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January 23, 2013, 5:30 PM

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Apple:
Apple Reports Record Results  —  47.8 Million iPhones Sold; 22.9 Million iPads Sold  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its 13-week fiscal 2013 first quarter ended December 29, 2012.  The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $54.5 billion and record quarterly net profit …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple's Q1 '13: Misses at $54.5 rev, beats with $13.1B profit at $13.81 EPS, with 47.8M iPhones sold  —  Apple today announced its earnings for its first fiscal quarter of 2013.  Apple's revenue amounted to $54.5 billion in Q4.  With earnings of $13.81 per share.  Apple posted $13.1 billion in profit.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nokia EOS: the first real PureView Windows Phone is coming this year  —  Nokia is planning a true PureView Windows Phone, The Verge has learned.  Codenamed EOS, sources familiar with Nokia's plans have revealed that the device will include a similar sensor that's found on Nokia's 808 PureView handset.
Richard Salgado / The Official Google Blog:
Transparency Report: What it takes for governments to access personal information  —  Today we're releasing new data for the Transparency Report, showing that the steady increase in government requests for our users' data continued in the second half of 2012, as usage of our services continued to grow.
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Inside Netflix's Project Griffin: The Forgotten History Of Roku Under Reed Hastings  —  They codenamed the top-secret project “Griffin,” after Tim Robbins' character from the film “The Player.”  After all, that's what the team was building: The Netflix Player, a black and boxy device …
Helene Stapinski / New York Times:
Restaurants Turn Camera Shy  —  When it comes to people taking photographs of their meals, the chef David Bouley has seen it all.  There are the foreign tourists who, despite their big cameras, tend to be very discreet.  There are those who use a flash and annoy everyone around them.
Google Drive Blog:
Create, edit and present with Google Slides offline  —  Good news, Slides lovers.  You can now create, edit, comment and (perhaps most importantly) present without an internet connection—just like you can with Docs.  Any new presentations or changes you make will be automatically updated when you get back online.
Untitled:
X-Surface: Don't believe everything you read.  —  I am a gamer.  I don't work for Microsoft.  —  I, like most other gamers, am sick of seeing endless rumours and speculation citing “anonymous sources” or “insiders” with no evidence, no proof, no guarantee that they've been fact-checked or can be relied on.
Andrew Lipsman / comScore, Inc.:
Facebook Vaults Ahead of Google Maps to Finish 2012 as #1 U.S. Mobile App  —  With another interesting year in digital media in the books, we can now begin our retrospective view of what happened in 2012 in order help bring the digital future into focus.  There is little doubt that the Brave …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tumblr Blog “Actual Facebook Graph Searches” Goes Viral  —  Well, that didn't take long.  Facebook Graph Search is now its own Tumblr meme: “Actual Facebook Graph Searches.”  The site dials up the social media rubbernecking-slash-privacy outrage to a whole new level: user submissions.
Charles Wilson / Associated Press:
Court: Sex offender Facebook ban unconstitutional  —  INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana law that bans registered sex offenders from using Facebook and other social networking sites that can be accessed by children is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Jesse Drucker / Bloomberg:
Yahoo, Dell Swell Netherlands' $13 Trillion Tax Haven  —  Inside Reindert Dooves's home, a 17th- century, three-story converted warehouse along the Zaan canal in suburban Amsterdam, a 21st-century Internet giant is avoiding taxes.  —  The bookkeeper's home office doubles as the headquarters for a Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) offshore unit.
More: Gizmodo
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Bitcoin-based casino rakes in more than $500,000 profit in six months  —  Sadly, you can't spend actual bitcoins like these (non-digital ones) at a digital casino.  —  CASASCIUS  —  As various tech companies report their fourth-quarter 2012 earnings numbers this week, so are two gray-market …
More: TechCrunch and Forbes
Tim Carmody / The Verge:
Google points to future devices for still-unprofitable Motorola  —  Larry Page and CFO Patrick Pichette would like to redirect your attention from today's losses to the product pipeline 12-18 months out  —  Motorola has been both a promise and a problem for Google since $12 billion acquisition in May 2012.
Reuters:
Dish to close 300 Blockbuster stores, 3,000 jobs may be lost  —  (Reuters) - Dish Network Corp plans to close 300 Blockbuster stores in the United States in the coming weeks and could lay off as many as 3,000 employees, a move that comes days after the DVD rental firm's UK unit went into administration.
Michael Kan / ITworld.com:
GitHub unblocked in China after former Google head slams its censorship  —  GitHub had been fully blocked in China starting on Monday  —  Access to software collaboration site GitHub appeared to be restored in China on Wednesday, just as former Google executive Kai-Fu lee criticized …

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