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October 28, 2013, 10:45 PM

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Apple:
Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results  —  iPhone Sales Grow 26% to Establish New September Quarter Record  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 fourth quarter ended September 28, 2013.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $37.5 billion and quarterly net profit …
Dan Frommer / TechCrunch:
Apple's Rebound Quarter In Charts  —  Apple just reversed its slide, if you can call it that.  —  After three quarters in a row of slowing sales growth, Apple's September quarter - reported this afternoon - shows a modest re-acceleration.  See Matthew Panzarino's post for the financial big picture …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple: Future Versions Of OS X To Be Free, $900M Increase In Revenue Deferral Due To Free Software  —  Today during its earnings call, Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer confirmed that future versions of OS X would be free.  Last week, Apple announced that OS X Mavericks would be available for free …
More: iMore and Macworld
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google Glass 2 is coming, finally compatible with prescription glasses  —  The first version of Google Glass, with an internal-only glasses mod.  —  A new version of Google Glass is coming.  Google announced today that current owners of Google Glass, called “Glass Explorers,” will be eligible to …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
iPad Air Supplies Expected to Be Plentiful at Launch With In-Store Pickup Available  —  When Apple launches orders for the iPad Air on Friday, November 1, the company will reportedly accept requests for Personal Pickup, according to a source who notified MacRumors about Apple's plans.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix Flirts With a New Idea: “Big” Movies at Your House, the Same Day They're in Theaters  —  Netflix made a splash this year by creating its own TV shows and delivering them over the Web.  Now it's toying with the same idea for movies.  —  This summer, the company announced that it in addition …
Ian Hardy / MobileSyrup.com:
Nexus 5 pre-registration goes live at WIND Mobile, reveals full specs  —  This is a very interesting turn of events.  —  WIND Mobile, via their Facebook page, has gone live with Nexus 5 ‘pre-registrations.’ This device has yet to be officially announced by Google or LG.
Hanno Schlichting / Mozilla Services:
Introducing the Mozilla Location Service  —  The Mozilla Location Service is an experimental pilot project to provide geolocation lookups based on publicly observable cell tower and WiFi access point information.  Currently in its early stages, it already provides basic service coverage …
Marc Parry / Wired Campus:
‘The Zuckerberg Files’: New Scholarly Archive Scrutinizes Facebook CEO  —  In 2010 two privacy scholars published an op-ed criticizing the “Machiavellian” public-relations methods of tech companies like Facebook.  They analyzed a PR script that may sound familiar to many of Facebook's 1.2 billion users.
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Samsung Launches Five SDKs To Lure Developers Into Its Hardware Web  —  Samsung kicked off its first Developer Conference in San Francisco today, and the Korean tech juggernaut is eager to show just how much it cares about the devs building apps and services for its hardware ecosystem.
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Syrian Electronic Army Targets President Obama in Latest Hack  —  Add President Obama to the list of the latest high-profile hacks.  —  A handful of sites affiliated with the President's nonprofit issue advocacy group, Organizing for Action, were compromised by a group of hackers on Monday morning …
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
How Kentucky built a reliable and easy-to-use online health care marketplace in just 9 months  —  How Kentucky Built The Country's Best Obamacare Website  —  Kentucky did it right.  The state's online health insurance marketplace has become Obamacare's city on a hill while the federal HealthCare …
Rocco Pendola / TheStreet.com:
Netflix Is Not Coming to Comcast, TWC  —  NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Between articles on Seeking Alpha in 2011 and TheStreet since then, I have characterized, with more than ample support, Netflix (NFLX) as a walking contradiction.  And, as my reporting throughout this article …

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