at the Netflix Q2 numbers: Earnings of 11 cents a share on revenue of $889 million.  The street was expecting five cents per share and $889 million.  At least as important, though, are the video service's subscriber numbers.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
John Cook / GeekWire:
Big Fish unveils $7.99 per month cloud gaming service, streaming titles across tablets, PCs and smartphones  —  Big Fish Games CEO Paul Thelen at Casual Connect  —  Seattle's Big Fish Games today unveiled a new cloud-based gaming service called Big Fish Unlimited that allows game players …
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Silicon Valley Worries About Addiction to Devices  —  Stuart Crabb, a director in the executive offices of Facebook, naturally likes to extol the extraordinary benefits of computers and smartphones.  But like a growing number of technology leaders, he offers a warning: log off once in a while, and put them down.
More: Gizmodo
Vanessa Mock / Wall Street Journal:
EU Says Reached ‘Good Understanding’ With Google  —  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.
Alex Williams / TechCrunch:
iOS Soars Ahead of Android Development As Apple Quietly Makes Move Into The Enterprise Market  —  The Apple iOS is surging ahead of the Google Android platform for enterprise development, according to survey results from Appcelerator, the mobile platform development company.
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Martin Scorsese does Siri commercial in NYC cab  —  This is the fourth ad in Apple's line of popular Siri commercials.  Martin Scorsese (via MacRumors) follows Samuel L. Jackson, Zooey Deschanel, and a pair of stinkers with John Malkovich.  Scorsese is found in his natural environment—on the streets of Manhattan in the back of a cab.
More: Examiner, MacRumors and CNET
Agam Shah / PC World:
Intel Porting Android 4.1 to Work on Atom Tablets, Smartphones  —  Intel is porting the Android 4.1 operating system, also called Jelly Bean, to work on smartphones and tablets using low-power Atom processors, the company said this week.  —  The company did not provide a time frame …
More: The Verge and Engadget
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Yahoo agrees to return Indonesian check-in service Koprol to its founders  —  Yahoo-owned Koprol, the one time Foursquare-rival based out of Indonesia, has completed a 360-degree journey back to its founders, after the US-based Web giant agreed to return ownership of the name …
More: e27 and Daily Social EN
Ryan Tate / Wired:
Social: YouTube Fights Horrible Commenters by Naming Names  —  An official Google screenshot featuring test user “Joey Samson,” formerly known as “joeysam87,” which shows the interface for converting an anonymous YouTube account to a Google+ account.  YouTube has begun asking anonymous commenters …

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