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January 23, 2013, 10:00 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 Lynley / Digits:
Suddenly, Apple's iPhone 4 Is a Major Point of Interest  —  During today's earnings call to discuss Apple's first-quarter earnings, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the iPhone 4 — a phone that's two generations old — was under “constant constraint.”  —  Meanwhile, the iPhone 5 was “very constrained for much of the quarter,” Cook said.
Matt Rosoff / CITEworld:
About that post-PC era...Steve Jobs was right  —  Apple's earnings came out today, and amidst the flood of instant analysis and impassioned claims from Apple fans and foes alike, one thing clearly stood out.  —  Steve Jobs was right.  The post-PC era is here.
More: ZDNet and Forbes
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Apple's Semi-Soft Quarter In Charts  —  Apple reported December quarter results this afternoon.  —  In general, Apple is still performing well, but growth continues to decelerate, and some numbers were short of expectations.  In particular, iPhone shipments — Apple's most important product …
Erica Ogg / GigaOM:
Tim Cook to Apple investors: Keep calm and stop listening to rumors  —  Times are changing at Apple: its margins are down, its profits are not blowing away expectations anymore, and it's also going to stop sandbagging its earnings forecasts.  So Apple CEO Cook had to work harder than usual …
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.
Christopher Mims / Quartz:
Apple plans to give a third of its $137 billion cash hoard back to investors  —  Apple just reported that it now has $137 billion in cash, which represents almost one-third of its $455 billion market capitalization at the end of trading today.  Considering that the stock is down more than 5% …
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.
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 …
Michael Frederick / 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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Launches Streamlined Image Search  —  Like how Google Image Search works on a tablet?  Good news, then.  That simplified experience is coming to Google Images on the desktop.  —  Out With The Old  —  Currently, viewing an image through Google Image Search is a multistep process.
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.
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.
More: The Verge and CNET
John Burnham / Wolfram:
Introducing Expanded Personal Analytics for Facebook  —  Today we're excited to announce the first upgrade to Wolfram|Alpha's Personal Analytics for Facebook.  There's much more to analyze, see, and do—here's a quick look!  —  One of the most shared pods from our first release was our colorful social network visualization.
Elizabeth Lopatto / Bloomberg:
Swartz Suicide Propels Facebook Search for Danger Signs  —  Facebook Inc. (FB) is helping to open a window into the minds of those who die by suicide.  —  The social media site is providing researchers at the suicide prevention group SAVE.org a glimpse of how those who take their own lives behave …
More: CNETTweets: @mslopatto and @dreidenberg
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Vine, Twitter's Instagram for Video, Launching Soon — At Apple's App Store  —  Yep, that was Twitter CEO Dick Costolo using video from Vine, the video-sharing startup he bought last fall, in a tweet he sent out today.  And yes, that means Vine is ready to go.

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Microsoft:
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Zoho:
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