October 24, 2013, 9:00 PM

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Blair Hanley Frank / GeekWire:
Amazon reports quarterly net loss of $41M, sales above $17B, exceeding expectations  —  Amazon just posted another unprofitable quarter.  But the company did manage to beat Wall Street's expectations.  —  The company reported a quarterly net loss of $41 million, or 9 cents per share.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Tweetbot 3 for iPhone arrives as $2.99 paid upgrade with complete redesign for iOS 7  —  Tapbots has released version 3 of its Tweetbot for iPhone Twitter client with a complete overhaul of the app for iOS.  Upgrading to the new app costs $2.99 for a limited time, but it will eventually jump up to $4.99.
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.”
Chitika Online Advertising Network:
OS X Mavericks Adoption Reaches 5.5% 24 Hours Following Public Release  —  As part of its event on October 22, 2013, Apple announced the public release of OS X Mavericks - the latest edition of Apple's desktop operating system.  While this announcement was largely expected by the tech press at large …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch: Now Selling $20 OS X Mountain Lion And Lion Redemption Codes For Older Macs  —  Apple has begun selling OS X Mountain Lion redemption codes alongside OS X Lion for $20 each.  Lion was previously available for purchase directly from Apple over the phone, but the company has decided …
Mark Spoonauer / LAPTOP Magazine:
MacBook Pro 15" Retina: blazing performance (benchmarks), long battery life, fan can get noisy  —  Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Retina (2013) Review  —  With its crazy-sharp 2880 x 1800-pixel resolution, the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display set a new standard for laptop screens when it debuted last year.
Marco Arment /
No surprises, unnatural presentations and dated product messaging made Apple's event feel off  —  Off  —  Something felt a bit off about this week's Apple event.  —  Part of it was the lack of surprises, which isn't Apple's fault.  All of the product upgrades, while nice, were incremental and predictable.
Andy / TorrentFreak:
File-Sharing Site Was A Year-Long Pirate Honeypot  —  Paranoia can be high in the file-sharing world so it will come as no surprise that there are regular rumors that site X or user Y cannot be trusted.  While it's almost certain that on some sites there are staff members …
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Cover Is An Android-Only Lockscreen That Shows Apps When You Need Them  —  You have more apps than you know what to do with, but Cover could fix that.  It's an Android lockscreen replacement launching (invite-only) today that adapts to show your top productivity apps at work …
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 …
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 …

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