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January 24, 2014, 8:50 AM

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Jason Snell / Macworld:
Interview with Schiller, Federighi and Tribble on the future of the Mac on its 30th birthday  —  Apple executives on the Mac at 30: ‘The Mac keeps going forever.’  —  Thirty years ago, Apple introduced the Macintosh, and we all learned why 1984 wasn't going to be like 1984.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple takes over its homepage to celebrate 30 years of Mac, with accompanying video, timeline and poll  —  In addition to interviews with the press, Apple is celebrating 30 years of Mac with a full-bleed graphic on its homepage, which links to a minisite that plots how the Mac evolved over the years.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft beats earnings, ships 7.4 million Xboxes, doubles Surface revenue  —  Microsoft posts record revenue of $24.5B, beats earnings expectations in holiday quarter  —  Microsoft just announced revenue of $24.5 billion for the December quarter, up 14 percent from the same quarter a year ago …
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Wall Street Journal:
4½", 5" screen iPhones expected in second half of year, smaller one further along in development, to feature metal casing, plastic casing scrapped  —  Apple iPhones to Come Out With Bigger Screens  —  Facing competition from rivals offering smartphones with bigger screens …
Hanni Fakhoury / Wired:
The U.S. Crackdown on Hackers Is Our New War on Drugs  —  Before Edward Snowden showed up, 2013 was shaping up as the year of reckoning for the much criticized federal anti-hacking statute, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ("CFAA").  The suicide of Aaron Swartz in January 2013 brought the CFAA …
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Hilariously Debunks Princeton Study Saying It Will Lose 80% Of Users  —  Last week Princeton researchers released a widely covered study saying Facebook would lose 80% of its users by 2015-2017.  But now Facebook's data scientists have turned the study's silly “correlation equals causation” …
Jungah Lee / Bloomberg:
Samsung Misses Estimates as IPhones Win Sales, Won Gains  —  Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) posted fourth-quarter earnings that missed analyst estimates as new Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPhones won high-end smartphone customers and gains in the South Korean won curbed the value of sales.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google:
Google: We do not charge licensing fees for Android's Google Mobile Services  —  Earlier today a report from The Guardian claimed that Google was charging manufacturers a per device fee to have access to Google Mobile Services (GMS).  Android has long been split into two distinct pieces …
Mark Ames / PandoDaily:
The Techtopus: How Silicon Valley's most celebrated CEOs conspired to drive down 100,000 tech engineers' wages  —  In early 2005, as demand for Silicon Valley engineers began booming, Apple's Steve Jobs sealed a secret and illegal pact with Google's Eric Schmidt to artificially push …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Apple Updates iWork Across Platforms, Brings Password-Protected Sharing To The Web And Mobile  —  Apple released a number of updates to iWork today, across all platforms, including OS X, iOS and iCloud on the web.  Improvements include the addition of customizable alignment guides …
Horace Dediu / asymco.com:
What if it's Apple, and not Google, that's invulnerable?  —  Invulnerable  —  On a recent podcast I noted that Google was perceived as invulnerable.  In contrast, Apple is seen as temporarily enjoying a stay of execution.  [1] This is not necessarily a bad thing for Apple.
Signe Brewster / Gigaom:
Singularity University to launch $50 million venture fund to tackle the world's ‘grand challenges’  —  Forward-looking startups will have a chance at $50 million later this year when Singularity University, an education center and accelerator based at Mountain View's NASA Ames Research Center, launches its first venture fund.
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless:
Sprint: We're not bringing back the Nextel brand  —  Sprint (NYSE:S) has no intention of bringing back the Nextel brand for enterprise customers, despite recent rumors to the contrary, the company confirmed to FierceWireless.  —  In an interview with FierceWireless, Matt Carter …

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FansChoice.tv and Ooyala choose Microsoft to help them deliver content to anyone, on any device  —  On Monday at the 2014 NAB Show exhibition, Microsoft is showing the latest technology innovations for the broadcast media industry.
Atlassian:
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Zoho Blogs:
Intuit lobbies against small businesses  —  With tax day behind us, small businesses across the country can finally move on to enjoying the warmth of spring.  Unfortunately, the tax system has grown increasingly complex and burdensome for small businesses.
Silicon Valley Bank:
Strengthening the U.S. Innovation Economy by Ending Abusive Patent Litigation  —  In Silicon Valley Bank's Innovation Economy Outlook 2014 survey, we asked executives what they see in today's patent system …
 

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