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January 24, 2013, 4:15 AM

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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 …
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 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.
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 …
Bryan Chaffin / The Mac Observer:
$AAPL Pummeled in After-Hours Trading, Here's Why  —  Shares of Apple Inc. were pummeled in after-hours trading Wednesday as investors expressed their displeasure over the company's December quarter results and conference call.  Though Apple met estimates for sales and slightly beat estimates for earnings …
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% …
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Apple's Profits Are Flat, and Stock Drops  —  Apple on Wednesday reported the kind of quarter most big companies would envy, posting a profit of $13.1 billion and selling 28 percent more iPhones and 48 percent more iPads, its two biggest products.  —  Its stock sank 11 percent.  —  What is going on?
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
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 …
Pamela McClintock / Hollywood Reporter:
Ashton Kutcher's ‘jOBS’ to Hit Theaters on Apple's 37th Anniversary  —  The film makes its worldwide premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this week ahead of its April release in theaters.  —  The Steve Jobs biopic jOBS, starring Ashton Kutcher, will open in theaters April 19 …
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Solving Problems The Square Way  —  Late last year, web design lead Geoff Koops sat in an interview opposite Jack Dorsey.  He was considering leaving Apple for Square, but before that was even option, he had to clear this most important hurdle in the interview process.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Netflix Shares Jump 30% After Hours, As It Beats The Street With Revenues Of $945M And 2M New Subscribers  —  Netflix had a stellar fourth quarter, posting revenues and subscriber numbers well above analyst estimates.  That has got investors excited again, driving the stock up 25 percent in after hours trading.
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.
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.
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 …

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