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April 24, 2013, 12:45 AM

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Apple:
Apple Reports Second Quarter Results  —  37.4 Million iPhones Sold; 19.5 Million iPads Sold  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 second quarter ended March 30, 2013.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $43.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $9.5 billion, or $10.09 per diluted share.
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Tim Cook teases ‘exciting new product category’ and ‘more surprises’ in the fall  —  During Apple's Q2 investor call, CEO Tim Cook teased “the potential of exciting new product categories,” and suggested that the company will announce new products in the fall.  “We've got a lot more surprises in the works,” Cook said.
Felix Salmon:
Apple's new pitch to investors  —  Today's earnings report marks the point at which Apple is officially no longer a high-growth tech stock, valued on its monster potential.  Instead, it has become a cash cow, valued on its ability to pump hundreds of billions of dollars into its shareholders' pockets.
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Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple Q2 '13: Beats with $43.6 B rev, $9.5B profit at $10.09 EPS, with 37.4M iPhones sold, 19.5M iPads  —  Apple today announced its earnings for its second fiscal quarter of 2013.  Apple's revenue amounted to $43.6 billion in Q2.  With earnings of $10.09 per share.  Apple posted $9.5 billion in profit.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google Buys Wavii For North Of $30 Million  —  Google has finally closed the deal on Wavii, a natural language processing startup, for a price that is more than $30 million, we're hearing from a legitimate source.  —  Both Apple and Google were competing for the Seattle-based startup, and Google eventually won.
David Pierce / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy S4 review  —  How do you upgrade the best-selling Android phone of all time?  —  Years ago, people either bought an iPhone or “a Droid.”  Verizon's marketing power, those insane robot ads, and maybe that just-close-enough naming convention made the carrier's Android phones …
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
Galaxy S 4 Is a Good, but Not a Great, Step Up  —  Samsung has been on a roll.  The success of its many models of smartphones, aided by massive marketing campaigns, has made it by far the leading maker of devices running on Google's Android operating system and the chief rival to Apple in smartphones.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
The BlackBerry Q10 Is A QWERTY Keyboard Smartphone Comeback Worth Waiting For  —  The BlackBerry Q10 is, some might say, the BlackBerry OS 10 device that the company should have led with, ahead of its all-touch Z10.  That's because it sports a hardware QWERTY keyboard, something that has become …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
BitTorrent's Secure Dropbox Alternative Goes Public  —  Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft Skydrive and Mega are just a few examples of the many file-storage and backup services that are available today.  —  All these services rely on external cloud based hosting to back up and store files.
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Nuance brings Swype keyboard to Google Play for $0.99, adds Dragon mobile, dialect support, and more  —  Swype, the learning keyboard application is now available for Android devices.  For the first time, the app can be downloaded from the Google Play store on smartphones and tablet devices enabling anyone …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
How Microsoft is speeding up the Office trains  —  Summary: Microsoft's Office team has an ambitious roadmap ahead of it.  But can a team of 5,000 engineers move from delivering product releases every 2 to 3 years, to every quarter or even faster?  —  Microsoft's Office team has run like clockwork for at least the past decade.
More: Gartner
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
New York Times lifts paywall for video, plans ‘franchises’  —  The New York Times is no longer restricting non-subscribers' access to its video content.  The move, which comes as the Times tightens other parts of its paywall, is part of the paper's plans to expand its brand in the video space.
Abbas Jaffar Ali / tbreak Dubai UAE:
Water-proof, dust-proof ruggedized version of Galaxy S4 releasing soon.  —  At the Samsung Galaxy S4 launch in Dubai today, the President of Samsung Gulf Electronics Mr. Young Soo Kim mentioned that a ruggedized version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be coming in the months ahead.
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
Uber wins in NYC lawsuit filed by limo lobby, clearing the way for city to test e-hail apps  —  A judge has ruled that the Taxi and Limousine Commission's e-hail pilot program is legal  —  A court ruling in Manhattan today represents one more incremental step in the drawn …

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