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July 23, 2013, 1:20 AM

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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Netflix's Q2 Misses Due To Lower-Than-Expected Subscriber Adds, Earns 49 Cents Per Share On $1.07B In Revenue  —  Netflix just released its second-quarter earnings report, missing analyst expectations with lower-than-expected subscriber numbers.  For the second quarter …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Yahoo Loses Its Media Head, as Mickie Rosen Ankles From Company  —  According to sources, Yahoo's media head Mickie Rosen is leaving the Silicon Valley Internet giant.  —  Rosen, who reported to COO Henrique De Castro, is one of the highest-ranking execs to depart the company in recent months.
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica:
Samsung to cut out Google middleman with own developers' conference  —  Samsung's own devcon will put the hardware manufacturer first.  —  Samsung plans to hold its first developers' conference this October in San Francisco, the company announced Monday morning.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Analyst: New iPhones to be in short supply, no new iPad mini, Haswell iMacs/MacBook Pros in 2013  —  Analyst Ming-Chi-Kuo, who has a fairly strong track record in predicting future Apple products (timing not withstanding), has issued a new report with claims for some of Apple's new products for the rest of 2013.
Rob Williams / HotHardware:
MIT Researchers Develop Computer-Generated TCP for Network Connections That are Twice as Fast  —  Thanks to the efforts of some MIT researchers, our use of the Transmission Control Protocol could soon experience a nice upgrade.  Since its introduction decades ago, TCP has become an integral part …
Macworld:
Apple: One billion iTunes podcast subscriptions and counting  —  Apple on Monday announced that the iTunes Store eclipsed 1 billion podcast subscriptions.  That's a whole lot of talking.  A special promotion appeared in the iTunes Podcasts directory to commemorate the big number.
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
The Web's longest nightmare ends: Eolas patents are dead on appeal  —  The Eolas patents were uniquely threatening to the Web, and drew Tim Berners-Lee's personal attention.  —  Christian Payne / flickr  —  The inventor of the Web, Tim Berners-Lee, had never testified in court before last year.
Ryan Knutson / Wall Street Journal:
Pentagon Offers Compromise on Spectrum Sought by Wireless Carriers  —  Decision Is a Win for Mobile-Telecom Companies  —  The Defense Department has offered to compromise with wireless carriers in a fight over valuable spectrum now used for purposes like training pilots in the Pentagon's drone program.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Updates Cloud Storage With Faster Uploads, Auto-Delete And Regional Buckets  —  Google today announced three new features for its Cloud Storage service that brings it closer to feature parity with Amazon's Web Services (AWS).  Just like AWS's S3, Google's Cloud Storage …
Dan Nosowitz / Popular Science:
The First Affordable Home Security System That Can Think For Itself  —  Canary, a new networked home security system, was posted on Indiegogo this morning.  There are lots of similar inexpensive systems out there - most notably the Dropcam - but we're intrigued by the Canary because it's …
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
iPhone 5 accounts for half of Apple's smartphone sales, iPhone 4S takes 30%  —  More than half of all smartphones sold by Apple in June were the latest-generation iPhone 5, according to new data, while the iPhone 4S, first released in 2011, accounted for 30 percent of sales.
Jeffrey Burt / eWeek:
ARM, Oracle to Optimize Java for 64-Bit ARM-Based Servers  —  ARM officials are continuing to lay the groundwork for the company's plans for a greater role in the data center, reaching a multi-year agreement with software giant Oracle to expand the capabilities of Java Platform Standard Edition on ARM's chip architecture.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
HopStop for Windows Phone Scrapped Following Apple Deal  —  HopStop, the transit-navigation app that Apple recently acquired for an undisclosed sum, appears to have had its platform availability narrowed a bit since the deal closed.  —  Though it was available for Windows Phone as recently as last week …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Finland Writes History With Crowdsourced Copyright Law  —  Since last year the Finnish public has had the option of suggesting the kind of laws they want to be governed under.  —  A recent modification of the national Constitution allows citizens to make legislative proposals for Parliament to vote on …
Elizabeth Armstrong Moore / CNET:
Surplus computing power on your Android?  Donate it to science  —  Users of Android 2.3 or higher can become citizen scientists by downloading software and choosing the projects they want to power, such as fighting AIDS and finding new stars.  —  Mom said to reach for the stars, right?  Now you can.

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