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January 24, 2014, 5:35 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.
More: Engadget and MacRumors
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 …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Reports Record Revenue of $24.52 Billion in Second Quarter  —  Double-digit growth in Commercial and Devices and Consumer segments drives record revenue.  — REDMOND, Wash. — January 23, 2014 — Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $24.52 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2013.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Sources say new Apple TV box likely coming soon, App/Game Store possible  —  We've learned that Apple is making progress on its development of a successor to the current Apple TV and that the device is well into testing.  We are led to believe that the new device, which is said to be a set-top box rather …
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.
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” …
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 …
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
The 2 Teenagers Who Run the Wildly Popular Twitter Feed @HistoryInPics  —  There is a new ubiquitous media brand on Twitter.  —  No, I'm not talking about Pierre Omidyar's First Look Media or BuzzFeed or The Verge, or any other investor-backed startup.  —  I'm talking about @HistoryInPics …
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 …
More: SlashGearThanks:@jordankahn
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 …
Edward Moyer / CNET:
Snowden: ‘Not all spying bad’ but NSA program ‘divorced from reason’  —  “I think a person should be able to dial a number, make a purchase, send an SMS, write an e-mail, or visit a Web site without having to think about what it's going to look like on their permanent record.”
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.

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