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July 25, 2012, 4:20 AM

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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 …
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.
Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
HBO nixes idea of Netflix partnership  —  (Reuters) - Consumers who dream of watching HBO hits like “The Sopranos” or “Game of Thrones” by streaming to TVs using their Netflix accounts shouldn't hold their breath.  —  Netflix Inc CEO Reed Hastings raised the tantalizing possibility on Tuesday …
More: The Verge
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.
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 …
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.
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.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple confirms: OS X Mountain Lion available tomorrow on the Mac App Store for $19.99  —  In its Q3 financial earnings press release today, Apple, has announced that OS X Mountain Lion will be available tomorrow.  The release will come exclusively through the digital Mac App Store …
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
NEA Has Closed On $2.6 Billion For Its 14th Fund, Perhaps The Biggest In VC History  —  New Enterprise Associates, the global venture capital firm with headquarters in Silicon Valley, confirmed today that it has raised $2.6 billion for NEA 14, its fourteenth venture capital fund.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Open Graph Leader Leaves: Director Of Product Management Carl Sjogreen Plots Next Adventure  —  Facebook's acq-hiring like crazy and retaining plenty of top talent, but today marks another post-IPO departure as Director of Product Management Carl Sjogreen told friends that he's heading …
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Foursquare Launches Promoted Updates, Its Newest Effort To Generate Revenue  —  Today Foursquare is launching its version of search ads, Promoted Updates.  —  Promoted Updates operate like Google's promoted listings or Twitter's promoted tweets.  They are pay-per-action ad placements …
Matt Gemmell:
Closed for Business  —  I read earlier this week about a developer who made their Android version free after the $1 game was extensively pirated.  Stories like this come as no surprise, but the industry press rarely deals with the core problem - and nor does Google.  —  I know a guy here in Edinburgh (a friend of a friend).
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Wall Street Journal:
In India, Dreaming of A 4G World  —  Reliance Chairman Plots a $10 Billion Mobile Network  —  MUMBAI—In December 2010, Mukesh Ambani, India's richest man, circulated a 36-page handwritten memo to executives that spelled out his plans to build one of the world's most advanced telecommunications networks.
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 …
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
TickPick takes on StubHub with new site design, Priceline-like auctions (exclusive)  —  Secondary ticket sales startup TickPick has revamped its site and sales algorithms in a new effort to take on StubHub and Craigslist, the company revealed Tuesday.  —  TickPick offers a marketplace …
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 …
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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