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January 23, 2013, 5:20 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.
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
The story behind DIAL: How Netflix and YouTube want to take on AirPlay  —  Netflix and YouTube have teamed up to launch DIAL, a protocol that helps developers of second-screen apps to discover and launch applications on smart TVs and connected devices.  The effort is already getting support …
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Steve Jobs threatened patent suit to enforce no-hire policy: filing  —  (Reuters) - Apple co-founder Steve Jobs threatened to file a patent lawsuit against Palm if that company's chief executive didn't agree to refrain from poaching Apple employees, according to a court filing made public on Tuesday.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 …
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 …
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.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Cisco To Buy Israeli Mobile Startup Intucell For $475 Million Cash, And Bessemer Will Get Nearly Half  —  Bessemer Venture Partners racked up a huge win today.  Two years ago it invested $6 million in exchange for nearly half the equity of Israeli startup Intucell, whose networking tech lets carriers handle more mobile traffic.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Quora Launches Blogging Platform With Mobile Text Editor To Give Every Author A Built-In Audience  —  The Internet is full of experts with no one reading their insights.  It takes a lot of work to build a following.  So today Quora launches a blogging platform that automatically distributes posts …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Twitter's upcoming Vine-powered video functionality teased by CEO  —  Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo and Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann have posted a video clip in a tweet using Vine, the video service Twitter acquired in late 2012.  The short video — a few seconds long and complete with audio …
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 …
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Nintendo teases Miiverse app for smartphones, European release of TVii and new Wii U games  —  The quaint social network built by Nintendo specifically for the Wii U, called Miiverse, is getting an overhaul sometime in 2013 to include user-created communities and an app built for smartphones.

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