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October 24, 2013, 6:00 PM

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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Twitter To Offer 70M Shares Priced At $17-$20 Per Share To Raise Up To $1.4B In IPO  —  Twitter will offer 70 million shares in its initial public offering, and will price them at $17-$20 per share, according to an amended S-1 filing.  Twitter's IPO pricing range was rumored to drop today …
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Crushes FQ1 Expectations With Revenue of $18.5B, EPS Of $0.62, $400M In Surface Top Line  —  Microsoft reported its fiscal first quarter results today, with revenue of $18.53 billion and earnings per share of $0.62.  Analysts had expected the first quarter of Microsoft's fiscal 2014 …
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Microsoft reports record first-quarter revenue of $18.53 billion  —  Robust enterprise sales and improving consumer demand drive broad-based growth.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $18.53 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2013.  Gross margin, operating income …
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Min-Jeong Lee / Digits:
Patent Filing Shows Samsung Preps Electronic Eyewear  —  Samsung Electronics Co. appears to be creating a Google Glass of its own.  —  A design patent registered with Korean authorities in October shows an electronic device in the form of spectacles.  It has been categorized as a type of “sports glasses.”
James Ball / Guardian:
NSA monitored calls of 35 world leaders  —  • Agency given more than 200 numbers by government official  —  • NSA encourages departments to share their ‘Rolodexes’  —  • Surveillance produced ‘little intelligence’, memo acknowledges  —  The National Security Agency monitored …
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Samsung fined $340,000 for faking online comments  —  After being caught paying for false praise and negative comments about competitors, Samsung has been fined just over $340,000.  The issue first arose internationally in April, when Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) announced it was opening an investigation into the allegations.
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Mac App Store bug allows iWork trial users to update the entire suite for free (Update: Aperture, too)  —  Users who have previously downloaded the free 30-day iWork trial and kept it on their systems found themselves able to update to the latest version of Apple's productivity suite …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Instagram previews how ads will look in its apps, will push a one-time sample ad to US users in the next week  —  Instagram today revealed how ads will look like on the social network when they finally come to the photo-sharing app.  The Facebook-owned company is treading carefully …
Lee Hutchinson / Ars Technica:
Blackberry's Android BBM app drawing lots of suspicious 5-star ratings  —  Blackberry's standalone BBM messaging app debuted on Android yesterday, and it has already received more than 150,000 reviews on the Google Play Store.  However, as first pointed out on Twitter by Matt Baxter-Reynolds …
Alex Pham / Billboard:
YouTube preparing a $10/month premium on-demand music service, may come this year  —  YouTube Close to Launching Subscription Music Service (Breaking)  —  YouTube is preparing a premium on-demand music service — akin to a Spotify, but with video — to launch later this year, according to several sources familiar with the plans.
Lucian Constantin / PC World:
Flash Player now sandboxed under Safari on Mac OS X  —  Adobe has worked with Apple to sandbox Flash Player under Safari in Mac OS X, restricting the ability of attackers to exploit any vulnerabilities they might find in the browser plug-in.  —  “With this week's release of Safari in OS X Mavericks …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Vine Update Lets Users Edit Videos, Save Multiple Drafts  —  Vine, Twitter's six-second looping video app, has just released an update to the app that brings two new big features to the video sharing platform: Sessions and Time Travel.  —  Time Travel essentially lets you edit videos …

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