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January 24, 2013, 5:45 PM

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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Microsoft's Q2: Enterprise shines, Surface details scant  —  Summary: The software giant's enterprise products—System Center, SQL Server and Lync do well.  Details about Surface's reception are few and far between.  —  Microsoft's second quarter results were a mixed bag relative to estimates …
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Microsoft reports middling FQ2 revenue of $21.46B on surprisingly solid Windows performance  —  Today Microsoft reported its fiscal second quarter 2013 results, including revenue of $21.46 billion, and earnings per share of $0.76.  Analysts had expected revenue of $21.6 billion, and earnings per share of $0.75.
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
First Video Clip of Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs  —  Following yesterday's news that the independent film JOBS starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs will open in theaters on April 19, ETonline.com has released the first video clip from the film.  The brief clip shows Kutcher as Jobs speaking with Josh Gad in the role of Steve Wozniak.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
AT&T's Q4 2012 Beats Street With $32.6B In Revenue, Misses With EPS Of $0.44, Smartphone Subscriber Base Jumps To 47.1M  —  AT&T shared its Q4 2012 earnings results today, reporting overall quarterly revenues of $32.6 billion (an increase of 0.2% year over year), and earnings per share of $0.44 …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Twitter introduces Vine for iOS, an app for sharing six second looping videos on the service  —  Twitter has today introduced Vine, an app that allows you to share six second looping videos on the service and in embedded tweets.  The app is simple, allowing you to tap the screen to record video and lift your finger to stop.
McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
Mark Zuckerberg Will Hold Fundraiser For Chris Christie  —  The tech mogul and his wife “admire [Christie's] leadership on education reform and other issues and look forward to continuing their important work together on behalf of Newark's schoolchildren,” a spokesperson tells BuzzFeed.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon Gets Into Voice Recognition, Buys Ivona Software To Compete Against Apple's Siri  —  Amazon today announced that it is acquiring Ivona Software, a Polish-based specialist in voice technologies that competes with Nuance and is already used in the Kindle Fire for services covering text-to-speech …
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
Imagining a 5-inch iPhone  —  Never mind rumors of an awkwardly named 4.8-inch “iPhone Math”, the concept of a much larger iPhone has been floating about ever since the realities of early LTE chipsets — and the batteries that came with them — forced Android and Windows-based competitors to break the size barrier.
More: Fortune, BuzzFeed and ZDNet
Tom Simonite / MIT Technology Review:
A Free Database of the Entire Web May Spawn the Next Google  —  Common Crawl supplies a database of over five billion Web pages in the hope that it will inspire new research or online services.  —  Why It Matters  —  A freely available copy of billions of Web pages could create competition for established giants such as Google.
More: Mashable!
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Samsung Gets Review of Apple Victory in U.S. Trade Fight  —  Samsung Electronics Co. (005930), the world's largest smartphone producer, persuaded a U.S. trade agency to review a preliminary ruling that more than a dozen models of its mobile phones copied Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s patented features.
John Herrman / BuzzFeed:
Why Does Google Still Reward Content Scraping?  —  How a copied-and-pasted excerpt of a story can still outrank an 8,000-word original.  And why publishers aren't the ones to blame.  —  On Jan. 16, The Verge published a story about the past and current state of the American arcade industry.
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Benedict Evans:
The Apple paradox  —  Lots to mull over in Apple's results - not least rebuilding my model to reflect the changes in reporting, which is always a joy.  —  However, these charts illustrate what I think is the paradox in the Apple story: it is so strong that people wonder how much more growth there can be.
More: Daring FireballTweets: @tim, @dhh, @dhh and @asymco
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Real-time Ad Bidding Platform AppNexus Raises $75M In Series D Funding  —  Advertising technology companies are not exactly the most well-known names to the average web user, but they can certainly garner serious attention from those inside the industry — particularly investors.

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